Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Monday Edition
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"What I really want to know is...how has Buddy been!?!? I really worry about that poor guy. I mean he's bonked his head against that glass bowl so many times I feel like your next story arc might be something reminiscent of Rocky V when he gets brain damage from his fight in Rocky IV." -Joe
I'm happy to report that Buddy is doing very well, and living happily in the pet store where Aaron now works. I think his experience being mutated into a giant rampaging monster was extremely rejuvinating... in both a physical sense and in a spiritual one.
"Given that you have been using the same font (based on you own handwriting) for quite some time, does your current handwriting still resemble the font at all? Or has your style changed some in the last 13 years?
That's pretty much still what my writing looks like, yeah... when I'm writing in comic-book lettering style, anyway!In addition to the first couple of years of Sam & Fuzzy, I hand-lettered about five billion other pages of earlier unpublished comics, so my writing style had pretty much solidified by the time I had the font made. If anything, my hand lettering would probably look even more like the font now than it did back then, because these days, I'd be inclined to hand letter more slowly and carefully to ensure my writing was as neat and legible as the font is. (In my early comics, I was more inclined to letter quickly and just live with the slightly messy results.)
"Based on the coordinates shown in the comic, I used Google My Maps to narrow the location of the pit down to a roughly 110 square foot patch of land in rural Pennsylvania. Do those coordinates have any out-of-story significance?" -Kevin
They don't have any personal meaning, and if you travelled to the exact spot in real life you wouldn't find anything there that relates to this story or Sam and Fuzzy in general. But there is a reason why I put both it and the neighbouring Underground city of Retropolis where I did. You'll find out later!
Come back on Wendesday for our next comic! See you then, team.