Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Gotta go Fast Edition
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"How long does it take you to draw each comic? Do you draw faster that when you began, or does the better detail slow you down?
Also, I know I'm months late on this, but I'm going to be sad if I never see a "classy snake" comic." -Joseph
I think it usually takes me around 2 hours to pencil and ink a physical page of Sam and Fuzzy, and then maybe another 3 hours to do the "computer part" (ie: scanning it, cleaning it up, placing the panel borders, colouring the fills and grey shades, and adding the lettering and speech bubbles).The exact time, of course, depends on how complicated that particular page happened to be!
I guess the other thing to keep in mind is that S&F updates vary in length. For the last couple of years, the average S&F update has been around 1.5 pages long, but some are longer and some are shorter. So that can affect the creation time a lot, too! (And of course, I also have to write the dang things before I can draw 'em.)
I can draw pretty fast! But I also put a lot more care into the pages than I used to. So I'd say I've probably been spending about the same amount of time per page for as long as I've been working full time as a cartoonist.
(And worry not, I am sure Classy Snake will emerge someday!)
Well, he doesn't know yet! But now that Earl runs the entire Sun Records label, he isn't as "hands on" with his management of Noosehead as he once was. But that said, Earl's main concern with Sid's new material is that it wasn't commercially viable, not that it was different. I don't want to spoil anything, but hypothetically, I don't Earl would be opposed to Noosehead taking a break if it meant getting, say, a super accessible Nicole Dubois pop album. But if all he gets is experimental percussion trios... that's gonna be a problem.
"What about about the two pieces of looseleaf? What will they be getting up to during the Noosehead hiatus?" -E.
That's all for today, team. Come back on Monday for our next comic!