Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Leggy Edition
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"The accompanying Q&A [to this comic] has me trying to remember how the sentient robots work. IIRC, they each contain a bit of tar, but maybe it’s consumed in their production. Could a determined party harvest loose tar from an unlucky robo-sapien, preferably after a timely system failure?" -Dale
Close! The tar core at the center of the robot production line was used to generate the personalities that are programmed into the robots. However, no actual tar makes it into the physical robots themselves... it's just used to generate that aspect of their programming.
At least partially! For the joke to work, I needed to think of a funny visual fetish that I could easily keep out of frame until the last panel... and when I tried to think of one that would work, I couldn't help but think of Chickweed. But one way or another, it was going to have to be something below the waist. I guess you can thank Chickweed for ensuring it wasn't about butts.
"In your Q&A, you frequently link to old strips in your answers as a way to give support to your answers or otherwise bring up something for context. Some of your links are in more or less totally random and/or sometimes ancient locations, like when you linked to Fidgital and Pintsize wondering about the value of their existence this past week. How long does it usually take you to track down a specific page for when you want to link to it in your Q&As, and are there times where you spend way too much time tracking a page down?" -Toshi
It usually only takes me maybe 15-30 seconds to find a particular strip, actually!
I feel like that's something that's aided tremendously by how story driven Sam & Fuzzy is. It's not hard for me to locate a specific strip if I can remember what larger scene or narrative moment they were a part of. (For example, that strip with Fidgital and Pintsize had to come at the end of the Crossed Wires chapter because of the characters and subject matter.) The hardest comics to track down are always the completely stand-alone gag strips from the Classic era that don't tie into any story at all.
Maybe the weird thing is that I remember these random specific strips even exist in the first place. But I suppose you don't really see all the times I don't remember a relevant strip to link!
That's all for today! But come back on Monday for our next comic!