Ska cha cha
Sam has been waiting for someone to call him on his cellphone for a really, really long time.
Unless I have miscounted, this Wednesday will bring us the 500th standard Sam and Fuzzy strip ever to grace this website. Once upon a time, this milestone was intended to double as the final strip in the Empire storyline. But this was a good year or two ago, when I was still planting the very first seeds of this whole Ninja Mafia plotline. The closer I got to the big five-oh-oh, the more I doubted that I could wrap up the plot in time for it.
In the end, I decided to make my pacing decisions based on what I thought worked best for the story, rather than letting myself be guided by some arbitrary number. Wednesday's strip is a special one, but it's not this storyline's Grande Finale! I don't think anyone will mind too much. You'll still be seeing the end of Empire before you get to see the inside of any of your Christmas presents!