|Today's guest strip by|
Hate Song's Fred Grisolm
Rock this bitch orchestrally
Mr. Grisolm has been getting a lot of press over the last few months... if by "press", one means "plugs from various webcomics." Well, there's a good reason for it. Fred is paying us a grand each! Also, he's incredibly talented. Of all the comics I read for the first time last year, Hate Song is probably my favourite. People often link to it with an "adult content" disclaimer. But honestly, if your sanity managed to withstand the assault of these last three guest strips, I'm pretty sure you can handle Hate Song, too.
When I hung out with him last week, Fred pointed out something interesting about all the guest comics folks have done for Sam and Fuzzy, and in particular, how Sam has been drawn. Some replicate his almost alien-looking character design exactly -- the square nose and bug eyes and pipe-cleaner arms and so on. But other artists just draw Sam like a normal guy -- that is, they draw him in whatever way they normally draw human beings, with just enough of his visual traits to make him recognizable.
I don't really have anything meaningful to add to that thought. I just think it's interesting!
O-GAWD is almost over, but I've still got a double dose of guest strip action to let loose on you all tomorrow. See you then!