The bad kind of hugging
The story of Chompy is probably one of the most well-liked in the Sam and Fuzzy archive. It's one of my favourites, too. Chompy's full origin story can be found here. It can also be found in sexy, eye-friendly dead-tree format in the first Sam and Fuzzy book. (The one with the tabloid magazine parody on the cover.) Finally, the single strip explaining how he came to live with Rikk is right over here.
It was also a lot of fun to be working with Rikk again. I still had Mr. Estoban and his brainfork fresh in my mind after using them in the original bonus story for book two. The real Rikk gets a little grumpy about how goofy I depict his cartoon counterpart, but honestly, I think it's a lot closer to the truth than he'd like to admit!