Those of you with sub-superhuman memories might need to dip back to this earlier comic to remind themselves about Sam and Morris' "jurisdiction" conversation. Hey... nothing to be ashamed of! It was almost a month ago. I barely remember what happened yesterday.
Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Edition Edition
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"What's the name of the Getrude's old boyfriend?" -Micha
Alberto Roberto Smithsonian Foster Johnson Fredrick Seattle Gregarious Robert Kowalski.
"How are you liking the new grey color that you added at the start of this Volume/chapter? " -Tom
I'm actually really happy with it! I think it adds a lot more depth to my artwork. And when combined with my move to drawing on larger sheets of paper, it also lets me do a lot more with my backgrounds. One of my goals for Volume 5 was to improve the comic's sense of setting and make different locations feel more distinct and recognizable, and the added range of shading has really helped with that.
"How long ago did Sam and Fuzzy meet Edwin, and how did they meet?" -Dalton
They haven't known Edwin that long at all... just long enough to know that he's a repeat offender who is going to require a more ultimate solution than a few stern warnings. But as you can probably glean from this story's dialogue, Sam and Fuzzy have definitely dealt with other vampires (and werewolves) in the year or so that they've been running N-M-S.
"Do you ever think you will offer some sort of user competition so that they can feature as a guest character in your comic or some sort of design-a-character contest?" -Adam
Probably not! It's a fun idea, but I'm just really reluctant to slip any character into the comic that I didn't create myself.
I do think I'd be more comfortable having a contest where the winner themselves gets inserted as a random background extra or something. But I worry that, by the time they were converted into the "Sam and Fuzzy" style of character design, they might not be all that recognizable anymore. Kind of defeats the purpose!
That's all for this week! We return on Monday. See you then!
We return on Friday, with our next strip and a new round of Q and A. Just shoot me an email with "Q and A" in the subject line if you've got a question you'd like me to tackle. I've been getting a lot of extremely specific Sam and Fuzzy plot and character-related questions lately, but questions about art, technique, or comics in general are all OK too. It doesn't all have to be about Devahi's favourite colour or Sam's shoe size.
(Although now I suppose I've pretty much guaranteed that it will be.)