Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: 8-bit Edition
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"Is there no chance of getting the bonus package of desktop wallpapers that came with the last Book Club email? I just started reading the comic and only now saw the ads that told of the deadline back in September." -Froggy
In theory, each of the Book Club bonus pack releases is meant to be a one-time-only deal. But since a lot of nice-sounding folks missed out on the first one, and since generosity is in season at this time of the year... I think I can make an exception this one time!
YOUR NEW REALITY IS THIS: everyone who picks up a book before December 15th will not only receive our brand new second bonus pack, but also the first pack from back in September! This will, however, be your absolute last chance to nab both packs. If you think I'll be feeling this nice again in the middle of February, you have forgotten what February is like!
If you've bought a book, you can look forward to receiving both bonus packs a day or two after the 15th. Thanks for your support!
"How often do you get the inevitable (and annoying) "SOMEONE ELSE HAS DONE THIS BEFORE, GET SOME ORIGINAL IDEAS" e-mails?" -Duncan
Not nearly as often as the "WAS _____ MEANT TO BE A SUBTLE REFERENCE TO _______" emails!
In seriousness, I almost never get grouchy emails of any sort! Compared to many of the other cartoonists I know, my inbox is a haven of civility... especially considering some of the ridiculous crap I have pulled in the strip over the years. (Hey, here's an idea... let's hide the main character for ten months and see what happens!)
Sam and Fuzzy's readers are a very tolerant and supportive bunch, and for that, I am tremendously thankful. It's because of you guys that I get to do what I've always wanted to do, and I'll always do my best to do right by you all.
"OK, I love the new shirt design... but isn't Sonic a 16-bit character? What's the deal?" -Deco
As you can probably guess, I waffled back and forth between 8 and 16 for quite awhile during the design process. The way I saw it, one franchise was predominantly 8-bit (with a handful of 16-bit sequels and spin-offs), and one franchise basically ushered in the 16-bit era (but had a massive number of 8-bit titles produced after the fact). In the end, I decided to go with 8-bit for two main reasons:
- The 8-bit era is what I associate most with old-school Olympics games.
- 8-bit Olympics
would generate the most controversy and publicity-gaining gamer blog entries sounded better!
That's a wrap for this week, team. Come back on Monday for more comics!