Just a reminder, team... the incredible Chris Yates has put together some incredible webcomics Baffler puzzles... including this gorgeous one-of-a-kind X & Y extravaganza. It goes on sale late today at exactly 4pm MDT... first person to jump on it gets it!
EDIT: OK... it's go time!
Guys, check this out... I gave Chris Yates some X & Y art, which he transformed it into one of his famously gorgeous "Baffler" puzzles! He'll be putting it up for sale on his site on Monday at exactly 4pm MDT... first person to jump on it gets it!
Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Buddy Edition
Got a question you want answered? Just drop me an email with "Q & A" in the subject line!
"Why would the TV company that created "Teddy Knows Best" want to hire a Bear who looks exactly like the murderous group of "Buddy Bears" created years prior? Did the company assume the parents would forget what the murderous toys looks like if released under a different name?" -Miguel
They probably just don't know! The Buddy Bear toy line never actually made it out of Hope Springs... the units turned violent and the town was sealed off all before they ever even went on sale anywhere.
I'd like to think that, if they did know, they would have been more reluctant to give Sin the licence to make Teddy toys. After all, no modern company would ever risk releasing a dangerous toy... right?
"What have you been watching now that Jack Bauer has finally 'retired'? " -Seth
Ah yes... my infamous 24 fandom! But to be honest, the end of one of my once-favourite shows didn't have much of an impact on me... unfortunately, it had gotten bad and repetitive enough that I had already willingly given up on watching it before it was even cancelled.
Not that it was the world's most wildly consistent show to begin with! (Amensia? Cougars?) But for awhile there, you could always count on the high points being high enough to be worth sitting through the stupid ones. I like to think of Season 5, with President Logan and evil Robocop, as being the year the show fully realized it's ridiculous soap-opera-with-explosions potential. It was all downhill from there.
These days, I've mostly been watching Mad Men, Venture Bros., The Wire, Weeds, and Farscape (which yes, I am only finally watching for the first time now). I don't really watch must "live" TV, though -- just season sets -- so I'm never really up on much of anything that's actually airing right now. No wonder I don't do a lot of pop-culture jokes!
"I was now wondering, since I changed my desktop background [to one of the book club wallpapers], what does yours look-like? Are you vain enough to have your own artwork? If I were you, I would." -Pierrick
No! I'm afraid the truth is much more embarrassing. My current desktop is... this Sonic Generations wallpaper.
Which I composited myself in Photoshop from two other images.
I never said I was cool.
That's a wrap for this week! See you on Monday, team.
It's Webcomics Baffler Fortnight over at Chris Yates Studios! Chris has putting his considerable puzzle-making talent toward crafting new one-of-a-kind works based on the art of your favourite webcartoonists. Rumour has it there may even be a Sam and Fuzzy themed Baffler among the works next week. I will keep you posted! (Keeping an eye on twitter is probably your best bet.)
In other news, my webcomics comrade and all around swell dude Dave Kellett has a book that has been nominated for an Eisner award. And to celebrate, he's put up a free PDF of the whole thing. If you want to see newspaper-strip-style comics done right, I highly recommend checking it out. (And if you're a comic creator of any sort, and you enjoy the book, consider giving it your vote!)