Gottacon! It is starting tonight at 5pm, in my old hometown of Victoria, BC. Are you going to be there? If so, come by our booth and say hello to me, Shannon, and Weregeek's Alina Pete! We are bringing a ton of cool comics and shirts and other crap, and drawing lots of pictures. It will be the best!
Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Fridge Edition
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"What is your most favourite thing that you've had Conscience Cat say, in a comic or otherwise?" -Agni
"Murder is an inappropriate method of career advancement" is the classic, and the phrase that helped make him a success, so I should probably give it a nod. But personally, I lean towards Conscience Cat's more esoteric and unintelligible signs, like "A stitch in time saves the whales." I love the idea of words that sound like real advice but don't actually mean anything. You know, like everything Dr. Phil says.
"When Fuzzy mentions taking business advice from a shapeshifting slug in this comic, is he referring to Jess Starr, ambassador of underground hospitality, first class?" -Bernardo
Yes! Jess works at the Saucy Hippo, which, as we saw in this strip, is owned by Mr. Gillespie, the Sam and Fuzzy universe's seldom-seen habitually unsuccessful independent businessman extraordinaire. And from these two strips, we can insinuate it was Gillespie that Fuzzy was working for when he first met Sam. So it was probably Jess that introduced them!
Just a little easter egg for people paying waaaay too much attention.
"Almost every time I see Hazel, I can't help but think of Jhonen Vasquez's work. Devi from 'JtHM' and 'I Feel Sick' comes to mind. Homage, or one of those inadvertent co-inkydinks?" -Rip
Inadvertent, I think! But I do like Jhonen's stuff... I started getting into it a year or two into Sam and Fuzzy, when I first saw Zim online (it wasn't airing on Canadian TV). He's a great artist, and also a nice dude who humours my dumb jokes on twitter, so I don't have a problem with the idea of me accidentally channelling some of his mojo.
That said, I think Mr. Sin is probably my most Vasquez-y character, especially in his earliest appearances.
That's a wrap for this week! Come back on Monday for, you know, some comics or something.