Rest and repeat
Whew! After a day of airplanes and airports, we are back from Ontario. Time to take a day to catch up and recoup before blasting off to Seattle for Emerald City Comicon!
Remember, ECCC attendees... you can find me right near the show floor enterance, at booth #203! (You can find it using the map from our previous newspost.) Topatoco is bringing a broad assortment of Sam and Fuzzy books, shirts, and other paraphernalia. And as usual, I'll also be doing sketches and art commissions. So be sure to come by and say hello!
Emerald City Comicon
Holy smokes! Seattle's Emerald City Comicon starts this Friday... just two days after I fly back home to Vancouver! But I am ready. I can feel the readiness in my brain. It is adding an extra two pounds.
Like last year, I will be stationed in Topatoco's bonus mini "isolation booth", right near the enterance to the show floor. You can find it using the handy map below:
Also joining me in the minibooth, I believe, will be Jeph and Jhonen, while the main Topatoco booth will house Chris, Chris, Chris, David, Tyson, Anthony, Ethan, Aaron, Wes and Tony, and Frank and Becky. Whew! That is a whole lot of cartoonists. If you're going to be in the area, you'd have to be crazy not to come to the show and see them all. CRAZY!
PS: Any new readers curious to see Morris and Cooper's previous appearances can find them using our character search engine. As usual, this kind of archive diving is strictly optional, but maybe you will learn something!
Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Theophilus Edition
Got a question you want answered? Just drop me an email with "Q & A" in the subject line!
"I know you already had a question about the "Steam" design, but I'm a huge steampunk nerd! If not a t-shirt, can we get a wallpaper at least? (Theophilus is my new favorite character, forever)" -Charles
The steam shirt design is done and is presumably being printed RIGHT NOW! I can't wait for you guys to see it. I think it turned out really well.
I'm not sure if you'll see any more Theo in Sam and Fuzzy itself, since he's actually a character from an unrelated project Shannon and I are working on -- I just snuck him into the "Animal Kingdom" chapter as a fun cameo. But, you will presumably get to see him more when said aforementioned unrelated project is actually ready for consumption! (It's still in the early stages, though, so alas, patience is a virtue.)
"Can I put some of your images of Mr. Blank and Mr. Black on a pair of pants I made? its only for personal use and will not be sold anywhere. All credit will go to you for the designs as well." -Alysha
Sure! I endorse all forms of Sam and Fuzzy fan projects, provided they aren't being sold. (These crochet fig pigs and sad pirate dinosaur are personal favourites!) Just send me pictures when they're done... I like to see them! (And share them with other readers.)
"I give up, I can't figure out what is going through Sam's head in the last panel of this comic. In the previous two panels it looks like he doesn't believe Dev's suggestion but then when he overhears her whispering to Mystery Person (Conscience Cat, whom he's never met and thus wouldn't recognize) he suddenly starts believing her? Why is that?" -Jake
Sam isn't actually overhearing Devahi at all! The idea was that he was just putting on a brave face for Dev in the previous two panels... then the moment she is no longer looking, we see he is in fact extremely worried by what she had said. I can totally see how it could be interpreted your way, though. Did anyone else have the same reaction?
Anyhow, that's a wrap for this week! See you on Monday, team.