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"Will you be at TCAF this year? Will you have the omnibi? (not omnibuses, omnibi.) " -Sebastian
I will indeed! And yes, I should have at least a few copies of the Omnibus in tow at most of my shows starting with Emerald City. (It's tricky to bring too many to any single show, though, since they are huge and weigh a bajillion pounds!)
"I notice your arch-nemesis has a metal album. Which band is better, Deathmøle or Noosehead?" -Keith
Well, Deathmøle does have one pretty big advantage, in that the music actually exists! Noosehead, on the other hand, is as good as you imagine them to be. I personally always pictured them as a loud-yet-commercially-appealing nu-metal act, which doesn't necessarily bode well for the quality of the music. But maybe that's not what they sound like at all. For the true answer, LOOK INSIDE YOUR HEART.
"As a longtime reader, sometimes I do still pine for the long forgotten characters of older eras of Sam and Fuzzy. As the creator do you ever miss your older creations too, and which ones do you miss writing the most?" -James
It can be really hard to let old characters go -- especially the ones I really like! But in a story-driven comic, it happens. In some cases, like Sidney, the character reaches the end of a very definitive character arc, and I just don't have much else to say about them, so I don't mind letting them go. In other cases, I do miss working with them and really want to revisit them, but they don't have a logical role in the current story. Gertrude is one of my favourite characters, so she's a good example of that. It was really nice to finally bring her back last volume! But I'm glad I didn't try to cram her in earlier.
We return on Monday with a new comic! See you then, team.