Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Family Friendly Edition
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"In this past week’s Q&A, you addressed the subject of robotic prosthetics in the Sam and Fuzzy universe. Here’s my question: How do the robots of the underground feel about the sale of robotic parts? Is it just something that happens, or is it a source of horror and revulsion (a la black market organ sales)?" -Justin
Actually, it's quite the opposite... the robots themselves are responsible for the manufacture and sale of many of the parts! That's as much as I'll say for now, but we'll be getting a little more into the robotic side of Sam and Fuzzy in the future.
"I make comics a lot, and i’m starting a webcomic soon, but i always have trouble with word bubbles and finding a good font. what program do you use and how do you do the word bubbles?" -Cam
These days, I personally think the most attractive way of doing word balloons is to draw them by hand and have them hug the outside edge of panels whenever possible. I don't do this in Sam and Fuzzy, for the sake of consistency with the older strips, but it's probably how I'll handle future comics.
Currently, I make my balloons using vector tools in Photoshop. The shape of Sam and Fuzzy speech bubbles is a custom shape I made, and I just shrink/enlarge it or elongate the flat portion in the middle to make it fit each block of text. Most people I know use either Photoshop or Illustrator to make their vector balloons. As for my font, it's an original one made out of my own writing, so I can't really help you there!
"You said in the last Q & A that 'I don't think anyone is clamouring for hot X and Y action.' I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree; in fact, I am certain there are plenty of people clamoring for hot X on Y action, even." -Francesca
Well, you never know! But now I'm not sure that X is feline enough for Mr. Y.
We return on Monday with more comics! See you then, team.