Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Hippo Edition
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Today's comic is a pinch on the short side by my standards -- I try and chop up the larger narrative into the chunks that stand alone the best, and that's just how the pages subdivided best for this particular scene! So as a wee extra, here's a fun futuristic bonus piece that I drew for Patreon this month based on backer suggestions. It is, of course, 100% canon.
"Um... X and Y aren't REALLY dead, are they? ARE THEY?" -Cam
They sure are.
Tired of being corpses!
In seriousness, I'm afraid you'll have to wait to find out what is or isn't left of them. Such is the pain of serialized storytelling!
"What did Sam mean when he said 'I think I have a pretty good idea...' It sounds like we are supposed to recognise what's going on." -Froggyrules
Not really! It just means that Sam is doing what a lot of our readers enjoy doing... wildly speculating. We'll find out what his guess is a little later. (It is not necessarily going to be an accurate one.)
"Why is Gert's club called the Saucy Hippo? Was there ever an actual saucy hippo involved, and if so, was it the owner or a performer?" -Max
It has honestly been so long since the original (and considerably seedier) Saucy Hippo first appeared that I don't really remember. It might be fun to retcon a reason for it now, but at the time, I probably didn't put much thought into it beyond wanting Underground businesses to have particularly weird sounding names.
What a lasting legacy was left by that impulse decision, though! Not only is Saucy Hippo now the name of Gert's (considerably more prominent and narratively important) burlesque business empire, it's also what I named my pin-up art focused Patreon tier. I called it that because at least some of the cartoons I draw for it actually take place there, but I do sometimes wonder how strange that name seem to any non-readers who stumble across my Patreon page. Like, do any of them think there will be actual hippos? (There are no actual hippos.)
We return on Monday with our next comic. See you then!