SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

Whether Permitting, Pt. 48

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Feb 19, 2021

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A:  Gutsy Edition
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"Couple comics ago Dev talks about not having the guts to do what the dancers do. Am I misremembering or a lifetime ago didn’t she go undercover with Sam, Jess and X and Y as a burlesque dancer?" -Sean


Misremembering, but only slightly! Dev did go undercover as a dancer in the Off the Sauce storyline... but the plan only required her to dress as a burlesque performer, while a shape-shifting Jess Star handled all of their actual performances. (Or at least, Jess was supposed to handle all of them -- X and Sam wound up having to improvise their own acts when Jess was needed elsewhere.)


So, Dev never performed an act, or even learned one... and I think that suits her just fine. To be honest, I don't think Dev is the kind of person who likes being on stage for any reason, let alone a burlesque performance. So, any interest she has in this stuff is explored strictly in private. (lol)


"So this Church of the OGAWD, do they worship the Great and Powerful Gah'Hest Ar-T'st by any chance?
Now that we know what the Pit contained and what Tar actually is, does the Great and Powerful Gah-Hest Ar-T'st actually have the ability to control it??" -Alan


Hahahah! For those who don't know, I named the Church of OGAWD after my old name for guest comic weeks. (I called them OGAWD: Obligatory Guest Artist Webcomic Durations.) So it's funny to be reminded that there was a guest comic that actually revolved around a god character!

 

Gah-Hest Ar-T'st's power over the tar is extremely unique! He can manipulate it to create whatever he wants, but it all resets after 48 hours.

 

"Obvious question, but Is that Ruby that we see in Jess's dating pool? No need for earmuffs with sweet hair like that." -Tom

 

You know what? It actually isn't! But at the time I was drawing that story, I had been sketching out design ideas for the new Saucy Hippo performer characters, and I guess some of those ideas crept into my randos. (The lady in panel 7 is also similar to one of my abandonned takes on Cynthia.) 

So many of my characters have straight, smooth, and frequently pointy hair -- it's that childhood anime influence! So I've been trying to work a little more on my curly hair styles.  When I was designing Ruby, I was exploring different ways to ink/stylize "coily" hair specifically in my super-simplified art style, so I was just kind of doodling attempts at it anytime and anywhere I had a chance. Including that page of Jess's dates, apparently!


But in the end, that random date actually looks so similar to Ruby's final design that I might go back and tweak it at some point to avoid confusion. All of Jess Star's dates on that page are supposed to be humans, so it especially doesn't make sense for an inhuman like Ruby to be there. (Plus, she has something else going on in the dating department that will be revealed later.)


That's all for this week, team! But come back on Monday for our next comic.


-Sam Logan



All of Jess Star's dates on that page are human.


Feb 17, 2021

Burning metaphors


In case you forgot: Jess had to abandon her flamethrower act.


All right! Come back on Friday for the final comic of this chapter! In addition, we'll have a brand new Friday Q and A column! If you've got a question you'd like me to answer, just pop it in an email with "Q and A" in the subject line. (Or tweet it at me.) See you then, team.


-Sam Logan



Feb 15, 2021

Pffaahahahaha


Gert's such a cheerful lady.


Come back on Wednesday for our next comic!


-Sam Logan