Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Allergic Edition
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"Story aside, if you had started Sam and Fuzzy today what would you have done differently? Would you still have gotten a custom website or would you have just used a service like WebToon or Tapas? Would pages still be laid out the same or would you have designed the comic to be "mobile friendly" and just be a big vertical stack of panels?" -Veronica
This is a hard question to answer! When I launched Sam and Fuzzy online, I was definitely aping the way I saw other webcomics being published. People made websites, so that's what we did! (Although Sam and Fuzzy was actually briefly hosted on the free webcomic service Keenspace before I had my own website.)
Given that, it's totally possible that if I was a kid starting to make comics right now, I would look to sites like WebToon or Tapas. (To be honest, I sometimes think about exploring those sites now... not as a replacement, but just as an additional arm for republishing my work.)
It's hard to say if I'd be drawn to mobile-style all-vertical comics. One of my favourite things about making comics is designing page layouts... and of course, I come from a background of drawing my comics on actual physical paper pages. I'm not sure how I'd feel about abandonning that format entirely! But maybe that is the only way to make comics work on those kinds of sites?
"I thought the only real person/place/thing that existed in the Fuzzy & Sam universe was 17th century chemist Robert Boyle. (Did you hear that he died?) But now characters are mentioning Mickey Mouse and Spirit Halloween? When did our worlds collide??
But anyway, I guess I have a very limited exposure personal exposure to different kinds of food compared to the average person. TBH, food kind of stresses me out unless I am at home cooking my own food with the stuff in my house that I know I can eat. (Bless Indian food for generally being pretty reliably gluten free, aside from the naan bread... it is my #1 go to when I am travelling and need to eat out!)