For those who don't know, Sam & Fuzzy began as a gag strip in a student newspaper, then gradually morphed into a story-driven comic with actual continuity. Because of this, there was no real "intro story" to the comic that introduced the cast, setting, and basic premise. So, when I was putting together the book collections... I decided to make one!
Self-Review was a really interesting story to make! It was fun getting to go back and decide how I wanted to introduce new readers to Sam & Fuzzy. It was also quite a challenge to write and draw! This chapter would be appearing immediately in front of the actual original Classic comics, so I wanted it to feel like those strips -- not just the visuals, but also the grid-panel structure and gag pacing.
Anyway, while this story has served as an introduction to S&F for many book readers, it has never been published online before! So I'm happy to share it with you all now, and provide a little insight into how I made it. Come back on Wednesday for Pt. 2!