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A Community Interview: You Decide What to Ask Pete "Sluggy Freelance" Abrams

Okay, folks -- it's time for Community Interview #2! This time, Pete Abrams has agreed to step to the interview podium to answer your questions. Here's how it works -- pose your question to Pete by posting a comment in response to this very post.

ONE QUESTION PER COMMENT, PLEASE.

If you see another question you think is interesting, moderate it up. If you see one that's not so useful, moderate it down. This worked fairly well for our first Community interview with R Stevens, but we need more people to submit questions. So fire away!

We'll take questions through to this Friday. The ten best questions will be sent to Pete to answer, so make 'em good!

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kjc's picture

WHEN is Mr. Abrams gonna let fly with what "Sluggy Freelance" really means? -kjc

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How do that Sluggy girl's pants stay up?

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I'd like to know what the statistics on Sluggy are. What is the readership numbers like? How many people read Sluggy each day? Thats what I'd ask Pete. :)

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Are you able to make a living based off of your comic strip?

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And, as a follow up, when did you realize that you could actually make a living off of your comic strip?

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Some fans created a dialogue search tool for your comic strip, the character appearance tally page, and dress up as your characters at comic book conventions. Do you find this outpouring from your readers really cool or somewhat creepy? Or creepy-cool? Damn. Two questions.

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Greg Stephens's picture

Sluggy Freelance is a pretty wide-ranging comic as far as tone and subject matter. Is there any sort of idea for a comic that just can't be worked into a Sluggy storyline?

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Are we going to see a Quatrix Reloaded this summer? Maybe staring Oasis?

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How thoroughly do you plan out each story before you write it?

How often do you change things midstory?

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Has Plan 9 ever considered any other packaging of your books? Maybe a single collection of all the books, or a hardbound edition?

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With all the "epic" storylines you've been doing lately, is there anything you've really wanted to include in the strip, but just ran out of time for?

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Pete, you started out with the standard newspaper comic format - three/four panels, black&white, with an extra-large color Sunday - even though the Web obviously doesn't require that. Since then, you've been moving away fom that (spot-color on weekdays, odd-size comics). Care to comment? Does the 'newspaper' format have advantages even online?

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Will there be a second Torg Potter storyline? I really loved the first.

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Related to this question, any chance of releasing versions of the current books including color?

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Do you view "Sluggy" as a print entity that begins on the net, or as a net entity which produces print by-products?