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ANSWERED: Q&A with... Steve Purcell!

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Yes. This is the awesomest thing.

Creator of Sam and Max and all around awesome guy Steve Purcell will be answering questions ongoing throughout this week! We'll be doing the questions in batches to allow for Steve's busy schedule so there's no official dates or times to speak of.

Have a life altering query? Maybe just a casual inquiry? Questions about Sam and Max, Telltale's games, or the meaning of life can all be posted here and magically answered through the powers of the internet!

WHEE! The first batch has been answered! They start right here: http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15956&page=6

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  • Alright, cool that you're here to answer questions Steve.
    You're my #1 favorite artist, so I'm really excited about this.

    First off, how do you feel about being impersonated on the forums here?
    Second, I'd like to see some more of the early work of Sam and Max, I keep seeing titbits here and there, but is it possible to see some of the full early comics?
    You're one of my main drawing inspirations, do you have any tips for me? What do you think really marks your style and who are your inspirations?
    When will you finish the Max gets shot and replaced with a monkey comic?
    And last but not least, did you ever get that letter I send you? It was like 6 years ago or something and it came from the Netherlands, you kinda promised me that when you got it you'd make a doodle for me... :$

  • Was there ever a time when you dismissed the ideas of the TTG team for one of the S&M episodes?

    Do we ever get the movie?

  • I have a few questions.


    1. Is Max's Full name Maxwell or Maximilian? I know Maxwell is what Grandma Ruth called him in Bloody Christmas, but Bosco calls him Maximilian in 102

    2. Is there anything "in talks" about reviving another animated series either Kiddie or Adult?

    3. What is your favorite Sam&Max Episodes of The Previous seasons, and or the Animated series?

  • Q1: (don't get me wrong, I'm just curious, as I love what TTG do) What swung it for you to allow TTG to make Sax & Max games?

    Q2: Do you have a hand in more than concept art for Monkey Island?

    More questions might come soon when I've had a think.

  • Oh lordy.

    1. Are there any plans to continue The Big Sleep webcomic?

    2. Favorite painting you've done? (My favorite of yours is Ernie and Suda's "Mermaid" painting; I also have a special fondness for the Sam and Max: Season One cover, and the Two Skulls = Heart valentine one).

    3. Okay, you draw a lot of apes and Frankensteins and Phantoms to relax. You clearly know your way around the horror genre. I'm in the mood of a monster horror movie. Can you recommend one? (Sorry to jack the thread like this, but I was wondering. And at least I can say that Steve Purcell recommended a movie to me.)

  • 1) I heard you are working for Disney.... what do you do for them?

    2) Are there any plans for another big book of Sam and Max comics?

  • Wow, I rarely post here, but this is an opportunity I can't pass up. (Scratch that, looks like this is my first post)
    Looking at a bunch of your previous works, both doodles and comics, a certain animal appears frequently.

    So let me ask you;

    "What's with all the rats?" :P

  • @Serec said: Wow, I rarely post here, but this is an opportunity I can't pass up. (Scratch that, looks like this is my first post)
    Looking at a bunch of your previous works, both doodles and comics, a certain animal appears frequently.

    So let me ask you;

    "What's with all the rats?" :P

    and roaches

  • I also want to say I am a big fan of yours. :D You have a great imagination.

    1. Would you ever consider turning Ernie and Suda into an adventure game, and if so, how would that work?
    2. What would the story be like?
    3. What kind of villains would they have?
    4. What would the setting be like; would it all take place in Toybox?

    5. What are your greatest inspirations as an artist?
    6. What artists do you look up to?

    7. What's it like working at Pixar, how did you get the job, and what movies have you worked on there?
    8. Have you done any concept art for any characters at Pixar?

    9. If there's one place you could see Sam and Max go, where would you like to see them go?
    10. Does Sam have a tail?

    11. Would you be open to a cartoon series on Adult Swim for either Ernie and Suda or Sam and Max?

    12. Any advice for someone working with backgrounds in Deluxe Paint? Any advice for people who work with 2D backgrounds in adventure games, such as what makes a good adventure game background, etc.

    Wow, that's a lot of questions! Thanks for taking the time to answer these!

  • What is your favorite kind of potato?
    What was it like painting a monkey island cover again after all those years?
    What brand beer works best for playing fizzball?

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