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

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Jan 30, 2013

Blacksad

I've been reading the heck out of Blacksad this week! It's an outrageously gorgeous detective noire created by a pair of former Disney animators, and I urge every red-blooded comic-lover in the audience to check it out. I know for some people, the combination of a) animal people and b) adult situations will set off warning sirens, but they aren't needed here. Indeed, I am quite confident that Blacksad can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of whether or not they like to spend their free time having sex while wearing a moose costume.

OK... back to getting ready for Gottacon! Come back on Friday for a new comic and a new round of reader Q and A.

-Sam Logan


Jan 28, 2013

Contest!

Only four days 'til Gottacon, Victoria-ites. I know, I know... my first appearance of the year is already upon us. My "con season" starts earlier and ends later with every successive year I do this... good thing I enjoy it! And it's always fun to visit my old hometown, which is the home of the most long-time Sam and Fuzzy readers on earth. (From it's pre-webcomic, University-of-Victoria-student-newspaper days!)

In other news, did you know Topatoco is having a photo contest? They want to see your best photos of you or your loved ones clothed-in, brandishing or otherwise positioned near your favourite Sam and Fuzzy swag. (Or indeed, the swag of any Topatoco artist!) There are fabulous prizes, but everyone who sends in a usable photo gets a certificate good for $10 off any Topatoco order. Woo!

-Sam Logan


Jan 25, 2013

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Side Boob Edition
Got a question you want answered? Just drop me an email with "Q & A" in the subject line!

"Just a quick question: is the last panel from comic 1683 showing...heum....a side boob? (with bonus pointy nipple)" -Pierrick

No! It's actually the back of Ms. Potts head. (With bonus little cowlick-y hair thing.) So I'm afraid you're mistaken... unless it turns out she's got a secret third boob on the back of her head.

Aw crap, I just spoiled Monday's comic!

"You might have already answered this but I was rereading Noosehead today and in strip 950 Mr. Black said "My the resemblance is uncanny". Did he know Eric or is he referring to Fuzzy looking like a bear?" -Justin

Mr. Black didn't know Eric, no. He was actually referring to Fuzzy's resemblance to the robot Fuzzy bodies that Mr. Sin had in the secret basement of Sin Towers. (Which Fuzzy later found and put to good use.)

Black became very well-informed about Sin's history and true nature while under his employ. He was even the one responsible for nicknaming him a "space gopher"! He'd be the absolute go-to guy to ask about Sin's secrets if, you know, he wasn't dead and everything.

"I almost dropped my coffee when I realized this, but comic 1680 has to be a callback to the gay ninja stereotype comic, right?" -Alex

I'd say "inspired by" more than "a callback to", if that makes any sense.

When I was plotting this story, I knew I wanted to whittle down the ninjas until only Danielle was left standing to fight. So, I started brainstorming possible ways for everyone to be eliminated. And while I was doing that, I remembered that old "stereotype" strip... which gave me the idea for the route I wound up taking.

BUT... I only used that idea because I thought it was the funniest and most interesting option, and fit well with the new characters I was writing. The fact that it also worked as a fun callback was just a delightful bonus... and if I'd come up with something else I liked more, I'd have abandoned the callback potential without much guilt. So it was more fortuitous than intentional, if you know what I mean!

That's a wrap for this week, team! See you on Monday.

-Sam Logan