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

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Jul 12, 2013

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Omnibus Edition
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"Will the one-off Christmas special strips be included in the Omnibus? And is there any chance it would include a page or two showing Sven and Fluffy? (Still my favourite ever internet April Fool!)" -LB

The massive Omnibus that we are currently kickstarting collects every Sam and Fuzzy comic I drew and published online up to strip #1045, including the Christmas specials and, yes, even Sven and Fluffy. (Albeit in black and white, of course.) When I say complete, I mean COMPLETE. Ha!

And thanks to everyone's above-and-beyond support, it now also includes the two exclusive stories from the old out-of-print Sam and Fuzzy minibooks, and a brand new intro story featuring the X-Per-S crew and Fridge. (And it is well on its way to including an insane new alternate ending made by myself and Rikk Estoban, featuring Carlyle and Future Fuzzy.) It's going to be a hell of a book!

"Is the new intro story [in the Omnibus] a remake or do-over of specific earlier comics?"-Sam

No! It is a brand new Sam and Fuzzy story set in the classic era, about Sam and Fuzzy undergoing a performance evaluation at X-Per-S taxi. It's an "intro" story only in the sense that it is the first thing in the book, and therefore introduces the core cast of the strip to the reader. But the story in a new one that fits in alongside the original comics, rather than retelling or replacing any of them. (Which is good, because all those comics are in the book, too... even Volume Zero, which is included in a special bonus section.)

"Why isn't Dev in the kickstarter cast print?"-Alice

The kickstarter cast print only contains characters that appeared in the comics in the Omnibus, which is why there's no Dev, Edwin, Rexford, or any of the other post-Noosehead characters. I did consider including them all, but quickly realized they wouldn't all fit. Actually, there are so many of them, they could fill an entire second print! (Who knows... maybe some day I'll make that one, too!)

-Sam Logan


Jul 10, 2013

THANK YOU

Wow, guys. I really don't know what else to say! When I first started putting together the plan for the Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus, I thought I was maybe being a little crazy. But I thought that, with your help, we could maybe make this crazy thing work... that with 30 days, we could put together enough money to fund the project.

And then you funded it in 8 hours.

That is crazy! You have no idea how touched I am to see that so many of my readers wanted to make this happen as much as I do. And the best part is, not only do we now get to make these crazy books, but we get to spend a month making them even more ludicrous! Bigger, prettier, loaded with even more new comics and other content, and packed with more bonus digital and physical items! Like I said earlier today to our backers: we can take this extra money, throw it at the books you already bought, and make them even better than they were when you bought them! How awesome is that?

I pitched a list of potential additions to the books, and backers are burning through it. Look how much extra stuff they've already crammed into this project, in less than two full days! (Maybe now people will believe me when I tell them how hardcore Sam and Fuzzy's fans really are.)



I'm especially excited to be able to add a new story set in the Classic era, and work with some of those characters again. (Fridge! I haven't written new Fridge comics in over half a decade!)

Thank you, guys. I really mean it. I have been completely taken aback by your generosity and enthusiasm. I am going to do my absolute best to earn it, by making the best books I possibly can!

Anyhow, enough gushing from me. Come back on Friday for an extra-long comic! (Because that's how I roll.)

-Sam Logan


Jul 8, 2013



The Sam and Fuzzy Two-Volume Omnibus Kickstarter

For years, the number one question readers ask me has always been the same: "When will you make books collecting the early years of Sam and Fuzzy?"

Well, guys, I think we should do it right now!

The Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus collects the entire first seven years of the comic. The taxi-driving era. The bookstore years. The Noosehead saga. Everything that isn't in my existing books, from strip #1 to the start of Fix Your Problem.

I didn't want to publish this as a series of six or seven regular-sized books. It would have taken years. It would have been way more expensive for everyone to buy and have shipped. And... doing it that way is for babies. Right?



So instead, I designed the hugest, prettiest, most fan-servicey product I could -- a massive two-volume Omnibus, which we're selling in a standard edition, a limited hardcover edition, and a personalized artist edition. (All of which have spines that will align and harmonize perfectly with your existing Sam and Fuzzy books, by the way.)

I priced these books as inexpensively as humanly possible, so that our international friends who have to pay for crazy international shipping can save still save some money. And I'm also selling a bunch of other cool stuff to fund the project... prints, buttons, art commissions, and for the first time ever, the original Sam and Fuzzy comic art itself! You can even add-on my existing three books, or some of my shirts. (Including two brand new ones... ShipWrex and Pokehog... although if you don't want to wait 'til December for those shirts specificially, they will be up on Topatoco soon, too.)



I'm taking this really seriously because, well... it's my dream project. It's the definitive collection of the work that allowed me to become a professional cartoonist, and to connect with all of you. But I can't make it without your help. So, I hope I have made helping an extremely enticing and rewarding proposition! Go see the kickstarter page, watch me embarass myself on video, and check out all the cool stuff. And if you decide to chip in: thank you. I mean it.

Let's do this thing!

-Sam Logan