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

Help Wanted, Pt. 6

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Feb 20, 2009

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Deluxe Edition
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"Do you plan to publish the full Sam & Fuzzy stories
in real books? If not, why not? If yes, when?" -Benjamin


There are few things I would rather do than produce a series of definitive, numbered book collections containing every Sam and Fuzzy strip ever published.

The problem is just one of scope... the archive is over 1000 strips long... and starting about half-way in, most of the individual comic strips are two or three "pages" in size. It would take a bare minimum of four books just to collect Volume 4 alone! Making collections for everything would be a major undertaking, both physically and financially... especially considering I'd have to start with a couple of books worth of material that is now several years old and has not always aged well.

So basically... yes, I absolutely want to publish the full saga in print eventually. It's just a big project, and I'm still mulling over how best to approach it.

"You said that you're drawing on larger sheets of paper, and I was wondering exactly WHAT size of paper you're drawing on now? " -Evan

11 x 14! The size I was working at before was 8.5 x 11.

(For the last few years, most Sam and Fuzzy comics have been two sheets of paper long, with one stacked directly on top of the other.)

"How much time do you spend on the comic?" -Adam
It takes me about six to eight hours to produce a regular-length strip, depending on how long it takes to write and how complex the artwork is.

But sometimes I'll do a comic that's an extra page or two long, and sometimes I'll do one that's only one page. It creates a bit of a mess when it comes to scheduling my time, but I try to let the strip's content dictate its length... some ideas need more space than others!

"Why did Jackson decide to stay with the name Aaron? Is that his first name?" -Max

Aaron is indeed his real first name. Jackson was his ninja pseudonym... and possibly his real last name? I'm not sure. You decide!

Do you all like Aaron's new hairdo? I slicked it back it to better show off his sexy, sexy eyebrows.

-Sam Logan


Feb 18, 2009

Webcomics Weekend

Are you going to be at the Webcomics Weekend? Because I am! I haven't been added to the official guest list yet, but you should see me pop up there soon -- it just took me a couple of months of hemming and hawing over the travel costs before I finally decided to just suck it up and go for it.

If you are anywhere near New England and have ever wanted to meet a bunch of your favourite webcartoonists in a fun, informal environment, this is your chance. My friends have been planning this shindig for a long time, and although many of the details and events have not been announced yet... trust me, it's shaping up to be way too fun to miss!

-Sam Logan


Feb 16, 2009

RASL

Have you seen RASL? It's the current project of Jeff Smith, the cartoonist responsible for one of my all-time favourite comics, Bone. RASL is a very different beast -- a sci-fi adventure with a decidedly more adult tone -- but it's gripping stuff, and Smith's visual storytelling has probably never been stronger.

Anyhow, long story short... I definitely recommend checking it out. It's actually been running for quite awhile now, but since a new issue of RASL only comes out approximately once every two centuries, it won't take you very long to catch up. Just be prepared for the painful wait for the next installment!

-Sam Logan