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

Ninja Mafia Services, Pt. 11

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Jun 3, 2009

Metroid Gaiden

Weirdest e3 announcement so far: a Team Ninja-developed Metroid game.

I really don't know what to make of that yet. Upon hearing the announcement, I had nightmare visions of Samus Aran X-treme Beach Volleyball. But fortunately, what little has been shown so far looks pretty Metroid-esque, and is completely devoid of gargantuan, independently bounding balloon boobs.

(That last link doesn't actually go anywhere. No one needs to see that freakshow.)

Nintendo, I am counting on you to exploit Team Ninja's action game chops while reining in their completely idiotic character design. If you let them turn Samus into a blow-up doll, so help me, I will... uh... write scathing things about you on the internet.

Yeah.

-Sam Logan


Jun 1, 2009

Post traumatic

A new Wii Trauma Center game is finally on the way! The completely ridiculous surgical procedures of Trauma Center: New Blood provided some of the most enjoyable co-op gaming I've ever played, and I'm thrilled to see the series will be gaining so many new medical fields to depict with equally gross inaccuracy. How will we carry out the new duties of diagnostician, E.M.T., orthopedic surgeon, endoscope technician and medical examiner? If it's anything like the rest of the series... probably with jar upon jar of magic green "antibiotic gel".

-Sam Logan


May 29, 2009

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

"Is notorious alternative comic artist "Rikk Estoban" a blanket parody of his ilk, or is he a more specific satire?" -Lucas

Man, you ask Rikk if he's a blanket parody or a specific satire and see how he reacts to it. I'll have no part in it. Have you seen how good he is with an ice pick?

That said, a lot of people do see some very specific similarities between Rikk Estoban and Jhonen Vasquez. But I wouldn't read too much into that. Vasquez's work certainly isn't for everyone, but the truth is that in real life he is a very unpretentious and extremely self-deprecating guy... pretty much the exact opposite of Mr. Estoban.

"Is Devahi Indian, or does she just wear a bindi on her forehead for looks? It's difficult to tell race in the Sam and Fuzzy world." - Kevin

She is! I know my art style doesn't always make these things obvious, but as her name suggests, Dev comes from an ethnically Indian background.

But that doesn't mean she can't still be wearing her bindi primarily for looks! A bindi can be a traditional symbol of marital status or religious affiliation, but today there are also many, many places where it is also worn simply as a fashion accessory... both in India and elsewhere.

As for why Dev wears hers... well, wait until we get to know a bit more about her character and see what you think!

"Is "The Eliminator" the reason Sam is so fat while touring with Noosehead as Crush?" - Tyson

It certainly didn't help! I like to think of the Eliminator as just one of a series of poor dietary decisions.

That's it for this week! See you on Monday.

-Sam Logan