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

Sell Out, Pt. 20

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Jul 30, 2010

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

"How did Mr. X reattach his arm? He is clearly folding his arms in this comic and that takes a minimum of two arms. Or is that a robotic arm, like Aaron's robotic hand?" -Jake

Boy, did I get a lot of emails about this one! It was a mistake, I'm afraid, pure and simple. I just haven't decided what to do about it yet! Will I just go back and edit the erroneous arm out of that comic? Or will I incorporate Mr. X's new arm into the plot, and use it as the springboard for a giant, multi-year storyline? Only time will tell!

"Is this latest "Are Very Famous" storyline still a part of "Fix Your Problem"? Or have you just not updated the Archive page yet? Will the next printed book be Fix Your Problem 2? " -Duncan

Sam and Fuzzy Are Very Famous is the name of our current volume, and of the eventual "volume 2" print collection. I have just been lazy about updating my archive page, which is in need of some serious rejiggering!

"A question I have always wondered about comics: When drawing a comic with multiple dialog boxes in the frame, to which dialog box do the characters react? " -Daniel

Time in comics is a strange and lucid thing, Daniel. An individual panel may actually depict several distinct moments in time simultaneously!

Here's a famous (and extreme) example from Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics:

Even though it's only one panel, it depicts several actions -- from the flash of the camera to the check of the chess game -- that occurred at completely different times! A comic panel is not like a still from a film... in a given frame, different characters could be drawn to reflect a totally different dialogue box or action from the other characters in the same panel. Isn't that weird? Comics are weird!

If you're interested in this stuff, definitely check out Understanding Comics. There is a whole chapter about time in comics that totally blew my eleven-year-old mind.

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

-Sam Logan


Jul 28, 2010

Home

Whew! After two days of driving, I am finally back home. (And about ready to pass out!)

Sorry this unexpected Road Trip of Death stopped me from getting the next installment of our current Sam and Fuzzy done in time for today's update! In lieu of that, please enjoy this never-before-seen-online Skull Panda strip. It's a short excerpt from the epic, multi-part exclusive story found in Rikk's first book, Skull Panda In Love. (Which, along with our new Sam and Fuzzy book, is on sale now in our Topatoco store!) I hope you enjoy it.

We return on Friday, back to business as usual! Thanks for your patience, team.

-Sam Logan


Jul 26, 2010

Post con

Thanks for a great San Diego, everyone! And thanks to everyone who has been picking up the new book, both at the show and in our online store. This is a tremendously exciting time for me!

Today I begin my long journey back to the homeland! As followers of my twitter feed heard at the time, Shannon and I missed our flight to San Diego, and because all the other flights that day were sold out, wound up driving to San Diego in a non-stop 23 hour overnight roadtrip marathon to get to the city in time for preview night. Augh!

Anyhow, we're going to do a much more sensible two-day drive to get back home. But we're getting home a day later than originally planned, which means the buffer of strips I created to run while I was away is one comic short! So on Wednesday, expect some fun intermission-esque filler material, before we return to our current story on Friday. Rock!

-Sam Logan