Holiday Order Alert! Today is the last day for international customers to order Sam and Fuzzy swag by Priority Mail and receive it by the 25th! (Orders can still be placed using Express until the 15th, but are more expensive.)
Book Club members! I have one final bonus goodie to announce, and I think this one is pretty special! On December 17th, in addition to a mighty swath of desktops, you'll also be receiving the first of several full never-before-seen Sam and Fuzzy stories from their prehistoric, pre-webcomic era.
These early comics were my first real attempt to turn Sam and Fuzzy into a proper, ongoing series. They are also, tellingly enough, story-based comics, rather than the stand-alone gag strips that made up the early years of the webcomic. I guess I was always destined to gravitate back to that format!
The stories are, of course, pretty rough compared to my modern work. But I think the Sam and Fuzzy hardcore will find them pretty interesting, as they also feature many early (and sometimes drastically different) iterations of concepts that eventually worked their way into the webcomic... a lot more than even I had remembered! Fridge, Sam's sister, the taxi, battling the supernatural for hire, and even Fuzzy's sitcom stardom all make appearances in some form or another.
Anyhow, the first story will be included in Bonus Pack 2, which will mail out on December 17th. The remaining stories will be included in future packs.
If you would like to join the Book Club, all you have to do is pick up a copy of Sam and Fuzzy Fix Your Problem sometime before December 15th! Everyone who buys (or has already bought!) a book sometime before that can look forward to receiving their free comics and desktops on the 17th. Bam!