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

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Jun 23, 2003

Or should I say... Catherine the SO SO?


Today's newspost comes to you LIVE from the city of Vancouver, as tonight, I am going to see Reel Big Fish and Zebrahead!


Vancouver is is a fantastic place to shop for anyone with a taste for Japanese pop culture. I've already picked up the Jet Set Radio and Jet Set Radio Future soundtracks, and while I haven't found any Pillows CDs yet, hope springs eternal! Also, check out the keen loot that my girlfriend got me when she was here on Friday!


Also, you should definately take a look at the fine webcomic Coffee Brain if you've got a moment. Try the lobster!


Sam Logan


Jun 20, 2003

You can kill the lizard!


Have you seen Robot Stories with your eyes, or other viewing appendages? Or what about Comet 7? These are some fine webcomics, which, in addition to being fine, make me feel very edgeless and mainstream. But that's all right. I was so eager to sell out that I sold out before I even had an out to sell! Or something.


Meanwhile, over at Scary go round, John "The Axe" Allison is up to something wonderfully upsetting. I think.


Sam Logan


Jun 18, 2003

Poink


It is difficult to picture situations in which a sombrero is urgently needed.


I've started posting sporadically in the Top Web Comics forums, and had the opportunity today to get into a big debate about the merits of "sprite comics." Those of you who haven't heard of sprite comics... are lucky. HAHA.

Seriously though, a sprite comic, for the uninformed, is a comic where all the art is assembled out of edited graphics from old video games. An example of a sprite comic that is actually funny is 8 Bit Theatre, which is constructed from Final Fantasy graphics. Do not mistake these for pixel art comics like Diesel Sweeties, where all the graphics were still drawn by the comic's author.


Anyhow, a lot of more traditional cartoonists think pretty little of sprite comics authors, thus generating big kungfu-style debates on webcomic forums everywhere. Personally, I don't really care if some guy who can't be bothered to draw his own stuff tosses together a sprite comic. What grates on my nerves, though, is when someone who does just that then claims that by editing Megaman to have a red jumper and a tophat, the artwork suddenly becomes as legitimately their own as does the art in any author-drawn comic.


On rare occasions, when the author can be bothered to come up with some decently written jokes, sprite comics can be entertaining... even good. But if you want your "art" to be taken seriously, kids, you do actually have to draw something yourself.


I know, it sucks, eh! So much WORK.


Sam Logan