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

Buddocalypse, Pt. 21

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Jun 22, 2012

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Sketchy Edition
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"What are you going to do for the theme of the next Sketch-Off? I think Sam and Fuzzy dressed as famous historical figures would be fun!" -Adam

I haven't decided yet! There is definitely an art to picking a theme for these.

f I make it too specific, it's hard for people to come up with enough unique variations to give as suggestions. So as fascinating as "everyone as fruit", "everyone as dinosaurs" or "everyone as nudists" might be for the first couple of drawings, I think the conceptual well would run dry pretty quickly.

Surprisingly, I have to make sure not to make the theme too open, either! As I've learned at conventions, asking people for "any idea at all" often results in a lot of crippling indecision and/or blank drawing. And alas, some of the people who do come up with ideas often go a little off the rails, suggesting things that are way too complex or just plain esoteric. A good theme gets everyone in the right ballpark and stimulates cool ideas that they might not have thought of otherwise!

I do think for now I'll keep the sketch-offs tied to drawings of Sam and Fuzzy characters specifically. I'm certainly not opposed to drawing other things -- and often do just that for regular commissions -- but those things also require a lot more prep, and more time to create. Sam and Fuzzy characters are something I can draw quickly, which makes them perfect for the Sketch-Offs... it means I can draw a lot of different people's suggestions, and also keep the prices for the originals low.

So invariably, good themes are one that provide lots of different potential scenarios, environments or costumes to stick the Sam and Fuzzy characters in. Historical figures may well fit that bill, but I worry that only a few famous historical figures are really VISUALLY iconic, aside from their faces (which I would not actually be drawing). I also forsee having to google and replicate a lot of very specific uniforms. Ha!

Anyhow, we'll see! Let me know if any of you have theme ideas you want me to consider for next time. (Or if you have a specific drawing ideas you'd like to commission, for that matter. I should be able to do one or two before I have to start winding up for San Diego Comic-Con.)

"At the end of this comic, is Sin suggesting what I think he's suggesting? Because if so... SQUEEEE" -April

Uh... maybe? You forgot to mention what you think he's suggesting! Was it Fig Pig? Be honest. No cheating and saying you thought it was Fig Pig if what you were really thinking was, I don't know... giant fish bait. Or Daniel Boone.

"You haven't mentioned any video games on your site for awhile. What are you playing these days?" -Ben

For awhile there, in the midst of spring con madness, I didn't have enough free time to play anything! But now that things have calmed a little, I've decided to finally go back and continue Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction. It's been sitting on my "finish playing this" shelf -- judging by my save file date -- since October of 2009. Uh, whoops!

Anyhow, that's a wrap for this week, team! See you on Monday.

-Sam Logan


Jun 20, 2012

Buddocalypse Now

We've got a big comic ahead of us on Friday... the equivalent of four printed pages, in fact! I suspect this is one that no Sam and Fuzzy reader will want to miss.

If anyone is interested, we still have a handful of Sketch-Off drawings left! The Game of Thrones, Mass Effect and Muppet pics are still up for grabs, as are a couple of the... uh... weirder ones. (As you might have noticed, I find it hard to resist drawing particularly esoteric reader suggestions like "Sin and Fuzzy as plants". That's part of what makes these Sketch-Offs so fun to do!) You can see the full list of what is still available below in Monday's newspost. Bam!

-Sam Logan


Jun 18, 2012

Sketched-off!

The new sketch-off was a big success! Based on (a tiny handful of) your suggestions, I managed to draw 26 different pictures of Sam and Fuzzy characters from alternate universes. You can see all 26 by clicking the image below!



Like last time, I'll be selling the original drawings for $25 each (plus $4 to $7 for shipping)... so if you see one you'd like, just email me! It's first come first serve, and in the past they've gone pretty quickly... but some of these ones are pretty weird, so we'll see how it goes! Here's the full list of everything that is and isn't still available:

- Feudal Japan-verse X and Y (SOLD)
- Game of Thrones-verse Sam, Nic and Fuzzy (SOLD)
- Lord of the Rings-verse Ent Sin (SOLD)
- Steampunk-verse Sam and Fuzzy (SOLD)
- Gurren Lagann-verse Dev, Nic and Fuzzy (SOLD)
- New Wave-verse Nic and Sid (SOLD)
- Dune-verse Sand Buddy (SOLD)
- Gritty Realistic-verse Fuzzy (SOLD)
- Mass Effect-verse Turrian Fuzzy
- Mass Effect-verse Asari Nic (SOLD)
- Dinosaur Jungle-verse Dev and Rexford (SOLD)
- Superhero-verse Dev, Fuzzy and Conscience Cat (SOLD)
- Gender-reversal-verse Aaron, Dev and Buddy
- Duck-verse Fuzzy and Sam
- Noir-verse Dev and Sam (SOLD)
- Plant-verse Fuzzy and Sin
- Egyptian Pantheon-verse Conscience Cat and Nic (SOLD)
- Ghibli-verse Conscience Cat, Sam and Fuzzy (SOLD)
- Potterverse Dev and Edwin (SOLD)
- Powers-verse Sam and Fuzzy
- Valhalla-verse Candice and Fridge (SOLD)
- Burton-verse Sam and Fuzzy (SOLD)
- Muppet-verse Sam and Fuzzy (SOLD)
- Lincoln-verse(?) Sam and Fuzzy (SOLD)
- Role-reversal Sam and Fuzzy (SOLD)
- Cowboy-verse Sam and Hidalgo (SOLD)

Thanks, guys! I am super please with how these draw-offs have been working. It's a lot like what I do at conventions, only without the convention part! I get to draw weird stuff for my readers all afternoon, make a good day's wage, and give folks a chance to nab some original art in a way that hopefully doesn't totally break the bank. Plus, it always seems to stimulate my regular, pricier-but-fancier commission business. A+, would sketch-off again.

-Sam Logan