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

Buddocalypse, Pt. 23

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Jun 27, 2012

Shirt sighted

Everyone still remembers the first appearance of Fig Pig, right? Right!

Friends! I am excited to report that I have, not one, but two brand new shirts on sale.

For those of you who demanded it, I've made a new Ninja Mafia shirt based on the coat-of-arms image from our last book club bonus pack. This was something a lot of you said you wanted, so... uh... I hope you weren't lying! The limited-palette design It does look pretty classy in shirt form, I have to admit. (As classy as a shirt with ninjas on it can get, at least.)

And for all the Buddy fans out there, I give you When I Am Free You Will Pay For This Indignity. I spent a lot of time on this design to make sure it had the just the right balance of goofy, ominous, and bonk. I hope you all like it!

As usual, both designs can be found in the Sam and Fuzzy Topatoco store, along with my other shirts, my books, and my various other stuff. And also as usual, picking up any 3 shirts will net you a $5 discount. And that's any three shirts on the whole site, not just mine! (Although if you want to get three of mine I certainly won't complain.)

Anyhow, that's a wrap for today! Come back on Friday for another new comic full of jokes, action and horrible trauma.

-Sam Logan


Jun 25, 2012

Cartoonists

Guys, I think today's Skull Panda comic is particularly good. Just sayin'.

I think we've got some pretty great Sam and Fuzzy comics in the pipe for this week, too! I certainly got to draw a lot of things I never previously imagined trying to draw. Like a fight sequence where no one involved has arms. Intense!

-Sam Logan

PS: Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is so good! How the heck did I put it down mid-play for three entire years? I am struggling to keep myself teared away from it now. I can actually feel it pulling me away from the computer ri


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