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

Application Pending, Pt. 12

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Aug 31, 2012

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Marked Edition
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"I bought your comic book "Sam and Fuzzy" at Anime Revolution a few days ago, and took a look at your art on Tumblr. What kind of markers do you use?" -Tyson (Reposted from Tumblr)

I mostly use Prismacolors, or sometimes Promarkers. I usually colour on the computer, though, and only really work with markers at cons, so I’m no expert! I use the lighter pastel colours because the streaking is less noticible even when I am colouring fast, which is often the case at cons.

The black lineart is all done with Staedtler and/or Zig brushpens, which are what I use for everything.

"So what does Alexa think about Sam vanishing? Heck, this is the second time this has happened to her. Or it is too soon to ask this question? Same question applies to Nicole." -Tom

I'm not sure if we'll really delve into Alexa's reaction much, but I imagine she is just exasperated with Sam's screwball life more than anything. (Especially since she does, after all, own the now-destroyed office suite that Sam was renting for N-M-S.)

Nicole's reaction, on the other hand, is osmething we will definitely be delving into within the comic, so I'd best stay quiet on the subject for now!

"Will we ever get more on Sin's real appearance beyond "Space gopher"? Because I can't stop wondering what he looks like. " -Anket

In general, I think it is better for "never-fully-seen" type characters to remain left to the reader's imagination, where they attain a kind of mysticism that no reveal could ever really live up to. (And you especially shouldn't reveal their face via an action figure, like they did with Dr. Claw!) I don't think I'd show something like Sin's "true form" on-camera unless there was a really compelling narrative reason to do it.

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

-Sam Logan

Aug 29, 2012

Master of my domain

I am super excited this week, because I finally managed to snag a domain name I've been trying to get my hands on for ages for a secret project. I don't know how many of you have experienced a similar victory, but if you haven't, trust me... it is a satisfying feeling. Now, if only I could get ""!

As a little experiment, I'll be doing an appearance here in Vancouver at BCIT's "Tech Days", which occur on September 10th and 11th in the Student Union Building. I have absolutely no idea how this will go! But I've wanted to try a school event like this for awhile, and the folks who help run it convinced me to give this one a shot. Perhaps I will meet a few new readers, and/or make some new ones. We will see soon enough!

-Sam Logan

Aug 27, 2012

Fan Expo'd

Thanks to everyone for a great Fan Expo! It was wonderful to see so many new folks at the booth. But it was also great to see so many familiar faces from last year! You guys are all the best. ALL OF YOU.

We had a really awesome booth this year! It was a little tight on the inside, but it was triple-sided, which gave both Alina and I a ton of room to draw! (And also to advertise our ability to do so.) And as a result, I wound up doing more convention commissions than I usually do. It was great! I had a ton of fun drawing all the different, occasionally super-weird ideas people came up with. I posted photos of a few of them to my tumblr, if you'd like to see them.

I think I'm going to try to alot more space in my future convention booths to at-the-booth commission drawing. It's definitely something I enjoy... and it seemed to be something attendees were really into as well. I think in the past, my table has been so covered with all my other stuff that most folks don't even realize I do commissions at all. Having the space to make a clearly defined drawings area and display a few sample pieces made a huge difference!

-Sam Logan