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

Even Closer, Pt. 5

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Oct 10, 2012

Lanterns

My big Sam and Fuzzy Green Lantern parody commission is done! You can view a picture of each step of the drawing process -- from thumbnail pencils to full colour finished art -- on my tumblr!

I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out. If anyone thinks I should turn it into an 11 x 17 print and would want to nab one, email me and let me know!

I have to admit, I'm also kind of tempted to make an alternate version featuring the Sam and Fuzzy characters without the Green Lantern trappings. I think both the original and the hypothetical altered version would make for good future book club bonus desktops, don't you?

-Sam Logan


Oct 8, 2012

Sam and Fuzzy Fall "Western Canada Tour" (Ha!)

You might have noticed that I have added a couple new conventions to my schedule! The Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo (October 20-21) and Winnipeg's Central Canada Comic-Con (Nov 2-4).

Edmonton Expo is a brand new show put on by the Calgary Expo folks, while Central is one of Canada's biggest and longest running comic-cons. Both are in cities I have never visited before. (At least, not as a cartoonist... childhood family vacations are another story!) It's always exciting to do a show in a new place and meet so many readers for the first time. I'm really looking forward to it, and hoping both shows kick enough butt to justify repeat visits in the future.

I'll also be doing one more Vancouver appearance this year. You will be able to find me at the Vancouver Gaming Expo (Nov 10-11), even though it is not a comic convention, because I am a dork and I like video games. (And because Brian, the dude who runs it, throws some seriously fun events!) I'll be bringing all my usual swag, plus one or two slightly more unusual gaming-themed items. More details as we get closer to the show!

-Sam Logan


Oct 5, 2012

Notes of note

Evolution 107.9, the British Columbia Institute of Technology student radio station, will be running an interview with me today at 9AM PST! If you'd like to hear it, their station streams online right here

Also, last minute appearance notice: if any of you Vancouver-area readers attending Vancouver Mega Comic-Con this weekend, you can find me at the Vancouver Comic Arts Festival booth, which I'll be helping Shannon man over the weekend. Although it's not exactly my usual Sam and Fuzzy con routine, I'll be sure to bring my art supplies and a few books and shirts, just in case anybody would like something!

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Candlestick Maker Edition
Got a question you want answered? Just drop me an email with "Q & A" in the subject line!

"Can you create a "Shoulda Ordered Pizza" kitchen apron? I will be the first to purchase one." -Evrim

OK!

The "Shoulda Ordered Pizza" apron gag was conceived in the Topatoco San Diego Comic-Con booth at the height of con madness. I've been pushing to use it in Skull Panda ever since, but Rikk kept saying no. So I was very pleased when the Sam and Fuzzy story finally presented a logical place to slip it in as a background joke.

But it's also an apron I would actually like to wear myself in real life, so I'm totally going to make them! I think I have a pretty fun visual design for the text that visually incorporates the fruits of Fuzzy's culinary abilities.

"As far as your Green Lantern commission work goes, why in the name of Sector 2814 would you pass up the opportunity for a terrible pun and have Fuzzy instead of SIN-estro?" -Jordan

Well, technically it was the fellow ordering the commission who picked the characters! But even though Sin would make a delightfully pun-ny Sinestro, I think his personality makes him a pretty solid choice to represent Greed, too. And given the current story arc, I think it's kind of fun to cast Fuzzy as Sam's arch villain!

"Is the story now at a point where it could be read in chronological order? I'd love to be able to read through the story in the order of the time that has passed in the story." -Ryan

You could! I mean, technically, an insanely dedicated soul could read Sam and Fuzzy in chronological order at any time... all it takes is a few hours of obsessive, laborious rearranging. But there are still quite a few key "holes" in the Sam and Fuzzy timeline, and until those moments are revealed, I think a chronological read would still have some confusing gaps.

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

-Sam Logan