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

Six Years Earlier, Pt. 33

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Feb 3, 2016

Rhymes with Borscht


Oh yeah... that lady!


In other news, I have decided to resurrect my woefully neglected tumblr! The truth is, there's some work that I'm reluctant to yammer on about too much here on the the Sam and Fuzzy site -- either because it's totally unrelated to the comic (like random pop culture and fan art pieces), or because it's a little less "all-ages" (like the pin-up art). I wanted to make a home for all that stuff, where readers can enjoy or ignore it as they see fit. And for now, my tumblr shall be it!


I love drawing Sam and Fuzzy comics, but I draw lots of other kinds of work as well... and I don't think I've always done the best job of actually advertising that fact on the internet. This is probably a dumb move for someone who A) makes a decent part of his living doing private commissions and B) has a Patreon partially focused around sharing that broader work! Whoops.


Whenever I do share it, people seem to really enjoy it! And if you've ever seen me at a convention, you know I always make it a big part of my booth. Maybe 2016 is the year I'll get a little better about it posting it here on the wubs, too. We'll see!


-Sam Logan


Feb 1, 2016

Wits


It is a good thing I don't know how to stop working, or else I wouldn't know how to stop playing The Witness. It's grip on me is intense. But I got a lotta things to draw! So I must puzzle responsibly.


Our next comic arrives on Wednesday! See you then, friends.


-Sam Logan


Jan 29, 2016

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A:  Flashback Edition
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"I love the current story arc!  Did you intend to return to the taxi episodes of Sam and Fuzzy via the ninja mafia from the beginning, or is the taxi/ninja mafia connection something that happened later?"-Emilie


Sort of! The plan was to eventually revisit the "classic" era of the strip via Hazel, and use her perspective to reveal new information about older characters and events. But when I was first conceiving this flashback story, this particular chunk was not one of the driving forces behind it.


Some of the reveals in this story are very important to the future of the Sam and Fuzzy storyline, and those ones -- along with some key charater beats -- are the reason why this flashback story exists. But others are just a fun side bonus. Getting to see the exact circumstances that led to Sam and Fuzzy delivering the band and being attacked by the Ninja Mafia in the original story is one of those latter things. It was important to show mainly because of how the loss of the band affects Hazel's behaviour in the rest of the story.


"Is Candice going to turn up in one of these flashbacks?" -David


I think it is probably not a spoiler to say yes to this. I mean, we know her and Hazel have met... we just don't know exactly when and how. Rest assured that, yes, we will know both those things eventually! But I'm not saying when!


"I don't think I've ever seen a pin-up art book with men in it before. Not that I mind, but what made you decide to include them?" -C


I really like pin-up art, but I find a lot of pin-up art collections get a little... repetitive? Like, a lot of similar drawings of similar looking people in similar poses, page after page. I want my books to be as diverse as I can make em... I think it's more interesting that way! I am by no means perfect at this, but I try as best I can to "cast" them with a really broad array of characters, both in terms of physical appearance and personality (and I try to emphasize the later really heavily). I also try to cover a really broad array of tones, from traditional sexy pin-up stuff to more goofy or comedic or style-driven pieces.


And yes, I try to do some stuff with dudes as well! It's only a minority of the pieces, so I don't think I'm striking some major blow for equal opportunity objectification or anything. But I think it gives the book a friendlier, less-exclusory vibe when everyone is participating. Or, I dunno... maybe doing my best to draw a few hot dudes is just what it takes for me to feel cool about also drawing a bunch of sexy ladies. But hey! It's a Sam and Fuzzy-themed book, and there are a lot of male characters... it would feel weird to exclude them!


On that note, that's a wrap for this week. Come back on Monday for our next strip!


-Sam Logan