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

Crossed Wires, Pt. 39

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Dec 16, 2016

5 days left!


Our 5th stretch goal was conquered yesterday! That means  -- in addition to the luxurious spotgloss, author commentary chapter, bonus e-artbook and stickers that our backers have already funded -- swanky spine ribbon bookmarks have been added to all our new hardcovers, too! And there are still 5 days of the Sam and Fuzzy Kickstarter to go. Yow!


In other news, I saw Rogue One last night and enjoyed the heck out of it! I had anticipated an action-heavy film with not-especially compelling characters, but I was really charmed by the core crew and thought the film did a good job of giving each of them a solid (if efficient) arc and several moments to shine. And honestly, it's hard to complain about the emphasis on action when said action is so gorgeously shot. The whole package is a tight piece of work. Easily a top three Star Wars film for me.


We return on Monday with a new comic. See you then, friends!


-Sam Logan



Dec 14, 2016

Incoming Deadlines


A few impending dates of note, S&F fans!


Tomorrow (December 15th) is the last day Americans can order swag from the Sam and Fuzzy Topatoco store via USPS mail and recieve it in time for Christmas! After that, you will need to resort to the express FedEx or UPS options. BE AWARE!


Meanwhile, there are seven days left to get in on the new Sam and Fuzzy Kickstarter! If you'd like to get some sweet softcovers or fancy deluxe hardcovers of Volume 5, the entire new series, or both the new and prequel series... now's the time to do so! There are some fun Kickstarter-exclusive bonuses and bundle discounts that are available via the campaign.


Plus, your pledges will help unlock additional stretchgoal bonuses and book improvements! Thanks to all the great support we've gotten thus far, a whole bunch of goals have been already been achieved, which is friggin' outstanding. So, I just added some new ones that I think would be pretty awesome. How far down the list can we get? I guess we will see!




It's come to my attention that some of you have actually been backing the Kickstarter as a Christmas present for someone else, even though the books themselves won't ship 'til next year. That is very sweet of you! So, I made some printable Christmas Cards that you can give to the future book recipient, to alert them to what goodies are coming in the new year.


That's a wrap for today, friends. But come back on Friday for our next comic!


-Sam Logan


 


Dec 12, 2016

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


"How exactly can President Dog write a book afterword? Does he type better than he talks?" -Amy


No. No he does not. So... it'll probably be a pretty interesting afterword? (Visual aids may be involved.) I'll be placing it alongside all the original President Dog comics, for valuable context.


As touched as I am that Dog was willing to write my afterword, his greatest contribution to our new book Kickstarter is really the gift of Vote Dog bumper stickers, which (thanks to our 44k stretch goal) are now included in all our Gilded Bonus Packs, and all the backer tiers that include it!



 


Next up, we've got a pair of deep continuity questions from Sherwin! I figured I'd share them both because they're both pretty fun. (And so meticulously cross-linked!)


"Where is Sam's 'SATAN WUZ HERE' tattoo? In comic 536, it's clearly on the dead ninja's chest, but every time we've seen Sam expose his chest it's been clean. We know Fridge/Hart marked him when he was possessed, according to Nicole in comic 634 (a little bit is even visible here), but I don't think it's been seen or referred to since then. Did Sam have it removed after he became Emperor? Is a demonic marking not laser-proof?"


Sam's 'SATAN WUZ HERE' tattoo is depicted pretty consistently throughout the Noosehead storyline, but I deliberately stopped drawing it when Fix Your Problem started. I rationalized that Sam had it lasered off as soon as he could afford to do so -- although I can't remember if that is ever expressly mentioned within the comic. (Also, I was kind of sick of drawing it!)

 

You could probably make an argument that demonic markings shouldn't be laser-removable, but you could also probably argue that the S&F universe is home to some pretty good lasers.

"In comic 494, McMillan is stated to have been promoted to General as a result of his 'defeating' the rogue ninjas, but in comic 2176, he is already being referred to as 'General' by Mr. Blank right after the incident, even though he should have only been a squad leader at the time. How did he get his new rank so fast? Is moving up the chain of command that quickly a perk of coming from one of the (depending on whether the source is before or after the RPG, nine or twelve) traditional families?" -Sherwin

No getting around it... McMillan's slightly-to-early promotion is a straight-up goof. Good catch! Don't be surprised if I tweak that error out of existense at some point.
The number of "traditional ninja families," on the other hand, is something that will probably remain inconsistent, since a few different numbers have been given at various times throughout the comic's history. (I'm pretty good at staying on top of my own continuity, but that particular tidbit is juuuuust the right combination of rarely mentioned and unimportant to consistently mix me up.) Let's assume any variation in numbers can be explained by complex political cross-house politics involving intermarriages and familial unions. Or alternately, by ninjas murdering each other.

 

All right! That's a wrap for today, friends. Come back on Wednesday for our next comic!

 

-Sam Logan