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



Crossed Wires, Pt. 45

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Jan 6, 2017

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A:  Cinful Edition
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"The Unit 01 / Sin / Cin / Sim reveal was brilliantly unexpected. But why does Unit 01 look like Sin's Exo-Suit, and not his space-gopher-thing face? Was it purely for the sake of the 'old gang' recognising him, or has (had?) he spent so long Exo-Suiting that his self-image is the suit?" -Brad


I'm glad you enjoyed the reveal, Brad!


Sin feels like humans don't take him seriously when they see his true alien-rodent-esque form. (Mr. Black, who clearly caught a glimpse of it at some point, came up with the "space gopher" term to mock how he looks.) So he prefers to keep it hidden, even from people who know the truth.


Sin's exosuit is his preferred way of presenting himself. He identifies with its branding so strongly to the point of vanity... which is why he models a lot of his creations after its facial characteristics (like Fig Pig), and continues to use the same base suit (with slightly different haircuts) every time he has to otherwise reinvent his identity.


So, that's why "Mr. Cin" chooses to present himself visually as the Sin exosuit. It's actually the Sin Records-era version of the Mr. Sin persona, specifically -- with the big eyebrows -- since that's the look he was rocking when he built Unit 01, and unlike the real "Mr. Sin", he never had to abandon it.


"Is Cin, Sin's name as computerized copy of the original Mr. Sin's brain, a reference to a standard object of a popular programming language?" -Michael


Not intentionally! But I like that coincidence a lot, so let's pretend it's on purpose.


"Did you plan on Brain being the same type of demon as Fridge from the very beginning?  Or did it occur to you after Brain was already a character?" -Emily


That was indeed always the plan! The nature of Brain's species (some of which has yet to be revealed) is something I had to figure out before he first showed up. It was back then, when I was figuring out exactly who and what Brain would be, that I decided I could retroactively cast Fridge as another member of his kind.


But back then, I wasn't sure exactly when, or even if, we would actually see that Fridge was the same kind of demon as him. I just knew he was primarily for my own benefit. It was only a little later, as I was plotting out the last few volumes of the series, that I decided exactly how I was going to, uh, present that information to the reader.


Thanks for all your great messages and questions over the last few weeks, team! I'm glad you're enjoying the story. It continues on Monday... BE HERE!


-Sam Logan




Sam and Fuzzy Q & A:  Monday Edition
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Jan 4, 2017

Close Call


Eeesh! This is a little embarassing, but... I almost completely forgot to post today's comic. If it had continued to slip my mind for another 15 minutes, I would have gone to bed without uploading it! I probably would have awoken to a lot of confused messages from readers wondering what caused me to finally, finally break my perfect record and miss an update. Was there a power outage? Was I hit by a bus? "No," I would have had to admit sheepishly, "I just got confused and thought it was still Monday."


Well, fortunately for all of us, I remembered at the last minute. So here's today's comic after all! Take that, memory!


Our next comic arrives on Friday. Really. It definitely will. And so will a new round of Q and A... so if you've got a question you'd like me to answer, you should definitely tweet it to me or pop it in an email with "Q and A" in the subject line!


-Sam Logan


Jan 2, 2017

Cinful


A new year is upon us, and Crossed Wires resumes! The secret history of Unit 01, and a bunch of other fun surprises, are finally ready to be spilled. I, for one, am pretty stoked! This story has been a long time coming -- I feel like I've been dropping little easter eggs about it for ages -- and it's pretty exciting to finally dig in.


In other news, it's going to be a busy couple of weeks for me, as I put the finishing touches on our freshly Kickstarted new books and get 'em ready to be sent to the printers. But worry not: your regularly scheduled dose of Sam and Fuzzy will continue to arrive unimpeded. The next one lands on Wednesday. See you then!


-Sam Logan