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

Unfixable, Pt. 42

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Jul 14, 2017

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A:  Mafia Edition
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"Since there is a Ninja Mafia will there ever be a samurai mafia or have they already been taken out by the ninja mafia?" -William


Alas, there is no Samurai Mafia, no! I generally tried to populate the S&F universe with relatively distinct criminal faction mashups, rather than making a bunch of other ____ Mafias. (Except, of course, for the Cyborg Mafia... they had been mentioned in a throwaway gag in an old comic, and I couldn't resist building off that!) Hence, we've got Grrbils who resemble a Biker gang, Vampires who function as a secret order, Cats who have an elaborate criminal monarchy, Natalie Graves and co repping as an unscrupulous corporate conglamorate, and so on!


"I got my new books the other day and they look so good! I'm very happy with them. Definitely a worthwhile upgrade from the original vol. 1-4 softcovers, and now I have those to give to my friends and make them read this comic that I never shut up about! Everyone's a winner. 


There is a problem though, and it leads into my question. The first 2 omnibuses have that beautiful slip case to protect them from the ravages of dusty apartments, but the new ones have to sit out in the elements and slowly grow resentful of their elder books. Can we expect a fix to that at some point?


I'm just curious if you intentionally didn't make the slipcases this time, or if it was something that just didn't work out because there were 3 books instead of 2, and if you think it would be worthwhile to sell cases for these volumes as add-ons for the next volume." -Jason


I'm glad you like the new books, Jason! I'm pretty happy with how they turned out myself. (And to those who missed the Kickstarter, they should be available to order in our online store fairly soon!)


There's basically two reasons why we didn't make a slipcase for the new hardcovers. The first is that the story told over these three hardcovers (or five softcovers, for those with the paperbacks) still needs one more book to complete it. So I definitely didn't want to make a slipcase for all three, and leave the future fourth on it's own.


We briefly considered making a box just for the first two, but opted not for the second reason... the truth is, making those dang slipcases is very expensive! They cost nearly as much to manufacture as an entire hardcover books does. And unlike the original omnibus campaign, this time around we were were printing three big book interiors instead of just two. Throwing a box into the mix just wasn't in the cards.


Ultimately, I decided the best thing to do would be to just leave the slipcases off the table for now. My hope is that we'll be able to fund a slipcase as part of the inevitable kickstarter for our next book.  That case could hold your three currently unboxed hardcovers, plus the next one, and thus house the complete "NMS" series story that began with Fix Your Problem!


"In last week's Q&A you mentioned that if you were to make a S&F game, it would probably be a visual novel. I've been playing all sorts of different games for almost 2 decades, and my absolute favorite- bar none- is the Ace Attorney series, a visual novel about a badass lawyer. I would love to play any story you created in visual novel format.

My question is- in what way can I shove money at you in order to make such a game a reality?" -Alexander


Ha! This is really more a question of time than will, my friend. I would love to make a visual novel -- I also love the Phoenix Wright games!  But even if I was only handling the writing, making a visual novel would be a big job! I don't think I could pull it off while I was also writing and drawing Sam and Fuzzy full time. Maybe someday, though!


That's a wrap for this week, team. Come back on Monday for our next comic!


-Sam Logan


Jul 12, 2017

Bad Influence


Hazel talked about being a "bad influence" on Fuzzy in a slightly less condescending way back in the Most Wanted storyline. That was a rare moment of openness... this cold snark is a little closer to Hazel's usual speed.


We return on Friday with a new comic! And you know what else returns on Friday? A new round of our far-too-long-absent Q and A features. If you've got a question you'd like me to answer -- about Sam and Fuzzy, comics in general, or the world beyond -- just tweet it at me, or plunk it in an email with "Q and A" in the subject line!


-Sam Logan


Jul 10, 2017

July Patreon rewards are out!


If you're supporting Sam and Fuzzy via Patreon (or are interested in doing so), all of this month's bonuses are out for backers of various levels! So if we could pause for a moment for a little shameless plugging, here's what's new for July:



All backers: The new art vote is live, and ready for you to help pick some characters for me to draw and remix.


S&F Extra backers: The new issue of our monthly e-magchronicles the making of a Mr. Sin dating sim cover, a S&F Giant Robot anime, some Sonic b-day shenanigans, and other fun stuff.


Secret Art Vault backers: The vault has been updated with a ton of new commissions, con sketches, and other goodies.


Saucy Hippo backers: Four new pin-ups have been added to the collection, including two variations of a fun new flirty Nic and Tats piece based on this old comic. (Although it's probably kind of quaint by internet standards, some of the stuff in the pin-up collection is nsfw, so maybe don't look at it using the public computers at your local library.)


Thanks again to everyone who supporting the comic by backing the Patreon. Or by buying swag and ebooks! You're the reason I get away with doing this nonsense for a living.


We return on Wednesday with our next comic. See you then, team!  


-Sam Logan