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

X-Per-S Yourself, Pt. 7

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Jul 4, 2005

Subtract my age from the mileage



Today's update comes slightly early, if only to get it out of the way. I'm knee deep in book-related production chores that need to be done much sooner than I'd like to think about. More on Wednesday, when all this is behind me!



Sam Logan


Jul 1, 2005

I'll do you one better let's skip it altogether



Last chance to order a Can't Dance or Chompy's Family t-shirt! Pressure! Pressure!



Starting with today's comic, I've doubled the image resolution that I work in when designing Sam and Fuzzy comics. I only did this so that the comics would look nicer in future dead-tree print editions, but you know, I think I can even notice the quality improvement in the web res version here on the site. I'm feeling pretty stupid for not working in 1200 DPI for the last 400-plus comics. It really limits how large I can reprint those comics in any future book collections.



But fortunately, size won't be much of a problem for the keen 40-page mini books that I'm whipping up for the comic convention. These suckers are going to gather up a smattering of the most popular, memorable strips and toss in a few pages of original comics for good meassure. They will be available at this year's Comic-con, but I should have plenty left to sell on the website afterwards. Yay!



Sam Logan


Jun 29, 2005

It's all used up, you went and used it up



Yes, it's true: in three days our two latest shirt designs will no longer be available to order. Can't Dance -- the more popular of the two -- may return again in time for the holiday season, but I'm almost certain that the Chompy shirt is permanently going the way of the... uh, dinosaur. Either way, if you'd like one of these shirts now is the time to order. I won't even have any of these particular designs available at the Comic-con booth. (Although I will have plenty of the others!)



The season finale of the Justice League animated series made me giddy. (I gather it doesn't air in the United States for a few weeks yet, so I'll keep this light on spoilers.) From what I hear, some of the show's fans really didn't care for it, and I guess I can understand why. Yes, it was another Batman-centric episode and yes, it did feel more like a finale for Batman Beyond than it did for Justice League. But with the curtains closing on the Timm-crafted DC animated universe, I am really glad they visited the "Beyond" continuity one last time. It was really the only way to provide the same sense of closure for his character that they did for the other League members in the previous Justice League episode. We don't want to leave these characters without knowing they're going to be OK, and because we'd seen how dismal Batman's distant future was going to be, this episode was what it took. Plus, the closing reference to the very first Batman episode made a great bookend.



It's almost kind of too bad that Justice League got picked up for another season after all. They really did plot out a great place to close this season. I hope the next episodes don't bugger it all up!



Sam Logan