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

Behind the Music, Pt. 8

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Feb 8, 2006

Are you safe to leave behind every anchor in your mind



Today's comic is dedicated to my good buddy -- and everyone's favourite website code-monkey -- Ashton. I don't know if he actually coined the phrase "hot piece of man candy" himself, but he was certainly the first person I ever heard using it.



Something funny has happened up here in Canada. There is a man -- a man who dislikes unelected senators. He also doesn't like MPs who switch political parties without running in bi-elections. He is our new Prime Minister, and he has just decided to round-out his cabinet with an unelected senator and an MP who has just switched political parties without running in a bielection. Here's the full story.



Now, Mr. Harper is a Conservative, and I generally am not. But that's OK! He won the election, fair and square. I respect that. And I don't expect our national politicians to only do things that I agree with. I just expect them to do what they say they are going to do. Is that so much to ask, really? Is that so naive?



Hey, stop laughing back there!



Sam Logan


Feb 6, 2006

Asteroid blues



My friend Jesse Betteridge has a website that some of the Canadian animation fans in the audience might find interesting. As you may or may not know, up here in the Great White North we have an organization called the CRTC that helps protect our country by banning unrelenting threats to the very fabric of Canadian culture like the Cartoon Network. That means that we have to rely on Canadian networks to rebroadcast the programs found on Adult Swim and elsewhere. Often, they never do. Can you believe Cowboy Bebop and Invader Zim still haven't aired on Canadian TV?



Fortunately, we have Mr. Betteridge to piss and moan on our behalf. Or, if you would like to directly assist him in his crusade, you can visit his website and allow him to direct you all in unison like some unholy army of anime nerds. Me, I don't even have basic cable, but I still feel his pain, and I have a feeling there's at least one other canuck reading this who does as well. If you are this man or woman, give his website a look!



Sam Logan


Feb 3, 2006

Baby!



The Sam and Max webcomic is up to four pages now. It looks beautiful and it's great to see the duo in action again, but man, the snail-paced updating schedule is painful! I know the instantaneous nature of the internet encourages artists to serialize their work, but if you can only update a single page every couple of weeks, serialization is probably not the best choice. Just serve up the whole thing in one big whack when it is finished. There is no shame in that!



Sometimes, strange thoughts enter my head. Just the other day I was thinking how awesome it would have been if Megatron had been Irish. They could have called him Meg O'Tron! And he could have battled Optimus McPrime, the Switch-able Scottish Sedan! Why didn't Marv Wolfman think of that?



Sam Logan