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

Happiness, Pt. 9

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Apr 7, 2006

I go where I am needed



I'm having a lot of fun watching all the contest entries roll in. You should check them all out. And then, you should make one yourself. Because it's fun! Don't you like having fun? Of course you do.



You might have noticed that the Dayfree Press banner that usually displays on my front page has disappeared. Unfortunately, we are having a few technical difficulties with Dayfree's domain name right now, and they're preventing the banner from displaying properly. With a little luck, everything will be up and running again soon!



I'm hopelessly hooked on Kirby's Canvas Curse. I know everyone gets excited about Mario Kart and Animal Crossing and Metroid Prime: Hunters, but as far as I'm concerned, Kirby is the DS's killer app. The stylus-driven control system is nothing short of brilliant! Not to mention instinctive. And addictive.



Sam Logan


Apr 5, 2006

Broken every bank and every bone



So, the first season of Batman Beyond has finally been released on DVD. That's old news, I suppose, but I only just got my copy in the mail! I really loved this show... it took a really lame sounding idea and crafted it into one of the coolest, most original "elseworlds"-styled Batman tales ever.



Seriously! I can picture the network executive meeting in my head right now. "We love Batman, but... uh... can you make him younger and hipper?" No true Batman fan would ever want to see a TV show designed to answer that question. But "Batman Beyond" surprised everyone -- or me, at least -- with its interesting premise, well-realized title character, rich universe and impressive original rouges gallery. And that's not even mentioning the really slick art direction, featuring some pretty incredible character design work from Bruce Timm and Shane Glines. (Shane is an incredible artist! I would link you to his website right now but it is totally full of naked ladies and you just can't take it!)



Maybe it did originate as a marketing-driven attempt to create a younger, cooler Batman, but the end result was still pretty neat. I mean, it could have been much worse. It could have been The Batman.



Sam Logan


Apr 3, 2006

Fear is what needs to be put to sleep out of reach



Ouch! I spent my weekend snowboarding, and now my everything is sore. But in the grand scheme of things, if being worn out from goofing off all weekend is the biggest problem you've got, you probably shouldn't be complaining!



(I'm a pretty lousy snowboarder, by the way, and I only go about once every year or two. I figured I should mention that, just in case you were getting ideas that I break the stereotype of tragically unfit, unathletic cartoonists. I probably can't do a sit-up. I don't own a pair of running shoes. I think I might have held a football once.)



Sam Logan