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

Sam's Story, Pt. 1

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Sep 25, 2006

Woo



A year or two ago, when I was first plotting out the Noosehead arc, I had a string of crazy ideas -- each one feeding off the previous. The end result was the story you've been reading since January... a story that played fast and loose with the cast, the timeline and the style that I'd been building for the last several years.



I'm no marketing expert, but I'm pretty sure that completely removing (or more accurately, "hiding") one of your comic's two titular characters for nearly nine months isn't exactly the "smart" move, commercially speaking. It's not one of the tips that they toss out at the "Building an Audience for your Webcomic 101" panel at San Diego Comic-con. But hey, I never said I was clever! I thought this would make for a cool story, and I crossed my fingers and hoped that my readers felt the same way.



Nine months later, I am not living on the street. I do not have an inbox full of hate mail. No, after everything that's happened... my readership is as strong as it has ever been, maybe even stronger. I never expected to get off so easy. Clearly, I have the coolest, most open-minded readers a cartoonist could ask for. Thank you guys, for taking a chance on such a big change. Different or not, I think that this story is the best work I have ever produced, and am profoundly grateful that you all continue to let me share it with you.



Anyhow, the moral of the story is I should forget about everyone else and just do whatever I want! Next week: a comic adaption of Moby Dick, constructed entirely out of photographs of rutabagas. Trust me, you'll love it!



Sam Logan


Sep 22, 2006

House of Cards



We will pick up where today's comic leaves off very soon, I promise. But first: Sam's Story. See you on Monday!



Sam Logan


Sep 20, 2006

Ill placed trust, promises rust



Oh yeah... that guy!


It feels really good to finally share this story with you all. I hope you are enjoying it!



Got the new Sloan album. But I'll have to spend some serious time with it before I can weigh in on it. I'm enjoying what I'm hearing, but let me tell you... this sucker is dense.



It isn't any longer than, say, the Barenaked Ladies' new double album. But somehow, having all 30 tracks on one disc with no division in the middle makes it much trickier to get a handle on. Thinking about it now, I'm pretty sure I ingested the new BNL one disc at a time... playing the first one several times and then moving on to the second. I guess I'm just programmed to absorb music in instances of roughly 12-tracks and 40 minutes.



I will say one thing, though... "Ill Placed Trust" needs to be a single. That track -- a hard, chunky rock song in the vein of "Money City Maniacs" -- is absolutely killer.



Sam Logan