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

Crossed Wires, Pt. 33

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Dec 2, 2016

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A:  Book 'em Edition
Got a question you want answered? Just drop me an email with "Q & A" in the subject line!


"Which comics are collected in the new book being kickstarted?" -Amy


I am sorry it's a little confusing! It's my fault for having so many books. Let me break it down for you!


Volume 5 (Missing Inaction) contains everything from here to here. In other words, it's the chunk of story where Fuzzy was abducted by Hazel! The book includes the infamous Undercover Burlesque story, the big Vampire Aid concert, Hazel and Fuzzy's various adventures on the run and all of the stuff with Roan, and the big showdown with Mr. Sin and his Buddy Bear forces. It is my favourite book in the new series! Those are some of my favourite stories that I've done, ever.


The Volume 1-5 set collects the entire new series so far... everything from the first comic where Hazel was introduced right up to the end of Volume 5. The softcover set is five books and the hardcover set is three books, but they both collect the same run of comics. (The hardcovers are just bigger!) The hardcover set is BRAND NEW, while the softcover set includes the versions of 1-4 that Topatoco made over the last few years.


The Complete Saga set includes Volume 1-5 that plus the separate original Two Volume Omnibus that we kickstarted back in 2013. Those two earlier omnibuses collect the big Classic and Noosehead prequel stories -- ie, everything prior to the introduction of Hazel. The new series works fine as a stand-alone reading experience, but if you want the complete run of S&F, this is the set to get.


Both the Volume 1-5 set and the Complete Saga set are available for a special discount price via the Kickstarter. I know it's an intimidating quantity of reading material, so I wanted it to be a good deal! And if you buy them via the Kickstarter, you'll help contribute to stretch goals that add rad bonus features to Volume 5. We've already hit our first goal -- luxurious spot gloss -- and are on our way to a big bonus commentary and concept art section. I am pretty stoked!



"Dear Fuzzy: what is your official title within the Ninja Mafia? Also: what is Devahi's title." -Tom


Fuzzy and Dev couldn't be here today, I'm afraid, so I'll do my best to cover for them!


Devahi currently holds the highest level of command in the Ninja Mafia -- or at least, the non-robotic half of it -- second only to Sam. I'm not sure what you'd call it, since it's not a traditional position in the organization. In the past, the various Mafia Commanders all reported to the Emperor, but Sam recently agreed to place Dev as a sort of surrogate commander-in-chief while he steps away to focus on the Committee and the Buddy Bots. So that makes her some sort of... SUPREME commander, I guess.


Fuzzy holds no rank in the Ninja Mafia! He is currently the CEO of the Graves Group, which makes him a Committee equivalent to Sam. It would be very gauche for one Committee member to serve beneath another, I think!


"Hey Sam! I noticed neither the Pintsize description nor the text that introduces it on this page made any reference to Jeph Jacques' evil doings and failed character. Did you resolve your feud? If so, did he become a better person, or are both of you evil now? Timing suggests he bribed you with the permission, but I guess we should hear your side of the story first." -Carlos


Jeph was officially dismissed from his position as my arch rival when he moved to Canada. Now that he's one of us, it just wouldn't do!


I believe Jeph's current nemesis is David Willis, my American doppelganger. I, on the other hand, am currently taking a hiatus from arching, to really focus on my mad science.


That's a wrap for this week! 'til next time, friends. See you Monday!


-Sam Logan



Nov 30, 2016

BOOKS!


We did it! My new book Kickstarter for Volume 5 and the 1-5 Hardcover Set has funded, and there's still 21 days of the campaign left to go. That means, as with my previous Kickstarters, that we'll be able to spend the rest of the time using any additional funds we raise to further awesome-ify the books we're making. Bonus features and art, special inks... how exciting! This is my favourite thing about Kickstarter -- making especially awesome stuff that I could never have done on my own. As a kid, I never dreamed my work would someday be collected in collections this big or fancy. I'm dang lucky to have you guys.


In other news, if you're an international customer looking to nab some of my Topatoco goods in time for Christmas, December 2nd (this Friday) is the recommended international ordering deadline!


Last but not least, I recently resurrected my poor beleagured DeviantArt page. As I've been doing with my tumblr, I'm going to do my best to post semi-regularly and keep the gallery up to date. (It will largely be the same pieces on both sites, so feel free to pick your favourite.) It'll be a mix of commissions and the bonus drawings and pin-ups I do each month based on Patreon backer suggestions.


We return on Friday with a new comic AND a new round of Q and A! So if you've got any questions you want answered, shoot 'em my way via twitter or pop 'em in an email with "Q and A" in the subject line.


-Sam Logan



Nov 28, 2016

Cybear Monday


A new week kicks off today in grand style, with our new Kickstarter -- to print Volume 5 of the new series, as well as a new hardcover omnibus collection of the complete new series so far -- over 85% funded. Wow! Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, everyone. I am incredibly touched to see a campaign this ambitious doing so well, and so soon. I am glad you like giant books!


As you are well aware, today is also the extremely real, broadly celebrated international holiday of Cybear Monday. And so of course, in accordance with storied Cybear Monday tradition, I will be adding one new bear to this picture for every additional person that backs our Kickstarter today.



I'll post updated photos of the drawing throughout the day on twitter. All backers will recieve a hi res digital version of the finished piece, and are also welcome to suggest possible costumes for some of the bears! It's a way to give everyone a fun little bonus while also paying tribute to all the brave heroes who fended off the Cybears in the Great Bear Clash of '97.


I think you will agree that this is a great idea that almostly certainly can not backfire in any way.


We return on Wednesday with more comics. See you then!



-Sam Logan