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

Buyer Beware, Pt. 23

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Nov 25, 2009

It is crunch time for my friends at Desert Bus, who are once again raising money for the Child's Play charity by way of an excruciating marathon of the most tedious video game ever created. Every dollar you donate helps prolong their suffering by extending their play session. But more importantly, it helps buy toys and equipment for children's hospitals across North America! (And a handful of other places.)

Thanks to some eager donators, the Desert Bus team have already been at it for four days now. But come on... we can do better than that! I have been watching their live video feed, and I haven't seen a single death. Not one! Plus, poor Matt has vowed that, should they cross the $100,000 mark, he will spend an entire day watching New Moon. Do you want to be responsible for that? I do. And Matt is my friend! That is how much I love charity. Show your support!

In other news, my final new t-shirt of 2009 has now on sale, as promised! The "Hungry Blue Hedgehog" design proved extremely popular as a button during the summer convention season, so I have upgraded it to exciting t-shirt form. I hope you inner-gamer approves!

Both of my new shirts (and our exciting new Chirstmas cards) can be found alongside all our classic shirts and prints in the Sam and Fuzzy Topatoco store. (Order any three items and get an extra $5 off -- and save a bundle on shipping, too!)

-Sam Logan

Nov 23, 2009

Star guitar

Thanks for all the kind words and enthusiasm for the Vampirism t-shirt! Edwin and his comic storyline had a lot of fans, so I tried my damnedest to come up with a design that would live up to all of your expectations. I'm glad folks are liking the finished product as much as I do!

Meanwhile, I have a totally different fun to show you today! Awhile back, a reader by the name of Craig commissioned me to do a particular illustration for the pickup of a custom guitar he was working on. (edit: Pickguard! PickGUARD! I know stuff about guitars!) Well, sometime later, the "Ninjacaster" is complete, and Craig was kind enough to send in some photos. Check it out!

If I am ever famous enough to have a gallery exhibit, I want all my artwork framed this way.

-Sam Logan

Nov 20, 2009

New Shirt Now on Sale!

My new Edwin shirt is now on sale! "Vampirism Does Not Make Stalking Attractive" -- the golden rule of the Alexander Stake Vampire Re-Education Center -- can now be proudly emblazoned on your chest at all times. (Well, except when you are washing it. Please wash it.)

I have a second t-shirt coming soon, too... the ring-noming "Blue Hedgehog" that was such a popular button design. You can see a preview of it to the right. It is not on sale yet, but I figured it was probably a good idea to warn you it was coming, in case you want to get both shirts shipped together!

And of course, if you are in a gifting mood, we also have our exciting new Christmas cards. Be warned: we only have a limited quantity of these suckers.

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Post-shirt-advertisement Edition
Got a question you want answered? Just drop me an email with "Q & A" in the subject line!

"How do you make your comics look so nice -- clean, crisp and dark lines -- when hand drawn?!?" -Karissa

I'm glad you asked! The answer is actually a combination of witchcraft and animal sacrifice. If you don't have a goat handy, consider your least-favourite household pet.

Ok, I kid. (Sorry, Rover.) In seriousness, it's a combination of working with a brush and ink, and then scanning the resulting artwork with the correct scanner settings. You can learn all about it in this previous Q and A.

"Are Roger the disembodied head and Roger the man that Fuzzy imprisoned to replace Sam the same person?" -Chris

This was a very popular theory on the Sam and Fuzzy forum, back in the day! I actually just used the name Roger twice accidently, but hey... believe whatever messed up stuff you want to believe!

"Where would the whale weigh its tongue? At the whale weigh station! Hahahah!" -Tom

I'm not sure you understand how this works, Tom.

Then again, I did post your message. So maybe you understand how it works much too well.

That's all for this week! Our story continues on Monday. See you then!

-Sam Logan