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

Inhuman, Pt. 13

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Mar 8, 2010

Emerald City Comicon - Seattle, March 13 & 14

Emerald City -- one of my absolute favourite conventions -- kicks off my 2010 con season this weekend! It's a great show for anyone who loves comics... online or offline. The number of talented creators in attendance would be ridiculously impressive even at a convention of double the size.

I will be at the Topatoco booth, a massive island of webcartoonists that is basically going to be impossible to miss. (But here's a map, just in case!) As usual, I'll be doing plenty of sketches and peddling an assortment of tshirts, books, buttons, and artwork.

I'll also be debuting a brand new limited print! I've wanted to do this one for ages, but it took a few tries before I got it "just right". That said, I'm so happy with the final result, I'm willing to violate my front page with its filthy, filthy colour.

Emerald City attendees will have first crack at these, but I promise I will put any prints that are leftover after the show up for sale online. And just like the Megaman print, I'll also be auctioning the original (gigantic) black and white artwork... probably later this week!

-Sam Logan

Mar 5, 2010

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Mystery (Wo)Man Edition
Got a question you want answered? Just drop me an email with "Q & A" in the subject line!

"Hang on... did you just mention your comics in book form in last week's Q&A? I always thought you were never going to do a book as your comics are too long. Have you just revealed your secret future plans?" -Andrew

That's the plan! I've been writing our current saga with the express intent of translating it into a set of books. "Inhuman" is the last chapter of what will be the first book, which I hope to get published in time for San Diego Comic-con. And if you go back and read the previous stories of Volume 5, I think you'll probably see the structure of that single book peeking out from behind the various stand-alone stories.

(Please do not think this plan means that I've given up on collecting all the previous volumes on Sam and Fuzzy, though! Ideally, there will eventually be a second set of books that contain that material. But one step at a time!)

"Who did Fuzzy find Hazel talking to?" -Eleanor

Apparently no one! But, uh... the story isn't over yet!

"Has anyone guessed who the person that Hazel has been secretly talking to is yet?" -Becky

I have seen at least one correct guess in my inbox. But keep in mind, Sam and Fuzzy encourages only the finest in rampant, completely outrageous speculation from its readers. Therefore, the guesses I've seen so far have included:

- pretty much every character that has ever appeared in the comic
- a brand new character (or characters) that we've never seen before
- some sort of spirit, demon or other intangible entity
- Hazel herself (now we're talking!)
- Robert Boyle (too obvious)

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to send in their crazy theories! They're all canon in my heart. (Especially the one about mind-controlling wigs.)

"How do you get your ink drawings so clean on the computer? When I scan my ink drawings the paper comes in grey and theres usually pencil lines I tried very hard to erase everywhere. What do you do to make it just white, black and grey?" -Spencer

This is a question that keeps popping up every now and then! You can find an extensive explanation of how I get crisp black and white scans waaaaay back in one of our first Q and As. (As for the grey, I add that part afterward in Photoshop!)

That's a wrap for this week! We return on Monday with more comics. See you then!

-Sam Logan

Mar 3, 2010


From the tragic, time-consuming mistake file: here is a version of last Friday's comic that was accidentally lettered entirely with "whisper"-sized font. I didn't notice until I put in the last bubble... but man, the whole time I was lettering it, I was going crazy trying to figure out why there was so much extra space for dialogue. Whooops!

Meanwhile, just a reminder... over at Topatoco, we are clearing out some of our classic t-shirt designs to make space for new swag. If these are shirts you want in your life, act quickly! Many of the most popular sizes are already either nearly or completely sold out.

T-shirts soon to be permanently obliterated:
I'm Capitalism
I'm Communism
Skull Panda Loves Kitties
Skull Panda Head
Can't Dance
Dr. Crab

-Sam Logan