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

Trade Secrets, Pt. 22

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May 28, 2010

Oh man!Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Upside Down Edition
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"When you had Sam, Fuzzy, and Walter Banner hanging upside down, did you have to turn the page upside down to draw their faces? Or is it
easy for you to draw upside down faces and expressions?" -David

I was wondering if anyone would ask this!

I absolutely had to turn the page upside down. I briefly tried drawing them with the paper the right way around, but it was completely maddening... like trying to draw with your opposite hand, or with oven mitts on, or while being eaten by a bear.

"I came across the idea of "Women in Refigerators" recently, and wondered if this comic was deliberately a reference to it?" -Simon

Afraid not! I'm certainly familiar with Women in Refrigerators Syndrome now, but I probably wasn't at the time I drew that comic. But if I was, I bet I could have got a lot more mileage out of that storyline!

"Is the line 'stupid stupid fig pig' an intentional reference to 'stupid stupid rat creatures' from Bone?" -James

OK, I'll give you that one! I almost never slip quotes into my dialouge -- honest -- but Bone is one of my favourite comics, and the line fit so perfectly with Sam's gradual collapse into babbling that it was impossible to resist.

That's a wrap for this week! See you on Monday, team.

-Sam Logan

May 26, 2010

Oh man!

All right! I am pretty much finished work on the secret project, and all caught up on comic drawing. At last, I can get to the really important work -- finally, finally, finally playing Mario Galaxy 2. Eesh! Since Sunday, the box has just been sitting there, taunting me. As has the soundtrack, which I've been listening to while I've been working. And also the poster, which I hung in my office.

I am a huge nerd, is basically what I am saying.

On a actually-somewhat-related note, consider our new Fireflower Roasting t-shirt! (Which, now that I think of it, was surprisingly well-timed.) It's already been well embraced by the gaming portion of my readership -- thanks guys! -- but anything you can do to help spread awareness of this sucker to the gaming community at large would be super appreciated. I mean, come on. It's time for an alternative to those less classy, tasteless gamer ts, like that one of Mario taking a dump in his hat! (Note: I may or may not have just imagined that particular shirt.)

Meanwhile, our "Insatiable Reader" shirt should be going on sale before the weekend! Topatoco is just waiting for the free bookmarks I sent them to arrive!

-Sam Logan

May 24, 2010


It's been a busy weekend. I've been working hard putting the finishing touches on a certain not-so-secret Sam and Fuzzy project that should go on sale in time for San Diego. Here's a hint... it'll be made out of paper. Lots and lots of paper.

Meanwhile, our "Insatiable Reader" shirt should be going on sale sometime this week! It'll be joining our other new design, Fireflower Roasting, which is available now and hopefully finding it's way into the arms of proud retro gamers everywhere.

-Sam Logan