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

Sell Out, Pt. 15

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Jul 16, 2010

Whew! Busy busy busy with Comic-con preparations. But here, have a...

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

"Is Buddy related to Blinky from Stuff Sucks by Liz Greenfield?" -David

No! Although I certainly was a fan of Liz's excellent webcomic. (Which, as far as I can tell, is no longer available to read online.)

Buddy is actually inspired by a real life black moor goldfish... party of a entire tank of fish I kind of unwittingly inherited and wound up taking care of for a year or so. Let's just say these comics subtly convey my views on the value of the the goldfish as a personal companion. Thud!

"I was going to send an email simply asking 'Is Sam's original rendering a cross between sonic the hedgehog and mario?' Then I did a search of the Q&A sessions, and found that you've already admitted heavy Sonic influences... So, new question: could you elaborate a bit on your history of your drawing style with respect to video-game-inspired art?" -Abram

To be honest, game art probably was never a big influence on my work. I mean, there was no internet yet (*shakes cane*), and art books were still super uncommon, so the only place you could even see game-related artwork was on the boxes of whatever games you owned.

Sonic certainly influenced my art, but that was more from the Sonic comic books than the games themselves. Sonic, the Disney duck books and Bone... those were what I read religiously as a kid, and probably the earliest influences on my own comics.

That's a wrap for today! Next week... NEW BOOK!

-Sam Logan

Jul 14, 2010

Maximum Hype, part two

We're now less than a week away from the book launch... even sooner than I had thought! They'll actually be going on sale next Tuesday, according to Topatoco commander Jeff. And on that same day, Topatoco will also start selling our Skull Panda in Love books, so if you've been waiting to pick one up, now you'll have your chance!

And that's not all! Jeff's new Overcompensating book, A Dangerous Obsession, will be launching at the same time. That's why we're holding a big book launch party in San Diego. Just head over here for all the details!

Until then, here's a sneak-peek photo Jeff sent me to tide you over! Man, after you've seen how much nicer Sam and Fuzzy's high contrast black and white art looks on big, full-bleed book pages, you'll never want to read it on your computer again. I am completely serious. You will literally throw your monitor in the garbage.

-Sam Logan

Jul 12, 2010

Welcome to the hype zone

It's official: our new book, the Topatoco-published 368-page opus Sam and Fuzzy Fix Your Problem, will go on sale on July 20th. That's next Tuesday, friend... only 9 days from now!

Where will you be able to buy it?
- Online, in the Sam and Fuzzy Topatoco store
- Straight from my own two hands, at the Topatoco booth at San Diego Comic-con (July 21-25)

Party Time
And of course, I'll also be peddling and signing copies at Topatoco's San Diego Book Release Party! If you're in town for the convention, or for any other reason, come to the at the Quality Social to hang out with a bunch of webcomics people and eat hilariously tiny food. Thursday, July 22nd, from 8PM til THE FUTURE!

Sketch it Up
But don't worry... even if you can't make it to San Diego, you'll still be able to get a signed/sketched version of the book. How is this possible, when Topatoco HQ is a good 1000+ miles away from where I live? Occult magic! And also I mailed them a batch of of signed and illustrated bookplates.

You can see a small sample of the some of the bookplates I drew below! Every "artist edition" of Fix Your Problem will have one of these on its inside cover. (And if you really, really want a specific drawing or personalized message, you can buy a bookplate straight from me and attach it yourself.) Take that, geography!

-Sam Logan