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

Skull Panda Fights the Status Quo

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Oct 8, 2010

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Obtuse Edition
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"Okay, now that you are retiring the obtuse reference shirt, will you PLEASE tell me the joke?" -Cassie

You don't remember the great ninja rabbit ostrich golf war of '74? Nice work, shadow government!

Ok, just kidding. It's not actually a reference to anything! You're just meant to pretend that it is, and make everyone you know feel bad for not "getting" it. See? That could be you, making people bad, wearing an orange shirt!

Well, but not for long. "Obtuse Reference" is one of four of our classic designs that we recently retired. Get them while the getting's good!

"Why does Rikk keep making Skull Panda comics for you, even though you fill your comic with lies about him? Adorable bunny-drawing lies!" -Max

Tolerating his fictional counterpart and assisting with the occasional guest strip are just some of the many delightful burdens Rikk must suffer in exchange for being allowed to use the Skull Panda character. (Which, thanks to a particularly successful poker game, I technically own.)

"What happened to Sam's gloves? They were nifty. " -Corin

To be honest, I'm not totally sure he isn't still wearing them! A long sleeve hides many a... glove... top... thing. If the comic was in colour, would Sam's hands be white, or flesh-coloured? YOU DECIDE.

"What do you and skull panda think of Skelanimals? " -Tom

I think it's coincidence, much like the Skull Panda of Panda Z! Rikk, on the other hand, wants to know if there's a kind of lawsuit that doubles as a murder weapon.

Skull Panda doesn't think anything! He's just a cartoon character. He's not real. Silly! I'm not going to just make up feelings for a fake person!

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

-Sam Logan

Oct 6, 2010


It's true... after many years of faithful service, some of our oldest t-shirt designs are being retired. These designs all had a good run, but the time has come to clear them out and make way for some brand new designs. If you want any of the shirts below, act fast... because once they're gone, they're gone!

Overkill is One of my Many Modes
This T-shirt is an Obtuse Reference...
Parental Advisory: Explicit Cowbell
Ninja Mafia

(We also still have a handful of the REALLY old designs that we discontinued last year -- like My Cat Dreams of Spatulas and the Skull Panda shirts -- but only in erratic sizes.)

We return on Friday, with a special final note on our last big story. Then our next chapter fires up on Monday. See you then!

-Sam Logan

Oct 4, 2010


While I get a much-needed head start on our next major storyline, infamous alternative cartoonist Rikk Estoban kindly "agreed" to help put together this week's strips. (One of which, I believe, is our first true collaborative effort.) Considering how heavily his fictionalized counterpart factored into our last storyline, it seemed appropriate!

If you're a fan of Rikk's work, consider his book, Skull Panda in Love... particularly the "red heart" editions, which Rikk signed, sketched and bloodied with his own two hands. (Well, with one of them, anyway.)

-Sam Logan