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

They Call Him Dr. Love, Pt. 9

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Oct 29, 2010

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

"Have you seen this?? Why don't they just come right out and call it Sam & Fuzzy?" -Binah

Actually, it is! It's an adaptation of a special series of guest strips Seth MacFarlane drew for Sam and Fuzzy. They'll be running for the next three months, starting on Monday. Here's a preview:

"Is Fuzzy actually a midget with hypertrichosis, and not a bear at all?" -Dane

Probably not! But maybe. Yes! No. Time will tell. Next question!

"How on earth does Dr. Crab keep his human charade up in such a believable fashion? Wouldn't his glorious shell exoskeleton and piquant red hue of the crustacean variety cause some people to question his origin? (Or perhaps is the assumption some wildly exotic skin condition.)" -Pitan

I'm not actually sure what colour Dr. Crab is! He was yellow on his now nearly defunct t-shirt. Are t-shirts canon?

In any case, I think people in the Sam and Fuzzy universe are generally used to a... er... "broader" variety of facial characteristics among humans. Consider the members of Noosehead, or Mr. Sin's exoskeleton, or even Sam. I imagine when you're used to regularly seeing people without ears or noses, you'll also probably be a little more accepting of a dude with a big yellow head.

"What started your rivalry with Jeph, author of Questionable Content?" -Benton

The same reason all internet feuds start... to generate more traffic!

(You can actually read all about it, as it was happening, in this comic's newspost, as well as the two that follow it.)

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

-Sam Logan

Oct 27, 2010

"Last Chance" T-shirts now $15

Hey, didja see Instant Classic's idle mention of the events of our last story? Who knew that all this crap was canon!

In other news... as you probably already know, Topatoco is clearing out a few of our older shirt designs. We're down to our last handful of random sizes... but we really want to clear the rest out.

So from now until Halloween, Topatoco is sweetening the deal by dropping the price. All our remaining "last chance" shirts are now only $15! So if you want any of the designs below, have a look and see what sizes we've got left.

Overkill is One of my Many Modes
This Shirt is an Obtuse Reference...
Ninja Mafia
Explicit Cowbell
My Cat Dreams of Spatulas

-Sam Logan

Oct 25, 2010

Exciting Bonus Monday Q and A question:
"Was Dr. Love's true identity supposed to be a surprise? Because I recognized him right away!" -Alex

No! But boy, you would not believe how varied everyone's reactions were! I got a ton of emails about the good doctor over the weekend, so I thought I'd talk about it a little today.

When I first mentally envisioned this story, Dr. Love's true identity was only meant to be a "surprise twist" to new readers who hadn't seen any of Dr. Crab's previous appearances. I assumed everyone else would recognize him instantly. In my mind's eye, the sight of Dr. Crab in that suit with all that ridiculous facial hair would be hilariously absurd in it's blatant obviousness.

But you know what? Once I actually sat down to draw Dr. Crab's human guise... the end result was just a little more convincing than I'd expected. It's amazing what a mustache and eyebrows will do!

Don't get me wrong... many readers still spotted him right away! But some were totally fooled. Mostly, I think there were a lot of folks who thought he looked just different enough to leave them unsure if it was really him or not. And when they finally got their answer on Friday, they were left wondering if I had meant it to be a surprise!

Well, now you know the answer! But it's OK if you were surprised anyway. Actually, it's kind of awesome! I am happy to have given out a few bonus surprises at no extra charge.

Anyhow, that's a wrap for today! And just a reminder... over at Topatoco, we're clearing out some of our old t-shirt designs to make room for all new swag. That means this is your last chance to nab any of the following designs:

Overkill is One of my Many Modes
This Shirt is an Obtuse Reference...
Ninja Mafia
Explicit Cowbell
My Cat Dreams of Spatulas

Once they're gone, they're gone... so if you want one, act quick! We're already running out of some sizes in certain designs.

-Sam Logan