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

Reunion, Pt. 21

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May 20, 2011

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: BAM! Edition
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"How did Fuzzy untie himself in this comic?" -Louise

Psychic powers! The ultimate plot twist! Bet you didn't see that one coming.

Hazel was supposed to untie him -- well, "unwrap" (it's duct tape) -- but I guess you can't actually see that, can I? Whoops! Fortunately this is the kind of bothersome visual continuity hiccup that can probably be wiped away by adding a few tattered strands of duct tape in the panel or two after. Your brain will fill in the rest!

"Given as Fuzzy was a ninja at one point, and single-handedly obliterated an entire squad of Grrbils, why does he do so much cowering nowadays? Has he gone soft?" -Jack

I think Fuzzy's past... uh... combat instincts... have come more from poor decision making and an overabundance of energy than any actual fighting skill. (And to be fair, obliterating a Grrbil is not exactly a physical challenge.)

But the old rage is still in there... at least, when it's not being suppressed by stress or finely-tuned self-preservation instincts. Or a distracting shiny object. Or liquor.

"Have you ever thought about working with Squishables to make a Fuzzy or Conscious Cat squishable? Or turning on of your many other characters into an adorable big ball of fluff??" -Bilee

How fun would that be? And Squishables did a great job with T-Rex and Yelling Bird and other webcomic character prototype I saw and can't discuss. I'd love to see them tackle a member of the Sam and Fuzzy cast, too.

The problem is that things like stuffed animals need to be produced in pretty massive quantities, which makes them an intimidating project unless you are confident you can sell thousands of them. It's definitely something I'd like to do someday, though!

"Command Code 1965917? Someone is a Sonic 2 fan. Or more accurately, a Sonic 2 cheater (and/or a possible Yuji Naka stalker)." -Jay

Now technically, Jay, there isn't actually a question in there. But that's OK! I can infer.

To answer your question... yes, about four times a week, but never without mayonnaise.

(OK, OK... and yes, it is the Sonic 2 warp code. Some numbers just stick with you. At least I didn't use my luggage lock combo!)

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

-Sam Logan

May 18, 2011

D is for...

Handface, the incredible new cartoon character unveiled in Monday's newspost, has received a wide variety of responses. But there's one in particular I was not expecting... folks asking if he was intended a reference to Vampire Hunter D!

I've never seen it, but folks on the twitters informed me that the "D" stands for Dracula. This was good information! With it, I was able to successfully infer that the "D" in Initial D also stands for Dracula. And as it turns out, so do a lot of other Ds. Thanks for the education, internet!

-Sam Logan

May 16, 2011

My greatest creation

TCAF is always a great show. Tons of creators, awesome atmosphere, great fan interaction -- all present and accounted for. But this year, there was something more. Something special happened at this year's TCAF, guys. Something magical. And that something... was Handface.

Jeph, Joel and I all agree... Handface is going to be the next big breakout character in webcomics. He is my greatest creation, and J&J did a great job helping me flesh out his personality and backstory! Just look at these important Handface facts:

- Handface has no eyelids

- Handface can't close his own mouth, which is entirely decorative

- Handface's only method of travel is to drag himself by the fingers while scrapping his face along the ground

- Handface has countless incredible catchphrases, which are all delivered in his signature high-pitched shriek:

Yes, there's no doubt about it... Handface is a solid gold gravy train. Which is why Jeph and I have made the no-brainer decision to immediately quit both of our current webcomics and focus on producing Handface full time. Here's a drawing that Joel whipped up, revealing our 2012 TCAF booth:

Joel also put together this fine (NSFW) photo comic, which reveals the many other contributions he made to my work over the weekend. (Building on the "Fix Your Problem, Sam Logan" jokes pioneered by my buddy Ryan "New Super Mario Bros. Silver Finish" North.) Thanks Joel.

-Sam Logan