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

The Wychwood Demos, Pt. 16

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Nov 9, 2011

Say cheese

Whew! Quite a few commission requests have come through since my Monday warning. (Which is awesome.) If there's anyone else out there hoping to order a custom drawing and receive it in time for Christmas, drop me a line as soon as you can. A man can only draw so many pictures in a month, and I am rapidly approaching my limit!

Speaking of stuff (vaguest segue ever), I still want to see your photos of our new swag in action! Especially the whiteboards and magnets, since they are so... interactive! I am dying to see what sort of things you are crafting and constructing. Here's a free tip: don't be afraid to incorporate other magnets into your magnetic Fuzzy monstrosities. (And bonus points for anyone who uses a fridge poetry set to write dialogue for them.)

We return on Friday, with a brand new comic and a brand new round of Q and A! If you've got a question you'd like to add to the consideration pile, just pop it in an email with "Q and A" in the subject line.

-Sam Logan

Nov 7, 2011

Commission Zone

Bam! November, WEEK TWO. That's full throttle November, bucko. And as is often the case at this time of year, I'm starting to get a lot of requests for commissioned art. To which I say... great idea! But if you're hoping to get something made in time for the gift-giving season, I'd recommend getting in touch via email sooner rather than later! I always hate to do it, but at some point I'll reach holiday commission critical mass and have to start saying no to folks until after Christmas.

Of course, we've also got a bunch of swell potential gifts in the Topatoco store. I know, I know, it's kind of disturbing thinking about that kind of thing so early. But it never hurts to give yourself some mailing lead time... especially if you are one of our international readers and are hoping to use the most economical shipping option.

But either way, if you want stuff... we've got stuff.Books! T-shirts! Whiteboards! Magnets! We've even got some Christmas cards... you know, if you're into that kind of thing. All this stuff is sitting there, for whenever (and if ever) you're ready for it.

(Assuming anyone can ever be truly ready for two-dozen magnetic disembodied bodyparts.)

-Sam Logan

Nov 4, 2011

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

"So, you have a fanshy, smanshy tablet . . . Does this mean your style will change? Or will you stick with the classic ink look?" -Timmy

I don't have any plans to switch Sam and Fuzzy over to tablet-drawn art, no! I got it mainly as a new tool to learn for other art projects. I suppose, in theory, if I got incredibly good with it, I might eventually consider switching... but only if I was 100% confident that I could maintain the look of the strip, and that the switch would be completely imperceptible.

And trust me, right now there is no danger of that happening. I'm terrible with this thing! I'd planned to do the Halloween sketches with it, but within minutes I was back to using ink and paper. On the plus side, that meant that I wound up with some original physical drawings! Speaking of which...

"So are you going to sell any of the halloween sketches? Or are they all gone?" -Jacob

Quite a few of them are gone, but I've still got three Twitter Halloween Costume Draw-o-thon drawings that weren't scooped up by their original request-ers. That means they are now up for grabs to the first person who wants to give them a good home. And since they're already-completed pieces that I drew just for fun, I'm going to let them go for $20 a piece instead of my usual commission rates.

If you're interested, just pop me an email! (And be patient if I don't answer right away... I might just be asleep or away from my computer. I promise I'll offer them to folks in the order I receive the requests.) Here's what we've got left:

Sam as a milkmaid (for some reason)

Fuzzy as spooky internet meme Slenderman (Slenderbear?)


And my personal favourite, Fuzzy as Farscape's Scorpius (Well, technically Harvey.)


"When Fuzzy mentions "crowbars" as an illegal substance in strip 1483, is it a reference to Drugged Part 1?" -Thomas

Yes! What can I say? No way could I resist that one.

"In strip 1176, Hazel tells Rexford 'We are going to forget this entire embarrassing fiasco ever happened.' In the previous panel, Brain had jumped on Rexford's head and there were a lot of intense squiggly lines. Did Brain alter Rexford's memory to make him literally forget the whole ordeal? If that's the case, what on earth did Rexford think he was doing hanging from some rubble off the side of the building? Or is that one of the ways the dinosaurs went extinct?" -Brenna

You are on to something, Brenna! We'll learn more about how Brain's abilities really work further down the line. But Rexford sure seemed to be left in a sort of dazed, almost actively refusing-to-think-about-it state when all was said and done, didn't he?

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

-Sam Logan