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

Animal Kingdom, Pt. 31

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Feb 1, 2012

Hang in there

Oh, Mario Kart 7! I want to like you. I really do! I am just not sure I can take your blue shells and nonsensical rubber band AI anymore. And hey, I know this is not an original complaint by any means. But I swear, it feels like these issues have become more and more pronounced with each iteration of the series. Either that, or it just took a few games to really wear away at me. But I mean, it's... it's just not very fun to suddenly be thrust from 1st to 5th place at the last second due to some uncontrollable, unavoidable random attack from a computer-controlled players. I mean, right? This is not a controversial opinion, is it? No one enjoys that. Do they?

I don't know. But for the good of my sanity, I think I am just going to abandon the single player campaign and stick to playing with other humans. At least when it's a friend dumping crazy overpowered items on you, it can be kind of funny! Or honestly, maybe I should just go back to Sonic and the Sega All Stars Racing. It may be one of the most shameless, shameless rip-offs of all time (green boxing gloves and red rockets?), and it may be responsible for unleashing the historically nonsensical concept that is Sonic driving a car... but it was a fun solid racer, and felt a lot more balanced than any of the past few Nintendo affairs. Ack!

Victorians! (By which I mean citizens of Victoria, BC, not time travellers from the 1800s.) Shannon and I will be in your general vicinity for Gottacon starting this Friday at 5pm! And so will Alina from Weregeek! If you're going to be at the show, come by our booth and say hello! We will be bringing a mighty assortment of comic books, art prints, t-shirts and other crazy crap. And we will also be drawing stuff because, you know... cartoonists.

-Sam Logan

Jan 30, 2012

Gottacon: Feb. 3-5

Big week! Gottacon, my first convention appearance of 2012, starts this Friday at the Pearkes arena in my old home town of Victoria, BC!

If you are going to be in the Victoria area and you have any interest in gaming (or Sam and Fuzzy!), please do come by and say hello. The show itself is open 24 hours a day, but if you're looking to see me specifically, I'll be at the booth (along with my pal Alina from Weregeek) from 5-9 PM on Friday, 9AM-9PM on Saturday and 9AM-6PM on Sunday.

In other news, don't forget to check out the new Skull Panda site! It's still going strong with... whatever it is.

-Sam Logan

Jan 27, 2012

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A: Fridge Edition
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"OMG, Is that FRIDGE in Wednesday's strip? (Also, Fuzzy is going to be OK, right?)" -Allison

Haha! Yes, he did make a small cameo. I don't think many people noticed, though! He was such an important figure in a chunk of Fuzzy's memories, it didn't seem right to leave him out.

As for Fuzzy... he seems mostly all right in today's strip, right?

"Is Brain male or female? For some unfathomable reason I keep putting his/hers/its voice into a deep baritone in my head and I'm becoming more and more curious as to if I have it completely and totally wrong..." -Josh

Well... Fuzzy thought he had a male voice. So I don't see why it couldn't be a deep baritone! I personally picture him speaking in a very calm, clinical and unflustered sort of way at almost all times. (When he lets his anger get the better of him he just tends to devolve into hissing.)

"Where is Mr. Ackerman by now? Has he heard of the Ninja Mafia Service that Sam has started? Also, has Sam paid him back yet?" -Anthony

Mr. Ackerman is still happily retired, I assume! And although it was never mentioned, I like to think that Sam finished paying him off sometime during the year he worked as a roadie for Noosehead.

Has Ackerman heard of NMS? That's a good question... but probably one I shouldn't answer, lest I spoil a future plot development (or non development, as the case may be). He does live in the same city as their base of operations. (The retroactively named city of Newport, setting of both the original taxi strips and the current stories.)

Anyhow, that's a wrap for this week. Come back on Monday for our next instalment!

-Sam Logan