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

Status Update, Pt. 6

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Aug 7, 2013


Well, here we are... the last day of the kickstarter!

If you're able, you should come to the Sam and Fuzzy kickstarter countdown livestream, starting at 9am pacific! (That is, exactly four hours before the kickstarter ends.) I'll be streaming for the last four hours of the kickstarter, drawing and chatting with folks while we all obsessively watch the total. It'll be fun! (I think!)

Thanks to backer support, the Commentary and Concept Art stretch goal was hit! So the question is... with half a day to go, will we be able to secure the free slipcases as well? It's not much time, but they're not that far! I am crossing my fingers.

To help, I've introduced two extra high-end art commissions:

The HOPELESS ROMANTIC will nab the original comic art for a special five page Valentine's Day story I'll be running on the Sam and Fuzzy site in 2014. It's about two characters going on a date... and you get to pick the characters. ANY two. (The Sam and Fuzzy forum really wants you to pick Morris and Cooper, but it's your choice.) And if you'd like, you can have an in-comic cameo in the comic as their waiter.

The DELUXE COMMISSIONER will nab a big, custom-drawn, digitally coloured parody commission, like my Sam and Fuzzy Firefly and Team Fortress 2 parodies. The buyer will, of course, pick the characters and parody!

These are big commissions, but I think they're pretty special! And they'd be a big help in the quest to secure those stretch goals.

But ultimately, every kind of support counts, and puts us ever closer to the last remaining streatch goals! So if you were waffling about picking up an Omnibus, may I heartily recommend picking one up? They're filled with extra bonuses, come with a bunch of free additional stuff... and with enough support, may come with hardcover slipcases as well!

-Sam Logan

Aug 5, 2013

The Final Countdown

This is it... the last three days of the Sam and Fuzzy kickstarter!

A few folks have asked if the Omnibus will be available to buy after the kickstarter. The answer is: yes, sometime later in 2014. However, if you are at all interested in picking one up, I really encourage you to nab one now via the kickstarter, if you can, rather than waiting. Here is why!

-You will get a bunch of extra stuff, thanks to all the stretch goals backers have helped hit! Desktop wallpapers, bonus ebooks, extra buttons and postcards (if you get the gilded pack)... there's a lot of extra goodies to be had, many of them kickstarter exclusive.

-You will get a better deal! When the Omnibus goes up for sale as a regular item in 2014, it will have to be a bit more expensive than it is via the kickstarter. I wanted to give our backers as low a price as possible as a way of thanking them for helping me make my dream project happen.

-You will help potentially make the Omnibuses even better! Buying now helps contribute to our stretch goals, which could add even more comics and content to the books. (And if we're lucky, maybe even a tremendously sexy free slipcase for the hardcover sets!)

Anyway, that is my pitch! Thank you for tolerating it. I know I have been talking about this kickstarter almost nonstop for a month, but it has kind of dominated my life for that entire time.

Will we raise enough to add the commentary/concept art sections and/or make those slipcases? I am crossing my fingers! But man... I can't over-emphasize how incredibly flattered and humbled I am that we've done well enough to even try for these kind of huge additions. Wow! Thank you so much, everyone, for your crazy support. Let's kick butt these last couple of days and then make some friggin' books!

-Sam Logan

Aug 2, 2013

The Final Five

Well, this is it... the final five days of the Sam and Fuzzy kickstarter! I have been endlessly astonished by how well this project is gone. But I know everyone is really hoping we can hit some of those truly nuts stretch goals... so here is what I have come up with to help.

First of all... I have committed to more MONOLITHS! That means there are finally more hardcover omnibuses that come with an original illustration and personalized message in the inside. There are a few different kinds to choose from... black and white illustrations, spot-colour illustrations, and a random batch of cosplaying Fuzzys that I drew at Comic-Con. They've all been sold out until now, so we'll see how long these extra ones last!

Second... a few of the higher end tiers have been freed up as a result of people switching tiers. The original back cover Noosehead art is up for grabs, as is one of the completionist tiers that includes copies of my two long out-of-print minibooks.

And third... I have made a bunch of original marker illustrations! You can click the image below to view them all. If you see one you'd like to own, each one is available for a $100 pledge or pledge add-on. (Or, if you have backed at the Commissioner tier, you can get one of them as your included commission.) Just email me if you'd like to buy any of 'em.

Kickstarter Marker Originals! (Click to view 'em all at a larger size)

I am pretty happy with how all these turned out. I got to put a lot more time into them than I do with my usual sketch-off pieces, and it was nice to get to work with more characters and more colours!

And of course, if you like the the look of these drawings but would prefer to get a custom new one of a different idea... you can do exactly that, by nabbing the "COMMISSIONER" tier! It includes a drawing of this style, but drawn especially for you, featuring whatever characters and themes you'd like.

All right. Back to work for me. Thanks again, everyone, for all your support! We had one shot at making these books, and you are really turning them into something incredible.

-Sam Logan