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

Four-Finger Discount, Pt. 30

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Nov 1, 2013

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

"So the Ninja Mafia doesn't use katanas (they are curved instead of perfectly straight) but I assume that they are a single edged blade. So in strip 1800 did Fuzzy intentionally try to smack Hazel with the flat end or did he make a mistake? Likewise, in strip 1801 did Hazel intentionally use the blunt end when she attacked Aaron?" -Tom

I think it's a fairly safe bet that neither Hazel nor Fuzzy were trying to actually kill anyone in that scene. On the other hand, the are also both kind of scrambling and emotional, and neither of them are really what you'd call experienced sword-wielders. So they might not even be paying that much attention.

I get a lot of number of emails about sword minutiae... types, handle lengths, sharp edges, you name it. This is maybe to be expected, since swords appear in the comic so frequently! But I think you guys are maybe approaching the issue from the wrong angle.

The kind of swords that generally appear in Sam and Fuzzy are cartoon swords. Which edges of the swords are sharp is not usually relevant, because cartoon swords are rarely used to cut people. Instead, they are primarily used for:

a) blocking other cartoon swords

b) deflecting laser beams (possibly into the ceiling to dislodge enemy-crushing rocks)

c) slicing effortlessly through robots, as though they were made of butter

That said, rest assured, in any dramatic moment where a sword actually needs to cut someone, it'll magically become sharp enough to do so!

"Why don't you ever draw any of my sketchoff suggestions! Don't you want my money?" -Karen

I'm sorry, Karen! Every Sketch-Off, I get a billion ideas sent my way (partly because I take them from everybody, not just folks who are willing to buy the finished pieces), and I only have time to draw a tiny handful. If you (or anyone else reading) has a Halloween costume sketch idea that they really wanted to buy, just email me and I will see what I can do. (And of course, we still have some of the existing finished pieces available for sale, too!)

"What are you dressing as for Halloween?" -Michael

Grunkle Stan from Gravity Falls! Last year I was Sully from Uncharted. Perhaps I'll do a third cranky older dude next year? It's a rich costume well, and I've got a lot of hair-greying powder left over.

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

-Sam Logan

Oct 30, 2013

Sketched Off

Yow! I think that might have been our best Sketch-Off yet. In the end, I drew 32 pieces based on your character and costume suggestions!

Below is a montage consisting (mostly!) of the pieces that are still available to buy... but definitely click it to view the full gallery of all 32, because some of the ones that have already sold were pretty cool too!

As usual, if you'd like to buy one of the remaining pieces for $25 (or $50 with marker colouring), just email me and let me know. And if you are one of the many folks with a suggestion I wasn't able to get to... sorry, team! If it's really eating away at you, just drop me a line and I will see if I can find a way to do a few extras.

Happy day-before-Halloween!

-Sam Logan

Oct 28, 2013

Halloween Sketch-Off Today!

Just a reminder, team... starting at 11am pacific time today, and then again in the evening at 7pm, I'll be live-drawing Sam and Fuzzy characters in halloween costumes, based on the suggestions you (yes you) tweet or email me! You pick the character, you pick the costume, and if I like your idea, I will make the magic happen! (Please wait until I'm actually drawing to send your ideas in, though!)

You can watch me draw live on livestream, or just head to twitter to see pictures of the drawings as I finish them.

As always, I can only draw a small fraction of the suggestions I get, but I promise to pick the ones I think sound the most awesome. Also as always, if you want to buy the drawing based on your suggestion, (or any other drawing you like, provided the suggestor doesn't call dibs), just email me and let me know. The black and white ones will be $25, and the colour ones will be $50.

How many costumes can I draw in one day? I guess we'll find out!

-Sam Logan