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

Four-Finger Discount, Pt. 38

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Nov 22, 2013

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

"Sam, any chance you can make the "Biting is the only way I know how to love" in the right size for a small cat? Because I have a cat, and it turns out... biting is the only way she knows how to love, too!" -Keith

I bet your cat will be especially eager to employ that expression of love once you force her to wear t-shirts!

I think pet-sized clothing is a bit outside the production scope of our small operation. I would advise nabbing a ladies small (which, ladies will tell you, are really small!) and then either:

a) take in the shirt (utilizing sewing)

b) enlarge your cat (utilizing irresponsible feeding habits)

"With the varied population of the Sam and Fuzzy world, why are there only human ninjas?" -Sean

Too cheap to make custom uniforms!

In seriousness, each non-human species in the Sam and Fuzzy is in a pretty different boat, as far as privilege is a concern. After all, it's species that determines where someone they can live, whether they have to do so in disguise, whether their natural behaviour and intelligence can be displayed in public, and so on. This has resulted in a pretty segregated underground society, and inhumans tend to gravitate to the organizations and territories of whichever committee members have the interests of their species most at heart. The Cat Emperor has predominantly cat subjects, the Vampire Guild governs vampire society, and so on.

The Ninja Mafia, traditionally, is a predominantly above-ground criminal operation. (Albeit with a below-ground headquarters, to protect itself from surface law enforcement.) So its members are primarily recruited from above-ground society. I'm sure there have been a few non-humans among their ranks, probably primarily those who can pass for human. But as an organization, it doesn't have a very good history of being helpful towards those kind of folks.

"Sam had a trusted team setting up the "Ninja truck diorama". And he
obviously also has a trusted team diverting the blood trucks. How did
he assemble and direct all those without his top lieutenants noticing?" -David

Carefully orchestrated outside help! And now, you can probably guess who from... right?

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

-Sam Logan

Nov 20, 2013

Biting is the only way I can love

I'm glad to hear you guys like the new shirts! I only really know how to make shirts that I think will be cool... so it's always a bit of a relief to hear I'm not the only one.

We return on Friday with our next comic, as well as our traditional round of Q and A! (If you've got a question you want answered, just drop it in an email with "Q and A" in the subject line.) See you then!

-Sam Logan

Nov 18, 2013

Today: Art Auction Ends, New Shirts Arrive!

Exciting times, team! First of all, I'm happy to report that my new t-shirts have arrived at Topatoco!

It's been a long time since I've had a shirt for sale starring everyone's favourite near-comatose house-cat, Butcher... but she seemed like a great choice to pair visually with the Unconsciousness is Just Sleeping With Dedication gag from a while back. As for Biting is the Only Way I Can Love, it is the final evolution of a design that grew out of this strip, which is why it features one of Aaron's ferrets. (It also includes a Grrbil for added Sam and Fuzzy-universe authenticity, and a hamster for... being a hamster.)

You can nab either or both of them, as well as all my other shirts, in my Topatoco store. I hope you like 'em! I'm pretty fond of them, myself -- it's always fun to make shirts entrenched in Sam and Fuzzy jokes rather than goofy pop culture gags. (Not that those shirts don't have their place as well.)

And second, today is the last day to bid in my ebay auction for my original To Be Or Not to Be ending artwork! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

-Sam Logan