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

Aid and Abet, Pt. 20

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Oct 22, 2014

Vol 4 Bonus Pack Upgrade

It's that time again, team! I'm so pleased by your support for our new print collection of Volume 4, that I've decided to upgrade the buyer digital bonus pack even further.

Now, in addition to the PDF copy of Vol 4 and four bonus desktops, everyone who nabs a copy of Volume 4 before Nov 1st will also get a PDF ebook copy of the Volume 4 Sketchbook. The sketchbook will collect all the fun, weird, and crazy pieces I've been drawing for people's Volume 4 limited bundles. It's already well over 30 pages long, but if people keep nabbing those limited bundle commissions, I'm going to have even more material to put in there!

Also, as an extra bonus prize, one lucky buyer is going to win the original 11x14 inked artwork for Volume 4's back cover. If you'd like to nab all these bonuses and get entered into the draw for the art, just pick up any version of the book before November 1st. Woo!

-Sam Logan

Oct 20, 2014

A whole new whirl

A new week is upon us, friends! And in addition to another batch of new comics, I believe my new t-shirts will also be dropping! I will keep you posted.

By the way, is anyone out there experiencing any commercials in the sidebar with annoying auto-playing audio when they browse the Sam and Fuzzy site? It seems a couple are sneaking in for some users. This is not supposed to be, so if it is happening to you, drop me an <a href="mailto:[email protected]">email</a> and let me know what they were for so I can block em! (Don't click 'em though.)

-Sam Logan

Oct 17, 2014

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

"I was explaining the concept of Conscience Cat to a friend of mine and it occurred to me that I had no idea what pronouns to use. It may seem odd to get into the gender identity of a possible hallucination but does Conscience Cat have a gender, and if so what?" -Anket

I don't think of Conscience Cat as really having a gender, no! Conscience Cat is, after all, just a physical embodiment of the conscience of the individual in question. If anything, it would make the most sense for the character to be female, since in every appearance, she/he is always representing the conscience of a female character.

I know there's a tendency to make goofy cartoon characters with no obvious gender characteristics "default" to being male... like, "Conscience Cat clearly isn't meant to be a woman or he'd have big eyelashes or something!" And I am probably guilty of defaulting to male pronouns when I've casually spoken of the character in the past. But really, Conscience Cat should probably be referred to using your non-gendered pronoun of choice.

"Why is Nicole busting out of a fridge in Aid and Abet pt. 13? Is it some kind of existentialist metaphor?" -Jay

I wondered if anyone would notice that! I knew I wanted Tats to be depicted bursting out of a coffin, so I wanted to have Nicole bursting out of something for visual symetry. So I asked myself, "If an angry male vampire bursts out of a coffin as a metaphor for oppresion, what would an angry human woman burst out of?" A refridgerator just seemed like the best choice!

"Since the bookplates in the Artist Edition books have random drawings on them [...] what can I do to make sure I don't get the same drawing in Volume 4 that I got in Volume 1, 2, or 3?" -Alice

You don't have to do anything, actually! I pick a different set of characters (or at least different "alternate" costumed versions of characters) to use for each Volume's bookplates. That way, no matter which characters you got with your previous books, it's impossible for you to get the same drawing again with Volume 4.

I don't want to reveal all the characters I picked for each book, because I don't want to spoil the surprise! But as a couple of examples, Baker the dog is a character who only appears on some Volume 4 bookplates, and Derranged Robot Fuzzy With Claws only appears on some Volume 2 bookplates.

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

-Sam Logan

"Why is Nicole busting out of a fridge in Aid and Abet pt. 13? Is it some kind of existentialist metaphor?" -Jay