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

Crossed Wires, Pt. 11

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Oct 5, 2016

Of robots and Patreon votes

Time to meet another major player in this story! Well, briefly, anyway. We'll meet him more thoroughly on Friday, I promise.

A brief aside for our Patreon backers: October's bonus art poll is now live! (As are the rest of this month's rewards.) This month, you'll be voting to help pick some Halloween-themed pieces I'll be drawing later this month. But that's not all! You'll also see a couple questions asking about possible additions to our various reward tiers -- what kind of bonus pieces I should draw for future votes, what format Extra backers would prefer to get their monthly e-magazine in, whether or not I should add more older-skewing pin-up stuff (or various other kinds of things) to the Secret Art Vault tier, and so on! If you're backing, I'd love to hear what you think.

ALL RIGHT! That's a wrap for today. But we'll be back on Friday with a new comic, and a new round of reader Q and A! If you've got a question you'd like me to answer, dear reader, just pop it in an email with "Q and A" in the subject line.

-Sam Logan

Oct 3, 2016

Embrace it

Pintsize (or at least his S&F-universe counterpart, Eight Characters) continues to be used with the begrudging tolerance of my longtime webcomics pal/arch-nemesis Jeph. Thanks for the loaner, dude. He's been very useful!

Hard to believe it's October already. But hey... it's usually a good month. The con season is over, which makes it a great time for me to hunker down on some other long not-quite-finished projects. (Like my next book!) And it's also a good excuse to draw the S&F cast in funny costumes... which, as you've probably guessed by this point, is a popular hobby over here.

Our next comic arrives on Wednesday. BE HERE!

-Sam Logan


Sep 30, 2016

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

"Are we going to see President Dog again before November 8th?" -Sara

He will probably make an appearance sometime between then and now. I don't think he can afford not to! I've been reading a lot of articles about the election, and he doesn't appear to be polling very well.

"How did you handle getting/choosing/using fonts for your comic?  From what I understand, font choices are a concern for a cartoonist (beyond aesthetics) because some have costs, and some are free, and some have licensing agreements/fees you need to handle.  What would you recommend for someone looking to get into webcomics?" -ND

The dialogue font used in my comic is actually a custom-made one, built by a helpful reader using samples of my own writing! My primary style concern at the time was maintaining consitency with older Sam and Fuzzy comics, which were all hand-lettered.

There are a lot of good fonts out there! Unless you're really picky or looking for something really particular, you probably don't need to resort to licensing a pay font... especially if you are just starting out. Blambot -- one of the more popular professional comic font creators -- has a number of fonts that they make freely available to all independent comics, even if those comics are generating revenue. And in the event your work ever gets picked up by a big publisher... well, if that happens, you'll probably be able to afford the licensing fee!

"What did Garcia in Sin's Gambit do to be turned into a monitor?" -CJ

The cockiest decision any comic character could make... he dared to position himself in a panel in need of a punchline.

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

-Sam Logan