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

Cult Classic, Pt. 16

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Feb 17, 2020

Sonic Sez

A new week has arrived! A new world, in which somehow, the Sonic the Hedgehog movie just had the biggest domestic opening weekend of any video game movie ever. As a Sonic dork who has been following the character since, uh... reading a comic ad for the first game in a 1991 issue of Disney Adventures... it has been kind of surreal to see the character back on top as the number one anything.

And the best part? He even looks good! I mean, I know we all remember the horror that was his initial movie design. But I feel like even at the best of times, the "cartoon character comes to a live action world via CGI" genre rarely showcases the characters at their aesthetic best. The final movie Sonic, though? I admit, I'm probably a little biased because my buddy Tyson was the design lead, but I think it's one of the best designs the character has ever had. If Sonic is going to suddenly be plastered all over the place like it's 1992 again, I'm glad he gets to look nice while he does it.

Anyhow, enough Sonic nonsense. Come back on Wednesday for our next comic!

-Sam Logan

Feb 14, 2020

Sam and Fuzzy Q & A:  Gotta go Fast Edition
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"How long does it take you to draw each comic? Do you draw faster that when you began, or does the better detail slow you down?

Also, I know I'm months late on this, but I'm going to be sad if I never see a "classy snake" comic." -Joseph

I think it usually takes me around 2 hours to pencil and ink a physical page of Sam and Fuzzy, and then maybe another 3 hours to do the "computer part" (ie: scanning it, cleaning it up, placing the panel borders, colouring the fills and grey shades, and adding the lettering and speech bubbles).The exact time, of course, depends on how complicated that particular page happened to be!

I guess the other thing to keep in mind is that S&F updates vary in length. For the last couple of years, the average S&F update has been around 1.5 pages long, but some are longer and some are shorter. So that can affect the creation time a lot, too! (And of course, I also have to write the dang things before I can draw 'em.)

I can draw pretty fast! But I also put a lot more care into the pages than I used to. So I'd say I've probably been spending about the same amount of time per page for as long as I've been working full time as a cartoonist.

(And worry not, I am sure Classy Snake will emerge someday!)

"So now that the band has lost members due to 'work on new material,' how is our buddy Earl handling this?" -Tom

Well, he doesn't know yet! But now that Earl runs the entire Sun Records label, he isn't as "hands on" with his management of Noosehead as he once was. But that said, Earl's main concern with Sid's new material is that it wasn't commercially viable, not that it was different. I don't want to spoil anything, but hypothetically, I don't Earl would be opposed to Noosehead taking a break if it meant getting, say, a super accessible Nicole Dubois pop album. But if all he gets is experimental percussion trios... that's gonna be a problem.

"What about about the two pieces of looseleaf? What will they be getting up to during the Noosehead hiatus?" -E.

What indeed?!?

That's all for today, team. Come back on Monday for our next comic!

-Sam Logan

Feb 12, 2020

Tats all

Tats is a true artist!

We return on Friday with our next comic, and a new round of "Q and A"! As always, if you've got a question for me -- about Sam and Fuzzy, comics, or whatever else -- just pop it in an email with "Q and A" in the subject line!

-Sam Logan

We return on Friday with a new comic and the return of our Reader Q and A feature! As always, if you've got a question for me -- about Sam and Fuzzy, my other comics, my Patreon stuff, or whatever else -- just pop it in an email with "Q and A" in the subject line!