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

Inhuman Relations, Pt. 6

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Aug 7, 2020

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

"Back in the day, Jess used to wear glasses but now she doesn't (well, most of the time most of the time). Why did she get rid of them? Was she going for a sexy urban chic thing with fake glasses, or does she buy contacts, or does she use her shape shifting abilities to manipulate the curvature/thickness of her cornea to fix her eyes? Or does she just constantly bump into walls off panel?" -Tom

Jess' glasses were strictly a fashion statement. (She definitely doesn't need them to improve her vision.) To be honest, the main reason she rarely wears them anymore is that they are kind of annoying to draw! Because her eyes are already often partly obscured by her hair, throwing the glasses into the mix just adds one more overlapping layer of visual noise. So, narrative reason: changing fashion. Cartoonist reason: laziness.

"Will we ever see Trevor again?" -Max


"How has your experience of the virtual conventions gone so far? I can see that everyone is trying to supply the best experience they can during the pandemic, but how is that working out for you in particular? You have a particularly excellent selection of things we can buy - are we still buying even though we can't be there?" -Alice


Alice, this is an interesting question, so I will be brutally honest! In my experience, these virtual conventions have, at best, only generated a tiny handful of extra online sales. Alas! I think the problem is, the vast majority of convention business is selling to casual fans and idle browsers. I think it's very difficult for conventions to recreate that kind of shopping experience online. So generally speaking, that's a part of my income that has just disappeared.


Fortunately, the con customers who are also actual S&F readers are much more reliable! And I have definitely seen some of them switch to supporting me online because they know they won't be able to see me in person this year. But generally speaking, these are the folks who don't need a virtual con to remember I exist... so I've seen that increase in online support spread out pretty evenly throughout the year. It has been nice to have that extra support coming in for my online store, my Patreon, and of course the Kickstarter!

I don't know if anyone will ever be able to truly recreate the sales magic of a convention online. But I'm very fortunate that I also have such an established, supportive online fanbase. With the loss of cons, they have been saving my butt even more than usual this year!

Ok, friends, that's a wrap for today. But come back on Monday for our next comic!



Aug 5, 2020

The Early Bird

THIS FRIDAY: we return with both a new comic and a new round of Q and A! As always, if you've got a question you'd like answered, just pop it in an email with "Q and A" in the subject line, or hit me up on twitter!

MEANWHILE: would you like to own the complete Sam and Fuzzy series in print? Because there is still time to get in on 'em, even if you missed the Kickstarter. In our preorder store, you can grab the last two volumes, or a complete series set! (And/or, you can nab our mega discounted complete ebook bundle, which is available on it's own or bundled with our physical books. It contains all of our main series ebooks, plus a bunch of fun bonus collections!)

Ok friends, that's all for today. See you on Friday!

-Sam Logan

Aug 3, 2020

Jess Stars

We're back, with a new episode of Inhuman Relations. Come back on Wednesday for the next one!

Someone on twitter referred to Jess as a "breakout character" the other day. I never thought about it, but I suppose that's true! I kind of forgot how minor a character she was when she was first introduced. But as it turned out, she was a lot of fun to write, and worked as such a great second banana to pair with Dev or Gert. That later part in particular is what probably what ultimately earned her a place in the regular cast, even after she'd served her initial role in the story as Mr. Sin's double agent. But now, I'm having a lot of fun writing a story where she actually gets to take the lead.

-Sam Logan