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

Contribution, Pt. 10

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Sep 13, 2004

Actress model dancer whatever

Newer readers might be unfamiliar with Roger, but a click on a hyperlink can change all that.

I've been playing a lot of The Simpsons Hit and Run lately. Somehow, even though it is a shameless rip-off of the Grand Theft Auto series, and even though it is a videogame based off of The Simpsons (never a good sign), it is actually pretty amusing. It's certainly loaded with plenty of references to the television show, most of which I can recognize even though it's been years since I watched it.

The sequel to the source material, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, is looming on the horizon. It freaks me out, not because of all the usual controversies surrounding the series, but because its early-ninties setting makes me feel old. Sure, there was Vice City, but I was only seven-and-a-half when the 1980s ended. The only eighties pop-culture I experienced directly was Saturday-morning cartoons. But the ninties... man, I was there for the nineties, right from the very beginning. It might as well have been the ninties for my entire life, for all I knew. And now, it's a time period far enough away that people can actually talk about "accurately recreating" its look and feel in some video game. CREEPY, HUH?

Sam Logan

Sep 10, 2004

When all that you had don't seem so much

To help Chris Bishop celebrate his birthday, I have done a short guest strip for his excellent webcomic, Her: Girl Vs. Pig! You can check out my strip right here. It's funnier if you've actually read through the entire Her archives, which I heartily recommend doing. However, if you're pressed for time, the strip is also summarized adeptly in the incredible, epic, show-stealing guest strip by the amazing Ryan Estrada. Damn good stuff!

Not much else to report today. I got my copy of the second Invader Zim DVD this week, which is all well and good, but it's the third volume that I'm really looking forward to. I can't wait to see that uncut, never-before-aired version of the Chirstmas Special... from what I hear, they edited the hell out of it before it went on air.

Sam Logan

Sep 8, 2004

Won't you let me walk away sometimes

Did I mention how much fun I had drawing this current storyline?

Brain Carroll is updating Instant Classic again, but with something different this time... Genrezvous Point. It's a gag comic with a pretty interesting premise: a cast made up entirely of personified movie genres. And it's updating every single day! Between this and Questionable Content, I'm feeling pretty spoiled these days!

Is anyone else as excited about Alien Hominid as I am? I mean, seriously! Sure, it started as a fun-but-somewhat-shallow flash game. But watch the video preview of the massively expanded and upgraded console version. I want this game. I don't know if Hominid will approach the greatness of games like Gunstar Heroes or Metal Slug, but it looks like it has serious potential. Plus, I am really digging the art style and lush animation. I miss you, 2D games.

Sam Logan