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

X-Per-S Yourself, Pt. 4

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Jun 27, 2005

The almighty dollah

Boy, am I sick. I managed to pull myself away from the bed for long enough to update the site, but judging by how wobbly I'm feeling right now, I'm thinking that might not have been the best idea.

Enjoy the comic! Hopefully I will be in good enough health to return with another on Wednesday. Pray for Mojo!

Sam Logan

Jun 24, 2005


Man, Comic-Con! This is the first year that I've ever been an exhibitor, and let me tell you: next year, I'm making a website to help explain all this stuff to any new exhibitors who are as confused then as I am now. It's an adventure in form-filling. And not the good kind of adventure.

Webcartoonists like to talk about how great it is to be free of restrictive print publishers and greedy newspaper syndicates. I know I do, at least. But generally, we don't like to talk about the downsides. I love the internet as much as the next online artist but let me tell you: don't write off working with a publisher unless you want to do their job yourself. Webcartooning doesn't eliminate the business end... it makes you the business end. And sometimes it's a pain in the business end, if you know what I mean.

I've just been thinking about this a lot lately, partially because of all the recent debate about making a living through webcomics, and partially because of my experience registering to collect Canadian sales taxes. I love this job like crazy, and I've never hesitated to tell aspiring cartoonists to get online. But you know... once your site gets rolling, a good part of the job is spent filling out forms and juggling numbers around in Excel. It's never bothered me, but I have a reasonable amount of natural apptitude for that kind of thing. What if I didn't? Would I be so quick to tell folks that they don't need the syndicates anymore? Food for thought!

Sam Logan

Jun 22, 2005

Every day is exactly the same

Man, how did I forget to add the "View Cart" button in the new shop? Well, it's in there now!

Because folks were asking, I've gone ahead and secured some size 3XL t-shirts. As a result, you can now order both the Chompy's Family and Can't Dance t-shirts as 3XLs in all but one of the colours. (Unfortunately, tan is just not available in that size.) If anyone who has already ordered would like to change their order to a 3XL, just email me and let me know!

I've also changed the graphics around to put more emphasis on the black version of the Chompy shirt. Originally, I hadn't bothered to make a sample graphic of the black version at all... I wasn't expecting it to be the most popular colour for that design! Now that I know better, I've changed the default graphics to reflect the most popular colour. Of course, all the other coloured shirts are still available to order if you prefer. Personally, the Daisy version is my favourite.

I'm sharing a booth with a bunch of my Dayfree Press friends at this year's San Diego Comic-Con. It's going to be a blast spending a few days with these guys... not to mention all the other webcartoonists who will be stationed nearby. If you can make it to San Diego in July, do come by and say hello! Here's a little visual who's who of the folks who will be stationed at or near our booth:

Sam Logan