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

Homecoming, Pt. 3

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Jul 29, 2005

Once a year we celebrate with stupid hats and plastic plates

My own personal Can't Dance and Chompy t-shirts arrived today! It's tough living where I do, so far away from Neil... I'm usually the last person in North America to get my own merchandise. Anyhow, I'm really happy with how these turned out; particularly Can't Dance. I'll definitely have to bring it back sometime in the near future.

I know I promised to talk about all the different cartoonists I met at the con -- and I will -- but today I really want to talk about the Sam and Fuzzy readers I met! You have to understand: sharing the floor with so many webcomic bigwigs, I was pretty nervous. I figured I'd be lucky if I met five or six attendees who had heard of my work. I was not expecting a man dressed in an I'm Communism shirt to show up at my booth within the first five minutes of the convention. And each successive visitor still felt like just as much of a surprise. Until the con, I've never had the opportunity to meet more than a handful of my readers in person. It was weird, and it never really sunk in.

So thanks guys, for taking the time to come and visit me. Thanks to the crazy dudes who kept bringing us freshly baked goods every day, to the folks who dropped off their comics for me to read, to the forumers who I finally got to meet in person, and to everyone else who just stopped by and said hello. You were all very friendly, and none of you spat on me. You helped make my trip a surreal but incredibly enjoyable one. I will see you again next year!

Sam Logan

Jul 27, 2005

The two sides of monsieur Valentine

While I was off adventuring in San Diego, Claire put together a pretty amazing little photo-essay about a TRUE LIFE Skull Panda adventure. Unfortunately, it was posted in this rant space on the very same day that the Penny Arcade link hit. Because it was such a hefty load of colour photos, we had to take it down to reduce bandwidth consumption.

But now, the story is back and ready to be viewed by all those who missed it before. I think you will all enjoy this, so be sure to click the image below and check it out!

In other news, are you reading Starshift Crisis? Because you should be reading Starshift Crisis. The reasons why will become self-evident once you are reading Starshift Crisis. Think about it!

Sam Logan

Jul 25, 2005

I turn my camera on

I'm back! I'd like to take a moment to thank Rikk for filling in last week while I played post-Comicon-catchup with my workload. I'd also like to extend my deepest apologies to all the artists that Rikk managed to either directly or indirectly insult during his time here: Jason Sigala, Claire Barry, John Allison, Welton Colbert, Litchfield, and Mitch Clem. I swear, he managed to find another cartoonist to attack for every day that he updated. Who knew something like that would happen?

Comic Con was an absolute blast. I met a bunch of my readers (I was not expecting so many of them to show up!) and hung out with some of the coolest artists I've ever met. I'll try to share as many of the trip's highlights as I can over the next couple of rants.

Rikk's guest week probably wasn't the most intelligible jumping-on point for the massive influx of Penny Arcade readers that followed Jerry's link here last Friday, but with this comic, what is? I hope some of you folks decided to stick around! The links caught me and the guys from White Ninja and Little Gamers by complete surprise. They probably shouldn't have... as far as I can tell, "Tycho" is just a really nice guy. I wish I had got to talk with him more than I did, but I could probably say that about all the cartoonists I met at the convention. It's just too short. Anyhow, thanks Jerry! HIGH TEA MOTHERF***ER!

Sam Logan