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

Empire, Pt. 9

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Nov 18, 2005

Banana banana terracotta pie

Last day to order various things in the shop! Last day to hear me hype up various things in the shop!

Every time I get nostalgic for some PC game from my childhood, I try to install it and find out that it won't run on Windows XP. Maui Mallard in Cold Shadow isn't exactly a timeless classic, but it was still a fun game, and it's grown all the more desirable simply because I can't play it anymore. There is a SNES version that I could emulate, but it appears to be remarkably different from the PC version I remember. Bummer!

Hideki Naganuma, the man who wrote most of the original music for the two Jet Set Radio games, has finally authored another soundtrack. This one is for Sonic Rush, and unfortunately the only place you can get it is from the Sega Direct website, which only ships within Japan. I don't think I have any Japan-resident readers, but if I do I'd glady swap some art or something for that CD. It may be super cheesy, but I'm a huge sucker for Naganuma's stuff!

Sam Logan

Nov 16, 2005

Vaxxine, take the sting out

Only three days left to preorder a copy of the book, among other things. Otherwise, you will have to wait until the new year for any Sam and Fuzzy print action.

I'm not sure if I mentioned this before, but these books are designed to be completely self-contained. That is, none of the comics collected inside it make any cryptic references to comics that are only available online. Since I originally designed it for Comic-con, I wanted it to serve as a sort of introduction to Sam and Fuzzy... in theory, anyone should be able to pick it up and enjoy it without ever visiting the site.

Speaking of the books... those of you who ordered a book with a sketch before Tuesday have recieved a surprise discount. It was certainly a surprise to me, at least! Due to a coding error the shop had been undercharging $1 for books-with-sketches. Whoops. That will teach me to be more careful!

Anyhow, I'm only mentioning this because I don't want anyone to think they're not going to get their book because they underpaid or something like that. The error was on my end. If you ordered at the cheaper price, you are still getting your book. No worries!

Sam Logan

(PS: And please, keep that extra dollar for yourself! I know many of you are the kind of overly noble folks who might try to donate the difference, but trust me... you're better off keeping it. For a transaction that small, Paypal is just going to take more than half of it away in fees anyhow.)

Nov 14, 2005

A time before pin-stripped suits

Worry not, concerned parents! Your child will not stumble across Reichy the Rabbit in your local library or bookstore. The book was immediately banned when censors discovered potentially damaging content. Apparently, the chapter "Reichy Bathes in the Blood of his Enemies" features a completely exposed rabbit nipple.

If you like 2D platformers as much as I do, you might want to take a look at Pulseman. It's a mid-ninties Genesis/Megadrive game with a really interesting richochet mechanic and some slick (for the time) audio and visuals. In North America it was only ever available via the Sega Channel service, which probably explains why I never heard of it until recently. But it's a fun game, and a curious look at what the Game Freak studio was doing before the Pokemon franchise dominated their output.

Sam Logan