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

Empire, Pt. 22

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Dec 19, 2005

Worse? Or better?

I think Sam could probably stand to ninja-proof his apartment. At least he had Alphonso on his side this time.

Gotta cut the rantage short today! I'm afraid I'm a little under the weather. But I'd be doing you all a great disservice if I did not direct towards Roger the disembodied head's amusing cameo over at Radioactive Panda!

Sam Logan

Dec 16, 2005

The mimes are food for the bums underground

Now here's a new webcomic worth keeping an eye on. Not only is Steve Purcell finally drawing a new Sam and Max comic... he's giving it away for free on the intertron just like all the kids are doing! I'd be lying if I said the whole rollover idea didn't worry me... but hey, it's new Sam and Max! It is impossible for me to feel bad about that.

Can you believe that someone on my forum actually predicted most of Empire's plot twists all the way back in June!?! At the time, reading that thread was like having a tiny heart attack. Fortunately, most readers I've heard from appear to have been a bit less precognitive. (If you're looking for a refresher on DJ Positive and Candice's dad, here's some link dropping to save you the trouble of trolling through the entire archive: DJ Positive is introduced; DJ Positive is murdered; Candice discusses her father.)

There is still one more week left of the Empire storyline. After that, I'm taking some desperately needed time off, so prepare yourself for the third annual Obligatory Guest Artist Webcomic Duration (fondly known as O-GAWD). And after that, I'm back on the job with brand new New Years' Special, the very name of which must remain unspoken because it contains spoilers! And then... well, let's just say that 2006 will be an interesting year!

Sam Logan

Dec 14, 2005

Knowing is half the battle

Tada! It's done! The very first issue of KNOW is ready for the presses, as is the 50th issue of YES Mag. For those who don't know, I'm the sole graphic designer for both of these children's science magazines... from cover to cover, I create all of the page layouts and some of the illustrations. I'm fiercely proud of KNOW in particular because I got to design it from scratch, and create a pair of cartoon mascots as well.

I've been working for this magazine publisher for over a year now, and it's the best job I've ever had. When you work as a freelance designer, you don't usually get to work on anything as worthwhile as an educational children's magazine. Usually you're just putting together advertisements for Burger World or Static Dynamics Abstract E-Deliverables or whatever. But YES and KNOW really feel like something special. In moments of delusion, I almost feel kind of important for working there!

I'm not getting bonus pay for this little endorsement, by the way. (Although, that would be nice. Ha!) I just really think that these two magazines are cool, and are worth checking out if you know a kid who is interested in science. You can find out more about both magazines here, and you can view a few sample pages in the design and graphics sections of my online portfolio.

Sam Logan