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

Guest: Josh Lesnick

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Jan 3, 2006

Today's guest strip by

Girly's Josh Lesnick

How much could a banana cost? Ten dollars?

You can thank Josh Lesnick for scaring you emotionally with today's strip. I've been a fan of Josh's work for ages, so it's a thrill to finally see his unique vision of Sam and Fuzzy. His twisted, unique vision.

Josh doesn't know it, but he's also one of the main reasons I finally started watching Arrested Development last week. I'd never seen it before because I don't have cable, but since he and several other people praised it so highly, I took a chance and picked up the first DVD set when it was on sale at Costco. Well, guess what? It really is as brilliant as everyone says it is!

I'm not exactly sure how a show this hillarious could have so much trouble finding an audience on TV. People must not even be giving it a test-view. It's probably the name. "Arrested Development" sounds kind of intimidating. I can't think of a single hit show that has a four-sylable word in the title. "Rich Idiots" would probably be less challenging. Maybe they could even compress it into a single word, like "Richiots".

Man, Fox should totally hire me to handle this kind of stuff.

Sam Logan

Jan 2, 2006

Today's guest strip by

Radioactive Panda's
Eric Johnson

And that's why you should always leave a note!

Today's comic comes by way of Radioactive Panda's Eric Johnson. I love Eric's art more and more every time I see it. Actually, it's vaguely threatening to watch how quickly it improves over time. It was good enough before. Now it just makes me want to cry.

I finally got around to seeing King Kong last night. Here's my two word review: too much. Too much action, too much inaction, too much emotion, too much weighty seriousness, too much over-extended dramatic pause, too much characters-gazing-at-each-other-meaningfully, too much look-at-all-the-crazy-bones-stuck-in-my-face, and way, way too much acting. There might have even been too much of Kong fighting dinosaurs, and let me tell you... it is really hard to have too much of Kong fighting dinosaurs. I think I read somewhere that Peter Jackson has wanted to make this film his whole life. Well, it certainly doesn't look like he ever wanted to stop making it. I eagerly await the DVD release of the extended 15-hour version.

But seriously, folks! As much as I enjoy picking on it, I did still enjoy the film for the most part. Kong himself was incredible... I'm somewhat famous for despising CG characters mixed with live action, but I believed Kong. Just watching him move was amazing. They really managed to capture that organic jerkiness and twitchiness that's missing from most CG characters. I don't know if it was something the animators added or just a result of improved sensitivity in mo-capping, but that extra subtlty really made him seem real. The facial animation was incredible, too. I think he gave the most nuanced performance in the film!

Sam Logan

Dec 30, 2005

Today's guest strip by

Applegeeks' Ananth P. and Hawk

Woke up outside with all those leaves in her mouth

Today's comic was provided by the Applegeeks gang. Ananth and Hawk's work has never graced these pages before, but then, we only discovered each other's comics very recently! It makes you wonder, though... is their guest strip a colour illustration of a black-and-white world, or a black-and-white illustration of a colour world? Also, are Zebras black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? (That question isn't really related. Zebras just bug me.)

Last night, I got to hang out with Fred Grisolm over beer and pizza. Fred is the man behind Hate Song, a freakin' hillarious webcomic with some gorgeous black and white art. I love hanging out with other webcartoonists and talking about "the biz." It makes me feel all artisty and important!

Sam Logan