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

Guest: Kristopher Straub

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Jan 6, 2006

Today's first guest strip by

Checkerboard Nightmare/
Starslip Crisis's Kris Straub

Bam pam clam

In keeping with what passes for tradition around here... I'm wearing an oven mit on my head and soaking my feet in gatorade. And also, we're kicking off the final friday of O-GAWD just as we have in the past: with a double dose of guest comic action.

The first comic is from Kristopher Straub... the mastermind behind my other favourite new webcomic of 2005, Starslip Crisis. But it's his other webcomic, Checkerboard Nightmare, that introduced the world to the prize-winning asses (both of them) in the fourth panel of his guest strip. I think Kris has successfully identified the subconcious reason why I liked CN so much, and why I always assumed a large chunk of my readers would dig it too. Look, I'm even providing you with links to my two favourite storylines!

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Jan 5, 2006

Today's guest strip by

Hate Song's Fred Grisolm

Rock this bitch orchestrally

Mr. Grisolm has been getting a lot of press over the last few months... if by "press", one means "plugs from various webcomics." Well, there's a good reason for it. Fred is paying us a grand each! Also, he's incredibly talented. Of all the comics I read for the first time last year, Hate Song is probably my favourite. People often link to it with an "adult content" disclaimer. But honestly, if your sanity managed to withstand the assault of these last three guest strips, I'm pretty sure you can handle Hate Song, too.

When I hung out with him last week, Fred pointed out something interesting about all the guest comics folks have done for Sam and Fuzzy, and in particular, how Sam has been drawn. Some replicate his almost alien-looking character design exactly -- the square nose and bug eyes and pipe-cleaner arms and so on. But other artists just draw Sam like a normal guy -- that is, they draw him in whatever way they normally draw human beings, with just enough of his visual traits to make him recognizable.

I don't really have anything meaningful to add to that thought. I just think it's interesting!

O-GAWD is almost over, but I've still got a double dose of guest strip action to let loose on you all tomorrow. See you then!

Sam Logan

Jan 4, 2006

Today's guest strip by

Jonathan Gray

Reach for a drink when you're in cola land

I'm not sure, but I think Jon's spin on Sam and Fuzzy is even more frightening than Josh's! You may have seen Mr. Gray's hyper-cartoony stylings before in one of two places: on the intertron, where he publishes a pair of original webcomics; or on paper, in the pages of the Archie-published Sonic the Hedgehog comic. But if his work is totally new to you, I defintely recommend checking it out. He's a talented man!

Not much else to report today. These daily updates are playing havoc with my momentum. Apparently, I usually only have interesting things to talk about three times a week!

Sam Logan