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

Vignette I, Pt. 3

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Feb 17, 2006

And you're walking away, but where to go to

Claire, my partner in crime, is looking to part with a few of her pets, thus slightly -- slightly -- decreasing the total size of the animal kingdom occupying our apartment. We have a remarkably friendly bearded dragon named Thor who would love to find a new owner who can spend more time with him than we can. We also have several hand-raised rats of various ages who are available now because Claire is retiring from the breeding business. The rats are free to good homes, but we're asking for a little cash for Thor because he comes with a tank and all of his required lighting equipment.

Claire has started a thread on our forum full of details and adorable photos. If you live in our neck of the woods (Victoria, BC) and would be a responsible, caring pet-parent, we'd love to hear from you!

Several people have asked me if Mr. Blank (that's my nickname for the masked man appearing in this week's storyline) is a reference to a flash cartoon called Madness. To answer your question... no! I'd never seen this Madness cartoon until you folks pointed it out to me. It does look pretty similar, though, doesn't it?

Actually, Mr. Blank's face originally was blank. I only added the cross because it was too hard to figure out what way he was facing without it. I pencil that cross on the face of every character I ever draw as a reference point for placing the eyes and nose. For Mr. Blank, I just decided to leave it on there instead of erasing it afterwords!

Now you know. And knowing is half the battle!

Sam Logan

Feb 15, 2006

Look in a book (in a book), It's in a book

Two of my webcartooning comrades are unleashing new books! Over on the Girly side of things, Josh has finally put together his best comic's first print collection, which you can preorder now. Meanwhile, in Scary Go Round territory, John is relreleasing his first collected volume with a new cover and other goodies. These are the first two webcomic-related books I have ever bought on the intertron. Money well spent! Who needs to eat?

Speaking of books, you can look forward to more Sam and Fuzzy collections later this year. The mini-book has done very well for me, and I'm eager to follow it up with something more comprehensive... a true "volume one", if you will.

But comprehensive or not, it won't include any of the exclusive comics found in the current mini-book. Lots of people have already bought it, and I would not want anyone to have spent their hard-earned money on a redundant collection! Instead, I will just do my best to keep the mini-book in print and available for newcomers to snag for as long as I can.

Sam Logan

Feb 13, 2006

Space monkey mafia

The new storyline is called Vignette I: "Vignette" because it is a short scene (it will be over by Friday), and "I" because it is the first of several similarly-sized stories (which will be appearing now and then throught the year).

Anyhow, next week we will be jumping back to Fuzzy's story. So if you are starving for a Fuzzy-fix, now you know how long you have to power through the cravings. But trust me, don't try to substitute with a real bear. The only thing that will be getting "fixed" there is... your wagon! Man, fix your wagon. Am I dating myself yet?

I wasted a lot of time this weekend playing this. It's pretty brutal, but if you've mastered the original Mario Bros. 3 as thoroughly as Claire has, I'm sure you'll enjoy it!

Sam Logan