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

Kick-off, Pt. 2

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May 3, 2006

A little money hidden in my shoes

Malcolm, the conspiracy nut in today's comic, appeared once before way back in the Behind the Music storyline. If that story was before your time here, you should go back and check it out! It is basically the starting point of the latest "phase" of Sam and Fuzzy.

Starslip Crisis has been really great lately. I never expected it when I started reading the comic, but it looks like Straub is slowly builidng up a rather complex, perhaps even epic long-term story arc behind all the jokes. I guess not everyone likes to see that kind of shift in their gag-a-day strips, but if you've read Sam and Fuzzy for the last couple of years, you know I totally dig it. Woo!

Sam Logan

May 1, 2006

The Able Baker

Whoop! I forgot to mention that I did a short-and-sweet guest strip for my buddy Jim at Able and Baker last week. You can read the strip right here. I hope I didn't break his reader's hearts with that comic. It was the first good idea that came to my mind! I wonder what that says about me?

Three new brains are being been homoginized into the Dayfree Press hybrid mind this week: Liz Greenfield of Stuff Sucks, and Chris Hastings and Kent Archer of Dr. McNinja. I am seriously excited to have them aboard, and if you have read their comics before, you know precisely why! We're still putting the finishing touches on their banner code, but expect to see their shiny advertising graphics appear on all the Dayfree member sites in the very near future!

Sam Logan

Apr 28, 2006


So... Wii. That sure is... whatever it is. I think the Revolution's new name was almost as big a shock as the controller was!

Of course, right now everyone is still hung up on the whole Wii = Wee = Urine and/or Penises thing. But once the name becomes too familiar for the filthy joke novelty to survive -- when you hear "Winnie the Pooh," do you still think about poop jokes? -- I wonder what people will think about it then. "Wii" won't always sound dirty, but will it always sound silly?

It was a mistake to wait this long before unveiling the final name. I mean, I understand why they don't want to sell this thing as the "Revolution". They're trying to market it to a broad, non-gamer audience. They want it to sound friendly, inviting, non-threatening. They don't want it to sound like you're inviting Che Guevera into your livingroom.

But they've been calling it the Revolution for nearly a year now. People got attached to that name! And it doesn't help that Nintendo's official explanation of the new name's meaning is excrutiatingly corny and more than a little pretntious.

But really, I think the main problem is the "i"s. There aren't enough of them. The name becomes ten times more awesome with each additional "i". It also becomes a lot more fun to say!


Sam Logan