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

Rigor Mortis, Pt. 11

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Nov 3, 2006

A great place for architects and debutantes

You know, John K's blog is the kind of place where you can watch a man rant on for pages about sunset colours, or read an interview with a guy who painted backgrounds for 30-year-old Yogi Bear cartoons. And what kind of place is that, exactly? A kind of place that is endlessly fascinating to extremely nerdy artists. (Read: me.)

Speaking of art, a new book is coming out that collects -- among other things -- nearly all of the artwork Jamie Hewlett and his team have done for Gorillaz. Definitely worth picking up if you want to see some really amazing cartoons!

Sam Logan

Nov 1, 2006

Dial tone

At this point, Sam is probably practically yearning for the days when no one ever called his cell.

Scary Go Round is really fun this week, especially if you have previous digested the comic's entire archive. John Allison is a man who knows the secret to writing a great suprise-character-unveiling. Kiefer must have sent it to his screen.

Sam Logan

Oct 30, 2006

Low-bow-toe-me lane

I was introduced to a great band called the Yoko Casionos when they opened for Sloan last Wednesday. They're a killer powerpop band that's also suprisingly adept at kicking out a solid dub track now and then. If you live in Canada you can buy their new CD, and if you don't you are out of luck, Charlie! (Unless it is on iTunes or something.)

Want to celebrate Halloween with a Mickey Mouse cartoon that scared little children? In the mid ninties, Disney took a (single) stab at making new Mickey Mouse theatrical shorts -- probably as a result of losing the right to make more Roger Rabbit cartoons. The end result was Runaway Brain, an "edgier" Mickey cartoon that is really surreal to watch. You can see it right here.

Disney didn't release this thing on home video for a long time, and even when they finally did, it was only in a DVD set marketed towards hard-core collectors. I think someone must have realized that maybe, just maybe, making a cartoon that trained little kids to scream in horror at the sight of Disney's second favourite children's cash cow was a bad business move.

Sam Logan