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

Tangent, Pt. 3

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Feb 23, 2007

Wouldn't say yes, the body says no

Yes, that scholarship.

Many of you will remember how upset I was when LucasArts canceled the second Sam and Max game, and how excited I was when Telltale Games picked up the license with the plan of resurrecting it as an online, episodic game series. However, once I tried Telltale's Bone game and found that I didn't really enjoy it, my anticipation dwindled a bit. I decided to wait until I could try a couple of the new Sam and Max episodes first-hand before mentioning them again here.

Well, the first three episodes are out, and I'm happy to report that they have turned out great. The first was a little rough around the edges -- primarily in the voice-acting department -- but it was still enjoyable. The two episodes since, on the other hand, have been nothing but rock-solid comedic gold. It's so great to have a couple of hours of new Sam and Max material every month, especially after such a long wait. If you are a fan of the characters, I would definitely check Telltale's take on them.

Sam Logan

Feb 21, 2007

Deep as a coal mine

Everyone makes mistakes. It takes a real man to learn from them. But it takes a really real manly man man to obliterate them from history through the magic of depublishing.

I made a small change to Monday's comic -- I altered "when" it takes place. The timeframe I set before would have inadvertently made Gertrude about five years older than I had intended. The mistake was made because I am (hopefully) a better cartoonist than I am a mathematician! As for the correction... it was brought to you by the internet and the letter "Q."

Move along! Nothing more to see here!

Sam Logan

Feb 19, 2007

Insert credit

Will Sam and Fuzzy be returning in this story? I think they might!

I know a female emperor is actually an empress... but I guess Gertrude's mom doesn't. Besides, if Gertrude became an empress "just like her great-grandfather," it'd sound more like she was becoming a drag queen than a crime lord!

I'm glad so many of you enjoyed the "Return of the King" storyline. It had a kind of unusual genesis, as far as comics here go. I can still remember waaay back when I was first telling Claire my first ideas for Sidney's post-sniped future. "His death will faked by Sin Records," I said. "He'll be trapped on a crazy island as an homage to The Prisoner, it'll be great!"

"So," Claire said, "He's going to be trapped on this island with other musicians? Neat!"

I was kind of astounded. Claire had just assumed the island would have other musicians on it. But up until that point, I'd envisioned it as a prison solely for Sidney. I'd never even thought to put other 'dead' performers there! But once we started talking about it, we both could see her idea was way to good to pass up.

Claire likes to tease me about how I never like to take suggestions from anybody when I'm writing. I'm still pretty stubborn that way, but this was one time where I made an exception to the rule. So, I just wanted to make sure I took a minute to give her some credit! She's a pretty clever lady, you know.

Sam Logan