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

Absolute Power, Pt. 20

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Jul 16, 2008


It's e3 this week! And while it's not the insatiable mega-show that it once was, you can still count on it for at least a handful of baffling gaming-related announcements.

Case in point: Sonic the hedgehog now has 100 percent more bizarre, stretchy-arm werewolf. Now, I try to keep an open mind about most things, but that right there is a head-scratcher. Or maybe I'm just ill-educated! Are werewolves known for their elasticity? Are rubber arms a longstanding part of the lycanthrope mythos of which I'm just embarrassingly ignorant?

I am not an expert.

Sam Logan

Jul 14, 2008


I've been listening to a lot of Katamari music lately. The bizarrely catchy soundtracks to the first two PS2 games have been a playlist staple of mine for years now, but it was only this past weekend that I finally remember to get caught up on the tunes from the PSP and 360 titles. Verdict? They're not quite as strong as the originals... but there's still some good stuff on there. Once this song gets in your head, it's really hard to get it back out again.

Just a reminder to all those concerned... I will not be at this year's extremely imminent San Diego Comic-con. But fear not, Californians! It's looking like I'll almost certainly be hitting up the Alternative Press Expo this fall instead.

Sam Logan

Jul 11, 2008


Over at Octopus Pie this week, Meredith is doing a little artistic experimentation -- using traditional paper and ink instead of illustrating the comic digitally. The resulting art is really different, but also really compelling.

Maybe it's just me, but I find it completely fascinating how a simple change in tools can bring out such different qualities in an artist's work. Of course, it helps that in Mer's case, the different qualities of her ink-and-paper art are all still attractive and pleasing to the eye. Most of the different qualities that arise when I try switching to digitally inked artwork, on the other hand, are the kind that make people want to close their browser window.

You are only safe until we run out of trees!

Sam Logan