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Sam Logan
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I make Sam and Fuzzy and put it on the internet
I make Sam and Fuzzy and put it on the internet

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When you design for a kid’s science magazine, being able to draw cartoons can be a great cheat advantage!

I mean, sure… sometimes science stories come with awesome photos. Like this article about the Extreme 40 boat race. For a designer, stories like that are practically a gift!

But other times… you get an math story about rubik’s cubes. A really interesting story, mind you! But what the heck are you going to use for photos? Solution: forget photos! Draw something. Works every time!

Both of these articles are from YES Mag, which is still on sale for 40% off until Wednesday, 9pm PST. (As is KNOW, our magazine for younger readers!) If you know anyone who wants to read awesome kids’ science magazines, and can help spread the word, it would be much appreciated!

http://yesmag.ca/store/sale.html
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YES Mag and KNOW, the kids science magazines I’ve designed and (sometimes) illustrated for the past 6 years, are on sale for 40% off for one week only, starting… right now!

http://www.yesmag.ca/sale

I’m not going to lie… it is a tough world out there for mags like ours right now! It’s a small educational magazine with no outside ads, relatively little in the way of gratuitous pop-culture tie-ins, and not much of a marketing budget.

But that’s part of the reason I like working on them so much. And I know there are kids (and parents) out there who’d jump at 32 pages of actual honest-to-goodness science articles; who want to read about the large hadron collider and snowboarding physics and shipwrecks and 3D screens and famously informative brain injuries. (Plus, they have my cartoons in ‘em.)

If you know a child who digs this stuff as much as I do, and can point them towards us, it would be much appreciated! I promise we won’t let them down. (And if you could help spread the word, that would be wonderful, too!)
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They're here! Now you can build your own custom Fuzzys, big or small, delightful or nightmarish.

There are a couple other images of sample creations in the gallery. The best part is, the big one isn't even the biggest you can make!

And, of course, you can find them at http://www.topatoco.com/samandfuzzy
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I'd forgotten all about this! It's a classic of music journalism.
This is the best thing I've ever written. Needless to say, I hadn't heard the album, but if I had, I'm sure it would have sounded like this.

http://sgrblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/chinese-democracy-first-review.html

So, when cartoon characters only have four fingers... which finger is the one that's missing?

My initial guess was either the ring finger or the pinky. But then I looked at my own drawings of cartoon hands. Most of the time, I seem to draw a character's first "pointer" finger as their longest finger. But on a real hand, it's usually the MIDDLE finger that's longest!

So clearly, it's actually the pointer finger that's missing from my cartoon hands, and all this time, my characters have been pointing at things with their middle fingers.

Sorry for continuously flipping you off, everyone!

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An assortment of Fuzzy bodyparts for a SECRET THING. (And these are just some of them!)
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I'm happy to confirm that I will be at Fan Expo next weekend in Toronto! We're just finalizing our booth number/location now. Woohoo! Who else is going?

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Best in the series!
Final Destination 5 (all spoilers)

As we have seen from previous movies in the series, a person is threatened by death if they happen to say the words "final destination." This is exacerbated in the opening scene of the fifth movie, where the (fictional) 1970s rock band Gary Whitts and the Final Destination reunites on stages to sing their classic, "Final Destination."

Plot Hole: why Gary Whitts and the Final Destination escaped death for 40 years despite presumably having sung "Final Destination" countless times.

Death 1: Tomas drops dead at the concert after drinking from a water bottle containing a gun.

Death 2: Carly is found dead the next morning as the result of an undiagnosed congenital heart condition, "post-orgasm heart-stop syndrome."

Death 3: Todd brags to his fraternity about being able to survive all throat trauma and allows a pledge to rip his windpipe out for Rush Week.

Death 4: While visiting her doctor, Holly confides she's worried about death. Her doctor tells her about Tagamet HB, for lasting heartburn relief. She dies of old age 53 years later. (Product placement for Tagamet HB.)

Death 5: Holly's granddaughter's goldfish.

Death 6: Kylie's forebrain is exploded by micrometeorite. This is not fully explained in the movie as the scene where Kylie exclaims "micrometeorites!" was cut and only appears in the trailer.

Death 7: A doctor's head is chopped off by a carelessly-thrown x-ray film jacket.

Technical Mistake: Millions of deaths occur when Australia sinks. But as far as scientists know, there is no "buoyancy control panel" for the continent of Australia; thus it cannot short out when grape juice is spilled onto it.

Death 8: Jeremy's sense of hope and wonder, moments before he is cubed by a rocket-propelled chain-link fence.

Death 9: Jeremy.

Incorrectly Regarded as Death 10: CGI knives stab out of the movie screen to spell "the end," with the implication that you, the viewer, have been killed. (You survive.)

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I’ve been experimenting with mixing cartoon characters and photos, Roger Rabbit style, in the last few issues of YES Mag. We have one particular section now, “Ask the Green Team”, where the characters answer reader questions about how various “real world” activities that we all do can and can’t effect the environment. So, it seemed like a good excuse to try drawing the characters into actual real places and activities. I thought this one turned out pretty well!
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Google, is it too late for circles to be renamed pits? Because that's how I visualize them when I'm dragging & tossing people in by the face.
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