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The Sam & Fuzzy Omnibus is a massive two-volume set collecting the first seven years of Sam Logan's epic comedy adventure comic.
The Sam & Fuzzy Omnibus is a massive two-volume set collecting the first seven years of Sam Logan's epic comedy adventure comic.
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These enormous books collect 1500+ pages of the absurdist, story-driven comic series, from the taxi cab-driving beginnings to the climactic showdown at Sin Tower. If you've never read Sam and Fuzzy before, you can learn more about it below, or check it out online right now.  But reading it online is a pale surrogate for sultry paper between your fingers; what you really want is a massive, two volume omnibus print collection. I want that, too!

The Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus is available in five increasingly bourgeois flavours:

A DRM-free digital PDF version is included with every print edition
A DRM-free digital PDF version is included with every print edition

WHAT IF WE RAISE EXTRA MONEY?
Holy cow! You guys funded the heck out of this project. It is truly astounding just how much crazy stuff we have been able to add to this project. Thanks to you, we can now dare to dream of your two most requested stretch goal additions: slipcases for the hardcover sets, and an expansive author commentary and concept art section.


ARE THERE OTHER REWARDS TO GET, TOO?

You bet there are!

THE GILDED BONUS PACK contains a Kickstarter-exclusive 9 x 12 print of every major character that appears in the first seven years of the comic, plus a set of three buttons. Available on its own or in the "GILDED" version of any of the book tiers.

THE AVATAR tier nets you a custom-made digital headshot-style image of you, or a character, to use on whatever horribly invasive social media sites your heart desires. It doesn't have to be your terrible Sonic fan character. (But it can be!)


THE COMMISSIONER (OF FATE?)
tier scores you an custom-drawn 8.5 x 11" original marker piece drawn by me, featuring up to three characters. Alternately, THE ENLARGED COMMISSIONER tier nabs you a larger custom 11 x 14 piece with up to four characters.
With either option, you can choose the subject (portrait, pin-up, parody, etc.) and the characters (fictional character, real people, friends, family, pets, arch nemesis). Or you can let fate pick for you and get an incredible and/or disturbing surprise. (The role of fate will be played by me, a 20-sided die, and this chart.)


THE COLLECTOR
tiers will let two folks nab one of the two HUGE, one-of-a-kind original pen-and-ink art pieces that were used for the Omnibus' covers (8.4" by 24") and the original cast portrait (19" x 24").


And for the true die-hard supporter, THE SKETCHBOOK COLLECTOR tier earns the rarest swag I have: one of my actual original sketchbooks! Each containing at least 25 pages of original Sam and Fuzzy comic artwork, concept sketches and other random drawings.  I have never sold my original comic art before, so you can (and should!) ask for the sketchbook that contains a particular favourite Sam and Fuzzy comic strip.

ADD-ON ITEMS

All my existing books and shirts in the graph below can be added to your order a la carte. (Which is French for... a la carte.) Just pick the reward tier you want, then add the appropriate value of the extra swag you'd like to get. When the campaign is over, we'll ask you which shirts/books you wanted. Easy!


OK, SO TELL ME MORE ABOUT THESE BOOKS

They are huge!

The "Mammoth" standard set has trade dress similar to my existing books. The cover art of both books connects to form a single image. Did you know you could do that? No one will stop you.

For the more discerning fan, the "Behemoth" Limited Edition hardcover and "Monolith" Artist Edition hardcover sets have a more refined, subdued appearance, and a cover art design loaded with cameos drawn from Sam and Fuzzy's rich history. The two-part design of the standard edition is still present on the spine.

All versions, standard and hardcover, have spines designed to align with and compliment all my existing books. I am here to enhance your bookshelf, not screw it up!

WHAT IS THE STORY ABOUT?
Sam is a well-meaning but gutless drop-out stuck in a dead-end job. But when he befriends a scheming bear named Fuzzy, he finds himself transformed into a veritable weirdness magnet. As Sam is drawn into an increasingly absurd conspiracy of warring mafioso ninjas, evil record executives, and secret underground societies, he's forced to either take charge of his life or be crushed underfoot.

I spent seven years of my life drawing this story, and my goal is to archive it as definitively as possible. I love books that let you see how an artist developed over time, and that's what I want to make here for you.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Printing professional, high-quality books of such a massive length is a serious undertaking. Most of the goal will cover manufacturing the books and rewards, freighting them to us and then mailing them to you. The rest covers the only two sure things in life: Kickstarter fees and taxes. It's a tight budget, but I did the math. (Repeatedly.)

WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?
There is no getting around it. Because this set is over six times the size and weight of a regular book, the cost of international shipping is hefty. (It's actually even more than what we are charging.)
As a Canadian myself, I really wanted to do something to help out. So: I am subsidizing some of the international shipping cost out of my own pocket. I'm also pricing the books themselves as inexpensively as possible, and offering an ebook version for folks on a budget. Thank you, international readers, for your continued support and understanding in the face of a cruel postal system. I will do my best to earn it!

WHO ARE YOU, ANYWAY?
I'm Sam Logan, the author of Sam and Fuzzy. (And despite the name, I am not actually the basis for the "Sam" character in the comic in any way! Talk about poor planning.)  In addition to Sam and Fuzzy, you can find my work at Skull Panda, in the back issues of children's magazines like YES Mag and KNOW, on t-shirts sold through Topatoco, and (eventually) in the pages of To Be or Not to Be.

I am from Canada, which is why my American partners at Make That Thing are running my Kickstarter for me. I love the power Kickstarter gives independent creators, and have backed a number of other cool projects with my personal account.

OK, THIS ALL SOUNDS GOOD: LET'S DO THIS!
Thank you. And I really, really mean that. Let's do this thing, and do it right!

Risks and challenges

I'm making this book with the help of Make That Thing. It's a subsidiary of TopatoCo – my partner in producing and shipping Sam and Fuzzy books and other merchandise for nearly ten years. This is the largest project we have ever undertaken together. But with years of book-making experience under our belts, I am confident we will produce it on time, to a high standard of quality, and with minimal fatalities.

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    GILDED PACK: A copy of the new Kickstarter-exclusive print and 3-button set. Thank you for your help! You're awesome.

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    DIGITAL EDITION: A DRM-free PDF digital copy of the full two-volume Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus.

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    GILDED DIGITAL EDITION: A DRM-free PDF digital copy of the full two-volume Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus, plus the exclusive print and buttons.

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    THE MAMMOTH: The standard, enormous two-volume Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus trade collection. Awesome! Includes a free digital copy.

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    THE GILDED MAMMOTH: Everything in the previous MAMMOTH tier, plus the Kickstarter-exclusive print and buttons.

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    THE BEHEMOTH:
    The exclusive, limited edition hardcover collection of the enormous two-volume Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus. Impressive! Includes a free digital copy.

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    THE GILDED BEHEMOTH:
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    THE MONOLITH:
    For the true collector! The limited edition hardcover collection of the two-volume Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus, which I will enhance with a personalized dedication and an ORIGINAL FULLY-INKED DRAWING of the character of your choice inside the first book! Includes a free digital copy.

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    THE GILDED MONOLITH: Everything in the previous MONOLITH tier, plus the Kickstarter-exclusive print and buttons.

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    THE GILDED MONOLITH (SPOT COLOUR):
    Everything in the GILDED MONOLITH tier, but your original drawing is UPGRADED to include a splash of restrained, classy spot-colouring. All tiers that are higher-value than this one now ALSO have spot-colour added to their drawings! (Unless you prefer otherwise.)

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    THE GILDED MONOLITH (COMIC-CON EDITION): The limited edition hardcover collection of the two-volume Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus, which I will enhance with a personalized dedication and one RANDOMLY SELECTED ORIGINAL SPOT-COLOUR DRAWING OF FUZZY COSPLAYING, which I drew during this year's San Diego Comic-Con. (No two costumes are the same! Which will YOU get?) Includes a free digital copy of the book, plus the Kickstarter-exclusive print and buttons.

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    THE GILDED DOUBLE PACK: Two copies of the Omnibus... one MONOLITH artist edition hardcover (with a personalized message and drawing), and one standard edition Mammoth. Keep them both! Give one to a friend. You are in control of your own destiny. Includes the print and buttons, too! (If you are getting one of the original art tiers and want to get an extra mammoth without abandoning your art, message me, and we will add the mammoth on manually.)

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    THE AVATAR: All the rewards of the GILDED MONOLITH tier, plus a custom-drawn full-colour 400x400 pixel avatar drawn by me just for you, to use proudly on whatever disturbing websites or social media services you choose.

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    THE HARDCOVER COMPLETIONIST: Everything in the AVATAR tier, plus two exclusive extra buttons and copies of my long out-of-print "Noosehead and "Weekly World News" mini-comics, which I've signed and drawn in. All the stories in these minis ARE in the Omnibus... you just want them because you want EVERYTHING I've ever published. If you would like to make this tier ULTRA completionist by adding my three sequel books (Fix Your Problem, Very Famous, and Under the Influence, which are NOT in the Omnibus), add an extra $50 to your pledge. (Or $60 for international.)

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    THE COMMISSIONER (OF FATE?):
    All the rewards of the AVATAR tier, plus a custom 8.5 x 11" marker-coloured art commission of (up to) any three characters. (Or real people, be they friends, family, pets, or arch nemeses.) You can pick, or I can pick for you. Either way, it will be SPECIAL.

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    THE OVERSIZED COMMISSIONER (OF FATE?): All the rewards of the AVATAR tier, plus an impressively large custom 11 x 14" marker-coloured art commission of up to four characters. (Or real people. Or both.) Once again, you can pick, or leave it up to me. Either way, your piece will be a unique, huge snowflake.

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    THE COLLECTOR -- ORIGINAL COVER ARTWORK: All the rewards of the AVATAR tier, plus the original artwork used as a basis for the Omnibus' covers. It is a super-wide 8.5 x 24" ink-on-bristol drawing and is one-of-a-kind.

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    THE ROCK COLLECTOR -- ORIGINAL NOOSEHEAD BACK COVER ARTWORK: All the rewards of the AVATAR tier, plus the original artwork used for the Noosehead Omnibus' back cover. Appropriately, it depicts Noosehead rocking out! Includes both the original 11x17 black and white artwork, PLUS a signed 11x17 print of the colour version!

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    THE CLASSIC COLLECTOR -- ORIGINAL BACK COVER ARTWORK: All the rewards of the AVATAR tier, plus the original artwork used for the Classic Omnibus' back cover! Sam and Fuzzy's first encounter with the Ninja Mafia is recreated in this huge 11 x 17" ink-on-bristol piece. Also included: a signed 11x17 print of the colour version!

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    THE OTHER COLLECTOR -- ORIGINAL CAST PRINT ARTWORK: All the rewards of the AVATAR tier, plus the original artwork used for the Kickstarter-exclusive print. This thing is an ENORMOUS 19 x 24" ink-on-bristol drawing and also one-of-a-kind.

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    THE DELUXE COMMISSIONER: All the rewards of the AVATAR tier, plus one of infamous massive, custom-drawn, digitally coloured parody pieces. In the past, I've done the Sam and Fuzzy cast as characters from Firefly, Team Fortress 2, and Lord of the Rings... but this time, you decide! Up to 10 characters.

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    THE HOPELESS ROMANTIC: All the rewards of the AVATAR tier, plus all the original art for a special Valentines story (five 11x17" pages) that I will draw and run as a bonus on the Sam and Fuzzy site next year. It's about two characters going on a date. YOU will pick the two characters. (And if you like, you can have a nonspeaking cameo as their waiter.) The Sam and Fuzzy forum eagerly suggests you choose Morris and Cooper, but man, it is your call, I am not your boss.

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    THE SKETCHBOOK COLLECTOR: All the rewards of the AVATAR tier, plus a piece of Sam and Fuzzy history: one of my original sketchbooks. Each sketchbook contains the original artwork for at least 25 pages of Sam and Fuzzy comic pages, concept sketches, and other artwork drawn by me at the time. This is the only time the original Sam and Fuzzy artwork has EVER been available to buy. And yes, you can request the sketchbook containing a specific favourite strip! In fact, that is EXACTLY what you should do. (Just email me.)

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    THE ULTIMATE SKETCHBOOK/CAMEO: All the rewards of the AVATAR tier, plus the newest piece of Sam and Fuzzy history: the sketchbook containing all the original art and comics I drew for the Omnibus! (Including the new intro and ending.) There are also six blank pages, which I will fill with SIX CANON-BE-DAMNED DRAWINGS of your favourite Sam and Fuzzy characters in whatever parodies, action sequences, pin-ups, or hot/disturbing OTPs your heart desires. And craziest of all, YOU (or a person of your choice) will become a CANON MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE, with your name and face appearing at least once in a future comic. Congratulations: You are crazy!

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