The current Sam and Fuzzy series is the biggest story I've ever done! (New to the comic? You can learn more about it further down.) So far, we've published the first four volumes of the story in four trade paperbacks. Now, I'd like to make a new book collecting part five... and, because you've all repeatedly demanded it, also make the entire current series available in a new deluxe hardcover format that matches my previous hardcover books!
You can nab Volume 5 (Missing Inaction) by itself, or get all five completed volumes as a set of five softcover books or three deluxe hardcover omnibuses! (Volumes 1-4 are collected as four 400-page softcovers or two 800-page hardcovers, while Volume 5 stands alone at 600 pages in both formats.)
If you like, you can also get the two-book Prequel Series Omnibus -- which we originally kickstarted back in 2013 -- as an add-on (see below) or via the Completionist tier. It is a totally separate story, but it is pretty rad, too. It's available in softcover or hardcover forms that match those of the current series!
WHAT IF WE RAISE EXTRA MONEY?
Thanks to your incredible support, our project has funded, and hit seven awesome stretch goals! The more additional funding we raise, the more we'll pump back into additional bonuses and enhancements. Here's what we'd like to tackle next... and if we're lucky enough to do even better, we'll do even more cool things!
ARE THERE OTHER REWARDS TO GET, TOO?
GILDED versions of our book tiers include the GILDED BONUS PACK: two Kickstarter-exclusive 4 x 6 prints, plus a very fancy exclusive enamel pin of Fuzzy. (And thanks to our stretch goals, they also include a VOTE DOG bumper sticker and IS IT FOOD print, too!)
ARTIST EDITION versions of our book tiers include the gilded bonus packand a personalized message and custom drawing of the character of your choice on a special bookplate on inside of Missing Inaction's cover! Any S&F character, main or obscure, is fine with me, so go nuts! (If you would like to get MORE THAN ONE bookplate, please see the add-on section below!)
THE AVATAR tier scores you a custom-made digital headshot-style image of you, or a character of your choice, to use with abandon across the social media hellscape. Enjoy!
THE COMMISSIONER (OF FATE?) gets you an original custom 8.5 x 11" marker illustration of any 3 characters, pets, people, or other entities, or combination thereof that you like! You can also pick the theme/subject matter (portrait, pin-up, parody, etc.)... or you can let ME pick for you at random using a 20-sided die and my famous chart.
THE ART COLLECTOR tiers will nab you one of the one-of-a-kind 11x14" original pen-and-ink art pieces that were used for the Volume 5 book covers, as well as a signed colour print of the finished art! THE CYBEAR ART COLLECTOR will nab you the 11x14 and 8.5x11" original pieces drawn for my "Cybear Monday" event!
THE SAUCY HIPPO commission tier will nab you an original custom-drawn comic burlesque performance -- just like the ones found in my second pin-up book -- starring the character and performance theme of your choice! Like the performances in Headcanon II, this one will include one original full colour pin-up of the character, and a 3-4 page black and white comic of the ensuing routine. (Which, like the originals, can be as traditional, fantastical, or ridiculous as you like.)
THE OTP Commissioner tier will let you play matchmaker and net you a lavish 11 x 14 digitally-coloured tribute to the S&F character pairing of your choice -- be it a canonical couple, your personal headcanon, or pure nonsense. Yes, it can be ANY two characters, in a piece as earnestly romantic or as indulgently saucy or as deliberately stupid as you wish. Sam and Dev? X and Y? Rex and Sin? You are the boss! I have never drawn a commission based on this (potentially dangerous) premise before, but here's an example of a piece with the level of detail and style of colouring you can expect from the finished art, if not the actual subject matter.
THE CELEBRITY tier will bestow upon you the ultimate honour... an appearance in Sam and Fuzzy! Your S&F-universe counterpart will play a small but significant role as an important figure in the Underground's history. (To say more than that would be a big spoiler!)
Any of my existing books or other items 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 amount listed for any add-ons you'd like on top of your pledge. (Any combo of items, or multiples of the same item, are fine!) When the campaign is over, we'll ask you which add-on items you wanted. Easy!
OK, SO TELL ME ABOUT THESE BOOKS
The current Sam and Fuzzy series is the story of Sam: an ex-cabbie who has, somewhat accidentally, inherited an ancient ninja criminal cult. With the help of his scheming bear-like friend Fuzzy and his idealistic co-worker Dev, he tries to reform the ninjas to help people instead of commit crimes -- which goes about as well as you'd expect.
Things are further complicated with the arrival of Hazel -- a professional thief from Fuzzy's past and the source of much of his baggage. Before long, the gang is plunged headlong into a literal underground world of stalker vampires, cat monarchs, cyborg mafiosos, and never-ending, interweaving conspiracies.
Volume 5: Sam and Fuzzy Missing Inaction is part five of this new saga. At 600 pages long, it's the biggest installment yet... from the introduction of Roan and the infamous Undercover Burlesque storyline, to the epic showdown with Mr. Sin and his Buddy-bot army at Hope Springs! It's available in either softcover or deluxe hardcover formats, with optional gilded bonus packs or custom artist edition bookplates.
If you'd like to read the complete story, the Volume 1-5 Set includes volumes 1-4 -- Fix Your Problem, Very Famous, Under the Influence, and Ruined Everything -- as well as Missing Inaction.
The softcover version of the set includes the original four 400-page paperback editions of 1-4.
The deluxe hardcover version of the set includes two brand new 800-page oversized hardcover omnibuses that collect 1-4 alongside new author commentary and bonuses.
And if you'd like to read my previous stories as well, The Completionist Set includes Volumes 1-5 plus the original Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus -- the separate prequel saga we kickstarted back in 2013.
The Prequel Omnibus is only automatically included with the Completionist tier. But you can also get it in combination with any other tier by adding it as an add-on (see Add-Ons section above).
With both the Prequel Omnibus and the Volume 1-5 set -- five hardcovers or seven softcovers in total-- you have the entire run of every Sam and Fuzzy story I've ever drawn!
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
As you may have noticed, these are some very big (and very fancy) books! Most of our budget will go towards manufacturing them, freighting them to our warehouse, and shipping them out to you. The rest covers the manufacturing costs of our other rewards, Kickstarter fees and taxes.
WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?
The downside of making giant, heavy books like mine is that they are very expensive to mail beyond the United States. As a Canadian myself, I feel your pain, international buyers. So I'm using part of our budget to subsidize international backers' shipping costs. That way, they're just regular expensive instead of LUDICROUSLY EXPENSIVE. Thank you, International readers, for your incredible continued support over the years despite the cruel realities of international mail.
WHO ARE YOU, ANYWAY?
I'm Sam Logan, the guy who has spent the last 15 years writing and drawing this comic! (Despite sharing his name, I'm not actually the basis for the Sam character in the comic at all. My bad.) You may also know me as the co-author of Skull Panda, the co-creator of The Underground RPG, the designer of many a Topatoco t-shirt, or one of the many illustrators featured in To Be Or Not to Be and Romeo and/or Juliet.
Make That Thing is a production and fulfillment agency for crowdfunded projects. They helped me with both the Sam and Fuzzy Omnibus and the Underground RPG and did a killer job both times. Time for a hat trick!
OK, THIS ALL SOUNDS GOOD: LET'S DO THIS!
Thank you so much, everyone, for all your support. Let's make some seriously awesome books!
Risks and challenges
I'm making this book with the help of Make That Thing -- the same folks who helped me manufacture and distribute my previous two kickstarters to great success. There are a number of potential setbacks that can crop up in book production, and we know them well, since we've been making 'em for over a decade now. We've got reliable printing partners, we have an awesome fulfillment team, and are ready for anything!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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