Interview with our reader Blitz
Here is a new interview about Sandra and Woo with one of the Sandra and Woo fans that received a poster package, our reader
Can you please introduce yourself to our readers?
> I’m Simon, aka Blitz the Comic Guy or Blitzkrieg1701 depending on what website I’m on at the moment. I’m a webcomic artist who works on the comics Far Out There and Conventional Wisdom (shameless self-advertising accomplished)
When you read Sandra and Woo for the first time, what grabbed your attention the most?
> The thing that initially grabbed me was the characters. I was seeing a lot of Sandra & Woo ads across the Project Wonderful network and thought it looked pretty cute.
Is the thing you mentioned above still your favorite part of the comic, or do you like something else the most now?
> Well, several of the characters are older now, but everything is still pretty cute! Also, it’s a thought likable cast of characters, which is a good way to keep me coming back.
Who is your favorite character and why?
> Oh wow. I’ll sound stupid saying this right after specifically bringing up likable characters, but I have no idea. I like pretty much everyone this comic has to offer.
Do you have a favorite story arc and/or a favorite single strip?
> Again, it’s hard to say. I do get a special twinge of delight whenever The Empress of Northia shows up.
You have read Sandra and Woo for many years now. Do you think the comic has changed in any way since the beginning?
> Oh yes. The comic feels like it’s “grown up” quite a bit over the years, and I don’t just mean the art shift… although that’s a part of it. Being able to look back at the earliest strips and see the main characters looking so much younger adds to the sense that they’ve come a long way.
Sandra and Woo is sometimes criticized for lacking focus. Is there an aspect of the comic that you’d rather get rid of?
> I suppose the argument could be made that doing arcs focused on one main character shortchanges the others, and that more brief appearances (say, a brief cutaway to Larissa in the middle of a Woo-heavy arc) would help balance things out. However, I know from experience that such things are much easier said than done. Anyway, since I don’t specifically dislike any part of Sandra & Woo, I’m not going to get upset over one of those parts getting more attention or not.
Is there a topic you’d like to see getting addressed in a longer story arc?
> …well, I guess I wouldn’t mind finally having Larissa’s “secret” finally cleared up. Am I right folks?
What are your wishes for the future of Sandra and Woo?
> Lots and lots of critical and financial success for its creators, obviously!
Is there any other webcomic which you’d like to recommend to our readers?
> Far Out There (www.FarOutThere.com) and Conventional Wisdom (ConventionalWisdom.SmackJeeves.com) of course! Seriously, though, Kiwi Blitz (www.KiwiBlitz.com) and Star Power (www.StarPowerComic.com) are well worth checking out.
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