Interview with our reader illeatyourself
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?
> My name is Brantley Jessee, or as I like to be known online, Shike Travis Marshall. I am 19 years old, going to be 20 in a little less than a month, and I work at a McDonalds right across from the same Lehi Roller Mills featured in the original Footloose movie. I enjoy spending my time chatting online via Furcadia, watching YouTube, writing, listening to or composing music, watching TV/movies, reading, drawing, or making various updates to the many blogs I run (equestrianmilitary.tumblr.com, askdjstreamline.tumblr.com, illeatyourself.tumblr.com). I also enjoy spending time with my good friend who likes to be known as the Mad Hatter, and I even run a humor blog with him as well (askthehatterclan.tumblr.com). Aside from those, I am fairly lazy, but that doesn’t make me any less good to have around when you need help with something.
When you read Sandra and Woo for the first time, what grabbed your attention the most?
> Probably the art style, the humor, the slice-of-life storytelling, and the fact that it never even once falls into a long story arc like most other comics do. I always wanted to find a funny comic that never tried to get serious for too long, and this seems to be the only one so far! As for how I came across the comic in the first place, I kept seeing it advertised on the side while reading other comics, and eventually decided to check it out!
Is the thing you mentioned above still your favorite part of the comic, or do you like something else the most now?
> I honestly miss the colored portions of the comic, but aside from that, I can’t really think of anything I DON’T like.
Who is your favorite character and why?
> I don’t normally pick favorites, but if I had to, I’d say Larissa. She’s just too insane to not like her, and she actually reminds me of my friend (yes, the Mad Hatter I mentioned) quite a lot, minus the reckless abandon she tends to show. I could also say Butterfly, perhaps, because she was a very interesting character. Oh yeah, and Ye Thuza is also pretty dang funny, I like her most out of Cloud’s entire family. XD Cloud is a close second though. :\
Do you have a favorite story arc and/or a favorite single strip?
> None in particular, really, although I do find myself wishing they would go on another treasure hunt much like the one they went on so many story arcs ago, especially if you did the entire thing in color. And this time, instead of ending on a random and unresolved “Big-Lipped Alligator Moment” cliffhanger, it should have a legitimate ending, maybe a humorous one in lieu of Phineas and Ferb. XD
You have read Sandra and Woo for many years now. Do you think the comic has changed in any way since the beginning?
> Well, I definitely noticed a change in the art style, as well as the characters growing older seemingly in time with the changing art style. Its as if they adapted to each other. I also noticed the change to and from colored comics. Then there’s the steady increase in adult humor over time, also as they get older, just as one might experience as they get older in real life. Nicely done, Oliver. XP
Sandra and Woo is sometimes criticized for lacking focus. Is there an aspect of the comic that you’d rather get rid of?
> HECK NO.
Is there a topic you’d like to see getting addressed in a longer story arc?
> I dunno. Maybe Sandra’s relationship with Cloud? Or Woo’s relationship with Lily, as well as Lily’s relationship with Sandra and humans in general? I’d also like to see another treasure hunt story arc just like the one from so long ago. 😉
What are your wishes for the future of Sandra and Woo?
> Geez, so many questions that make me want to say “Another treasure hunt story arc”. XD As far as the comic itself goes, I hope this comic goes on for many more years, and that its fanbase keeps growing. I also hope that, if it EVER ends (finding a good successor would be absolutely brilliant if you decide to pass it on to someone else), it will be a satisfying ending that will leave me happy and content with it, not wishing anything more out of it. I trust you will be able to manage that, considering how much skill you have shown in writing this comic already. 😉
Is there any other webcomic which you’d like to recommend to our readers?
> [Note by Novil: illeatyourself’s reply was so long that I had to remove it.]
Do you have anything else do say? Here’s room for it:
> Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious. Also, find the odd one out: aaoewfndlaehcfaidshlichcpzspfweaounaliwcunluhzlsdiufhlaewuah1apcfzfaeuwcealfuhakuflauweflaeufhl (Pun not intended) And lastly, I freaking love your other comic, Gaia. XP