Results of the fanart contest 2013 – Part 1

I received such an amazing number of great entries for this year’s Sandra and Woo and Gaia fanart contest that I’m still unsure about the exact order of the top 10, especially the places 2 to 6. Therefore I decided to at least write a blog post about all the other drawings that were submitted. Some of them have such a great quality that I wouldn’t have had a problem to give the prize money to the respective artists. Unfortunately for them, I received 10 pieces of artwork I liked even more. I will post the winners of the fanart contest next week. I cannot thank you enough for all the effort you put into these great drawings!

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USA intro

USA intro

I could not embed the video because the preview image kinda ruined the joke. There is also an alternative, more subtle version. The video was created by Sqorck.


My neighbor’s mad parking skillz!

As you can see, my parent’s neighbor has some truly impressive parking skillz. He parks like that all the time and apparently without any trouble according to my mother. As a rather mediocre driver this is almost incomprehensible to me.

Click on the thumbnails to see the a large version of each photo.

Mad parking skillz Nr. 1 Mad parking skillz Nr. 2
Mad parking skillz Nr. 3

Fanart Contest 2013, with prize money!

It’s time for our yearly Sandra and Woo and Gaia fanart contest! Click here to see the winners of the fanart contest 2011 and the fanart contest 2012. Unsurprisingly, you have to include at least one regular character of Sandra and Woo or Gaia in your drawing. Other types of artwork are permitted as well.

Unlike most other such contests, ours comes with some nice prize money for the five winners whom I will pick from all contestants. Since we received several great entries of equal quality in the last two years, I made sure that the difference in prize money between the 1st place and the other places isn’t too large.

  • 1st place: $150
  • 2nd place: $100
  • 3rd place: $75
  • 4th place: $50
  • 5th place: $25

Please send your entry in an e-mail with the subject “Fanart Contest 2013” to novil@gmx.de. You can attach the file to the e-mail or link to it in the e-mail text body. You must submit your entry before Monday, 22 July 2013. If you have a website, you should put a link to it into your e-mail.

Additional information about the contest:

  • You can submit several drawings or other types of art, but you can’t win multiple prizes, only the prize for the best entry.
  • You are allowed, even encouraged, to post your artwork on other websites.
  • After showing all entries in a blog post, they will be put into the fanart section of our Artwork page.
  • You can sign your work as you see fit, but a large, ugly watermark will reduce your chance of winning.
  • If you drew the image digitally, you should send it in its original size in a lossless format, for example as a PNG file with full color depth. If you drew the image on paper and then scanned it, you should send me a cleaned and large version in a lossless format. However, don’t send me any files larger than 20 MByte.

Here’s the new summary

Thank you for your input. Here’s the new blurb on the comic’s About page:

In recent years, tensions have begun to grow between Midgard, the leading nation since the two devastating wars at the end of the First Age, and Cania, the home country of Ilias Oter and his friends. Ilias, though, finds politics to be not nearly as interesting as his classmate Lilith Caillean, a beautiful and amazingly talented young wizard. There is just something magical about her… As the students of the “Academy for Arcane Studies and Material Arts” face the first serious test in their life, the final exams, they suddenly find themselves wrapped up in a web of intrigue and magic that could break their world’s already-fragile core. Now it’s up to Ilias and his friends to save what is most precious to them before time runs out. But is giving your “best” even enough when you have to deal with forces that seem to be able to move kings like pawns on a chess board?

Gaia, a story about the nature of reality, and the answer to Lilith’s simple, meek, world-shattering question: “Will you come along?”