Fanart Contest 2012, with prize money!

One year after the last fanart contest, it’s time for another one! You can use characters from Sandra and Woo and Gaia for your entry.

Unlike most such contests, ours comes with nice prize money for the five winners who I will pick from all contestants:

  • 1. place: $120
  • 2. place: $70
  • 3. place: $50
  • 4. place: $35
  • 5. place: $25

Please send your entry in an e-mail with the subject “Fanart Contest” to novil@gmx.de. You can attach the entry to the e-mail or link to it in the e-mail text body. You must submit your entry before Tuesday, 1 May 2012. I hope one month is enough time for everybody who is interested in entering the contest.

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 entry on other websites.
  • After displaying them in a blog post, all entries will be put into the fanart section of our Artwork page. If you have a website, you should add a link to it in your e-mail.
  • You can sign your work, but a large, ugly watermark will reduce your chance of winning.
  • If your image is drawn digitally it would be convenient if you send it to me in its original size in a lossless format, for example as a PNG file with full color depth. If your image is drawn on paper and then scanned in, you should send me a cleaned-up version of reasonable size in a lossless format. The more detailed the artwork is, the bigger the image size should be. But don’t send anything with more than 25 million pixel (5000 x 5000 pixel).

If you have further questions about the contest, please ask them in the comment section.


Vote for Gaia and get a wallpaper! [4]

A good position at the large webcomic voting site TopWebComics is a good way get new readers. As a little thank-you for voting for Gaia, you will receive the following wallpaper:

Vote for Gaia at TopWebComics!


Vote for Gaia and get a wallpaper! [3]

A good position at the large webcomic voting site TopWebComics is a good way get new readers. As a little thank-you for voting for Gaia, you will receive the following wallpaper:

Vote for Gaia at TopWebComics!


Gaia now published under Creative Commons license

Sandra and Woo and Gaia are now officially published under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Creative Commons License

This means you are free to share the comic strips/pages, that means to copy, distribute and transmit them under the following conditions:

  • Attribution: You must attribute the creators and the source of the comic strip/page. This means you aren’t allowed to remove the creator names and the website url at the bottom of the comic strip/page. If you want to use a cropped piece of a comic strip/page, the same information has to be found in text format next to the image. An additional link to http://www.sandraandwoo.com/ resp. http://www.gaiacomic.com/ is very appreciated.
  • Noncommercial: You may not use the comic strip/page for commercial purposes.
  • No derivative works: You may not alter, transform, or build upon the comic strip/page.

The license only applies to the comics in the comic archive written by Oliver Knörzer (Novil) and drawn by Puri Andini (Powree). It doesn’t apply to all other pieces of artwork found on our websites.

In other news, I’m now a member of the German Pirate Party. I don’t agree on some of their political goals, but they are currently the only political party that credibly fights for citizens’ rights and against censorship. In September 2011, they achieved a spectacular result in the Berlin state election with 8.9% of the popular vote.


Vote for Gaia and get a wallpaper! [2]

A good position at the large webcomic voting site TopWebComics is a good way get new readers. Help us to get into the top 10 in December! As a little thank-you for voting for Gaia, you will receive the following sketches of the thievish girl from pages 13 to 15:

Vote for Gaia at TopWebComics!

We will post a new voting incentive every week!