The Book of Woo: $500 prize money + wiki online again

In a couple of months, I will post the decrypted version of the The Book of Woo. But before that happens, you can still try yourself to decrypt it and win the prize money that I just increased to a whopping


If you’re interested in the challenge, you should definitely check out the Book of Woo Wiki that is now online again thanks to our reader Chris. There, you can find pages about the following topics:

You can find some additional information in this blog post: The Book of Woo – Revisited.

Send your decipherment attempt(s) to

Some minor health problems

I currently suffer from some minor health problems. Most notably, I’m constantly getting colds. There’s also some other stuff I have to take care of. Nothing serious, but we may miss a couple of updates if it goes on like this.

Character occurrence frequency 2008 to 2017

Here are two diagrams that show how often the main and supporting characters of Sandra and Woo appeared in each year. Note that there were only 20 strips in 2008. The last year saw a renaissance of Cloud who appeared more often than in the previous three years combined. Sandra appeared in almost 70% of all strips, almost beating her all-time record in 2009. Regarding the supporting characters, Luna has appeared the most often of them three times in a row now.

You can click on the images for larger versions.

Main characters occurrence frequency 2008 to 2017

Supporting characters occurrence frequency 2008 to 2017

Number of new strips per year:

  • 2008: 20
  • 2009: 105
  • 2010: 107
  • 2011: 106
  • 2012: 104
  • 2013: 100
  • 2014: 104
  • 2015: 104
  • 2016: 115 (incl. 17 MSPA inspired strips)
  • 2017: 105


WOO-HOO! Patreon won’t change their fee structure in the proposed way:


This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of all people who wrote mails to Patreon or communicated their condemnation of Patreon’s new fee structure in some other way. So once again: Thank you to all of you!

Question about comic printing companies

I’m currently looking for (comic) printing companies located in the United States that also ship to end customers as part of their service. So far, I’ve contacted Ka-Blam, TopatoCo and 4th Dimension. I already eliminated the Print-on-Demand companies Lulu and CreateSpace from my consideration.

If anyone of you knows another potentially interesting printing company, please write a comment in the comment section below. Your input is very appreciated!