Vote for the best Sandra and Woo story arc so far

We’re just two strips away from the 500th Sandra and Woo strip. This is the right time for a poll about your favorite Sandra and Woo storyline so far. You can choose between the five winners of all previous polls and the recent story about Woo saving Lily during a thunderstorm since that one seemed to be quite popular as well.

–> You can find the poll in the voting widget in the right sidebar! –>

Here are links for all story arcs:

  1. Larisa is mistaken for a junkie by her principal: #60#68
  2. Sandra and her friends go on a treasure hunt in a factory: #117#135
  3. Larisa vs. her father’s artwork: #297#301
  4. Cloud writes a poem for Sandra: #333#337
  5. Cloud has a “problem” at the beach: #393#398
  6. Woo saves Lily during a thunderstorm: #471#482

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.

About reader reactions

It’s often impossible for me to predict the reaction of readers to a new strip. For example, I expected a massive backlash when I posted the short story arc where Larisa dressed up as a pedophile for Halloween. I wrote the story already in 2011, but postponed it for a year since I was afraid it would upset too many readers. However, the comment sections of those strips remained completely calm. In contrast, I had absolutely no negative expectations when posting the current strip Ruthless?. But at least two readers have now vocally expressed their intention to stop reading Sandra and Woo because of it. Which I find strange and unjustified since the strip has unquestionably a positive message. It also already has almost 100 comments, a feat usually reserved for strips specifically about Christianity (the only certain hot topic apparently) or Sandra kissing Cloud ;).

In other news, I removed the social media widget which was used very rarely. I also made visited links turquoise so that you can see more easily which pages you have already visited.