Character occurrence frequency 2008 to 2013

Here is a diagram that shows how often the main and supporting characters of Sandra and Woo appeared each year. Note that there were only 20 strips in 2008. You can click on the image for a larger version.

Character occurrence frequency 2008 to 2013


Solution for the mountain riddle

Over 100 readers have given their guess for the supposed height of the mountain I posted last week. I’m sure its actual height will surprise a lot of people: It’s around 400 meter (1300 feet) high from the base to the top! It’s a peak in the Sierra Nevada in California and called The Incredible Hulk. It’s a favorite destination of rock climbers. Two of our readers recognized the mountain and so their guesses were naturally among the best ones. Here is a great photo taken by Nic Risser, illustrated by Mark Porter Thomas, and posted on Steph Abegg’s climbing blog which shows the mountain’s dimensions much better although it was taken from almost the same position:

The Incredible Hulk

Here is the list of all given guesses converted to meters. I’d say every guess over 100 meter (330 feet) was already going into the right direction; every guess above 200 meter (660 feet) was quite good; and every guess between 300 and 550 meter (1000 to 1800 feet) was basically correct.

0.03 m – Jacinthe
0.05 m – cytos
0.06 m – Riahk
0.08 m – Harmon
0.12 m – John
0.15 m – sal
0.30 m – Jaber
0.30 m to 0.91 m – Der Kaiser
0.43 m – Lord Circe
0.50 m – Draco_2k
0.61 m – Charles
1.27 m – Drakkin the alien
1.52 m – Anonymous Person
1.68 m – Carmen White
1.98 m – Emmalyn K.
2 m – Arnsaga
3 m – Elizar
3 m – twaintoss
3.05 m – Zach Glenwright
3.60 m – Switch Master
3.66 m to 4.88 m – Bigchiroal
3.96 m – Tobias_Marco
4 m – hamstap85
4 m – IsHARI
4.57 m – DanVzare
5 m – Xezlec
5 m – Crestlinger
6 m – Milena
6 m – Norman
6.10 m – Lunaroki
6.10 m – cyber95
7 m to 8 m – Haiiry
7.62 m – blahs
7.62 m – Al Layton
8 m – Kamica
8 m to 9 m – Vildanix
9.14 m to 12.19 m – Steven
9.14 m to 30.48 m – maarvarq
10 m – rabbits
10 m to 13 m – Pat
11.58 m – Rowanofthewood
12 m to 15 m – Doug
12.19 m to 15.24 m – plotholetsi
12.19 m to 18.29 m – Chelsea
15 m – pawelz
15 m to 18 m – Gyoshi
15.24 m – Chris857
15.24 m – nitro
15.24 m – Remobra
15.24 m to 30.48 m – David G
15.66 m to 17.28 m – ITR
19.20 m – Sambo
20 m – Rodrigo
20 m – cooltea713705
20 m – fatlui
22.50 m – Fritz B
24.38 m to 30.48 m – Iron Ed
27.43 m – Blake
30 m – well, me
30.48 m – Bum
30.48 m to 45.72 m – DWTardis
36.58 m – Draconis
40 m to 50 m – Compiemunky
45 m – Eelz, the manatee
45.72 m to 60.96 m – Bucc-i
48.77 m to 91.44 m – Bane
50 m – O8h7w
50.90 m – milestailsfox7
53.34 m – S.K.Ren
60 m – ArtBott
60.96 m – venomlash
60.96 m – Karadan
60.96 m to 76.20 m – Allengrad
63 m – Apsik
72 m – Dranorter
80 m to 90 m – HardWearJunkie
88 m – nisePanda
91.44 m – Muddypaws
91.44 m – JoeShmo101
91.44 m – tehtimmah
91.44 m to 106.68 m – Scythe Massakur
99.67 m – Tom S
100 m – SkywardStrike
100 m – SusanC
107.90 m – Stormygio
100 m to 150 m – Constantine
120 m – Arbhin
121.92 m – PlutoniumBoss
132.02 m – Miitu
150 m – Wyrmhand
150 m to 200 m – Meltea
152.4 m – redspecter8
152.40 m to 365.76 m – NixieSeal
167.64 m – Valkeiper2012
175 m – Joapie
182.88 m – Thor
200 m – Erandi
200 m – Neospector
200 m to 300 m – Anthrax_0
213.36 m to 243.84 m – Bart
228.60 m – tagno25
243.84 m – Temporalvisions
243.84 m – Keefur
250 m – alpinebutterfly
300 m – chrisjenl
300 m – Nikolay
304.80 m – Lucario
304.80 m to 914.40 m – Deepbluediver
335.28 m – dagobbs (recognized it as The Incredible Hulk)
370 m – biocuriousgeorgie
400 m – mickeyman
457.20 m – Eru (recognized it as The Incredible Hulk)
500 m – beelzebot (first guess was 120 m)
532 m – Dacen
3000 m – Cuthalion
4828.03 m – Warhammer
9656.10 m – Fluffy


Posters ready to be sent!

It took a while, but now all prints and posters are signed, numbered, wrapped, and ready to be sent! However, I won’t go to the post office before Saturday, 28 December 2013.

Shipping tubes


A little riddle

I have a little riddle for you: How high do you think is the rock/boulder/hill/mountain in the center of this photo? Give your guess in the comment section. I will post the answer next week.


Poll results

From 8 February 2013 to 5 September 2013, the following six polls ran on Sandra and Woo. All of them got over a thousand votes and it’s time to present the results.

Poll from 8 February 2013:

Poll Nr. 57

I’m not surprised that the strips about Cloud’s “little” problem at the beach received the most votes. Sandra’s and Larisa’s visit of the Museum of Modern Art was also popular among our readers. I expected more votes for the story arc featuring Sandra as private eye Sandy South, though.

Poll from 8 February 2013:

Poll Nr. 58

Our readers like to eat Italian, Japanese and Chinese dishes. Although 55% of our readers are from the United States, these three types of cuisine received more votes than the American cuisine. Of course such a poll is always a little bit arbitrary.

Poll from 8 February 2013:

Poll Nr. 59

Only around 10% of our readers read all the comments. But among the readers who voted there is also just a small minority, around 15%, who never have a look at the comment section.

Poll from 8 February 2013:

Poll Nr. 60

The same poll already ran on 6 January 2010, so it’s interesting to compare the results. There are now much more readers who read very few newspaper comic strips, 54% compared to 40%. However, there were now 2,258 votes compared to just 430 in 2010 so one cannot say that the same readers now read less newspaper comic strips.

Poll from 13 July 2013:

Poll Nr. 61

I selected all the winners of the previous poll during the first 4 1/2 years of Sandra and Woo for this poll, plus the recent one where Woo saved Lily during a thunderstorm which was obviously a popular one. The poll was quite close with 24% for the first place and still 14% for the fifth place. The second story arc taking place at the beach won this competition as well. Nonetheless, it will take a long time until I’ll write another whole story arc about Cloud’s penis ;). My personal favorite story arc so far is the treasure hunt. I think it is rich in variety and has some very good jokes. However, I think it will soon be replaced by the storyline I’m currently writing about the female raccoon climber Butterfly.

Poll from 11 August 2013:

Poll Nr. 62

The majority has spoken and since it was my initial plan as well, the solution to “The Book of Woo” will be posted as strip #1000. YAY, I DON’T HAVE TO WRITE A SPECIAL STRIP FOR STRIP #1000!! ;) (Assumed nobody is able to crack the code before that.)