Poll results

From 10 June 2017 to 18 July 2018, the following eight polls ran on the Sandra and Woo website. It’s time to present the results:

Poll from 10 June 2017:

Poll Nr. 100

Our readers were happy to see more of Cloud again in 2017.

Poll from 10 June 2017:

Poll Nr. 101

Given that The Divine Comedy is currently winning the poll about the best story arc ever, the short story arc about Larisa’s dating tips is also among our most popular ones.

Poll from 10 June 2017:

Poll Nr. 102

Ivan got a surprising amount of votes for appearing in only a handful of strips. I’m surprised that Seeoahtlahmakaskay and Ruth received more votes than Zoey and Luna.

Poll from 10 June 2017:

Poll Nr. 103

While Seeoahtlahmakaskay and Ruth won the poll for the minor characters, Lily, Shadow and Sid are in the last places in the poll for the secondary characters. I will create a new poll for all supporting animal characters soon.

Poll from 10 March 2018:

Poll Nr. 104

This result is not particularly surprising.

Poll from 10 March 2018:

Poll Nr. 105

Not many readers have bought a new tablet in the last two years, only 18%.

Poll from 10 March 2018:

Poll Nr. 106

One doesn’t often see such a uniform distribution! 54% of our readers bought a new smartphone in the last two years.

Poll from 10 March 2018:

Poll Nr. 107

In August 2011, I asked the same question. Back then, 79% of our readers were 23 years old or younger. Now it’s only 50%. I have therefore begun making plans to excite more young readers about our comic(s) again.


New poll: What is your all-time favorite story arc?

I have just added a new poll in the voting widget in the left sidebar: “What is your all-time favorite story arc?”

To keep things manageable, you can only select among the winners of previous polls about your favorite story arcs.

The following characters had the leading role in the listed story arcs:

  • Larisa: 6 times
  • Sandra: 2 times
  • Cloud: 2 times
  • Zoey: 1 time

I guess this makes Larisa the most popular character of our comic.

I would also like to encourage you to write something about your favorite story arc (which does not have to be from the provided list, of course) in the comment section of this post.


My visit of the Comic Con Stuttgart 2018

After my visits in 2016 and 2017, I also visited the Comic Con Germany in Stuttgart (site map of the main hall) last Saturday. It was once again a lot of fun. I met several German comic artists, bought comics and original artwork, and saw an enormous number of cosplayers with great costumes. In this post, you can have a look at all the photos I took with some added commentary. You can click on each photo to see a larger version of it.

While it was still quite crowded on midday and the early afternoon, there were fewer visitors compared to the last two years. According to a newspaper article there were around 40,000 visitors instead of 50,000 visitors. That led to a better experience overall because making your way through the crowded floors was often a challenge in the last years. I hope that the convention stabilizes at the current visitor number to area ratio in the future.

In the first part of my article, I want to give you an impression of several parts of the fair. In the second part, I want to show you some of the artists that were present there and the comics and artwork I bought from them. The area where independent artists showed their work was significantly increased in size this year. In the third part, I want to show some amazing cosplayers. In the last part, I want to show you some impressions from the massive LEGO area.

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My personal top 20 from #501 to #999 – Places 1 to 10

Last Saturday, I posted the places 11 to 20 of my favorite Sandra and Woo strips from the last 499 published strips. So, here is the top 10! (In July 2013, I already posted my 20 favorite strips from the first 499 strips: places 11 to 20, places 1 to 10.)

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My personal top 20 from #501 to #999 – Places 11 to 20

In July 2013, I posted my 20 favorite strips from the first 499 published Sandra and Woo strips: places 11 to 20, places 1 to 10.

In this post, I present you the places 11 to 20 from my 20 favorite strips from the strips numbered #501 to #999. The 500th strip The Book Of Woo is not included in the list since I will discuss it separately next week. It’s clearly the best Sandra and Woo strip ever published if you ask me. I will post my top 10 next week.

Such a list does not always give the full picture, though. I’m quite fond of the current swimming center story arc, for example, but in my opinion it doesn’t feature a specific strip that really stands out.

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