Aeris lives!

The following illustration by Denitsa Petkova was meant as a bonus for our Patreon patrons, but of course I had to publish it on our main website to celebrate the Final Fantasy VII Remake that was announced at E3 today.

Sandra and Cloud in Nibelheim by Denitsa Petkova

Here are all Sandra and Woo strips that include a major reference to my favorite video game:

And here are all commissions and fanart with a Final Fantasy VII theme:

Poll results

From 25 January 2015 to 7 June 2015, the following six polls ran on the Sandra and Woo website. All of them received over 2,000 votes and now it’s time to present the results.

Poll from 25 January 2015:

Poll Nr. 76

The same poll already ran in 2009 where 60% of our readers preferred story comics and only 9% comedy webcomics which was a very surprising result for a poll running on a comedy webcomic website. The gap is much smaller now, but most of our readers still prefer story comics.

Poll from 25 January 2015:

Poll Nr. 77

Web advertising still works, at least for webcomics. But nothing beats recommandations by other webcomic authors.

Poll from 25 January 2015:

Poll Nr. 78

52% of our readers preferred the Russian pic, only 20% the American pic of our strip Propaganda. I find it a little surprising that the country of origin had almost no effect on the voting result.

Poll from 25 January 2015:

Poll Nr. 79

I think this poll suffered from the very different characterisation of Ginny and Luna in the book series versus the movie series.

Poll from 25 January 2015:

Poll Nr. 80

It is not surprising that video games won this poll. But I’m surprised again that our readers aren’t particularly fond of movies. Film received less than half of the votes for music.

Poll from 31 March 2015:

Poll Nr. 81

I’m surprised that the version with six panels is much more popular among our readers. Since I have no preference, I expected a closer voting result.

There are five new polls that appear randomly in the voting widget in the right sidebar:

  • Which season of the year do you like the most?
  • What art style do you prefer in a comic?
  • Which character would you like to see more often?
  • Are you pro Skub or anti Skub?
  • Which of the following story arcs did you like the most?

The Ideas Man – A (very) short story

“Regarding storytelling, ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s the execution that matters!”

“Ah, so you’re a big fan of ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’, then?”

“Excuse me? While it wasn’t the worst film I’ve ever watched, it had some truly terrible scenes and characters in it.”

“But it had great cinematography, top-notch visual effects and and some of Hollywood’s best actors in it.”

“Yeah, but the dialog sucked.”

“The ‘Star Wars’ script had to be one of the best edited scripts in movie history. And the different personality of the characters was conveyed really well.”

“Yeah, but Jar-Jar Binks!! … And a trade route conflict?!”

“So you’re saying that right at the beginning of the scriptwriting process, bad ideas were chosen for the characters and plot and then flawlessly executed?”


Ask Novil questions about Sandra and Woo

Last year, I posted a news entry which I asked our readers to ask me general questions about Gaia. It was a pretty popular format with lots of questions being asked, so I decided to also give it a try regarding Sandra and Woo.

Do you have any questions about Sandra and Woo? Then add them to the comment section of this post. I will try to answer all questions which I don’t consider to be spoilers for the future story arcs.

First screenshots from the Sandra and Woo adventure game

Here you can see the first full-sized screenshots from the Sandra and Woo adventure game currently developed by Feline Fuelled Games, a semi-professional computer game developer team from Germany. The screenshots are taken from the first and second chapter of the PC game which is entitled

Sandra and Woo in the Cursed Adventure

The game consists of six chapters with a total playing time of at least 10 hours. Sandra and Woo in the Cursed Adventure is a classical point-and-click adventure game in the tradition of the Monkey Island series. There will be a German and an English version of the game, both with a full, professional voice-over and an original musical score.

Sandra's room

Sandra’s room

The backyard of Sandra's house

The backyard of Sandra’s house

Sandra's house from the front

The front of Sandra’s house

As you can see above, you will be able to control several Sandra and Woo characters. Only with your genius, your bravery and your good looks will it be possible for our heroes to escape from the cursed adventure unscathed!

The developers from Feline Fuelled Games have put a tremendous amount of time and hard work into Sandra and Woo in the Cursed Adventure. So I’m confident that many fans of adventure games and/or Sandra and Woo will enjoy their new game which will be sold at a budget price. Feline Fuelled Games also plans to put the game on Steam Greenlight as it gets closer to its final release date sometime in 2015 or 2016.