3rd Birthday / Website Stats

On 19 October 2008 the first Sandra and Woo strip was posted on our website, so Sandra and Woo is exactly three years old now. As you can see below, we found a nice number of readers, and I want to thank everybody who contributed to this in some way. I hope I’ll be able to write comics that are good enough to get 25,000 daily visitors eventually.

Visitors per day & RSS feed subscribers

Here are five things I learned:

  • You must always be wary that your sitcom style comic doesn’t become a soap opera.
  • If you’re not always trying to improve, you get worse.
  • 90 % of all criticism is just personal opinion.
  • Making every strip of a longer story arc funny is incredibly difficult and I have high respect for every cartoonist like Bill Amend of FoxTrot who’s able to pull it off.
  • I have no idea how Bill Watterson of Calvin and Hobbes was able to produce such funny, clever and innovative strips seven times a week.

Our fantasy webcomic Gaia will start on the end of November and I’m very excited about it. I hope that a large portion of the Sandra and Woo readers will also read Gaia.


Artwork: Healthy-looking Girl

Weremole: Healthy-looking Girl

As part of our feature “commissioned artwork of our characters drawn by other talented artists”, the Swedish artist Daniel Olsén (Weremole) drew the picture you can see above. It is titled “Healthy-looking Girl” and directed at all dedicated Final Fantasy VII players who still remember the scene with Don Corneo at the Wall Market.

Click on the picture for a larger version (800 x 566).

Supporters can download the image in its original size (4961 x 3508) and as a wallpaper on the special page for donators.

I’m open for suggestions for subjects that you’d like to see drawn in color. A new picture will be posted every second Saturday.


Artwork: To the House of Light

Yuki Makimachi: To the House of Light

As part of our feature “commissioned artwork of our characters drawn by other talented artists”, the Indonesian artist Dewitri Virika (Yuki Makimachi) drew the picture you can see above. It is titled “To the House of Light” and one of several steampunk related pictures that will be published over the course of the next months. I have already commissioned two additional drawings from Yuki, who was one of five artists whom I considered as colorist for Sandra and Woo. By the way, Yuki is living in Bandung, just like Powree.

Supporters can download the image in its original size (3072 x 2304) and as a wallpaper on the special page for donators.

I’m open for suggestions for subjects that you’d like to see drawn in color. A new picture will be posted every second Saturday.


Artwork: Steampunk Larisa

Manusia-no-31: Steampunk Larisa

Within the scope of our feature “commissioned artwork of our characters drawn by other talented artists”, the Indonesian artist Sia (Manusia-no-31) drew the picture you can see above. It is the first of several steampunk related pictures that will be published over the course of the next months.

Click on the picture for a larger version (800 x 600).

Supporters can download the image in its original size (4567 x 3425) and as a wallpaper on the special page for donators.

I’m open for suggestions for subjects that you’d like to see drawn in color. A new picture will be posted every second Saturday.


Artwork: Procyon

Exarrdian: Procyon (Sandra and Woo under the stars)

Within the scope of our feature “commissioned artwork of our characters drawn by other talented artists”, the Bulgarian artist Denny (Exarrdian) drew the picture you can see above. It is titled “Procyon” since Sandra and Woo are checking out the star Procyon which might be the namesake for the Latin name of the raccoon, Procyon lotor.

Supporters can download the image in its original size (3200 x 2365) and as a wallpaper on the special page for donators.

I’m open for suggestions for subjects that you’d like to see drawn in color. A new picture will be posted every second Saturday.