Interview with our reader Birone

Here is a new interview about Sandra and Woo with one of the Sandra and Woo fans that received a poster package, our reader

Birone

Can you please introduce yourself to our readers?

> Hello all! My name is Willie and I’m from Ireland; some people know me online as Birone. I’m a fan of tunes and toons! I also drew some fanart of Sandra and Woo which you can see in the Artwork section.

When you read Sandra and Woo for the first time, what grabbed your attention the most?

> By pure chance I discovered the comic just as it was starting off in 2008. It had about six or seven strips under its belt at the time. Earlier that year I was getting into webcomics. Sandra and Woo shared that same vibe that I liked from other comics such as Ozy and Millie, and Calvin and Hobbes which is what hooked me in.

Is the thing you mentioned above still your favorite part of the comic, or do you like something else the most now?

> Oh yeah. Despite the characters’ ages, they’re wise beyond their years.

Who is your favorite character and why?

> I’ve always liked animals so naturally my favourite would be Woo. (Guess it must be from growing up on a diet of Disney and Looney Tunes!) Cloud would be a close second. Oh, and for what it’s worth, Ye Thuza is pretty awesome. Just wanted to throw that out there, haha!

Do you have a favorite story arc and/or a favorite single strip?

> The plotline on how Woo and Lily first meet was very sweet. And the noir-flavoured Sandy South plotline was enjoyable. Noir is something I’ve been getting into now, so it’s always great to see others try their hand at that style.

You have read Sandra and Woo for many years now. Do you think the comic has changed in any way since the beginning?

> Oh yes, definitely. Looking at the art style from the early days and seeing how it evolves throughout is worth mentioning. So props to Powree for the fine art! *Thumbs up!*

Sandra and Woo is sometimes criticized for lacking focus. Is there an aspect of the comic that you’d rather get rid of?

> Tough question. Hmm, maybe making sure story arcs don’t go on for too long? Don’t fret too much about it. Just go do that voodoo that you do so well!

Is there a topic you’d like to see getting addressed in a longer story arc?

> Hmm, nothing springs to mind right now. As long as it’s a good story that’s told well that’s the main thing!

What are your wishes for the future of Sandra and Woo?

> That it becomes more and more successful, really.

Is there any other webcomic which you’d like to recommend to our readers?

Questionable Content, xkcd, Kevin and Kell, Luke Surl. Obvious ones, yeah, but they’re all good!

Do you have anything else do say? Here’s room for it:

> Thanks for making this wonderful comic. Long may it continue.


Interview with our reader Iron Ed

Here is a new interview about Sandra and Woo with one of the Sandra and Woo fans that received a poster package, our reader

Iron Ed

Can you please introduce yourself to our readers?

> I live in North Carolina in the U.S.A. and go by “Iron Ed” (mostly) in webcomic forums. “Iron Ed” derives from previous hobbies of blacksmithing, and Cowboy Action Shooting competition. Currently I follow 18 webcomics regularly, do a lot of reading (mostly sci-fi & fantasy), and some drawing (anthro) and writing (but unpublished). I’m probably in the upper part of Sandra & Woo’s readership age bracket. My education only goes up to a community college1-yr drafting diploma (pencil & paper!).

When you read Sandra and Woo for the first time, what grabbed your attention the most?

> The writing and art styles were an immediate attraction as well matched to each other and attractive to me. I also like how well it can take serious subjects and make them funny but still thoughtful. There is a nice balance between short & funny with longer story arcs too. I don’t recall any story arc getting long enough for me to get totally tired of it.

Is the thing you mentioned above still your favorite part of the comic, or do you like something else the most now?

> I listed several things and still hold by them all. The author has added enough characters to keep things varied without being overwhelming.

Who is your favorite character and why?

> Sandra! … with Woo as a close second. :-) She is young enough to take things like a talking raccoon in stride, but old enough to hold a reasonably sophisticated view of the world around her. Unlike Woo, it is almost easy to think of Sandra as a ‘real’ person too.

Do you have a favorite story arc and/or a favorite single strip?

> I’ve been following Sandra and Woo long enough that I can’t ever remember them all. :-) “One of” my favorites is the single strip where Sandra is dreaming of “Prince” Cloud and wakes up with Woo.

You have read Sandra and Woo for many years now. Do you think the comic has changed in any way since the beginning?

> The story arcs seem to be longer and a little more serious, but overall there’s no major change. Art is still wonderful too!

Sandra and Woo is sometimes criticized for lacking focus. Is there an aspect of the comic that you’d rather get rid of?

> Nope! Sandra and Woo is a -comic-, not a graphic novel; I expect it to vary its focus.

Is there a topic you’d like to see getting addressed in a longer story arc?

> Nothing specific. I read Sandra and Woo for thoughtful entertainment and enter each new arc with open eyes.

What are your wishes for the future of Sandra and Woo?

> A long and happy life!

Is there any other webcomic which you’d like to recommend to our readers?

> Several! How many do you want? :-) Precocious, TwoKinds, Red’s Planet, Furry Experience, Faux Pas, and Gunnerkrigg Court are the one’s I follow that I think might be most interesting to Sandra and Woo readers.

Do you have anything else do say? Here’s room for it:

> Keep up the good work, Novil and Powree! I have no complaints about how you’ve done things in the past and anticipate nothing but the best in the future!


Interview with our reader Deko

Here is a new interview about Sandra and Woo with one of the Sandra and Woo fans that received a poster package, our reader

Deko

Can you please introduce yourself to our readers?

> Well, first of all I’m sorry about my English. I’m not very good, but I’ll try my best here. People call me “Deco” with “C” in real life and I really don’t know why. I like to use “Deko”. I’m a middle-aged man working for a software company. I’m trying to learn JAVA for now, and on my free time I try to make some drawings. It’s been two years since I started to draw something, I’m not very good at it. I also like to watch some Japanese animations and TV shows like Dr. Who. I don’t think telling the country where I live is necessary here.

When you read Sandra and Woo for the first time, what grabbed your attention the most?

> The art style, I believe. I was reading another comic when I saw a Sandra and Woo advertising. I loved Sandra’s face with the big cute eyes. That was the Strip No. 2.

Is the thing you mentioned above still your favorite part of the comic, or do you like something else the most now?

> Yes, it is.

Who is your favorite character and why?

> David AND Ye Thuza. Although they are adults, I like to think that it’s as if they did not lose their youth. I mean I grew up with the idea that I would never change for some things but with so many experiences in life, it’s hard NOT to change. In the end we live in a world that you have to adapt and change to some things to “keep going”. You may even change and you don’t notice. I like how they act.

Do you have a favorite story arc and/or a favorite single strip?

> The abandoned factory arc. I still don’t know who was the one in the shadow in the end… maybe I don’t remember right now or I missed a strip?

You have read Sandra and Woo for many years now. Do you think the comic has changed in any way since the beginning?

> Hmmm, the art style? It’s something I’m sure changed. I still miss Sandra’s cute big eyes.

Sandra and Woo is sometimes criticized for lacking focus. Is there an aspect of the comic that you’d rather get rid of?

> I don’t think it lacks focus. Sandra and Woo has its way, it’s not like Gaia that has a more complex story (and sometimes, at Gaia some characters surprise me). Let’s just say I like the “simple way” of Sandra and Woo. It’s a webcomic that sometimes can make me laugh with simple jokes.

Is there a topic you’d like to see getting addressed in a longer story arc?

> Adventures In another country, maybe? I don’t know. This was hard to think about.

What are your wishes for the future of Sandra and Woo?

> You are on the right track, keep going.

Is there any other webcomic which you’d like to recommend to our readers?

> Besides Sandra and Woo and Gaia, there are other webcomics that I like to read, maybe someone has the same taste: Fanfyria: It is a good webcomic, Denny has a cute art style. Olympus Overdrive: The artist is called Oskar or Milky, I’m surprised how his art style can change. Next Town Over: Updated every Saturday I believe, a very nice web comic.

Do you have anything else do say? Here’s room for it:

> Hmmm. “That’s all folks”? Again, sorry about the English grammar. People of my country have a bad English and don’t care about learning it, not all of us are.


Interview with our reader ekimmak

Here is a new interview about Sandra and Woo with one of the Sandra and Woo fans that received a poster package, our reader

ekimmak

Can you please introduce yourself to our readers?

> I’m an Australian who’s known how to use computers for almost as long as he’s been alive. My main online name is Ekimmak, although I go by Zactoab in some places. While I have accounts on YouTube and DeviantArt, I only really use them to comment on other people. I have interest in writing, drawing, and video game design.

When you read Sandra and Woo for the first time, what grabbed your attention the most?

> Well, what first got me onto the site was when an image search for Sly Raccoon turned up the first strip.

Is the thing you mentioned above still your favorite part of the comic, or do you like something else the most now?

> Given that the game has only ever been mentioned once, what kept me reading is more likely the characters that work equally well in serious or comedic situations.

Who is your favorite character and why?

> Oddly, despite the characters of Sandra and Woo being my favourite part of it, I don’t think I have a favourite character. I’ve never thought “Awesome, today’s comic has X in it”, I’ve just enjoyed whatever’s been put up.

Do you have a favorite story arc and/or a favorite single strip?

> Probably the abandoned warehouse arc.

You have read Sandra and Woo for many years now. Do you think the comic has changed in any way since the beginning?

> I do think that it has tackled some plausibly controversial content, I don’t think what made it interesting in the first place has changed, and none of the characters have had their character changed wildly.

Sandra and Woo is sometimes criticized for lacking focus. Is there an aspect of the comic that you’d rather get rid of?

> No.

Is there a topic you’d like to see getting addressed in a longer story arc?

> I think I’d like to see something on gaming addictions.

What are your wishes for the future of Sandra and Woo?

> That whatever it’s been doing right, it keeps doing.

Is there any other webcomic which you’d like to recommend to our readers?

> I take it I’m limited to only one? I think Brawl in the Family is an example of good fun, while being capable of providing serious story arcs (or at least semi-serious).

Do you have anything else do say? Here’s room for it:

> It really made my day to be selected for this. Thank you.


Interview with our reader illeatyourself

Here is a new interview about Sandra and Woo with one of the Sandra and Woo fans that received a poster package, our reader

illeatyourself

Can you please introduce yourself to our readers?

> My name is Brantley Jessee, or as I like to be known online, Shike Travis Marshall. I am 19 years old, going to be 20 in a little less than a month, and I work at a McDonalds right across from the same Lehi Roller Mills featured in the original Footloose movie. I enjoy spending my time chatting online via Furcadia, watching YouTube, writing, listening to or composing music, watching TV/movies, reading, drawing, or making various updates to the many blogs I run (equestrianmilitary.tumblr.com, askdjstreamline.tumblr.com, illeatyourself.tumblr.com). I also enjoy spending time with my good friend who likes to be known as the Mad Hatter, and I even run a humor blog with him as well (askthehatterclan.tumblr.com). Aside from those, I am fairly lazy, but that doesn’t make me any less good to have around when you need help with something.

When you read Sandra and Woo for the first time, what grabbed your attention the most?

> Probably the art style, the humor, the slice-of-life storytelling, and the fact that it never even once falls into a long story arc like most other comics do. I always wanted to find a funny comic that never tried to get serious for too long, and this seems to be the only one so far! As for how I came across the comic in the first place, I kept seeing it advertised on the side while reading other comics, and eventually decided to check it out!

Is the thing you mentioned above still your favorite part of the comic, or do you like something else the most now?

> I honestly miss the colored portions of the comic, but aside from that, I can’t really think of anything I DON’T like.

Who is your favorite character and why?

> I don’t normally pick favorites, but if I had to, I’d say Larissa. She’s just too insane to not like her, and she actually reminds me of my friend (yes, the Mad Hatter I mentioned) quite a lot, minus the reckless abandon she tends to show. I could also say Butterfly, perhaps, because she was a very interesting character. Oh yeah, and Ye Thuza is also pretty dang funny, I like her most out of Cloud’s entire family. XD Cloud is a close second though. :\

Do you have a favorite story arc and/or a favorite single strip?

> None in particular, really, although I do find myself wishing they would go on another treasure hunt much like the one they went on so many story arcs ago, especially if you did the entire thing in color. And this time, instead of ending on a random and unresolved “Big-Lipped Alligator Moment” cliffhanger, it should have a legitimate ending, maybe a humorous one in lieu of Phineas and Ferb. XD

You have read Sandra and Woo for many years now. Do you think the comic has changed in any way since the beginning?

> Well, I definitely noticed a change in the art style, as well as the characters growing older seemingly in time with the changing art style. Its as if they adapted to each other. I also noticed the change to and from colored comics. Then there’s the steady increase in adult humor over time, also as they get older, just as one might experience as they get older in real life. Nicely done, Oliver. XP

Sandra and Woo is sometimes criticized for lacking focus. Is there an aspect of the comic that you’d rather get rid of?

> HECK NO.

Is there a topic you’d like to see getting addressed in a longer story arc?

> I dunno. Maybe Sandra’s relationship with Cloud? Or Woo’s relationship with Lily, as well as Lily’s relationship with Sandra and humans in general? I’d also like to see another treasure hunt story arc just like the one from so long ago. ;)

What are your wishes for the future of Sandra and Woo?

> Geez, so many questions that make me want to say “Another treasure hunt story arc”. XD As far as the comic itself goes, I hope this comic goes on for many more years, and that its fanbase keeps growing. I also hope that, if it EVER ends (finding a good successor would be absolutely brilliant if you decide to pass it on to someone else), it will be a satisfying ending that will leave me happy and content with it, not wishing anything more out of it. I trust you will be able to manage that, considering how much skill you have shown in writing this comic already. ;)

Is there any other webcomic which you’d like to recommend to our readers?

> [Note by Novil: illeatyourself’s reply was so long that I had to remove it.]

Do you have anything else do say? Here’s room for it:

> Supercalifragilisticexpyalidocious. Also, find the odd one out: aaoewfndlaehcfaidshlichcpzspfweaounaliwcunluhzlsdiufhlaewuah1apcfzfaeuwcealfuhakuflauweflaeufhl (Pun not intended) And lastly, I freaking love your other comic, Gaia. XP