└ posted on Friday, 25 December 2009, by Novil
I got these self-made action figures of Sandra holding Woo and Cloud from a very special fan for Christmas, my mom ;):
Yesterday, my copy of the final version of our first print collection “The Woo” arrived as well. I’m very happy with the quality of the cover and the black areas. I was a bit concerned about the latter, but everything looks really nice. Only the paper could be a little bit thicker but that would have been considerably more expensive. If you look at the photo, please be aware that – in the photo – the sketches on the left side look like they are printed in black too, although they are actually printed in a dark shade of gray.
In completely unrelated news, I experienced a stirring dream sequence moments before waking up this morning. The life of a young woman was flashing before my eyes. The sequence was similar to the fast cut scenes you can see in some movies, but the feeling was much more intensive; all her emotions during the most important moments of her life were mine as well. I wish you could somehow record dreams, that one would have been worth watching again several times.
└ posted on Saturday, 12 December 2009, by Novil
No, I won’t change the name of our comic, but I’m currently having so many ideas for strips featuring Larisa that she will basically become the third main character in the next time. That’s also a surprise to me, since at the beginning she was the character I had the least ideas for.
But in the meantime I have come up with a much more detailed personal background for her that goes beyond the concept of “she likes to set things on fire”. I’m sure there will be a few readers who won’t like the way she acts or who will consider it inappropriate for her age, but I can assure – without wanting to reveal too much already – that she’s having her reasons for behaving like that.
└ posted on Tuesday, 8 December 2009, by Novil
I have added the following comic drawn by Powree (characters, shading) and BeatusVir (backgrounds, coloration) to our Artwork page. There’s also some other new stuff on that page if you have not visited it for some time, for example a fan comic by Willie O’ Brien.
The comic by Powree and BeatusVir retells an episode of the Indonesian novel 5 cm. It was created for a local comic contest and made it into the final round. I myself helped with the English translation.
5 cm, page 1
5 cm, pages 2 and 3
5 cm, page 4
5 cm, page 5
└ posted on Tuesday, 1 December 2009, by Novil
Ladies and Gentlemen, The Woo:
The first paperback collection of Sandra and Woo, entitled The Woo, is out! It contains on 135 black and white pages:
- All 116 strips published from 19 October 2008 to 30 November 2009
- Up to three drafts of each strip
- Several other sketches, for example the first drafts of Shadow and Sid
- All the artwork that has been created for the store, the image Lazy Summer Day is printed in color on the back
- The one pager Monkey Facts
- Six Full page versions (in landscape format) of the six visually most impressive single panels
- The script which was written for the strip Moms in Black
Generally, we tried to stuff all the images related to Sandra and Woo that we found on our hard drives into the book, so that nobody can complain that the book does not contain enough content ;-).
>> Get Sandra and Woo 1: The Woo at Lulu!
The “unique selling point” of the anthology are certainly the drafts of each strip. Even for me, it is often quite interesting to compare them with the final strips:
Pages 44 and 45
Pages 60 and 61
- If you like the cover, it is also available as a poster (and on some other products, for example on a mousepad) in our store! Of course without the captions.
└ posted on Monday, 23 November 2009, by Novil
Okay, I usually don’t want to post links to funny videos on our front page because there are so many other websites which do a really good job at that, but this one is just beyond epic: