Let’s get dangerous!

At the beginning of the next year, probably in February, we will publish a very long story arc. Sandra, Woo, Cloud and Larisa will go on their funniest and most dangerous adventure so far! Since the “Treasure hunt” story arc has been our most popular so far, I’m sure many of you will like to hear that it will be another adventure story involving all four main characters. Woo will even be getting the most “air time” this time. Of course I can’t talk about the content yet, only that it will take place in a forest environment. Writing the middle part of a story is usually the most complicated part and I have been short on ideas for it, but today I had ideas for five or six good strips. So I’m now ready to write the script for the whole story that will be around 25 to 30 strips long.

Before that (after the current story arc that just started and two additional single strips) we will publish a short story arc that will show the backstory of Sid and Shadow.

Ideas for t-shirt designs?

We consider to design a few new t-shirts to go on sale next spring. We want to use Spreadshirt this time, especially its superior flex printing technology looks interesting. This means, however, that each design mustn’t consist of more than three different colors (one or two colors are cheaper).

Does anybody have any wishes or ideas for t-shirt designs?

Nominations for the TWCL Webcomic Awards 2010 now open

Webcomic creators and other people actively involved in the creation, distribution or promotion of comics or webcomics can now nominate up to three webcomics in nine categories for the The Webcomic List Awards 2010.

The big winner of the first instance of the TWCL webcomic awards 2009 last year was Gunnerkrigg Court which won “Best comic” as well as “Best writing” and “Best longform”. See the listing of all winners in 2009.

After the nomination phase, the four webcomics with the most nominations will be handed to a panel of judges whose job it is to decide which one deserves to win. However, since the nomination phase is not open to the general public, every nomination is really important as well. So if you think that some of your personal favorites deserve an award, you really should cast your vote. You cannot nominate your own comic or the comics created by the jury members.

Since I’m not a judge this year, you can also vote for Sandra and Woo this year. I guess that “Best gag-a-day” may be the most promising category for our comic.

Here is my personal ballot:

Best Comic:

  1. Edmund Finney’s Quest to Find the Meaning of Life
  2. Red’s Planet
  3. Digger

Best New Comic:

  1. Red’s Planet

Best Colour Art:

  1. Red’s Planet
  2. Hanna Is not a Boy’s Name
  3. Para-Ten

Best Black and White Art:

  1. Lackadaisy
  2. Digger

Best Non-Traditional Art:

  1. Union of Heroes

Best Character:

  1. Katerina Donlan of Gunnerkrigg Court
  2. Nin Wah of Commander Kitty
  3. Rocky of Lackadaisy

Best Gag-a-Day:

  1. Edmund Finney’s Quest to Find the Meaning of Life
  2. Mal and Chad
  3. Life Ain’t no Pony Farm

Best Longform:

  1. Red’s Planet
  2. Digger
  3. Commander Kitty

Best Writing:

  1. Edmund Finney’s Quest to Find the Meaning of Life
  2. Red’s Planet
  3. Luke Surl (Luke is a jury member)

Zita the Spacegirl

You MUST have a look at this short comic (three pages) of Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl. I love the character design of the young heroine and this particular comic is absolutely fantastic in every way. The second comic is also very funny. A Zita graphic novel will be published in February 2011 which is already available for pre-order on Amazon.

Zita the Spacegirl Adventures

Third Sandra and Woo Chat

We want to hold our third Sandra and Woo chat this weekend. Contrary to the second chat, Powree will most likely be able to join, too.

Chat time on Saturday/Sunday, 6/7 November 2010:

  • US Pacific Standard Time: 17:00 (5:00 p.m.) – Saturday
  • US Eastern Standard Time: 20:00 (8:00 p.m.) – Saturday
  • Great Britain: 0:00 (12:00 a.m.) – Sunday
  • Central European Time: 01:00 (1:00 a.m.) – Sunday
  • Indonesia: 7:00 (7:00 a.m.) – Sunday
  • Australia East: 11:00 (11:00 a.m.) – Sunday
  • more countries

Our Flash based chat can be found at: http://www.sandraandwoo.com/misc/chat.html

We can talk about old and future story arcs, my new fantasy comic project, possible S&W merchandising, the upcoming TWCL webcomic award, and other things you want to know.