Sandra and Woo 1: The Woo

Ladies and Gentlemen, The Woo:

Sandra and Woo 1: 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:

Sandra and Woo 1: The Woo, Pages 44 and 45

Pages 44 and 45

Sandra and Woo 1: The Woo, 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.

The Legend of Link’s Distractions

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:

The Legend of Link’s Distractions

WCRC Awards went down the tubes

First of all, I want to thank everybody who voted for Sandra and Woo at the Webcomic Reader’s Choice Awards. It ended up on the fifth position in the category “Best new comic” which would have been the last spot to qualify for the final jury round and I was happy about that. Instead, sadly, the WCRC Awards went down the tubes in a delicious drama meltdown. After receiving some backlash for changing the rules during run time, the webmaster of Webcomic Planet and organizer of the awards lost all his manners and called the creator of Tara Normal (#1 at “Best new comic”) a “fucker” and “boy herpes” and the creator of Red Moon Rising (#4 at “Best new comic”) a “bitch”. I myself got accused of “bitching” and “whining” for asking some questions during a chat.

Until yesterday I thought there were only some minor problems, but oh well… I guess sometimes even rather trivial issues about trivial topics like a small webcomic award spiral out of control.

Thanks for voting anyway.

A Day to Celebrate

The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 9. November 1989

(photo source)

I was still to young to really understand what’s going on back then, though.

Sandra and Woo causes black hole at the LHC

Our reader Frank posted this shocking news article in the comment section of today’s strip and I believe everyone should read it:

By Frank Hightower, Fanfic News

The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN) has long been feared for its ability to create microscopic black holes. This morning (Central European Standard Time), they have succeeded in doing so. Except that it was done by accident.

Karl Pierrot, Junior Researcher at CERN, was starting a typical day, checking the news and the comics on his computer while sipping coffee. Something he saw made him laugh so hard, he spewed coffee over his keyboard. Before he knew it, the LHC was starting a non-programmed experiment! “The LHC is a complicated piece of machinery,” explained Pierrot to the press; “you can’t just shut it off it starts up by mistake.”

Pierrot managed to disconnect his computer from the network before further uncontrolled orders were sent to the LHC, but the particles were already accelerating to near-light speed.

Pierrot’s supervisors, Doctors Jason Hawkings and Steve Bekenstein (unrelated to the world-famous physicists), hurried to the scene when they heard what was happening. Before their eyes, the computer’s data showed the few sub-atomic particles that were being accelerated by the collider, being turned into something with apparently infinite gravity: a microscopic black hole.

“I wouldn’t say the black hole just appeared,” declared Dr. Bekenstein to the press. “It was more a matter of a transition from a tiny star into something that could no longer support its own gravity… despite being smaller than a grain of sand.”

The Black Hole managed to “eat” a detector from the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS), whereupon it “grew” to what the Doctors call “macroscopic proportions”: about one ten-thousandth of a grain of sand.

When asked about what he was reading that made him spill the coffee beans, Pierrot replied. “Sandra and Woo; it was a pretty good joke… though I don’t think my maman [French for “mother”] would appreciate it.” Sandra and Woo is a webcomic. Like the famous Calvin and Hobbes, it’s about a young child who has a pet, which only that child knows can talk. Unlike Calvin and Hobbes, Sandra’s pet is not a stuffed toy, but a real-live raccoon.

When asked if they were going to take legal action against “Sandra and Woo’s” creators, Doctor Hawkings responded, “Now, now. I think they actually did us a favor: we never thought we’d get micro- black holes this early on.” There is, however, the potential false advertising. “Sandra and Woo” claims to be safe for the workplace… ANY workplace.

If nothing else happens, the Black Hole is expected to disappear via Hawking Radiation by Thursday; when the next “Sandra and Woo” strip is scheduled to go up. However, fears that it may grow again rise everytime the Black Hole nears one of the four detectors in its journey through the collider. The Government of France is pressing Switzerland to admit the blackhole was created on the part of the collider on their side of the border. Apparently, the French Ministère de la Science et Technologie fears it may become a bigger threat.

“Threat?” asked Berkenstein when confronted with this possibility. “Well, the Black Hole HAS caused… er… considerable damage to the CMS, and that HAS delayed further experiments by another couple of years. However, black holes are inherently unstable, so the Black Hole will literally be short-lived. And the discoveries to be made from it far outbalance the near-impossible threat of it… er… getting out of the collider.”

The Government of Switzerland, on the other hand, is considering the evacuation of the area around the collider. It is also pressing “Sandra and Woo’s“ IRC chat to reveal the identity of Pokefan Frank and Birone, who on October 17 encouraged Oliver Knörzer (writer for “Sandra and Woo”) to publish “the strip after halloween” despite considering this possibility.