'Sandra and Woo', written by Oliver Knörzer (aka Novil) and drawn by Powree, was another new find of mine that I was overjoyed to find. A black and white webcomic about a young girl and her talking raccoon. Guess which one is Sandra and which one is Woo. Woo is of the "don't tell anyone I talk" variety of talking animals.
'Sandra and Woo' is a mostly
family-friendly strip, with the occasional bad word thrown in. Other than that it has a very weekday morning cartoon feeling about it. Actually, despite myself, I get a very 'Calvin and Hobbes' feel from the comic on more than one occasion; not enough to make a flat-out comparison of the two. And even with the standard girl and her talking pet formula, 'Sandra and Woo' rarely relies on that for its humor. Individual comics are varied in their topics and punchlines. They aren't just relying on the gimmick of the webcomic's setup to keep it going. The comics are original, funny and clever.
And, the comic is also wonderfully drawn as well. It has a very classical look to it. I'm no expert on art-styles, but it reminds me of a more modern take on newspaper strip art styles. Lines are sharp and clear and the characters are interesting and expressive. To use an earlier comparison, I could easily see this as an animated cartoon. Something like Animaniacs or Tiny Toons from when I was growing up.
As for the site: WordPress with ComicPress. Moving on.
Go read Sandra and Woo. Laugh and enjoy the cute characters, fun dialogue and clever situations. I know this one is on my to-read list every Monday and Thursday.
Sandra and Woo is a webcomic about the adventures of the girl Sandra and her pet raccoon Woo. Its writing and style are influenced by Bill Watterson's legendary comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, but Sandra and Woo shall also offer many unique features, like Woo's trips to the nearby forest to meet his furry friends. Moreover, single strips or even small storylines will center on the minor characters, who are often disregarded in other comic strips. While most strips are just supposed to be funny or whimsical, some stories will also deal with more serious issues like the destruction of the environment. Of course in the most funny way possible.