A webcomic about friendship, life and the art of (not) eating squirrels.Sandra and Woo is a English and German-language webcomic by Oliver Knörzer and Powree, about the adventures of middle-schooler Sandra North and her pet talking raccoon, Woo. It's drawn in an Animesque style with some western comic stylizations, and makes use of mostly unconnected story arcs. Basically, imagine Calvin and Hobbes aged up a few years, crossed withiCarly, and with some more serious plot threads.Though the story most often focuses on Sandra and Woo's misadventures, the story will, at times, turn to focus on one of Sandra's two best friends, Cloud and Larisa, or Woo's adventures with his woodland friends, Shadow the fox and Sid the squirrel.There is now a character page. It Needs Wiki Magic Love.
Spoof Aesop: Sandra theorizes where loot from a robbery is hidden, goes searching there with Larisa, Cloud and Woo, and after finding nothing, they go home having learned a lesson about fools' errands. It's then revealed that they only failed to find it because Cloud's mother already had.
Not exactly. It's fairly clear when you look closer at the strip where the mother finds it, that she went in after they left (the things they'd taken apart and moved around were where the kids had left them). The kids simply failed to look past the bag filled with dirt and bugs hidden in the vent to the panel that had been beneath the bag, which is where the treasure actually was.
Also crops up at the end of the insulin ban storyline, where Sandra's dad gives the Incredibly Lame Pun of "ducks are bad for you," with a beer bottle in his free hand and something hand-rolled in his mouth.
Animal Talk: Woo and all other animals, including Woo's friends Shadow and Sid, speak the same language, but only Woo is able to communicate with humans. However, he's not talking to anyone but Sandra since he is afraid of ending up in a laboratory otherwise.
Carnivore Confusion: Both averted and played straight. Woo is friendly with Shadow, a fox, and Sid, a squirrel. They regularly try to eat each other, but as the tagline says, fail. This doesn't stop Woo and Shadow from eating other woodland creatures, successfully.
Justified by the fact that Sid and Shadow were both orphaned by a woman running over their moms, and she brought the surviving babies to a friend of hers who took care of them until they were old enough to survive in the wild and Shadow asks Woo not to eat Sid.
Children Are Innocent: Defied to the point of being a recurring Aesop. Larisa, in addition to being generally vindictive, is a pyromaniac, and one strip has her, confronted with sushi, casually pull out the lighter she carries to set fires and cook it. Cloud's mother is a former Shan Child Soldier in Burma, and he frequently deals with relatives being menaced or killed by the SPCD.
Genius Bonus: invoked Parodied mercilessly; in response to claims that the webcomic wasn't challenging enough, the two introduced a simple 4-panel strip that, to read, one would have to solve a crossword puzzle, speak a certain Malay language, carry out a series of word puzzles, and have a bit of knowledge regarding coding, ASCII, and RGB values.
Innocent Innuendo: Subverted. After a recent adventure, Lily suggests Woo relax with "eating, sleeping and...cuddling". When they get to the "cuddling" strip, they show a tree and make it sound like Woo's having difficulty. The comic shows they're playing billiards. But then comes this:
Woo and Lily, starting here. Note that raccons normally don't settle down to monogamy, so Lily's expression is really touching.
Pćdo Hunt: Mercilessly parodied. Larisa comes to a terrifying conclusion after dressing as a pedophile for Halloween:
Larisa: Could it be that I am a pedo? Sandra: What? Larisa: Well, I’m totally into cute 12-year-old boys. 12-year-old boys, Sandy!! Sandra: Totally disgusting… especially for a 12-year-old girl like you. [...] Larisa: You, on the other hand, seem to be solely interested in boys of your own age! Sandra:I’msucha pervy perv.
Larisa winds up called out for it at the school psychologist's. She misses the point of her calling-out completely.
Larisa: It's always a good moment for smooching! Landon: No, we should definitely post-pone it!...Because I'm giving a presentation on Germany. Larisa: (without stopping kissing him) Nazis bad, cars good, the end!
Several My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic toys have appeared in the background... and foreground. Sandra has a Fluttershy doll, and at one point Cloud and his mom play with other toys of the Mane Six.
Schoolgirl Lesbians: It looks like this is what Zoey and Michelle are going to become, but it turns out that Michelle doesn't reciprocate Zoey's feelings.
Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Would be played straight, but is avoided by the fact that the writer decided to legally give the spotlight to Cloud and Larisa instead, officially elevating them to Woo's level of focus.
And the Genius Bonusinvoked comic that required programming knowledge, understanding of a foreign language, extensive knowledge of the comic's history and comments and solving several word puzzles to figure out? All for a zinger at newspaper comic Marvin.
Vague Age: The implication, through Art Evolution, is that they are aging in real-time, but the only certainty is that Cloud, Larisa and Sandra are, as of 2012, 12 years old.
Viewers Are Geniuses: This page takes it as a given that the reader knows why running blindly through tall grass and bushes is an unsafe idea. Unfortunately, most of those readers don't seem to go outside very often, as it went over everyone's head.