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A webcomic of comedy, romance, adventure, and raccoon propaganda.

Sandra and Woo is an 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 up of mostly unconnected story arcs. Imagine Calvin and Hobbes aged up a few years, crossed with iCarly, and with some more serious plot threads.

The story mostly focuses on Sandra and Woo's misadventures but will also 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.

It also has a forum thread on this site.

A video game based on the comic, Sandra and Woo in the Cursed Adventure, was released on May 5, 2017 and is available on Steam.


Sandra and Woo contains examples of:

  • Aborted Arc: In the comments for the January 2010 strip about Larisa's secret, Oliver Knörzer stated that he was writing the concept of an arc about Larisa's backstory, and that he planned on publishing it by fall 2011. That date came and went without any arc, and the plot of Larisa's secret would not be revisited until November 2013. At that time, Knörzer revealed that he dropped the arc because he eventually disliked it and considered it not being up to the quality of the comic. Larisa's secret was finally revealed in September 2015.
  • Aerith and Bob: We have believable names like Sandra and Larisa, and then we have Woo and Cloud. Justified in that Woo is a pet and Cloud was named by Final Fantasy nerds and has a sister named Yuna.
  • An Aesop: Quite common. Occasionally border on Anvilicious Author Tracts, but so far the comic has never failed to return to lighthearted silliness very shortly afterward. One example is that actions have consequences. Larisa didn't heed this when she accidentally sent nude photos of herself to everyone on Snappic (she intended to send them to her boyfriend, Landon), causing many innocent people have been arrested.
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  • Afraid of Needles: Enough to attempt reporting a case of animal abuse.
  • Age-Inappropriate Dress: Larissa's dress while doing her "homework" in this strip. Age-inappropriate enough that an alternate version with more conservative attire was posted to the main page.
  • And I Must Scream: Larisa's answer to "Three things I wish upon my worse enemy" is "immobility, insomnia and immortality".
  • Animesque: The art style clearly borrows a lot from traditional manga, particularly with the large eyes and cute faces that many characters have.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Or, at least, it is if you're gay and your interest isn't. Subverted later on, though (the canonicity of this scene is not established, though).
  • All There in the Manual: Landon's parents are only named in the narrative below the comic, not in the comic itself
  • Alpha Bitch: Zoey and her best friend Michelle.
  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Ye Thuza. She even joins her son's friends in making fun of him on occasion.
  • Ambiguously Human: Armin Fish. As if his unusual facial features and Pointy Ears weren't enough, Woo bites off his hand very easily, resulting in a bloodless wound (in a comic where Bloodless Carnage is generally averted) and what looks like a Stock Femur Bone poking out of his wrist. Fish expresses surprisingly little pain, and Woo disgustedly spits his hand out, calling it "totally rotten". In the next strip, he's more angry than concerned or pained about losing his "favorite hand", and shows no signs of wanting medical attention.
  • Crossover: Sir James Eglamore and the god Coyote from Gunnerkrigg Court have appeared in the comic, which seems to state the two comics take place in the same universe. Renard and Ysengrin are there with Coyote as well, according to the tags.
  • Troubling Unchildlike Behavior: Between her pyromania, her unbridled lust, and Calling Parents by Their Name, Larisa could be the patron saint of this trope.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible:invoked Discussed in an arc in which Sandra and Larisa spend a day at the MOMA.
  • Twerp Sweating: When Larisa takes Landon to meet her parents, he thinks he's going to get this when Ivan pulls him aside. But it's subverted when he instead tells Landon about everything Larisa likes.
    Landon: Wow, thanks for the tips.
    Ivan: Better you as her boyfriend than some thug.
  • The Unreveal:
    • We never find out what Cloud wrote that caused Sandra to pounce on him, remove half his clothes, and beg him to marry her, though it does contain the line "Sandy's shining eyes".
    • Strip 528: Larisa finally tells Zoey what's been haunting every fan's mind for the last three-going-on-four years... And right then and there the comic experiences its first ever case of technical difficulties! All we get are Zoey's reactions to Larisa's reveal... It doesn't seem like it's good news. At all. It would be almost two more years - over five and a half years after the original hint - that it would finally be revealed that Larisa suffers from Wolfram syndrome and will be blind in a decade and dead in two.
  • 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 2015, 12 years old. As of May 2017, Larisa is about to turn thirteen. If the characters were aging in real time, Cloud, Larisa, and Sandra would have been three years old when the comic first started in 2008. If they age one year for every two real years, then they would have been eight in 2008.
  • 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.


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