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The Complete Gaia – Production Diary

I have started a production diary where I will occasionally post updates about the comic anthology The Complete Gaia. It will contain the whole comic, the best artwork and other goodies. It will likely be published as part of a Kickstarter campaign once the end of the comic is in sight.

Here is an early look at its features:

  • 2 hardcover volumes in full color
  • Around 900 comic pages
  • Around 40 pages with artwork from commissions and our artwork contests
  • Around 10 pages with author commentary and other things
  • Signed by me
  • Special edition with various goodies

Color printing of two such thick books is only feasible with offset printing. Since offset printing has a very high initial cost and a low price per piece, it will be crucial to reach a high enough print run. 500 copies is the minimum, but 1000 would be much better!

I hope you’re as excited about the project as I am, and will begin to save some money for it! 😉


Character occurrence frequency 2011 to 2019

Here is a diagram that shows how often the main and supporting characters of Gaia appeared in each year. Note that there were only 28 pages in 2011.

You can click on the images for larger versions.

Main characters occurrence frequency 2011 to 2019

Supporting characters occurrence frequency 2011 to 2019

Number of new pages per year:

  • 2011: 28 (incl. 1 cover)
  • 2012: 96 (incl. 1 cover)
  • 2013: 86 (incl. 2 covers)
  • 2014: 99 (incl. 1 cover)
  • 2015: 101
  • 2016: 102 (incl. 1 cover)
  • 2017: 104 (incl. 1 cover)
  • 2018: 98
  • 2019: 92 (incl. 2 covers)
  • Total: 807 (incl. 9 covers)

Here is the total number of occurrences:

  1. Viviana: 421 (52% of all pages)
  2. Ilias: 347 (43%)
  3. Lilith: 244 (30%)
  4. Ryn: 183 (23%)
  5. Alissa: 173 (21%)
  6. Eldor: 115 (14%)
  7. Sandril: 103 (13%)
  8. San: 82 (10%)
  9. Savos: 49 (6%)
  10. Ryker: 37 (5%)
  11. Faye: 36 (4%)
  12. Salacea: 35 (4%)
  13. Teglen: 33 (4%)
  14. Korahan: 28 (3%)
  15. Milo: 26 (3%)
  16. Malva: 20 (2%)

Ask Novil questions about Gaia

Now that the end of Gaia is in sight, it’s time for the last “Ask Novil questions about Gaia” post. Here are the previous editions: [1], [2], [3], [4].

A lot of open questions have been answered in the last 100 published pages, but I’m sure some of you still have questions about the plot and the setting of Gaia and everything related to it. So please put them in the comment section of this post.


Results of the artwork contest 2019 – Places 1 to 10

Here they finally are, the top 10 of this year’s Sandra and Woo and Gaia artwork contest! The submissions are ordered from place #10 to #1. Such an amazing display of talent! I will pay the prize money until the end of this week.

Show your support by visiting the artists’ websites and/or writing a comment in the comment section of this blog post! Many thanks to all artists who participated! I love to see my characters in all these different styles and situations!

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Results of the artwork contest 2019 – Places 11 to 20

Here are the places 11 to 20 of this year’s Sandra and Woo and Gaia artwork contest. The submissions are ordered from place #20 to #11. All of them are truly great as you can see from my enthusiastic descriptions. Powree had a quite different opinion about some of the submissions which I found a little surprising.

Show your support by visiting the artists’ websites and/or writing a comment in the comment section of this blog post! Many thanks to all artists who participated! I love to see my characters in all these different styles and situations!

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