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The Last Queen Of Gaia 006

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Character occurrence frequency 2011 to 2018

Here is a diagram that shows how often the main and supporting characters of Gaia appeared in each year.

You can click on the images for larger versions.

Main characters occurrence frequency 2011 to 2018

Supporting characters occurrence frequency 2011 to 2018

Number of new pages per year:

  • 2011: 27 + 1 cover
  • 2012: 95 + 1 cover
  • 2013: 84 + 2 covers
  • 2014: 99 + 1 cover
  • 2015: 101
  • 2016: 101 + 1 cover
  • 2017: 103 + 1 cover
  • 2018: 98

Here is the total number of occurrences:

  1. Viviana: 347
  2. Ilias: 300
  3. Lilith: 215
  4. Ryn: 171
  5. Alissa: 167
  6. Sandril: 103
  7. Eldor: 99
  8. San: 49
  9. Ryker: 37
  10. Faye: 35
  11. Teglen: 27
  12. King Savos: 25
  13. Korahan: 24
  14. Salacea: 22

Gaia will end in 2020 or 2021

I’m sure there’s a good number of readers who just can’t get enough of Gaia. But there’s probably an even larger number of people who are annoyed when long-form comics go on and on and on without an end in sight. For those, I have some good news:

Gaia will end in 2020 or 2021!

I currently don’t see why much more than about 250 pages should be necessary to bring the story to a satisfying conclusion. Maybe even 200 pages will be sufficient, we’ll see about that…

Of course there are always ways to prolong a story. For example, the heroes could explore Ysdar, the land of the elves. I’m sure this would offer many opportunities to introduce interesting characters and exciting adventures. But I fail to see how this would add anything meaningful to the main plot. Gaia is about Lilith and Viviana and their struggles, not about the reunification of humans and elves.

I will rather concentrate on tying up the loose ends of the story, such as Viviana’s visions, and bring it to a conclusion. However, I’ve had some trouble to come up with good ideas for two crucial scenes. This may result in a reduced update schedule or even a short hiatus if I failed to come up with something convincing in time.


Completed work on Sandra and Woo books

Yesterday, I reached a major milestone as I finished the work on the Sandra and Woo: 10 Years anthology and the art book The Art of Sandra and Woo. Both books are now ready to be printed by Ka-Blam.com for our Kickstarter supporters in the United States. A few minor technical adjustments will be necessary for the international versions that will be printed by Wir-machen-Druck.de.

Powree and Fredy Siloy, a frequent winner of our artwork contests, colored 14 (2 by Powree, 12 by Fredy) black-and-white drawings for The Art of Sandra and Woo. They did a marvellous job and the art book turned out even better because of it. I’m very proud of both books. I don’t think they could have been done any better. So don’t miss this unique chance to get them in our ongoing Kickstarter campaign!

Here are the preview images for all pages of the art book. Click on the thumbnail for a larger version (1.0 MB).

Thumbnails of all pages of The Art of Sandra and Woo

Here are the preview images for all pages of the anthology. Click on the thumbnail for a larger version (3.4 MB).

Thumbnails of all pages of Sandra and Woo: 10 Years


Cameo of Lilith’s Staff and the Avaril in Board Game Online

Board Game Online features a good number of magical artifacts, and they have just added two items from Gaia, Lilith’s staff and the Avaril!

Lilith’s staff and the Avaril in Board Game Online

They are already listed on the items page (Click on the thumbnail to see the screenshot in full resolution):

Items from Gaia in Board Game Online

As you can see, they gave the items the correct, high-level, magical powers:

  • Lilith’s staff grants focused spellcasting, making all spells of the player immune to defenses against spells.
  • The Avaril grants floating, allowing the player to fly 6 to 10 steps forward or backward.

I think the artwork of this online board game looks quite endearing and professional. So you may want to check it out if online board games are something that interests you.


Results of the Gaia artwork contest 2018 – Top 12

It’s time! Time for the top 12 of the Gaia artwork contest 2018!

The submissions are ordered from place #12 to #1. As you can see, we’ve received an amazing selection of great art this year again. I was a bit worried if we’ll receive enough worthy entries for a contest limited to just Gaia, but the quality of the top entries was once again exceptional and surpassed my expectations! Please show your support by visiting the artists’ websites and/or by writing a comment in the comment section of this blog post!

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