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The Way Back Home 105

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Some minor health problems

I currently suffer from some minor health problems. Most notably, I’m constantly getting colds. There’s also some other stuff I have to take care of. Nothing serious, but we may miss a couple of updates if it goes on like this.


Character occurrence frequency 2011 to 2017

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. Due to the nature of the plot, 2017 saw an uneven distribution of the “screen time” for the major characters with only Ilias and Viviana appearing in a large number of pages. 2018 will see a much more even distribution again.

You can click on the images for larger versions.

Main characters occurrence frequency 2011 to 2017

Supporting characters occurrence frequency 2011 to 2017

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

Gaia must be one of few webcomic that updates more often with time. 2017 was the fourth year in a row with more published pages than in the respective previous year.


VICTORY!

WOO-HOO! Patreon won’t change their fee structure in the proposed way:

VICTORY!

This wouldn’t have been possible without the help of all people who wrote mails to Patreon or communicated their condemnation of Patreon’s new fee structure in some other way. So once again: Thank you to all of you!


Question about comic printing companies

I’m currently looking for (comic) printing companies located in the United States that also ship to end customers as part of their service. So far, I’ve contacted Ka-Blam, TopatoCo and 4th Dimension. I already eliminated the Print-on-Demand companies Lulu and CreateSpace from my consideration.

If anyone of you knows another potentially interesting printing company, please write a comment in the comment section below. Your input is very appreciated!


Results of the artwork contest 2017 – Top 12

It’s time! Time for the top 12 of the Sandra and Woo and Gaia artwork contest 2017! The contests of the last years were often dominated by submissions related to Sandra and Woo. For example, Woo was present in 9 of 10 submissions of the top 10 in 2015. However, this year, the top 3 are all related to Gaia!

The submissions are ordered from place 12 to 1. As you can see, we’ve received some elaborate and innovative pieces of art this year again. I found it particularly difficult to determine the positions of this year’s entries. Therefore, our next year’s contest will probably involve some kind of voting to make things a little easier for me. 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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