The Way Back Home 113

The Way Back Home 113

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Ask Novil questions about Gaia

It’s been almost a year since the last “Ask Novil questions about Gaia” post. Since it’s a pretty popular format, I want to do that once per year. Here are the previous editions: [1] [2], [3].

The comment section of this post is the right place for all your questions about the plot and characters of Gaia and everything related to it.

Fanart: Ryker by Puyon

Our reader drew the following piece of fanart of Ryker:

Ryker by Puyon

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.


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


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!