Updating only once next week

There’s been a medical emergency in Powree’s family which is one of the main reasons of our current troubles to meet our release dates. Therefore I decided to update the comic only once next week. I hope this measure will give her enough preparation time to be able to meet our usual update schedule of two pages a week again.

Wallpapers for patrons – Asking for ideas

I plan to commission other artists to draw high-quality artwork featuring characters from Gaia for our Patreon patrons (not necessarily in a 16:10 wallpaper format).

As a first step, I’d like to ask all of our patrons for suggestions what you would like to see. You may provide as many ideas as you like and also make the descriptions as detailed as you like. In fact, I’d even prefer detailed descriptions.

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Patreon campaign for Gaia

After all these years, the day has come where we (Novil + Powree) have to ask you to support us financially to make sure that we can continue to make our comic Gaia. Therefore we’ve decided to start a Patreon campaign for Gaia. Advertising revenues are currently our only source of income from the comic. And, as you can see in the header image, those have really gone downhill during the last months. While Powree is still able to buy something to eat every day, I believe that she and I deserve a bit more than that for our hard work every month.

Patreon: Support Novil and Powree creating Gaia

You’ll also get some neat rewards in return for your monthly contribution. You can check out all available reward levels on the Patreon page and select your preferred one. To collect some of the rewards, you’ll have to create an account on this website which is already set up for that. I have also already uploaded some of the promised stuff. If you have further questions, you can find more details on our FAQ page.

Here are some of the offered rewards:

  • All ads disabled. (Bronze level)
  • See new comic pages early. (Silver level)
  • Download archives of all comic pages, drafts and other artwork. (Gold level)
  • Comic pages in their original size. (Diamond level)

There are also milestones for the total pledge amount. You can see them in the left sidebar of the Patreon page. If the first three milestones are reached, we’ll commit ourselves to publish a certain number of strips for a certain time period. You can pledge more than the amount given for the highest reward level to make sure that the next milestone is reached.

By the way, our new diamond patrons will immediately be able to suggest names for a couple of villagers living in Lilith’s home village Oakdale.

My favorite pages from the first four chapters – Places 1 to 10

Last week, I posted the places 11 to 25 from my personal top list of all pages published as part of the first four chapters of Gaia. Now it’s time for the top 10. The following pages are listed in chronological order.

The Red Hall #18 (#2, 12% of all votes)
Gaia: The Red Hall 018

When the first pages of Gaia were published in November 2011, I made sure that this page was presented on the front page of our website. It took a few iterations until the 3rd panel with the fire-and-ice golem looked right, but it was well worth the effort in the end. For example, Powree’s first draft showed Ilias and Ryn stabbing into a crystal heart in the center of the golem’s body rather than swaying their swords through the converse element. The panel is also available as a wallpaper. These monsters may look a little too sophisticated for just an exam, but I wanted something to “wow” our new readers.

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