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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Results of the Gaia artwork contest 2018 – Places 13+

Our yearly Gaia artwork contest ended on Sunday. Today, I’m showing you all the submissions that didn’t make it into the top 12. There are some very nice pieces of artwork among them, so you should definitely check them out as well. In a couple of days, I will post the top 10!

First, let’s start with the unplaced submissions in alphabetical order, then let’s continue with the submissions placed between #13 and #20. Show your support by visiting the artists’ websites and/or writing a comment in the comment section of this blog post!

To our gold and diamond patrons: As usual, I will later offer a convenient download archive containing all submissions in their original size.

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Gaia artwork contest 2018, with $750 of prize money!

Some of you were already waiting for this news post: It’s time again for our yearly artwork contest! This time, however, the contest is only for Gaia related artwork! So it’s actually the Gaia artwork contest 2018. The reason for this is that there will be a special Sandra and Woo 10th anniversary contest later this year since Sandra and Woo will celebrate its 10th anniversary on 19 October 2018!

Nonetheless, the best entries of this year’s Gaia artwork contest will receive a nice sum of prize money. The total prize money is $750! If your drawing skills are just average, you will still have the chance to become one of the winners by drawing something funny, clever or innovative. To participate in the contest, your artwork must reference Gaia in some way. You can also submit other types of art such as 3D models, action figures, fanfiction, or even (photos of) a cosplay costume.

  • 1st place: $200
  • 2nd place: $150
  • 3rd place: $125
  • 4th place: $100
  • 5th place: $75
  • 6th place: $50
  • 7th place: $30
  • 8th place: $20

Please send your entry in an e-mail with the subject “Gaia artwork contest 2018” to novil@gmx.de. You can attach the file to the e-mail or put a link to it in the e-mail’s text body. You must submit your entry until (including) Sunday, 26 August 2018. If you have a website that I should link, please put its URL into your e-mail as well.

Additional information about the contest:

  • You can submit several drawings or other types of art, but you can win at most two prizes.
  • Please do not publish your artwork on other websites before the end of the contest. After that, you can post it anywhere you want.
  • You can sign your work. But a large, ugly watermark will reduce your chance of winning.
  • Digital images should be sent in their original size in a lossless format, for example as a PNG file with full color depth. If you draw the image on paper, you should send me a large, clean scan of it in a lossless format, for example as a PNG file with full color depth. However, you can’t attach files larger than 25 MB to your e-mail.