Aeris lives!

The following illustration by Denitsa Petkova was meant as a bonus for our Patreon patrons, but of course I had to publish it on our main website to celebrate the Final Fantasy VII Remake that was announced at E3 today.

Sandra and Cloud in Nibelheim by Denitsa Petkova

Here are all Sandra and Woo strips that include a major reference to my favorite video game:

And here are all commissions and fanart with a Final Fantasy VII theme:

Poll results

From 29 August 2014 to 7 June 2015, the following six polls ran on the Gaia website. Now it’s time to present the results.

Poll from 29 August 2014:

Poll Nr. 16

The Tower in the Sky received the least votes. I think it had some particularly memorable single pages, but it was also kind of an intermediate chapter. Shadowdancers, on the other hand, did not have many particularly memorable single pages for its length, but also showed a lot of the world of Gaia for the first time.

Poll from 29 August 2014:

Poll Nr. 17

The Lord of the Rings are a clear winner here. I myself enjoyed both movie series very much. I could better identify with the characters in Harry Potter, but The Lord of the Rings movies were more impressive. I think I would have voted “No Preference”.

Poll from 29 August 2014:

Poll Nr. 18

Although The Lord of the Rings is the winner again, the gap is smaller compared to the movie series.

Poll from 29 August 2014:

Poll Nr. 19

A surprisingly large number of readers prefer Eastern RPGs. I’m a bit out of tune with the world of gaming, but I personally got the impression that this is currently not their best time.

Poll from 24 January 2015:

Poll Nr. 20

The Red Hall #39 was my personal favorite of the 15 pages as well and received 14% of all votes (42 of 296). I have updated the article with the places #11 to #25 and added the voting result next to the title of each page.

Poll from 31 January 2015:

Poll Nr. 21

Once again my personal favorite, The Tower in the Sky #50, received the most votes with 13% of all votes (99 of 773). The voting result was very close, though, with the page on #10 still receiving 5% of all votes. I have updated the article with the places #1 to #10 and added the voting result next to the title of each page.

There are four new polls that appear randomly in the voting widget in the right sidebar:

  • Which season of the year do you like the most?
  • What art style do you prefer in a comic?
  • Which character would you like to see more often?
  • Are you pro Skub or anti Skub?

The Ideas Man – A (very) short story

“Regarding storytelling, ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s the execution that matters!”

“Ah, so you’re a big fan of ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’, then?”

“Excuse me? While it wasn’t the worst film I’ve ever watched, it had some truly terrible scenes and characters in it.”

“But it had great cinematography, top-notch visual effects and and some of Hollywood’s best actors in it.”

“Yeah, but the dialog sucked.”

“The ‘Star Wars’ script had to be one of the best edited scripts in movie history. And the different personality of the characters was conveyed really well.”

“Yeah, but Jar-Jar Binks!! … And a trade route conflict?!”

“So you’re saying that right at the beginning of the scriptwriting process, bad ideas were chosen for the characters and plot and then flawlessly executed?”


Ask Novil questions about Gaia

Last year, I posted a news entry which I asked our readers to ask me general questions about Gaia. It was a pretty popular format with lots of questions being asked, so I decided to give it another try.

Do you have any questions about Gaia? Then add them to the comment section of this post. I will try to answer all questions which I don’t consider to be spoilers for the plot.

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Day 6

“Good evening, dear spectators. I hope you’re all ready for the final days of this year’s edition of the Hunger Games, featuring many of your favorite webcomic characters! I certainly am! Claudius, what about you?”

“I’m more than ready, Caesar! And I’m really looking forward to seeing if underdog Woo, who killed District 11’s Lilith yesterday, can actually win the Games. During the last days, this little rascal stabbed and strangled himself into the hearts of many spectators, mine included.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Night 5

“Aww, it always warms my heart when an old alliance like that between Woo and Edmund lasts until the last days of the Games.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Day 6

“That’s it, folks! The winner of this year’s Hunger Games is Woo!!”

“It couldn’t have ended any other way.”

“Indeed, Claudius, indeed.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Fallen Tributes 6

“I wonder if Rocky could have defeated Woo in a good clean fight to the death.”

“Unfortunately, we’ll never know.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: The Winner

“District 4 must be extremely proud of their winner. I’ve never seen a more worthy winner in the history of the Games than Woo.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: The Placements

“This is insane, Caesar! Woo killed six tributes and caused Nin Wah’s suicide, while all the other tributes combined only killed three!”

“I can only hope I’ll never have to face this killing machine myself. I’d probably die from just looking at him.”

“Me too, Caesar, me too.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Summary

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Statistics

“I am Caesar Flickerman…”

“… and I’m Claudius Templesmith…”

“… and we hope all of you enjoyed this year’s Hunger Games!”

“See you again next year! Goodbye!”