“Gaia : The odyssey of Ilias Oter and his friends” is a fantastic new webcomic that has been released by the creators of the comic strip Sandra and Woo. It deals with some students that are getting ready to graduate from the Academy of Cania that teaches both the martial and arcane arts. A school that will teach it’s students how best to deal with danger and prepare them for their life to come outside of the school. At the beginning we see the main characters as being Ilias, Lilith, Ryn, Alissa and Sandril. Each have their own unique and distinct personality, some of which clash quite a bit as seen in the conflict between Ilias and Sandril.
Sandril is the boyfriend of Lilith but Ilias wishes it was he who was her romantic interest. The main problem is the Lili, as Ilias calls her, sees him more as a very best friend instead of a romantic interest. At least he doesn’t push himself on her and doesn’t talk about her like Sandril. It is Sandril’s attitude that actually puts the two into a non lethal duel. I can see that these two are going to give a lot of interesting twists with the plot.
Even though the comic is new, as of this posting , they have set several pages up at once to get your appetite wet for what is to come. As said it is from the same author and artist that does Sandra and Woo and you get the same quality that you would expect from them. It even starts with full color and not just black and white which really allows you to see the emotion that is present in the comic.
Here is a description that was sent to us her at Musings from the author himself!
Gaia is the new comic of the creators of the comic strip Sandra and Woo, the German author Oliver Knörzer and the Indonesian artist Powree. “Sandra and Woo” is updated twice a week since October 2008 and now has 30,000 regular readers and up to 100,000 page views per day. “Gaia” will also be updated with two colored pages per week from now on.
The comic takes place in the self-created world of Gaia where political tension between the two most powerful countries Cania and Midgard has grown in recent years. Similar to several of his classmates at the “Academy for Arcane Studies and Material Arts”, the young warrior Ilias Oter is much more interested in the beautiful wizard Lilith Caillean than in politics. But soon he has to learn that Lilith is standing in the eye of a dark storm that is going to sweep across the whole world…
I can’t wait to see what happens next with this online webcomic of romance, magic and suspense…