Aikonia has reached yet another huge milestone! Chapter Five has come to an end and as we finish preparations for Chapter Six, we want to share some really exciting changes we’ve made to the comic and the Aikonia team.
Our first announcement is a big one: Timothy Ian Hely will no longer be writing the scripts for Aikonia. Tim’s been with us since the comic first began back in August of 2010 and we are very sorry to see him go. We look forward to seeing more things from Tim in the future and we wish him the best of luck.
Replacing Tim in the role of writer will be Corina Dransutavicius. Corina has been working with MADSOFT Games as a writer since 2011 on projects such as Project: Velyria, Me and My Dinosaur, and Marill’s Journal Entries. You can follow Corina’s personal Twitter account here.
On the art side of things, we are making a few changes. Ira Gladkova will be shifting their role slightly, focusing on the comic’s lineart and panelling. The style of comic will also be changed to better reflect Ira’s preferred style. You can check out Ira’s tumblr and twitter accounts here.
We’re also very happy to announce that Karina Weber will joining the team as our new colourist. She has previously worked with MADSOFT Games as an illustrator for Project: Velyria, Avillum, and Marill’s Journal Entries. You can follow Karina’s personal art blog here.
We want to emphasize that the changes to the art team were not made in reaction to the recent spate of criticisms in the Aikonia comic comments section. These changes were proposed way, way back at the start of Chapter Five as a way to alleviate the stress of churning out a complete comic page week after week. We want to be clear: We stand by Ira and their work and will continue to do so.
Finally, Marill’s Journal Entries ended last week. We would like to hear your feedback on the project. Would you like to see more journal entries focusing on different characters? Or would you like to see something different altogether posted on Thursdays?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below and stay tuned for the first page of Chapter Six due out on June 29th.