01 Oct

Bobbing for October News at SpiderForest!

October’s community art is from keii4ii, creator of Heart of Keol (featuring Sydney from Sombulus, Anrak from Soul’s Journey, Teeko and Kiran from Chirault, and Lushaka from Heart of Keol). And here’s some autumn news from around the SpiderForest community!

“Threads: A Gallery of Rogues” is here and shipping to Kickstarter backers. Keep an eye out for your packages over the next few weeks, and thanks once again for your amazing support!

More Kickstarter Updates

Congratulations to Steve Osgood, winner of our SpiderForest mailing list giveaway! Our mailing list is a convenient way to get monthly news from the collective — our latest comic anthologies and webcomic podcasts, our application seasons, who’s joining, who’s going to be at conventions, who’s hitting a milestone or coming off of a hiatus, and the occasional giveaway like this!

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New Chapters and Books Out Now!


Year In Hereafter’s first volume is being funded on Indiegogo! To get this 244-page colorful softbacker, consider a pledge!

Soul’s Journey is back at weekly updates and Volume I is available for purchase. Pre-orders for the Artist Edition are also open.

Just check the store!


Chapter 7 has begun at XII: Of Magic and Muses! Emma is learning about Willow & Georgia’s little secret and is hesitant to say the least. This will also be our last chapter until the new year (meaning a December hiatus). Please share with us any fan art you might have so we can feature you!

If waiting is not your thing, Chapter 10 has also been released for pre-order for October 15th!

Starting up in October!

Sombulus returns from hiatus and starts up a brand new chapter on Thursday, October 25! What did Astyr’s spell do to Sydney? Will the group escape? Be sure to read up and find out!

C.A. Morgan has resumed updating TDUGN as of 11 Sept 2018. Weekly updates are every Tuesday with subscribers at patreon.com/tdugn receiving them one week in advance on Mondays.

The Only Half Saga Swings back into gear with a brand new story arc “The Devil’s Own!” Dominic is a second generation Devil’s Own, part of a cadre of dhampirs bred and trained to protect the vampire lord. When visitors arrive to negotiate a trade, his world gets turned on its ear. The comic starts October 1 with a special four day in a row update schedule!

Michael will be on hiatus through October, returning Monday November 5th! Hiatus art is always welcome!

01 Sep

Guess Who’s Joining SpiderForest!? (And Other News TOO!)

Community header art from Delphina, creator of Sombulus, featuring our newest members!

Guess Who’s Joining SpiderForest!?

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2018 application season! It was another tough season with lots of awesome entries! After much deliberation we’d like to congratulate our newest members and their respective comics:

  • Northwind by Molly Hayden and colors by SF Creator Aja
  • Gifts of Wandering Ice by Olga Makarova
  • Black Shallows by Kirstin Lee
  • Corner the Maze by Morgan Lees
  • The Last Traveler by Karen Heckman
  • Broken by Kristina Caruso
  • Fighting Dreamers by Sarah “Manny” Truax
  • Interritus by Simina Popescu
  • The Stoop-Gallants by MJ Alexander and WW Rose
  • Flaky Pastry by Félix Lavallée
  • Ten Earth Shattering Blows by Tommaso “Nuclearpasta” Devito
  • Ingress Adventuring Co. by Kay Rossbach
  • Goddess of Paradise by Dee S.
  • Earth in a Pocket by Helen Greetham
  • Faction by Alexander Wozny, Alex Palm, Jordan Giesbrecht and Heliotrope
  • Definitely take a look! There’s lots to choose from for any genre and style!

    SpiderForest Representin’!!

    SpiderForest will be attending Small Press Expo on September 15-16 in Bethesda, MD! Meet the creators of Chirault, Precocious, Sell Spell, 6-Commando, Sombulus, and What it Takes and get a copy of our newest anthology “A Gallery of Rogues”!

    SpiderForest takes over Finland! On September 1-2, Vayandil and Gheralf of Realm of Owls will be at Helsinki Comics Festival to announce the joy of the collective to the Finnish comics consumers. If you happen to be around, come say hi and take a look at the cool merch – spidery and owly alike!

    Corner the Maze Volume I is available for purchase, and Morgan Lees will be at Capital City Comic Con on September 8th with copies for sale! Volume II is getting under way online.

    Eliana Falcón is going to be at Thought Bubble from September 22-23 selling Cosmic Fish merch! Stop by and say “Hi!”

    A Bit of a Breather!

    Sombulus has wrapped up Act 7 and will be taking a short breather! The title will resume updates on October 25!

    All Refreshed and Ready for Fall!


    Castoff is back from summer break! Now’s a great time to get caught up!

    Arbalest returns from vacation with weekly Monday updates on September 3!

    Last Traveler will be back from summer hiatus on September 5th!
    01 Aug

    Diving into August Announcements!

    Stay cool this summer with some fantastic community art from keii4ii, creator of Heart of Keol (featuring Marduk from The Ferrin, Michael from Michael, and Eve from Littlelight Asylum) as well as a summer-y summary of what’s washed up on our shores!

    Application Season, Convention Appearances, and New Releases


    Massive thanks to everyone who applied for SpiderForest membership! We’re carefully reviewing all the applications now and will be making our announcement about the results the last week of August. Remember that regardless of membership, our forum and Discord communities are open to everyone who wants to share their webcomic work and get feedback.

    G Pike of Title Unrelated will be tabling at FlameCon in NYC August 18-19. Stop by and say hello!

    Promises, Promises – a collection of three short stories and a novella in The Brothers Martin universe – is now published!! The collection follows Tom and Steve as they try to get on with their lives after the events of Plague. Not as easy as it sounds when someone threatens what they’re trying to build!
    You can get your copy in print or on Kindle Ebook! Check out the Amazon Listing for more information!

    New Chapters and Milestones

    Chapter 9 of XII: Of Magic and Muses will drop on the 15th of August. You can also get the PDF on Gumroad here!

    Supervillainous celebrated both its five year anniversary and 500th strip on July 20th!

    Chapter 15 of LeyLines is the first step in a whole new journey as the story shifts from a comic to illustrated prose AND audio-book form. We give a big salute to the amazing comic work Robin has done, and look forward to the future of LeyLines and Robin’s other projects!


    Soul’s Journey is coming to print very soon, with books available for order August 30th. For more info, check out this public Patreon post.

    The new chapter of Michael – Jury of My Peers – began on July 2nd! Already in hot water with his folks and the school, now he has to worry about killing his social life too? Better than another outbreak of M219 however! Guess he’s going to have to suck it up and pray no one recognizes him.


    Cat Legend is celebrating 15 years this month! We can hardly believe it’s been so long until we look back at the first pages!


    Sunset Grill celebrates its tenth anniversary on August 4th. At the time she started it, Kat gave it six months. Guess this story has legs after all!


    Kez of What it Takes will be traveling to a far away land (not really, just a few states away) for an internship and will be away from her dear, dear comic making set up for an entire month! Any art of any sort to post during mid August to mid September would be ever so appreciated. Don’t want to leave What it Takes readers hanging for too long! Send to warofwinds@gmail.com
    Arbalest will be on break for the month of August, with updates resuming September 3.
    Title Unrelated will be going on break again until late August or early September.
    Beneath the Clouds is going on hiatus for a month from July 16 to August 20 so Caroline can go on holiday. In the meantime, enjoy some sketches from the trip to Japan which inspired her story!
    Andy is off on a wild wilderness adventure, so I, Mummy will be on hold for August. Go outside, enjoy the summer and come back in September!
    Castoff is gonna be taking a hiatus for a few weeks while Star is away from her computer traveling! The comic will be featuring guest art and return to regular updates next month!
    03 Jul

    SpiderForest Kickstarter a Rounding Success!

    GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!

    Our second anthology Threads: A Gallery of Rogues successfully Kickstarted and even reached two stretch goals! Thank you to the 203 backers who made our third Kickstarter the success it is! You guys are awesome! Keep a lookout for updates on fulfillment!

    01 Jun

    SpiderForest News for June!

    School’s out, the weather’s warm, people are looking forward to family vacations, and lots of activities to participate in! SpiderForest is no exception! There are lots of things upcoming this month for the Collective! Con Season, a Second Anthology, upcoming application season and MORE! Keep reading for details!

    Application Season 2018!

    Our next application launches July 10! We’re looking for community-focused independent webcomic artists to join our membership. Visit spiderforest.com/apply to learn more about our collective and what we’re looking for in a member, and stop by our Discord if you’d like to meet the community or have questions!

    SpiderForest Anthology!

    Space pirates, royal castle heists, and cheats of all stripes. The second SpiderForest comic anthology, A Gallery of Rogues, launches on Kickstarter June 4, featuring sixteen original stories about rogues! Get your copy at spiderforest.com/kickstarter and let us make your pockets a little lighter!

    Con Appearances!

    Robin Childs of LeyLines, Christina Major of Sombulus, and GPike of Title Unrelated  will be at Denver Comic Con June 15-17! Stop by and check out their amazing comics!

    Additionally GPike will be tabling (#910) at Indy Pop Con (Indianapolis, IN) June 8-10!

    Milestones!

    Chapter 5 of Arbalest kicks off on Monday, June 4, along with a return to once-a-week updates. Come back each Monday while we unfold The Beautiful Night Beneath Our Skin.

    The current story arc of The Only Half Saga, Of Dhampirs and Warlocks will be drawing to a close by the end of June!


    Of Magic and Muses begins it’s 6th chapter! If you want to read ahead, Batichi has dropped Chapter 8 on to her Gumroad Store for purchase!

    Hiatuses

  • Soul’s Journey will go on a short break after concluding the currently running intermission on June 14th.
    The following weeks will feature guest art to tide you over.

  • Because of their Con commitments in June, GPike’s Title Unrelated will be taking a short hiatus for the month! Updates should resume in July! Stay tuned to Title Unrelated for updates!
  • Due to The Only Half Saga getting ready to wrap up the current story arc “Of Dhampirs” and the hiatus until October, Darwin is hoping that her readers and fans will help fill in the three months before The Devil’s Own premiers by contributing some guest art! Contact her through the TOHS website for more information or to drop off art!
  • Returns

    Vanguard is back! Get ready as Issue 15 launches in June.

    02 May

    May News from SpiderForest!

    Appearances, Books and Anthologies!


    SpiderForest will be at Vancouver Comic Arts Fest! Stop by and visit Katherine Lang of Soul to Call, Ally Rom Colthoff of Chirault, and Christina Major of Sombulus, and check out the debut of our first SpiderForest anthology, Threads!

    The Fine Sometimes Rain Kickstarter will be running until May 18th! We are just a couple backers away from the halfway point to the Frida enamel pin stretch goal. Be sure to share the link if you want to hit the stretch goal!

    Group Chat – a comics anthology about friendship, is on the last days of its Kickstarter. It features a short sci-fi comic by Katherine Lang of Soul to Call. Don’t miss out on this heartwarming series of comics celebrating the people who have your back no matter what.

    Colin Tan Wei (illustrator) and Adam Ma (writer) will be making an appearance at TCAF! If you’re attending, be sure to say hi!

    Folklore’s fifth issue has been completed, and is back to updating regularly each week.


    The first print volume of The Demon Archives has arrived! Compiling the first 3 chapters and clocking in at 88 pages, join power-armored soldier Tenzin and his AI Jane as they investigate the empty city of Arkjut.


    The Webcomic Almanac Anthology is on sale May 1-31, with all proceeds being donated to Project HOPE! This digital collection of webcomic art features Starlia Prichard of Castoff, Eliana Falcón of Cosmic Fish, Katherine Lang of Soul to Call, Christina Major of Sombulus, Julian Dominguez of Littlelight Asylum, Kristen Kiomall-Evans of XII: Of Magic and Muses and more.

    A New Chapter Begins!

    Cat Legend is returning after years of dormancy! New pages will post Monday and Fridays.

    We are happy to welcome Year In Hereafter to SpiderForest, sister comic to Tistow and Tistow: Small Trolls. Welcome to the forest!

    October 20 kicks off its third and final chapter, titled ‘The Writing on the Wall’. Before the story reaches its conclusion, Cat and Rai are forced to face all their demons. And no-one walks away unscathed.

    Chapter Complete!


    XII: Of Magic and Muses is now posting Mondays and Wednesdays! Chapters 6 and 7 are now available at the store & the patreon.

    Chapter 4 of Soul’s Journey will wrap up in early May. Next up is the fourth intermission.

    Chapter 6 has concluded for Obscurato, now is a good time to catch up. Obscurato is a fantasy adventure about a warrior grandmother on a quest to save an old friend and protect her family.

    01 Apr

    …Bring SpiderForest News!

    No Foolin’! Spring is here! Things are heating up for our very busy story weavers!
    Check out all of the awesome projects, milestones, and anniversaries being celebrated in the month of April!

    Spring Kickstarters!


    Fine Sometimes Rain is going to be launching a Kickstarter on April 18th to fund the printing of the first graphic novel! The first volume will contain the first seven chapters of this slice of life tale about overcoming depression for a total of 238 pages. It’s a really nice slick book that would look great on your comic shelf.

    James Nelson of Monster Lands has launched a Kickstarter to print physical books for Monster Lands vol.1.
    View the Kickstarter here

    Get Your Copy Here!


    Christina Major of Sombulus will be at Silicon Valley Comic Con April 6-8! Stop by her table at Booth 131 and say hello!


    Realm of Owls has opened a merch shop! Dive into Owl Basket and find shirts, hoodies, paper art prints and other stuff staring at you while you shop. New designs will hatch into the basket every now and then, so be sure to stare at it intently. (☉v☉)


    As you know the YA webcomic Michael began back in January. The webcomic was supposed to be in conjunction with the novel’s release. Only problem was, the novel wasn’t ready…
    That has been remedied! And there is now a release date for the book!
    Be on the lookout on Darwin Comics for “Michael: The Cause” on April 16th, 2018!
    It will be available in print and Kindle formats! Contact Darwin in advance if you’d like a signed print copy! (You can click the contact button on any one of her webcomics!)

    Anniversaries and Milestones


    Arbalest turns 2 years old on April 11th! Help her celebrate the occasion!


    Castoff just completed its 5th chapter, and has entered chapter 6! The trio continues their journey to the capital, but find themselves caught up in an unexpected conflict. Will they make it through the mountain pass unscathed? Now’s the perfect time to catch up!

    Hiatus and Returns


    *J-Nelson of Monster Lands will be taking a 6 week hiatus (April 9-May 21) while managing the kickstarter for volume one!

    Hiatus + Fan Art Request!

    *The Only Half Saga’s current story arc Of Dhampirs and Warlocks is slated to come to its conclusion some time in the Summer of 2018.
    At that time, Darwin will be placing the title on hiatus with a relaunch date of October 4th, 2018. This is to give her time to plan, revamp the site, and get a good buffer of pages before starting into the newest story arc, “The Devil’s Own.”
    She’s calling on all TOHS fans for help filling the months between hiatus and relaunch! If you would like to provide fan art, fan comics, or even fan fictions please contact her through any of her sites!

    03 Mar

    March Comic Fun in the Forest!

    Here’s a big shout out to all of the participants in 2018’s Comic of the Week! Thanks for promoting your fellow creators! Also a BIG thank you to all the readers who gave each COTW spotlight a look, a like, and perhaps even a RSS listing! Each and every one of our comic creators appreciate the love – and hope you’ll keep coming back!

    Jemma Young of Children of Eldair and Christina Major of Sombulus will be in the Artist Alley at Wondercon in Anaheim, March 22-25! Be sure to visit them!


    Laura Graves of 666 Bistro and Jemma Young of Children of Eldair will be at Emerald City Comic Con Artist Alley in Seattle, WA March 1st-4th! Laura will be debuting the third chapter to 666 Bistro: Mechadeth Hangar 666 and will be on the Spooky Comics Panel on Friday March 2nd 2018 at 17:15 – 18:15!!

    Jemma Young has also launched her second Eldair Kickstarter, which will run till March 26th! You can order both books and one two along with the short side comic “Sorcerer Courtship” during the campaign!

    SpiderForest on Kickstarter:






    The Only Half Saga’s current chapter “Bittersweet Memories” comes to its conclusion on March 1st. That means the new (and last) chapter of the story arc begins on March 8th! It’s time for goodbyes, as Sagira leaves the Mosier Facility and heads out into the world. Garrett begins to wonder is Sagira’s just tolerating him long enough to escape her family, before dropping him like a hot rock.
    Realm of Owls is getting a Russian translation! The translated comic is published on comics.ru platform and the publication schedule will be daily until it catches up to the original.
    The Ferrin will be going on every other Monday updates till May.
    03 Feb

    Lots to Love About February!

    Days are getting longer again! The Earth is getting ready for the spring! And our busy tale-weavers are hard at work on many a February Project!

    SpiderForest Podcast: Season Two!

    That’s right! February 6th the SpiderForest Webcomic Collective will be kicking off its second season of podcasts! The podcasts consist of an interview with a well-known creator in the webcomicking world and they are followed up by a panel of Spiderforest Creators talking about their experiences with the subject!

    Stay tuned for more information and announcements!

    While you’re waiting you can catch up on all the current podcasts here, or on our You Tube Channel!

    Kickstarter!

    Jemma M Young, the creator of Children of Eldair, is launching her newest project “Temerity” with DC artist Chad Hardin. This SciFi comic will go live on Kickstarter on February 21st. You can find out more about her awkward teenage galactic mercenaries at Temerity’s Website!.

    The Only Half Saga will top 600 pages on February 15th! You’re welcome to help Darwin Celebrate in whatever way you see fit! Fanart, poetry, a bottle of champagne? She’s willing to accept all!


    XII: Of Magic and Muses is having it’s second anniversary! Have questions about the comic, or want to know something about the cast? Drop your questions in our comment section at the bottom of a comic page. Or if you have fan art for us kicking around, send us a link so we can help promote you!

    SF Creator Projects!


    Christina is releasing a new series in the Sombulus Fan Lounge on Patreon! Support her Patreon at the $6+ level and tune in every Monday in February for a new awkward voicemail from Rana.

    All the News that’s Fit to Print!


    Supervillainous ended 2017 having accumulated over 1,000,000 page views.
    The world of Supervillainous is about to undergo a major upheaval of the status quo. The Crimson Claw, everyone’s favorite fiendish family man, is retiring!


    On February 5th, Chirault comes back from hiatus with a series of short epilogue comics to conclude the story! Stay tuned! It’s not quite finished yet!

    01 Jan

    Ring in 2018 With SpiderForest!

    New Year’s brings new beginnings, resolutions, and renewal of spirit! Already SpiderForest and its multitude of creators have big plans in store for the coming year! Check out the Happenings!

    Comics of the Week 2018!

    Let’s start the New Year off by promoting our membership and their awesome comics! Beginning January 8th and going through the week of February 26th, Creators and Teams will be promoting other comics in the collective weekly! There will be two to three comics grouped by relative genre or area of interest for you to check out! Stop by your favorite SpiderForest Webcomic or the Spiderforest Home Page for each week’s offerings!

    SpiderForest Podcasts on YouTube!


    The SpiderForest Podcast is now on YouTube! Subscribe to our channel to listen to our first season, and stay tuned for Season Two starting up soon!

    Anniversaries!


    Soul’s Journey is turning 3 on Jan 1st, 2018. Help Sophie celebrate the occasion.

    New Webcomic Release!


    Darwin’s newest webcomic entry Michael will be kicking off January 1st! In her first Teen-Rated Webcomic, we move 16 years into the future of the Gemutations Universe: What would it be like to be a genetically mutated human (gemue) in an all human high school? Michael is about to find out, and he only hopes he survives his Freshman year!

    New Year’s Returns!


    Soul to Call will return from winter break on Monday, January 1st.


    Arbalest will return from winter break on January 1, 2018 with a brand new update schedule! Beginning in January, Arbalest will update with ONE PAGE A DAY for the FIRST FIVE DAYS of each month. That’s five brand new pages to kick off each month, folks, so keep your eyes on your calendars.


    James Nelson’s
    Monster Lands will resume updates on Monday, January 8th.


    Sunset Grill will be returning to regular updates beginning January 16th!


    Title Unrelated will be returning to regular updates sometime Mid-January! Stay tuned!

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