01 Oct

Spooky SpiderForest News for October!

What has eight legs and goes bump in the night? Spooky spiderfriends!  Trick or treat yourself to our great lineup of webcomics, including 12 new additions to our roster!

This month’s header image features (left to right) Skeleton Spiderfriend by Darwin, Zombie Spiderfriend by Kez, and Ghosty Spiderfriend by Andy Purviance

Kickstarters going on now!

The Stoop-Gallants has launched a Kickstarter to print the first volume of the story – plus a lot of awesome rewards. Follow the foibles of magic users who honestly never intended to use magic, and heroes who never planned to be heroes. Also friendly zombies, dysfunctional villains, and a manticore who can fit in your pocket.

Cyantian Chronicles Fall Printing Run is collecting three great volumes in print (one of which is a Patreon exclusve comic).  Follow these stories of Darius Akaelae, a young wolf who manages to escape a kidnapping attempt, his friends, and other Cyantians who have become stranded on Earth.

Conventions Appearances!

October 4-6 – Mag Con Erfurt
SeaquentialArts will be at Mag-Con in Erfurt from October 4th to 6th. You can get the first volume of Heirs of the Veil and other goodies at their booth!

October 19 – Mississauga Comic Expo
Magic and Muses will be at MCX October 19th! Come visit Kristen at her booth at the Mississauga Library and grab a copy of Volume 1 before it finishes on the website!

October 19-20 – Fantasticon
Morgan Lees of Corner the Maze will be at Fantasticon in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

October 31-November 3 – Anime Weekend Atlanta
Star of Castoff will be at Anime Weekend Atlanta from October 31-November 3!

New Chapters, Books, and Websites!

Heirs of the Veil
Heirs of the Veil Book 1: The Heir is going to be released in early October!

Michael
Michael will return from its chapter break on October 14th, with an apropos for the season chapter “Toil and Trouble!”

XII: Of Magic and Muses
Magic and Muses will start the final chapter of 2019 starting October 14th, before going onto our December hiatus! Catch up at xiicomic.com!

Arbalest
Arbalest is getting a site overhaul this October! Check back for a new design (but watch out for the blood).

Be Back Soon
broken is finishing Chapter 4 this month and taking a break in November, so now’s a great time to get caught up on all the horror and eldritch abominations! (there’s been plenty of both)

Call for Guest Art
Kez will be working an absurd number of hours weekly for the next 6 weeks, and guest art of any sort for What it Takes would be much appreciated. It will remain up in the archive with a link back to your work for many weeks! Send to warofwinds@gmail.com

20 Sep

Introducing our newest members!

Thank you to everyone who applied to SpiderForest over the summer! Join us in giving a warm welcome to our amazing new comics!

New in Sci-Fi

Strange science and sarcastic robots

Robots who’ve been abandoned by their Creators struggle to find meaning in life.

Space, Love, and a Whole Lotta Action.

New in Fantasy/Adventure

A story about witchcraft, ghosts, responsibilities and the gay experience.

Slice-of-life adventures from a Fantasy world.

A fantasy tale following a ragtag troupe of bards out to solve a murder mystery!

Teenagers with supernatural powers team up with woodland critters to defeat monsters.

Badass warrior girls, deadly mermaids, and a forbidden romance.

A child foretold to be a fearsome god killer embarks on a desperate quest to change fate.

New in Post-Apocalypse/Drama

An ancient satellite crashes into enemy territory. A team is dispatched to recover it, but they end up finding something else.

What would you do, if your senses start blending between what’s real and fantasy?

A story about mental health, abuse of the vulnerable, and addiction.

02 Sep

SpiderForest News for September!

The SpiderForest Webcomic Collective just finished our application process and we’re so excited about our newest members, we could sing!  Look for a special spotlight of our new webcomics in a few weeks!  And of course, be sure to catch up on all your favorites at spiderforest.com!

Conventions and Contests

Gheralf and Vayandil of Realm of Owls will be at Helsinki Comics Festival September 7-8 in the festival’s main venue, Kattilahalli! Come say “Hoo!” to us and take a look at some owlsome merch, including printed collections of Realm of Owls webcomic strips!

Kristen from XII: Of Magic and Muses will be attending Word on The Street at the Harbourfront Center in Toronto September 22! A good chance to pick up a print edition of Volume 1: Monsters in person!

Sophie of Soul’s Journey will be at German Comic Con Berlin September 28 and 29 with Volume 1, prints and crochet plushies.

Michael is having a “Halloween Dress-Up Contest!” Michael’s been asked by Mandy what he’s wearing this Halloween and he’s having a tough time deciding! Create a cute, funny, zany costume for him to help him out! Contest will be running from September 1st through October 7th! Check out Michael for more details!

Returning from Hiatus in September!

Arbalest
Arbalest returns from a long summer vacation on September 2.

Gods of the Game
Gods of the Game will be back on September 2!

The Only Half Saga: The Devil’s Own
TOHS: The Devil’s Own returns from a two week chapter break on September 5th with “Prince Philippe”!

This month’s header image features (left to right) Kanar from Soul’s Journey, Toivo from Ingress Adventuring Company, Naia from Temerity, Seefa from Arbalest, Farran from Last Traveler, Chimalli from Corner the Maze, Vayandil from Realm of Owls, and Dominic from The Only Half Saga: The Devil’s Own

01 Aug

SpiderForest News for August ’19

Threads: Haunted Headed to Print!

Thanks to our 204 backers we’ve been able to successfully fund our Fourth Kickstarter, raising nearly $7,000 to bring our third Anthology to print! Haunted will contain 20 short, spooky stories from our comic creators and we even have the bonus of stickers for all print tiers! Supporters should be seeing their survey’s as soon as the funding clears! Be on the look out! And from all of us here at SpiderForest, THANK YOU for your support!


Thanks for all the Apps!

Applications for the Summer of 2019 are now closed! Thank you all for applying for consideration to become a member! We will be deliberating and voting during the month of August, with the aim of having all results returned in early September! Best of luck to all who submitted!

Stop by our Forums or our Discord to chat, come and hang out, and get to know us while you await the word!


Cons and Other Money Makers!

Manny (Sarah) will be at Terrificon from August 9th-11th. Pick up Volume 1 of Fighting Dreamers, featuring the first 5 chapters, plus awesome extras! If you happen to be in the CT area, head on over and say hi! Leftover stock will be available on her ETSY after the con concludes!

Christina Major of Sombulus will be at Silicon Valley Comic Con August 16-18 in the Artist Alley at table 90A! Check out her Sombulus books and other fun geeky things!

Did you miss out on the first Magic and Muses Kickstarter? Have no fear, our standees are here and bringing some cool books as a reward at a discounted price! Grab a 6 inch double sided magical girl standee for your bookshelf and with enough luck, we could fund the whole set! This Kickstarter only goes for a few more days!

Hiatuses and Returns!

Last Traveler will be on Summer Hiatus for part of the month of August. Check in during the break for special art, with regular updates resuming on Wednesday August 21st!

Arbalest will [continue to] be on Summer break for the month of August, returning on September 2.

Ingress Adventuring Company is back from its break with the start of chapter 4! Check out what Toivo and the crew are up to! Regular updates on Thursdays.

Retroblade is coming back from hiatus, and will be updating again in August!

Soul’s Journey concludes its fifth chapter on Aug 1st and will head into an intermission after a break week on Aug 15th.

01 Jul

SpiderForest News for July!

Ready your comics! SpiderForest’s annual member application season officially launches July 8, 2019. If you are interested in joining our community, please take a look at our guideline page and let us know if you have any questions!



20 brand new standalone short comics, scary and sillyabout everything from haunted houses to haunted birdhouses, from skeletons in the closet to possessed robot vacuums, from warlocks and demons to soldiers and hitchhikers. We need your help making this book of phantoms a reality!

Broken celebrated its fourth birthday this week! Catch up with it here!

New Chapters Beginning!


Michael‘s latest chapter “Getting By” debuted on June 24th! As fall rolls around, Mandy asks Michael to keep up their yearly tradition of dressing up for Halloween.  What’s he supposed to say to that?  How’s even supposed to pull off dressing up without giving away his secret?

Chapter Seven of Corner the Maze begins!

See Morgan at Really Cool Comic Con in Howell, Michigan on 20 July and get Volume I books, single issues of the first chapter of both volumes, art, and stickers.

01 Jun

SpiderForest News for June!

This month we’re gearing up for our Third Annual SpiderForest Anthology and the subsequent Kickstarter! Haunted will feature sixteen plus all new short comics with poignant, cute, and spine-tingling ghost stories from our myriad of comic creators! Keep an eye on our Kickstarter Page for updates! This month’s header is a teaser of the Anthology Cover created by Keiiii of Heart of Keol

Crowdfunding and Merchandise!

Jemma Young will be launching her sci-fi comic Temerity on June 13th on Kickstarter! Temerity is about Taeru who is a genetically enhanced super-soldier and Naia who is a sugar-addicted markswoman. Together they work aboard the starship Temerity as the best mercenary group for hire. If you want to find out more information, you can check out Temerity.space.

The first volume of Darwin’s comic, Gemutations: Plague is live June 1st in her Gumroad Store!  Volume 1 features 100 pages of story, including the fully redone first chapter and revised and formatted pages all the way up to Old Haunts! Check out her Gumroad account for details and cost!

Other SpiderForest Awesomeness!

Come chat about Heart of Keol at Comic Tea Party’s week long book club! The discussion begins on June 17th and runs for a week on Comic Tea Party’s Discord server. We hope to see you there!

June heralds The Only Half Saga’s thirteenth anniversary!  Started in June of 2006 with Sins of the Father, the title now holds the distinction of being four distinct story arcs, twenty-eight chapters, and 647 pages!  Swing by and take a gander, or if you’re already follower take some time to reread it and comment!  That’s the best anniversary gift Darwin can ask for!

Saffron and Sage bids a fond farewell to Sophia Lopez as the artist on the title, and gives a warm welcome to new artist, Carlos Ruiz, creator of ASequentialArt.

01 May

SpiderForest News for May!

This month’s header image features previews from our Haunted Anthology, coming to Kickstarter June 2019! Featured art left to right: Master of Fates by Darwin of Darwin Comics, Consequences by Remmirath of Corner the Maze, Ghost of Dracula by Carlos Ruiz and Daniel Kelly of Saffron and Sage, and Sweet Memories by Katherine Lang of Soul to Call.

Our Next Anthology is coming soon!

The summer sun’s approaching fast, but we’ve got a new anthology on the horizon that’s going to make chills run down your spine!  Check out the #SpiderAnthology tag on Twitter and keep an eye out next month for the launch of the SpiderForest Webcomic Colllective’s next anthology: Haunted!

$1799 Raised for Yemen!

Thank you, dear webcomic community, for contributing your art, your time, and in some cases, your money to our Yemen Charity Zine.  Together, we raised $1799 for the World Food Program.

The Zine is now free for all to enjoy, and you’ll find it below!  Our campaign page will also remain up, so you can donate to it at any time, confident that your donation goes to the World Food Program, specifically for Yemen. 

Convention Schedule!



May 11-12

Comic Invasion Berlin
Museum for Communication in Berlin, Germany
SophiePf (Soul’s Journey)

May 18-19

Comic Con Revolution
Ontario Convention Center, California

Christina Major  (Sombulus)

May 17-19

Anime Central
Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosewood, IL

Kirsten  (Black Shallows) – Table E39

May 24-26

Animazement
Raleigh Convention Center, North Carolina

Kirsten  (Black Shallows)

May 18-19

VanCAF
The Roundhouse, Vancouver, Canada

Katherine ‘Rommie’ Lang  (Soul to Call)

May 31-June 2

Denver Pop Culture Con
Colorado Convention Center, Denver

Kirsten  (Black Shallows) – Table F19
Christina Major  (Sombulus) – Table Z13

Anniversaries


Sombulus celebrates its 9th anniversary May 16!


Sci-fi comic Gifts of Wandering Ice turns 5 years old this May!

Support our Creators!

A wild Patreon button has appeared on Realm of Owls! What could that mean? It’s a mystery! (;☉v☉)>(|


Black Shallows wraps up its second chapter on May 21st, and has recently launched a Patreon.

01 Apr

Spiderforest News for April ’19

Yemen Charity Zine! Donate April 1-15th!

Over fifty international comic artists came together to support the Yemeni Crisis by donating time and wonderful original art of their OC’s as kids having fun! Now they’ve been collected into a Zine and, for your donation, you can get a PDF copy for yourself! Follow the link and donate what you can! All proceeds go to the World Food Program to help children and families affected by the famine in Yemin. Our goal is to raise $5,000 towards this effort!

Kickstarters!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is heading off to it’s first Kickstarter with Volume 1: Monsters!

Our mousy protagonist Willow lives in a mundane and restricted boarding school, which ends up being the worst place someone could get gifted a magical necklace. As the necklace crumbles the school’s secrets around her, Willow is left to wonder if it was a gift sent by friend or foe?

Children of Eldair is running a Kickstarter to get the 3rd book of the series printed. Eldair is about a sorcerer who saves a girl from flesh-eating demons. In a magical mishap, he ends up trapped in a vision witnessing the events leading up to him finding her. This book will contain chapters 11-14 and will run till April 26th.

Conventions!

G, creator of Title Unrelated will be at Dink in Denver, Colorado on April 13-14




Kirsylve, creator of Black Shallows will be at Tekko (Table A35) in Pittsburg, PA. April 12-14th

Anniversaries and Birthdays!

Arbalest returns with Chapter 6 on April 1 and celebrates its 3rd birthday on April 11! Come kick off Spring and celebrate new beginnings with all that winter and existential dread you thought you left behind.

Castoff’s turning 4! To celebrate the comic’s anniversary, new and existing Patreon supporters who join before April 17th will get an exclusive anniversary illustration and reward bundle! Click for full details.

A New Coat of Paint!

Soul’s Journey had its website get a fresh coat of paint. Have a look around and be sure to follow the advice of the most trustworthy of characters on the first page of the archive. (Does not work on mobile devices.)

01 Mar

March SpiderForest News!

This month’s header image is from Jemma Young of Children of Eldair, featuring Embera growing some spring foliage with her mystic plant powers!


Dates to Remember!


Two weeks left!

SpiderForest Members at
March Conventions

Emerald City Comic Con
March 14-17, Seattle, WA
Christina Major (Sombulus) – OO10
Ben Fleuter (Derelict) – KK7
Laura Graves (666 Bistro) – S7

CT Gamer Con
March 23-24, Uncasville, CT
Manny (Fighting Dreamers)

WonderCon
March 29-31, Anaheim, CA
Christina Major (Sombulus) – E15


Draw your webcomic character as a kid having fun to be part of our zine benefiting the World Food Program and the Yemen Humanitarian Crisis. But hurry! All art submissions are due March 15!


Templates and submission rules:

spiderforest.com/charityzine

Children of Eldair Kickstarter Launches March 28th!

Jemma Young is launching a Kickstarter to get the third book of Children of Eldair printed! Eldair is about a sorcerer named Koe who rescues a girl from demons. While using magic to find her friends, he get trapped in a vision of the past. Now he must witness the past so he can save the future.

Subscribe to Jemma’s newsletter here to get notified when it goes live!

Title Unrelated
Kickstarter running now through March 16th!

G Pike is running a Kickstarter to reprint Volume 1 of Title Unrelated, a LGBTQ+ comic about family, friendship, and finding your true self. A trio of siblings befriend a stranger with amnesia, but little do they know they all have ties to a forgotten parallel world.

Support it on Kickstarter here!


Comic Milestones and News


Ingress Adventuring Company’s third chapter comes to a close on March 27th and will begin a short break before starting chapter four. Now is the perfect time to catch up on the comic!

Soul to Call has begun its 7th Chapter. Join Avril, James, and Tiffany as they search for a way to rescue Eli from the clutches of the Order. The comic has also resumed biweekly (Monday+Friday) updates!

Fighting Dreamers reaches the 5th anniversary of its launch on March 5th, 2019! 

Heart of Keol has started Chapter 27, “Common Knowledge”

XII of Magic and Muses is hitting Chapter 9 on Monday, March 4th! The girls have had some stumbling blocks with their powers but Georgia, Emma and Willow seem to be on their way to cracking open their necklaces’ secrets.

TOHS: The Devil’s Own begins its third chapter, Proof, on March 7th!  Reluctantly Dominic takes Lady Miranda to see Cabal.  Though he has doubts about Cabal’s culpability in the attack on Damien, proof of his innocence may be hard to come by.

01 Feb

SpiderForest News for February!

This month’s header image is from Keiiii of Heart of Keol and features
Masako from Beneath the Clouds, Sage from Saffron and Sage, Huvrye from broken, Lilith from Littlelight Asylum, Allie from Evil Witch Allie, Jimmy from Gods of the Game, Stewie and a bouncy monster from Fighting Dreamers Arianna from Castoff, and Zukah from Zukahnaut all enjoying the Chinese New Year’s Celebration!

Join the SpiderForest Charity Zine to benefit the people of Yemen!

The international webcomic community is welcome to participate in a new charity drive. All proceeds go to the World Food Program, earmarked for the Yemen Humanitarian Crisis.

Though this Zine is organized by SpiderForest, it is open to everyone working on a webcomic. You do not need to be affiliated with SpiderForest in any way. All details can be found here! Art is due March 15. Please spread the word, use #yemencharityzine on social media! Send questions to charityzine@spiderforest.com

Comic of the Week Continues Through Februrary! Stop by your favorite SpiderForest comics or the main site to see weekly spotlights of other comics in our collective. See if you can come away with a few new favorites!

This Month’s Spiderforest Happenings!

The Creators of Bonabyl are taking their webcomic to print! Help them to publish their 84 page first volume by supporting their Indiegogo!

The Young Adult comic Michael celebrated its one year anniversary in January!  Michael’s troubles are only just beginning!  This year will prove to be an interesting one! How will Michael ever hold onto his secret as the school year progresses? Swing by and find out!

Black Shallows turns one year old on Feb. 14th, and is celebrating with additional updates on Fridays throughout the month! Kirstin will also be tabling at Uchi-Con on Feb. 9th in Chicago.

Last Traveler is celebrating its 2nd anniversary on Friday, February 1st with an extra art update!

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