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:
Definitely take a look! There’s lots to choose from for any genre and style!
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
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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!|
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!
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!
Get Your Copy Here!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Kickstarter Books Shipping Soon!
Great news, Kickstarter backers! We’ve received our shipment of our Threads Anthology and will be shipping it out to backers soon. Keep an eye on our Kickstarter page for more info!
Closing the Chapter
Littlelight Asylum finished its first book! While the team works on the next one, Littlelight will be taking a break until a good enough buffer is done. Guest art will be posted in the meantime!
Gemutations:Plague began updating twice a week on November 27th and plans to be wrapped up by December 18th! That’s right, after eleven years running, Plague will come to its conclusion!
As a way to bridge the gap between the current story and its sequel “Michael”, Darwin will be posting a prose special for the holidays “First Christmas!” Join Steve, Tom, Sarah, Maribel, David, and Angelina one more time as the couples spend their first Christmas celebration together!
Arbalest will be on break for the month of December while Leah bulks up the buffer (and possibly even takes some time off to spend with her wife). The comic will return on January 1, 2018 with a brand new update structure, so stay tuned!
Sombulus will be changing its schedule to once a week on Tuesdays through the month of December.
Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses will be taking a break throughout December, featuring guest pages from four different artists.