01 Feb

SpiderForest News for February!

Header art: Valentine SpiderFriend by Christina Major of Sombulus!

Love is in the air! Give your favorite webcomics likes, shares, and comments and let them feel the love this month!  Or keep an eye on our Comic of the Week promotion and get matched with a new favorite!

Comics of the Week kicks off February 1st and runs through the week of March 28th! Stop by SpiderForest or your favorite participating comics and check out the awesome array of genres and stories that are available in SpiderForest! We hope you come away with some more to love!

Crowdfunding for February!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is taking its FINAL book to print! But it can only get there with your help! Back and spread the word about the Kickstarter

Chapter 24: Firewall will also be starting Feb 1st! And Monday Feb 22nd, there will be a special stream for XII’s 5th anniversary at noon EST. See you there!

Find new webcomics and new tunes!

The theme of our Spotify playlist for January was ‘Grand Travelling Adventures!’ and we came up with 91 songs about travel by land, sea, sky and space! Cover art is from Terrafold by kirseel.
Follow us on Spotify for more music every month!

New Chapters Underway!

Alethia chapter 14 will be released! This chapter will be the climax and ending of the Narrative Factory story arc.

Now Recharging Chapter 9 begins this month! With the retirement of the previous star gladiatorbot, a brand-new challenger prepares to step into the Red Dust Arena…

Court of Roses is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary on February 5th! Thank you so much to all our readers for the love and support!

Once the current chapter, “Notte”, is done, the next arc will take place in Calcin, a vast city of commerce and study, and has lots of chances for cameos in crowd shots! Please fill out this form if you’re interested in a cameo in Court of Roses!

Be Back Soon!

Darwin Comics will be going on chapter breaks beginning March 1st for Michael and sometime mid-March for The Devil’s Own! Darwin would love to show off your guest art while she is preparing for the new chapters! If interested please contact her on one or the other comics!

Lateral will be finishing Chapter 2 on February 3rd! After that it’ll be on break before beginning Chapter 3 in mid/late March.

01 Dec

SpiderForest News for December!

Whether enjoying snowy outdoor mayhem or staying on the couch with a warm cup of cocoa, we hope your December is full of fun!  Be sure to check in and catch up with all your favorite SpiderForest comics!

Ask our Artists!

Fate chapter five will be finished on December 22nd and will then be open for Fate questions.
Answers to questions will be posted on the Fate’s main site and over on the Tapas site on December 29th.  Fate will return January 19th.

December 16th will be Soul to Call‘s 7-year anniversary! To celebrate, author Rommie is holding a Q&A where you can ask questions about the comic or their creative process. You can submit your questions here.

New Platforms and Tiers!

Now Recharging is now available to read on INKR! INKR is an international platform for manga, webtoons, comics, and manhua from publishers big and small as well as independent studios and creator-owned comics. Check it out in the INKR app!

Ever dreamed of becoming an official citizen of Buffet in the Realm of Owls comic? Then swoop on to the Owl Basket Team’s Patreon page and grab the brand new Citizen tier! Get a randomly generated owl avatar and your name displayed on the Realm of Owls website!

Be Back Soon!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is going on its December Hiatus – but we’ll have a full roster of gorgeous artwork to put up while we wait for the next chapter dropping Jan 7th!
Be sure to keep a lookout for our Kickstarter to finish off the series as well!

Header art: A wild snowball fight with Jin and Cherry of Footloose, Emmie of Now Recharging, Astyr of Sombulus, and Cacko and Gheralf of Realm of Owls.

20 Oct

Now on Kickstarter: Threads: Secret Places!

We launched our Kickstarter for Threads: Secret Places a few days ago and we’re already climbing toward halfway funded! This collection of 17 brand new standalone short comics explores everything from abandoned planets to fairies in the broom closet, melancholy dreams of missing family to lovers’ hideaways.  Quiet and strange, secluded and wondrous, and unexpected surprises of all kinds await in these pages!

Help support SpiderForest and bring these amazing short comics to print!

Other SpiderForest Books Crowdfunding now:

broken is a dark fantasy story about a fairy general and an undead psychic facing an apocalypse brought by eldritch abominations. Back it here!

Get copies of Books 1 and 2 of Monster Lands, following the fantasy adventures of knights, evil queens, and ridiculous monsters!  Back it here!

01 Sep

SpiderForest News for September!

Get ready for our next anthology!

The creators at SpiderForest have been putting the finishing touches on our latest comic anthology behind the scenes! Stay tuned for our big launch announcement soon!  And get in touch with our new PR form for press/media inquiries!

Playlists and Interviews!

SpiderForest is now on Spotify! Follow us to find playlists curated by SpiderForest creators for all sorts of comics-making moods, like “Quietly Heart-wrenching Scenes”. More playlists to come!

Caroline of Beneath The Clouds was interviewed by Ink Sweat and Tears! Read more about the creation of this great epic adventure set in eleventh century Japan!

Returning comics & wrapped up chapters!

Arbalest returns from summer vacation on Monday, September 7!

Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses is coming off hiatus to finish Chapter 5!

Chapter 4 of Ingress Adventuring Company has just wrapped up! Now would be a great time to catch up before chapter 5 starts in a few weeks.

Vagary is going on a posting hiatus until October!

Header art: A cozy reading Spiderfriend by Lee Colagiacomo, creator of Children of Shadow: Ashes

17 Aug

Announcing New Members for 2020!

Header art by SSkessa of Alethia!

Our application season has concluded, and we are so thankful to everyone who applied for membership to SpiderForest in 2020! We’re proud to present our newest additions! Give them a follow!

New in Sci-Fi

Cute robot nannies, soft fluffy sheep, and the meaning of existence.

An exploration of growing up closed off from the world, deprogramming from your old ideological framework and all of the difficult emotional turmoil that follows.

Samson was content to live his life on the outskirts of society, gallivanting around as the roguish “Phantom”. However, when he receives an offer he cannot refuse, he returns to the world he left behind to finish one last job.

New in Drama

Three people who barely have their lives together stuck dealing with the mob and super powers.

A self-proclaimed minor goddess offers Eli the ability to leave his body and take control of people. But to her displeasure, all he wants to do with it is float around and people-watch and neglect his actual friends.

A hopeful magic student has big dreams of following in her famous battlemage mother’s footsteps. Reality has other plans for her, however.

New in Fantasy

Two pirates fall in love as they try to stop a strange power falling into the wrong hands.

An enthusiastic bard and a grumpy wizard become odd friends on a fantastical adventure!

After an accident involving a bear and a not so sturdy tree, one grumpy little dustbunny is finding himself out in the big wide world.

A young captain must form her crew and take down the most infamous of pirates!

01 Jul

SpiderForest News for July 2020!

An unlikely group of SpiderForest comic characters looking for new friends in our applications! Featuring Hhrskhygh from Tamuran, Fausta from O Sarilho, Nocturne from Court of Roses, Michael from Michael, and Fawna from Children of Shadow: Ashes

Thank you for your applications!

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application this season to the SpiderForest Webcomic Collective! Our members are reviewing all the applications, and we’re looking forward to introducing you to great new comics and members in August! Stay tuned!

New Books from our Members!

The Dodo Knows

Helen Greetham, creator of Earth in a Pocket, is running a kickstarter for her anthology The Dodo Knows a collection of short stories with the theme of things being lost and feelings being found. The campaign is already fully funded, and will run until Sat, July 18 2020.

Michael Volume 1

With the completion of “Out of the Bag” on Michael, Darwin is ready to offer her first Michael PDF on Gumroad! With 100+ pages of comic plus extras such as the original pencil run of Michael, character concepts (including upcoming characters), sketches and more, the 120+ page PDF will be available July 15th!

Stay tuned to the Michael Webcomic or Darwin Comics for updates! While you’re waiting check out Darwin’s Gumroad for other comic offerings!

Online Conventions

Maryanne Rose Papke of Xylobone Tomes will have a “table” at S.P.A.C.E., Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo, July 11-12. This small comics convention will be held online this year, featuring live panels, demos, comic readings, and a comics market!

Upcoming Returns and Kickstarters

Castoff has completed its 8th chapter, and is taking a short break before starting chapter 9. Now is a great time to catch up- and check out the new website design!

Tamuran will be returning from hiatus soon! Follow their Twitter account to be notified when comic updates begin, or join the Chapter 17 status update mailing list or the new Tamuran Discord server to get progress updates and behind-the-scenes previews in the meantime.

Children of Shadow: Ashes returns from hiatus this month. Keep an eye out for update announcements on Lee’s Twitter account.

XII:Of Magic and Muses is gonna be kicking off another Kickstarter August 3 for the next batch of standees!  This is another chance to grab a copy of Volume 1 or 2 if you missed the last one! Be sure to follow Kristen’s account so you can be updated as soon as it launches!

01 May

SpiderForest News for May 2020!

May is here! Sskessa of Alethia brings us a collage of SpiderForest faces in honor of International Workers’ Day (May 1) for our header this month!

Come see what’s in store at SpiderForest!

The SpiderForest Store Page has recently undergone a big renovation! Please stop by and see what kinds of merch our members are currently offering, or purchase one of our past collaboration books!

Shizamura is running a crowdfunding campaign for Volume Two of her webcomic, O Sarilho.

The campaign ends on May 7th and this is your best chance at getting physical copies of both the first and second volumes.

Magic and Muses will be kicking off Chapter 17: Secret Sigils, still at its regular update schedule Mon-Thurs.

If you’d like to read ahead you can now grab Chapters 1-28 on the XII store page!

May 1st Darwin published “Of Dhampirs and Warlocks” as a full color PDF on Gumroad! This 250 page PDF includes all twelve chapters of the webcomic and includes concept art and guest art related to the title!

Add it to your digital library and check out Darwin’s other offerings in her Gumroad Store.

Spare Keys for Strange Doors now has a Gumroad store where PDFs of individual stories are available for download, currently releasing in the coming weeks for free / pay what you want!

Follow Toby and Marion, two experts in the supernatural, who help ordinary people with their extraordinary problems.

Anniversaries and Breaks!

Sombulus is celebrating its ten year anniversary in May! Congratulations on 10 years of exploding castles, magic, wings, and adventure!

Children of Shadow: Ashes is on hiatus for the month of May. Until it returns with Chapter 10, please enjoy some guest art and fun extras!

01 Jan

SpiderForest News for January 2020!

SpiderForest welcomes a new year!  Be sure to keep an eye out for new comics to read and your favorite comics returning from holiday hiatus. Happy 2020!

This month’s party spider header image drawn by Delphina of Sombulus!

Comic of the Week Kicks Off!

SpiderForest is sponsoring its annual “Comics of the Week” member cross-promotion! Beginning the week of January 6th and running through March, participating members will be promoting other SpiderForest comics! It’s the perfect opportunity to find new webcomics to read in the community!

Visit your favorite comics or check out the spotlights on the Home Page each week! You’re sure to find something new to add to your reading lists!

New Patreon Bonuses!

Realm of Owls has a Patreon reward update! Starting January 6th, every patron gets an early stare at digital art penned, er, stylus-ed(?) by Vayandil – months before anyone else! Join the hoot! (Ò◊Ó)ᕗ

Soul’s Journey is back on Patreon, feel free to check it out if you would like early access and a look behind the scenes.

Grand Finales!

Fine Sometimes Rain posted its final page on December 31!  Congratulations to Amy on 15 beautiful chapters of her slice of life romance. Be sure to follow her Twitter for news about her upcoming Kickstarters and projects!

Earth in a Pocket wrapped up its main story on December 15.  Look for the epilogue starting January 7, and big thanks to Helen for sharing the poignant sci-fi saga of the astro-historian Halisi and the cutest space jellyfish aliens ever.

Returning from Hiatus in January

broken
broken is returning from hiatus with Chapter 5 starting on January 11th!

XII: Of Magic and Muses
XII: Of Magic and Muses will be returning in full force January 6th with Chapter 14: Hidden Spaces! As well as updating from Monday to Thursday every week!

Also, follow this space for the Kickstarter for Volume 2: Mischief in February!

The Guide To A Healthy Relationship
The Guide To A Healthy Relationship will be returning from hiatus January 6th, with the start of Chapter 5!

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.

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