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!
The campaign ends on May 7th and this is your best chance at getting physical copies of both the first and second volumes.
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.
Follow Toby and Marion, two experts in the supernatural, who help ordinary people with their extraordinary problems.
Anniversaries and Breaks!
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
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 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!
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!
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.
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!
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 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 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)
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.
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!
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 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
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 silly, about 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?
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.
Sombulus celebrates its 9th anniversary May 16!
Sci-fi comic Gifts of Wandering Ice turns 5 years old this May!
Support our Creators!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Header art from Delphina of Sombulus! Toivo from Ingress Adventuring Company, Aishe from Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses, Fox from Children of Eldair, Flea from The Stoop-Gallants, Allie from Evil Witch Allie, Fat Cat from Spare Keys for Strange Doors, Nixtos from Monster Lands, Willow from XII: Of Magic and Muses, and Sedo from Sell Spell, wishing you a magical new year from SpiderForest!
Happy new year from your friendly neighborhood webcomic artists at SpiderForest! We hope you have a magical January. Here’s what we’re up to:
Comic of the Week!
Comics of the Week, the annual SpiderForest cross-promotion event will be kicking off the week of January 7th, 2019! Stop by your favorite SpiderForest Comics or the main site to see weekly spotlights of other comics in the Collective and see if you can come away with a few new favorites!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!