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.

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 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 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.

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