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.
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!
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!
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:
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!
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
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!
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!
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!
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