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!
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!|
Appearances, Books and Anthologies!
SpiderForest will be at Vancouver Comic Arts Fest! Stop by and visit Katherine Lang of Soul to Call, Ally Rom Colthoff of Chirault, and Christina Major of Sombulus, and check out the debut of our first SpiderForest anthology, Threads!
The Fine Sometimes Rain Kickstarter will be running until May 18th! We are just a couple backers away from the halfway point to the Frida enamel pin stretch goal. Be sure to share the link if you want to hit the stretch goal!
Group Chat – a comics anthology about friendship, is on the last days of its Kickstarter. It features a short sci-fi comic by Katherine Lang of Soul to Call. Don’t miss out on this heartwarming series of comics celebrating the people who have your back no matter what.
Colin Tan Wei (illustrator) and Adam Ma (writer) will be making an appearance at TCAF! If you’re attending, be sure to say hi!
Folklore’s fifth issue has been completed, and is back to updating regularly each week.
The first print volume of The Demon Archives has arrived! Compiling the first 3 chapters and clocking in at 88 pages, join power-armored soldier Tenzin and his AI Jane as they investigate the empty city of Arkjut.
The Webcomic Almanac Anthology is on sale May 1-31, with all proceeds being donated to Project HOPE! This digital collection of webcomic art features Starlia Prichard of Castoff, Eliana Falcón of Cosmic Fish, Katherine Lang of Soul to Call, Christina Major of Sombulus, Julian Dominguez of Littlelight Asylum, Kristen Kiomall-Evans of XII: Of Magic and Muses and more.
A New Chapter Begins!
Cat Legend is returning after years of dormancy! New pages will post Monday and Fridays.
We are happy to welcome Year In Hereafter to SpiderForest, sister comic to Tistow and Tistow: Small Trolls. Welcome to the forest!
October 20 kicks off its third and final chapter, titled ‘The Writing on the Wall’. Before the story reaches its conclusion, Cat and Rai are forced to face all their demons. And no-one walks away unscathed.
XII: Of Magic and Muses is now posting Mondays and Wednesdays! Chapters 6 and 7 are now available at the store & the patreon.
Chapter 4 of Soul’s Journey will wrap up in early May. Next up is the fourth intermission.
Chapter 6 has concluded for Obscurato, now is a good time to catch up. Obscurato is a fantasy adventure about a warrior grandmother on a quest to save an old friend and protect her family.