01 Jun

SpiderForest News for June!

This month we’re gearing up for our Third Annual SpiderForest Anthology and the subsequent Kickstarter! Haunted will feature sixteen plus all new short comics with poignant, cute, and spine-tingling ghost stories from our myriad of comic creators! Keep an eye on our Kickstarter Page for updates! This month’s header is a teaser of the Anthology Cover created by Keiiii of Heart of Keol

Crowdfunding and Merchandise!

Jemma Young will be launching her sci-fi comic Temerity on June 13th on Kickstarter! Temerity is about Taeru who is a genetically enhanced super-soldier and Naia who is a sugar-addicted markswoman. Together they work aboard the starship Temerity as the best mercenary group for hire. If you want to find out more information, you can check out Temerity.space.

The first volume of Darwin’s comic, Gemutations: Plague is live June 1st in her Gumroad Store!  Volume 1 features 100 pages of story, including the fully redone first chapter and revised and formatted pages all the way up to Old Haunts! Check out her Gumroad account for details and cost!

Other SpiderForest Awesomeness!

Come chat about Heart of Keol at Comic Tea Party’s week long book club! The discussion begins on June 17th and runs for a week on Comic Tea Party’s Discord server. We hope to see you there!

June heralds The Only Half Saga’s thirteenth anniversary!  Started in June of 2006 with Sins of the Father, the title now holds the distinction of being four distinct story arcs, twenty-eight chapters, and 647 pages!  Swing by and take a gander, or if you’re already follower take some time to reread it and comment!  That’s the best anniversary gift Darwin can ask for!

Saffron and Sage bids a fond farewell to Sophia Lopez as the artist on the title, and gives a warm welcome to new artist, Carlos Ruiz, creator of ASequentialArt.

01 Apr

Spiderforest News for April ’19

Yemen Charity Zine! Donate April 1-15th!

Over fifty international comic artists came together to support the Yemeni Crisis by donating time and wonderful original art of their OC’s as kids having fun! Now they’ve been collected into a Zine and, for your donation, you can get a PDF copy for yourself! Follow the link and donate what you can! All proceeds go to the World Food Program to help children and families affected by the famine in Yemin. Our goal is to raise $5,000 towards this effort!

Kickstarters!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is heading off to it’s first Kickstarter with Volume 1: Monsters!

Our mousy protagonist Willow lives in a mundane and restricted boarding school, which ends up being the worst place someone could get gifted a magical necklace. As the necklace crumbles the school’s secrets around her, Willow is left to wonder if it was a gift sent by friend or foe?

Children of Eldair is running a Kickstarter to get the 3rd book of the series printed. Eldair is about a sorcerer who saves a girl from flesh-eating demons. In a magical mishap, he ends up trapped in a vision witnessing the events leading up to him finding her. This book will contain chapters 11-14 and will run till April 26th.

Conventions!

G, creator of Title Unrelated will be at Dink in Denver, Colorado on April 13-14




Kirsylve, creator of Black Shallows will be at Tekko (Table A35) in Pittsburg, PA. April 12-14th

Anniversaries and Birthdays!

Arbalest returns with Chapter 6 on April 1 and celebrates its 3rd birthday on April 11! Come kick off Spring and celebrate new beginnings with all that winter and existential dread you thought you left behind.

Castoff’s turning 4! To celebrate the comic’s anniversary, new and existing Patreon supporters who join before April 17th will get an exclusive anniversary illustration and reward bundle! Click for full details.

A New Coat of Paint!

Soul’s Journey had its website get a fresh coat of paint. Have a look around and be sure to follow the advice of the most trustworthy of characters on the first page of the archive. (Does not work on mobile devices.)

01 Feb

SpiderForest News for February!

This month’s header image is from Keiiii of Heart of Keol and features
Masako from Beneath the Clouds, Sage from Saffron and Sage, Huvrye from broken, Lilith from Littlelight Asylum, Allie from Evil Witch Allie, Jimmy from Gods of the Game, Stewie and a bouncy monster from Fighting Dreamers Arianna from Castoff, and Zukah from Zukahnaut all enjoying the Chinese New Year’s Celebration!

Join the SpiderForest Charity Zine to benefit the people of Yemen!

The international webcomic community is welcome to participate in a new charity drive. All proceeds go to the World Food Program, earmarked for the Yemen Humanitarian Crisis.

Though this Zine is organized by SpiderForest, it is open to everyone working on a webcomic. You do not need to be affiliated with SpiderForest in any way. All details can be found here! Art is due March 15. Please spread the word, use #yemencharityzine on social media! Send questions to charityzine@spiderforest.com

Comic of the Week Continues Through Februrary! Stop by your favorite SpiderForest comics or the main site to see weekly spotlights of other comics in our collective. See if you can come away with a few new favorites!

This Month’s Spiderforest Happenings!

The Creators of Bonabyl are taking their webcomic to print! Help them to publish their 84 page first volume by supporting their Indiegogo!

The Young Adult comic Michael celebrated its one year anniversary in January!  Michael’s troubles are only just beginning!  This year will prove to be an interesting one! How will Michael ever hold onto his secret as the school year progresses? Swing by and find out!

Black Shallows turns one year old on Feb. 14th, and is celebrating with additional updates on Fridays throughout the month! Kirstin will also be tabling at Uchi-Con on Feb. 9th in Chicago.

Last Traveler is celebrating its 2nd anniversary on Friday, February 1st with an extra art update!

03 Dec

SpiderForest News for December!

This month’s creator art comes to us from Yubria of broken! As they mentioned even the creepy children should do something fun – this time making a wonderfully expressive snow pet! From left to right is Haelu from Arbalest, Yin from broken, Eli of Soul to Call, and Walter the cat from Lapse

It’s that time of year again! Time for family get-togethers, bundling up in colder weather (well for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – for those below the equator, totally enjoy your summer weather!) and celebrating holidays! No matter what (or if) you celebrate this season, Spiderforest wants to wish you all the best! Check out what our creators are up to this December!

Did you miss out on one of our Kickstarters? Looking for a great gift for a comic friend? Our anthologies cover lots of genres and help support SpiderForest’s hosting costs. Check them out in our Gumroad store!

Celebrate with our comic creators!

What it Takes turned 9 years old on 11/28! To celebrate please enjoy a picture of the protagonists somewhere, together, having a good time! And no one died. For once. COLBEY YOU ARE 9 YOU CAN’T DRINK YET (it’s Pepsi.)



LaSalle’s Legacy will be posting weekly updates for the entire month of December in celebration of the holiday season. Happy holidays!


Arbalest is going on its annual December break. It will return with even more deep, dark winter on January 7.



Earth in a Pocket is going on a break with guest comics and art for December while Helen works on a special Christmas project!


03 Nov

SpiderForest News for November

In remembrance, and to honor all who have served in the armed forces worldwide, SpiderForest presents this month’s cover art from Darwin of Darwin Comics, featuring Spiderforest soldiers in WWI regalia: Dionisia of Obscurato by DM Brigman, Mike-One-Echo and Sarah of 6-Commando by Mathieu Moiyen, Tenzin of Demon Archives by Dan Sharp, and Dominic from The Devil’s Own by Denise Randall.

November starts the “Holiday Season,” is the time for NaNoWriMo and officially shows fall colors! SpiderForest Creators keep on coming up with amazing happenings! So let’s check some of them out!

Crowdfunding and Cons!


This month from November 1st to the 15th, Jemma will be crowdfunding her project to get her artwork printed and shipped to backers in time for the holidays. Artwork will include pieces from her comic “Children of Eldair,” her fanart from Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere, and other pieces. You can check out the campaign from her Kickstarter profile. (Since at the time this is being written, the campaign has not gone live, thus no kickstarter link.)
Be sure to check it out!


Kay Rossbach, author of Ingress Adventuring Company, will be tabling at DaishoCon on November 16-18th at the Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells. Come say hi!

Back for November


Monday November 5th, Michael resumes updates with the continuation of Jury of My Peers. Additionally, JOMP will come to a close and the new chapter “Misconceptions” will begin on November 26th! Darwin thanks her readers for their patience!


The first chapter (prologue) of TOHS: The Devil’s Own, “Duty”, wraps up on November 15th and the new chapter “Disaster” begins on the 22nd! Dominic’s world is about to fall apart in the quickest way possible…

Milestones


Castoff just finished its 6th chapter! The comic will be taking a short break between chapters, so now’s the perfect time to catch up!

01 Sep

Guess Who’s Joining SpiderForest!? (And Other News TOO!)

Community header art from Delphina, creator of Sombulus, featuring our newest members!

Guess Who’s Joining SpiderForest!?

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2018 application season! It was another tough season with lots of awesome entries! After much deliberation we’d like to congratulate our newest members and their respective comics:

  • Northwind by Molly Hayden and colors by SF Creator Aja
  • Gifts of Wandering Ice by Olga Makarova
  • Black Shallows by Kirstin Lee
  • Corner the Maze by Morgan Lees
  • The Last Traveler by Karen Heckman
  • Broken by Kristina Caruso
  • Fighting Dreamers by Sarah “Manny” Truax
  • Interritus by Simina Popescu

  • The Stoop-Gallants by MJ Alexander and WW Rose
  • Flaky Pastry by Félix Lavallée
  • Ten Earth Shattering Blows by Tommaso “Nuclearpasta” Devito
  • Ingress Adventuring Co. by Kay Rossbach
  • Goddess of Paradise by Dee S.
  • Earth in a Pocket by Helen Greetham
  • Faction by Alexander Wozny, Alex Palm, Jordan Giesbrecht and Heliotrope
  • Definitely take a look! There’s lots to choose from for any genre and style!

    SpiderForest Representin’!!

    SpiderForest will be attending Small Press Expo on September 15-16 in Bethesda, MD! Meet the creators of Chirault, Precocious, Sell Spell, 6-Commando, Sombulus, and What it Takes and get a copy of our newest anthology “A Gallery of Rogues”!


    SpiderForest takes over Finland! On September 1-2, Vayandil and Gheralf of Realm of Owls will be at Helsinki Comics Festival to announce the joy of the collective to the Finnish comics consumers. If you happen to be around, come say hi and take a look at the cool merch – spidery and owly alike!


    Corner the Maze Volume I is available for purchase, and Morgan Lees will be at Capital City Comic Con on September 8th with copies for sale! Volume II is getting under way online.


    Eliana Falcón is going to be at Thought Bubble from September 22-23 selling Cosmic Fish merch! Stop by and say “Hi!”

    A Bit of a Breather!

    Sombulus has wrapped up Act 7 and will be taking a short breather! The title will resume updates on October 25!

    All Refreshed and Ready for Fall!


    Castoff is back from summer break! Now’s a great time to get caught up!


    Arbalest returns from vacation with weekly Monday updates on September 3!


    Last Traveler will be back from summer hiatus on September 5th!
    03 Jul

    SpiderForest Kickstarter a Rounding Success!

    GOOOOAAAALLLLL!!!

    Our second anthology Threads: A Gallery of Rogues successfully Kickstarted and even reached two stretch goals! Thank you to the 203 backers who made our third Kickstarter the success it is! You guys are awesome! Keep a lookout for updates on fulfillment!

    01 Jun

    SpiderForest News for June!

    School’s out, the weather’s warm, people are looking forward to family vacations, and lots of activities to participate in! SpiderForest is no exception! There are lots of things upcoming this month for the Collective! Con Season, a Second Anthology, upcoming application season and MORE! Keep reading for details!

    Application Season 2018!

    Our next application launches July 10! We’re looking for community-focused independent webcomic artists to join our membership. Visit spiderforest.com/apply to learn more about our collective and what we’re looking for in a member, and stop by our Discord if you’d like to meet the community or have questions!


    SpiderForest Anthology!

    Space pirates, royal castle heists, and cheats of all stripes. The second SpiderForest comic anthology, A Gallery of Rogues, launches on Kickstarter June 4, featuring sixteen original stories about rogues! Get your copy at spiderforest.com/kickstarter and let us make your pockets a little lighter!


    Con Appearances!

    Robin Childs of LeyLines, Christina Major of Sombulus, and GPike of Title Unrelated  will be at Denver Comic Con June 15-17! Stop by and check out their amazing comics!

    Additionally GPike will be tabling (#910) at Indy Pop Con (Indianapolis, IN) June 8-10!


    Milestones!

    Chapter 5 of Arbalest kicks off on Monday, June 4, along with a return to once-a-week updates. Come back each Monday while we unfold The Beautiful Night Beneath Our Skin.

    The current story arc of The Only Half Saga, Of Dhampirs and Warlocks will be drawing to a close by the end of June!


    Of Magic and Muses begins it’s 6th chapter! If you want to read ahead, Batichi has dropped Chapter 8 on to her Gumroad Store for purchase!


    Hiatuses

  • Soul’s Journey will go on a short break after concluding the currently running intermission on June 14th.
    The following weeks will feature guest art to tide you over.

  • Because of their Con commitments in June, GPike’s Title Unrelated will be taking a short hiatus for the month! Updates should resume in July! Stay tuned to Title Unrelated for updates!
  • Due to The Only Half Saga getting ready to wrap up the current story arc “Of Dhampirs” and the hiatus until October, Darwin is hoping that her readers and fans will help fill in the three months before The Devil’s Own premiers by contributing some guest art! Contact her through the TOHS website for more information or to drop off art!
  • Returns

    Vanguard is back! Get ready as Issue 15 launches in June.

    01 Apr

    …Bring SpiderForest News!

    No Foolin’! Spring is here! Things are heating up for our very busy story weavers!
    Check out all of the awesome projects, milestones, and anniversaries being celebrated in the month of April!

    Spring Kickstarters!



    Fine Sometimes Rain is going to be launching a Kickstarter on April 18th to fund the printing of the first graphic novel! The first volume will contain the first seven chapters of this slice of life tale about overcoming depression for a total of 238 pages. It’s a really nice slick book that would look great on your comic shelf.



    James Nelson of Monster Lands has launched a Kickstarter to print physical books for Monster Lands vol.1.
    View the Kickstarter here


    Get Your Copy Here!



    Christina Major of Sombulus will be at Silicon Valley Comic Con April 6-8! Stop by her table at Booth 131 and say hello!


    Realm of Owls has opened a merch shop! Dive into Owl Basket and find shirts, hoodies, paper art prints and other stuff staring at you while you shop. New designs will hatch into the basket every now and then, so be sure to stare at it intently. (☉v☉)




    As you know the YA webcomic Michael began back in January. The webcomic was supposed to be in conjunction with the novel’s release. Only problem was, the novel wasn’t ready…
    That has been remedied! And there is now a release date for the book!
    Be on the lookout on Darwin Comics for “Michael: The Cause” on April 16th, 2018!
    It will be available in print and Kindle formats! Contact Darwin in advance if you’d like a signed print copy! (You can click the contact button on any one of her webcomics!)

    Anniversaries and Milestones


    Arbalest turns 2 years old on April 11th! Help her celebrate the occasion!


    Castoff just completed its 5th chapter, and has entered chapter 6! The trio continues their journey to the capital, but find themselves caught up in an unexpected conflict. Will they make it through the mountain pass unscathed? Now’s the perfect time to catch up!


    Hiatus and Returns


    *J-Nelson of Monster Lands will be taking a 6 week hiatus (April 9-May 21) while managing the kickstarter for volume one!

    Hiatus + Fan Art Request!

    *The Only Half Saga’s current story arc Of Dhampirs and Warlocks is slated to come to its conclusion some time in the Summer of 2018.
    At that time, Darwin will be placing the title on hiatus with a relaunch date of October 4th, 2018. This is to give her time to plan, revamp the site, and get a good buffer of pages before starting into the newest story arc, “The Devil’s Own.”
    She’s calling on all TOHS fans for help filling the months between hiatus and relaunch! If you would like to provide fan art, fan comics, or even fan fictions please contact her through any of her sites!


    03 Feb

    Lots to Love About February!

    Days are getting longer again! The Earth is getting ready for the spring! And our busy tale-weavers are hard at work on many a February Project!

    SpiderForest Podcast: Season Two!

    That’s right! February 6th the SpiderForest Webcomic Collective will be kicking off its second season of podcasts! The podcasts consist of an interview with a well-known creator in the webcomicking world and they are followed up by a panel of Spiderforest Creators talking about their experiences with the subject!

    Stay tuned for more information and announcements!

    While you’re waiting you can catch up on all the current podcasts here, or on our You Tube Channel!

    Kickstarter!

    Jemma M Young, the creator of Children of Eldair, is launching her newest project “Temerity” with DC artist Chad Hardin. This SciFi comic will go live on Kickstarter on February 21st. You can find out more about her awkward teenage galactic mercenaries at Temerity’s Website!.

    The Only Half Saga will top 600 pages on February 15th! You’re welcome to help Darwin Celebrate in whatever way you see fit! Fanart, poetry, a bottle of champagne? She’s willing to accept all!


    XII: Of Magic and Muses is having it’s second anniversary! Have questions about the comic, or want to know something about the cast? Drop your questions in our comment section at the bottom of a comic page. Or if you have fan art for us kicking around, send us a link so we can help promote you!


    SF Creator Projects!


    Christina is releasing a new series in the Sombulus Fan Lounge on Patreon! Support her Patreon at the $6+ level and tune in every Monday in February for a new awkward voicemail from Rana.

    All the News that’s Fit to Print!


    Supervillainous ended 2017 having accumulated over 1,000,000 page views.
    The world of Supervillainous is about to undergo a major upheaval of the status quo. The Crimson Claw, everyone’s favorite fiendish family man, is retiring!


    On February 5th, Chirault comes back from hiatus with a series of short epilogue comics to conclude the story! Stay tuned! It’s not quite finished yet!

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