Inktober wraps up, thoughts turn to NANOWRIMO, and the holidays are coming. The nights are crisper and the days cooler. Time to curl up with some cocoa in front of a roaring fire, visit with family and friends, and give thanks! It’s a busy time of year and for SpiderForest it’s no exception!
Milestones and Calls for Guest Art!
In December, Children of Eldair will be celebrating it’s fifth anniversary along with the conclusion of part one! Jemma will be hosting a fan art and comic event the month of December on Eldair.com where she will be featuring artwork and stories from fellow readers and artists! If you want to join in on the fun, submit your Eldair fan comics and art (or even stories) to Jemma at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 27th and include a one to two sentence bio about yourself along with a link to your social media or website!
Obscurato Chapter 5 will be coming to a close with 100 pages complete! Catch up on Dionisia’s journey before Chapter 6 begins.
Following the end of Chapter 9, The Ferrin will be going on a hiatus until January 2018. Rather than empty space for that period, Alyssa would like to have guest art for each normal update day, ideally, but having more isn’t a problem either! Chat her up on Discord or send it via email at email@example.com
Tistow on Kickstarter this November!
Tistow has been a concept for some time and, with Chapter 1 now soon to be completed and being rolled out on the website, Elli Puukangas has launched a crowdfunding campaign to commit the story to print!
A successful Kickstarter will allow them to print 100 copies of Chapter 1 and any left-over crowns will help print additional copies, push onwards with Chapter 2 and produce additional merchandise including prints and stickers that have shown to be popular with fans.
Translations and Returns!
Darwin Comics returns November 2nd, starting with The Only Half Saga! Bittersweet Memories returns! The following Monday (Nov 6th) Plague will roll back into town continuing it’s trek towards completion! Thanks for your support and understanding while Darwin got things taken care of behind the scenes!
Fall is upon us, time to start looking forward to mild days and cool nights… Halloween is right around the corner! And there’s some spooktacular news to share with our readership!
Our backers will be happy to know that the SpiderForest pins are in! If you went to SPX you got a chance to see them up close and personal! WOO! Additionally, the PDF’s are nearly complete and we should be able to fulfill digital backers soon! We want to thank you guys for your patience and we hope to begin fulfillment of some of the rewards by the end of the month.
Anniversaries and Milestones!
XII: of Magic & Muses will be rolling straight into Chapter 4. Willow seems to have garnered some unwanted attention after the events in the nurses office.
October marks I, Mummy’s 4 year anniversary; traditionally the linen anniversary. Every mummy’s favorite gift. The comic is also about to reach 300 published pages.
Delphina Featured on “The Awesome Podcast!”
Christina Major of Sombulus was featured on the Awesome Comics Podcast where she talked about webcomics’ place in the industry and a little about our collective.
Returns and Hiatuses
Star Cross’d Destiny returns from hiatus with new and explosive updates and continuation of one of the darkest scenes in the series. Cradled on an octave of death, Chapter 10 will be updated weekly, as the battle rages on between the Alphaverse and Betaverse. Additionally, SCD has launched its own Patreon, with exclusive rewards and early releases.
Darwin Comics will be taking a one month hiatus! October’s super busy, so she’ll be taking a breather to get stuff done and hopefully build a buffer! Updates will consist of concept work, teasers for the upcoming premier of the Michael Webcomic, fan arts and other fillers until comics resume on Nov 2 (TOHS) and Nov 6 (Plague)! Please continue to stop by and give the sites some love, eh?
The competition was intense, the decisions not easy, but the SpiderForest Comic Collective has selected eleven new comics and their creator teams to join the ranks!
We are proud and pleased to introduce the following comics and their creative teams! Help us welcome them by stopping by their comics and giving them a read through!
The Demon Archives Kickstarter!
Dan Sharp and Seba are Kickstarting their first volume of The Demon Archives! With lots of goodies and extras up for grabs, take a look and consider backing a stellar post-apocalyptic, science fiction war story!
Comings and Goings
Sunset Grill returns on August 1st and is celebrating its 9th Anniversary!
Chronicles of Oro will be on hiatus during the month of August while Julia prepares for Chapter 4! Updates will resume August 29th just in time for the title’s 2nd Anniversary!
Cosmic Fish is going to go on month hiatus from August 1st to September 4th.
New Book Releases!
The creator of Cosmic Dash has put together a pack of PDF’s for purchase through Gumroad! Check it out!
The Only Half Trilogy is live on Amazon! This is an exclusive Kindle Download of the first three Only Half Saga Novels under one cover! This 1,078 page Omnibus includes all new story cover art, special features and a foreword about how The Only Half Saga came to life! At $10.99 on Amazon, now’s the time to get all of the current Only Half stories!
Kindle Apps are Free! (Look for the button below the title image!)
You can find her listings on Amazon or her Bookstore! Additionally she has all of the print titles in stock should you want an autographed copy! Bulk discounts are available direct! Contact her via her home page!
It’s that time of year again!
Do you have a long form or strip comic? Does your work have at least 15 pages or more (better yet, at least a full non-prologue chapter)? Are you looking for a place where you can share your ideas, get advice, and be a part of a bigger community?
Look no further!
Spiderforest will hold it semi-annual Member Applications starting August first and running through the 20th!
Time to start checking out the FAQ and polishing up your application!
Don’t forget if you are a returning applicant: All creators who have applied before, are required to seek critique through the Spiderforest Forums before resubmitting their work. With only two weeks until application season starts, now’s the time to make contact and give yourself time to address any concerns brought up by the members of the forum.
While this policy applies to applicants who are reapplying, we encourage even new applicants to come by the forums and solicit critique in advance of the application season!
Application season will open on August first and run through the 20th!
Good luck to all who apply!
The Spiderforest Webcomic Collective is pleased to announce the Kickstarter launch of its first-ever member anthology!
Collective members were challenged to come up with short stories incorporating spiders and forests. The result? A full-color, 130-page anthology featuring twenty standalone comics, in genres ranging from fantasy to cyberpunk, from the apocalyptic to the surreal.
The Kickstarter campaign to fund offset printing of the anthology will run from June 20th to July 14th. Apart from the book, it features a variety of custom rewards from Spiderforest creators: custom art, sketch editions, cameo appearances, and a Kickstarter-exclusive enamel pin featuring the collective’s “comic spider” logo.
Check out more details about the anthology, the stories, and the creators on the Kickstarter page!
One of our members, HELM, has been honored with a Eisner Award Nomination for Best Digital Comic! Please consider giving them your vote this month!
And big congratulations to the HELM team for their nomination!
SpiderForest creators have been working extra hard to bring you our very first SpiderForest Comic Anthology – the Kickstarter for which will be coming soon!
The Anthology will be 100+ pages of short comics based on the theme “Spider + Forest”. Consider supporting the Spider Forest Webcomic Collective by becoming a backer!
Conventions and Appearances
Kristin Tipping of Evil Witch Allie will be at Hot Comics and Collectables in New Hope, MN on June 14th!
James Nelson of Monster Lands, Laura Graves of Witches Get Stitches, and Kata Kane of Altar Girl will be at Heroes Con June 16-18!
Robin Childs of LeyLines will be attending Denver Comic Con June 30 – July 2nd, debuting: Wavemen Episode 1. Set in the Heian period, Wavemen is about a team of legendary heroes at the Emperor’s command who are tasked with investigating and solving supernatural crime. Book 4 of LeyLines will also be available!
Our new podcast is here!
The collective has launched a new podcast where we interview creators and discuss the craft of making webcomics! Listen to our first episode here!
Laura Graves will be at DINK and C2E2 debuting the second 666 Bistro comic!
Kata Kane of Altar Girl will be at B-More Into Comics and Creator Con in April!
G Pike of Title Unrelated will be at Indiana Comic Con with books 1-2 of Title Unrelated (+ other comics too!)
Christina Major of Sombulus will be at Silicon Valley Comic Con April 21-23!
Robin Childs of LeyLines will be at Denver Comic Fest!
Be back in a bit!
|Sombulus will return when Christina is done with taxes. And conventions.|
|LaSalle’s Legacy is continuing its hiatus for another month. New pages will return in May.|
|Due to medical emergencies, My Hero! will be going on hiatus for a bit. Feel better soon!|
|Due to unforeseen complications the past couple of weeks, Darwin will be scaling both Plague and The Only Half Saga back to every other week. She hopes not to be on this schedule longer than until the end of Easter Break (for her April 15th ish).|
New Books, Chapters and Milestones!
HELM will begin Chapter 4 (Hearthfire) on Thursday, 4/13. The first page of Chapter 4 will be live the following Tuesday, 4/18.
Evil Witch Allie has launched into its second arc! Also keep an eye out for volume 1 in print some time in early April.
Arbalest turns 1 year old on April 11th! Mitsukaiten would like to thank you for taking this slow-burning monster journey with her.
This month, Darwin will release her latest novel effort The Only Half Saga: Genesis. Genesis is a collection of three novellas centering around how dhampirs came to be, and the repercussions of their ascension. Keep an eye out on Darwin Comics for future news and links. Tentative Release Date is April 15th!
Fine Sometimes Rain will be starting its 4th year on April 7th.
Castoff celebrates its 2nd anniversary on April 17th, and will be hitting 200 pages at the end of the month!
Thanks for all the Apps!
It was a banner season with a whopping sixty-eight applications to review! We’re still in deliberation and we’ll announce our newest members hopefully within the next week! Be on the lookout! 🙂
Conventions and Creator Swag
|Jennifer Zyren Smith will be at Cosmic Comix And Toys in Cantonsville, MD for a signing on Saturday March 25 from 11 – 3. She will have the first three books of LaSalle’s Legacy with her as well as some original artist trading cards. Stop by and chat about pirates, zombies, and comics!||Chapter 3 is for XII: Of Magic and Muses is now available! It can be purchased as a PDF from XII’s store or as a $5 backer on their Patreon.|
Anniversaries and Milestones
|Chapter 4 of Heracles Knot starts March 8th!|
|The seamusandabbie.com site will be undergoing maintenance from 3/3 – 3/10. Please use the alternate site in the mean time!|
|LaSalle’s Legacy will be going on a brief one month hiatus in March due to medical reasons. We will return with the start of Chapter 21 in April!|
|Sombulus wraps up Act 6! Act 7 will be starting sometime in April after a quick break.|
|Title Unrelated will be finishing Chapter 5 and going on a break starting March 13.|
|MoonSlayer will be going on hiatus until September! Click here for more info. Feel free to send your fanart or pretty words meanwhile!
Also, from now until our return, patrons will have the pages as soon as they’re made from the 1$ tier!
|My Hero! is going to be going down to one update a week for the next little bit until Alli’s hand heals.||Izzi of “Seamus and Abbie” was interviewed not once but TWICE! Check out what she had to say about her journey on COMIC BOOKED and/or COMIC BOOK AND MOVIE REVIEWS Additionally she has an Indigogo getting ready to roll out soon! Be on the lookout for more news in that arena!||What it Takes is getting ready for an eventual print run! Now’s the time to go back and re-read the revised Chapters 1 and 2 to see what’s changed!|
Application Season February 1-18th
Do you want to be an official member of SpiderForest? This is your chance! Our February Application Season is almost here! Time to start checking out the FAQ and polishing up your application!
As a reminder, policy was updated in August, requiring all creators intending to reapply to seek critique through the Spiderforest Forums before resubmitting for consideration. With only a month remaining this process should begin immediately in order for re-applicants to have time to address the concerns.
This policy only applies to applicants who applied in past seasons and are reapplying – not to new applicants. However, we encourage even new applicants to come by the forums and solicit critique in advance of the application season!
Application season will open on February 1st through the 18th!
Leylines: New Chapter Begins!
Chapter 13 of LeyLines will begin in January! In which a trickster god of knowledge is confronted for his possession shenanigans and a history lesson sheds new light on modern conflicts.
Vanguard’s Next Chapter
Vanguard’s thirteenth chapter begins in January!
Birthdays, Anniversaries, and Milestones!
Soul’s Journey turns two on Jan 1st and will hopefully return from the break on Jan 12th, given that I get internet access in my place as planned.
Sombulus celebrates its 600th page in January!
SF Creator Comings and Goings!
Monstrous Mimi is officially off hiatus!
Arbalest returns with regular weekly updates starting January 2!
Terra returns from hiatus January 4th with the start of chapter 10!
Jasper Gold has been on hiatus due to Jamil’s much needed move. Updates should resume late December or early January!
The Ferrin had to go on an unplanned hiatus due to RL intruding, but plans on returning by January 16th!
Additionally There will be a bonus world building type content for patrons on patreon starting in January !! once or twice a month there will be bonus art and information about The races and groups within the Ferrin!