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Check out all of the awesome projects, milestones, and anniversaries being celebrated in the month of April!
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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!
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!
New Year’s brings new beginnings, resolutions, and renewal of spirit! Already SpiderForest and its multitude of creators have big plans in store for the coming year! Check out the Happenings!
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!