01 Jul

SpiderForest News for July

August Application Season!!

That’s right! August is right around the corner and that means it’s nearly time for the August application season! So polish up your applications and prepare your site! Be on the lookout for more information here and on our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more information!

Kickstarters and other Moneymakers

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Ben, the creator of Derelict, has a Kickstarter for his other comic Sword Interval running now through July 7th!

MoonSlayer has a new store! With new original art and the latest MoonSlayer prints added to the collection!

Conventions and Appearances

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GPike of Title Unrelated will be at Grand Rapids Zine Fest July 16th 12PM-6PM.

Kata of Altar Girl will be at her local show Bmore Into Comics (the 10th issue!) on July 23rd.
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Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses has come to its end of chapter hiatus! Red Clause will be taking the time to refresh and rebuild her buffer!
Soul’s Journey will be on hiatus until August 11th while Sophie finishes her bachelor thesis. But fear not, there’s a contest to fill the hiatus, for more information check the website on July 7th!
Moonslayer will be taking a semi-hiatus in summer. More info here
Retroblade wraps up Chapter 1! There will be a summer hiatus from the main story, lasting until the 26th August, while Freya takes a break and plans for the Retroblade Book 1 Kickstarter and Chapter 2.
Spare Keys for Strange Doors is on break while Lucy tends to her new baby. Look for a special guest story by Lucy Lyall and Tiffany Munro of Stargazer’s Gate later this month!
Out of My Element will be going on hiatus while Jim and Alli start work on a new project.

Anniversaries and Milestones

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Leylines begins chapter 12! Altar Girl turns four on July 7th! Sunset Grill comes back from hiatus on July 5th with its 500th page!
03 May

May in the Forest!

Free Comic Book Day!

That’s right! May 7th will be Free Comic Book day! Check out the map above to find where your favorite Spiderforest Creator will be offering comics, sketches, and swag to celebrate the day!
SF Creators include:

  • Cosmic Dash creator David Davis at Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica, CA. alongside his buddies from Imagine Everything Studios.
  • Sombulus creator Christina Major at Arsenal Comics and Games in Newberry Park, CA.
  • Leylines Creator Robin Childs at Escape Velocity in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • Title Unrelated Creator G. Pike at Half Price Books in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Chirault creator Ally Rom Colthoff at Paradise Comics,Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Altar Girl creator Kata Kane at Collectors Corners, Baltimore, MD.
  • Arbalest!

    Arbalest

    From the creator of creator of Cetiya (may it rest in peace) comes Arbalest, a brand new dark fantasy webcomic that launched allllll the way back in mid-April. Check it out! Join us in welcoming the newest Spiderforest Comic to join the ranks!

    Conventions!


    Footloose Comics will be repping the UK SpiderForest crowd at MCM London Comic Con on 27-29th May. We’ll be in the Comic Village (location TBC) and will have our usual print copies of Footloose Vol1 & 2 plus we’ll be Debuting our beautiful new, full colour Cherry Omnibus! We’re very excited to be selling this lovely new paperback that collects the first six chapters of our comic.

    Support Our Creators!

    Gods Patreon!
    The Gods of the Game Patreon is now live! Help support the comic making efforts of one of our Spiderforest Creators!

    Milestones and Anniversaries!

    Sombulus is celebrating its sixth anniversary this month (May 16)! Thank you for six years of world-hopping adventure! Darwin Comics is in the midst of it’s 10th anniversary celebration! Currently Darwin is running a Name that Frame Contest! The contest wraps up May 13th, but it’s not too late to join in! Check out either Plague (10 in April) or TOHS (10 in June) each Friday for details on how to enter and win!

    Hiatuses and Returns

    Keys will be returning on May 2nd! The Sundown Boys will relaunch May 1st! Heracles Knot is wrapping up chapter two – the last page goes up on friday the 29th of this month – and then going on a three week break in order to build a buffer for ch3.
    07 Mar

    A Hearty And Warm Welcome to Our New Comics!!

    Hello Forest Dwellers! We are very excited about the comics we’ll be adding to the Spiderforest line ups! We can’t wait to tell you about them!

    Join us in a hearty welcome aboard to:

    Congratulations to all of our new Creative Teams! Welcome to the forest!

    Thank you also to all of those who braved the application process and submitted your works to our collective! It was a very busy, very competitive season! We thank you for sharing your work with us.

    01 Mar

    SpiderForest News for March!

    Thanks for All the Apps!

    It was another record for the Forest! Fifty-Six comics and their creation teams applied to join our community! So many quality apps in so many genres! We have our work cut out for us! We are currently wrapping up deliberations and should have emails out to all teams on or around the 7th of March. Be on the lookout for the standalone announcement of our accepted comics announcement.

    Creator’s Creatin’

    Chirault Vo 1&2!

    Conventions!

    Returning From Hiatus!

    Chirault volumes 1 and 2 are now available online here! Christina Major of Sombulus will be at Wondercon in Los Angeles March 25-27! Stop by Artist Alley table J-27 to pick up cool Sombulus swag and say hello!
    Ferrin Vol 1! Ferrin at Staple!
    Thiefy, creator of The Ferrin will be selling the copies of Chapter 1 in print! Soon to be available on line! Thiefy, creator of The Ferrin will be attending Staple Comic Book Convention on March 5-6 in Austin Texas! Don’t miss this opportunity to meet a SpiderForest Creator and pick up a copy of “The Ferrin” for your comic library!

    Comic Milestones

    Heracles Knot Milestone!
    Heracles Knot reached its 100th page on Feb. 11! Darwin Comics will be celebrating it’s 10th Anniversary starting in April! Darwin would love some fan arts to help celebrate the kick off! If you’re a fan of either Plague (10 in April) or TOHS (10 in June) please consider donating your interpretation of a favorite character! Fan arts will be featured for the anniversary month for the title and then moved to the fan art gallery! More to come where she gives you the goodies, so stay tuned!

    Many Happy Returns!

    Returning From Hiatus!

    A warm welcome back to our returning member comics!

  • Stargazer’s GateStargazer's Gate returns!
  • LapseLapse Returns!
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  • Spare Keys to Strange DoorsSpare Keys Returns
  • 06 Jan

    Application Season Opens February FIRST!

    Good morning Forest Dwellers!

    Do you have a long form comic or a running comic strip series? Have you been looking for the next step up in growing your audience? Are you interested in the support of a group of like-minded comic creators?

    If so, Spider Forest is happy to announce that Application Season will open February 1st and run through February 24th!

    Please refer to the Apply link for guidelines on what is expected of applications, applicants, and what applicants can expect if and when they are selected!

    We look forward to seeing what you have to offer! Good Luck!

    Tigershark OUT!

    02 Jan

    Spider Forest News January 2016

    Happy New Year!

    2016 is HERE! We at Spider Forest wish all of our creators and supporters the best for the upcoming year! Whether you make New Year’s Resolutions or just let the day slip quietly by, we hope that 2016 brings a better and brighter future!

    Mark Your Calendars!

    We will be having our Winter Application Season in February! Stay tuned for the announcement!

    Great Causes!

    1001 Knights Anthology
    Kata Kane (Altar Girl), Christina Major (Sombulus), JD Benefield (Random Battles), Rel (Witchery, Etc.) and Jennifer Zyren Smith (LaSalle’s Legacy) have teamed up with over 200 other artists to bring you the 1001 Knights anthology, which launches on Kickstarter this month.
    Sombulus Books
    Soul to Call is kicking off the new year by releasing a 22-page Eli centered extra comic. You can view new pages each week by voting on Top Webcomics, or view the first 7 pages right now on Patreon for a $1 pledge!

    Milestones and Things of Note!

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    The sixth and final volume of Malaak: Angel of Peace is complete, bringing a decade-long project to a close – although there are still ebooks and bonus material to look forward to! Darwin Comics now has a Patreon Page! Consider becoming a patron and help support Darwin’s comic making efforts!

    Many Happy Returns!

    Many Forest Dwellers took some time off from their efforts to visit family over the holidays, and who could blame them? But that means we have a TON of returning comics for the month of January! WOOO HOOO!! A hearty welcome back!

    Out of My Element Ley Lines Sombulus Spare Keys Terra
    Out of My Element will be returning with Chapter 8! Find out how the ragtag group will get back into Cog now that they’re locked down in the reclamation! LeyLines returns January 4th! Corruption to uncover, friendships to forge, and old mistakes to throw a wrench into the best laid plans of the present. Sombulus returns January 5, launching into Act 6! Sydney finds the secret to break through her magical bonds and get back home… but every jump proves more perilous than the last, and Kazar and Sonia uncover a Kanite conspiracy that might ruin everything she’s been working toward. Spare Keys for Strange Doors returns on January 7th, after a three year hiatus! Toby and Marion return to deal with more bizarre problems – starting with a trip to the local supermarket, where the checkout takes a little longer than usual. Terra returns January 13th following an unexpected hiatus!
    Well that is all for now! Be looking for the announcement regarding the Winter Application Season in the next few weeks! Have a great January everyone!

    Tigershark out!

    31 Dec

    2015: The Collective’s Year in Review!

    The year 2015 flew by, didn’t it? It has been an exciting and busy year here at Spider Forest as well! So many awesome and exciting things have happened this year! So we decided to step back, reflect and see just what we’ve accomplished in this past year!

    As a Collective

  • The Spider Forest Comic Collective is currently home to over seventy-five quality comics of all genres.
  • Just this year, the collective worked really hard to upgrade our Home Site and our branding.
  • The most recent Application Season added a record fifteen new comics and their creative teams to the family. Three of our newest members began their efforts just this year!
  • Member Accomplishments

  • Published 1,138 pages of comic
  • Attended 29 comic conventions
  • Made 10 local appearances in their area
  • Two have comic books in book stores.
  • Met 7 other Spiderforest members in person.
  • Raised a total of $15,931 dollars through Patreon and Crowdfunding efforts
  • Produced 10 books
  • Helped produce or illustrate 6 others
  • Written 7 completely new stories (independent of their comic efforts)
  • Three comic creators have remade early works in preparation for print
  • A total of 63 pages of comics have been buffered during hiatuses
  • One comic came to its conclusion!
  • 01 Dec

    SpiderForest News for December!

    Happy Holidays from Spider Forest!

    It’s that time of year Forest Dwellers! The holidays are upon us! No matter what you celebrate, we here at Spider Forest hope that you have a wonderful holiday season filled with special memories!

    And just where has 2015 gone? Your guess is as good as ours! 2015 has been a banner year for the collective! Not only have we upgraded our brand’s look, we’ve also accepted a record number of applicants this past application season! Things are moving right along and we hope to have a banner year for the collective in 2016!

    Last News Post of 2015!!

    Altar Girl Shop
    Altar Girl Books 1 & 2 are available to order online or as digital downloads!

    Use code AGHOLIDAY15 at the Altar Girl Online Shop to get 10% off your order! The Online Shop can only process orders with US residents, but if you’d like to place an International Order you can still receive this great deal… please get in touch with Kata directly!

    Digital PDFs can be purchased on Gumroad.

    Kata’s last con appearance of 2015 will be at Bmore Into Comics on Dec 12th.

    Sombulus Books
    Books One and Two of Sombulus are now available for a special combo price of $30! That’s a 25% savings! Get them here!

    The Only Half Saga: Endgame has gone live! Cabal approaches endgame, but after so many centuries, is he really still trying to kill his father? Or has his quest become something else entirely?

    Anniversaries and Milestones

    Soul to Call Xylobone Tomes
    Soul to Call is heading into Chapter 4 this month, and will also be celebrating its 2 year anniversary on December 16th! Xylobone Tomes is celebrating its one year anniversary on December 15th!

    Hiatuses and Returns

    Moonslayer Sombulus Hiatus
    MoonSlayer returns from the unexpected hiatus! Sombulus is on break until January 5, which means you’ve got one month to catch up on the archives!
    14 Sep

    Welcome To Our Newest SpiderForest Creators!

    A Hearty Welcome Aboard to our Newest Members!

    After much deliberation we are happy to announce the inclusion of the following comics into the SpiderForest Comic Collective! Please stop by their links and give them some much deserved love.



    01 Sep

    Spider Forest News for September

    Spider Forest at Small Press Expo!

    That’s right! SpiderForest will be attending Small Press Expo on Sept. 19-20! Look for the friendly black and purple booth at the end of the L block (L 8-9) and pick up copies of Altar Girl, Chirault, Precocious, LeyLines, Sombulus, and more! The following creators will be in attendance:

    Christopher Paulsen of Precocious
    Kata Kane of Altar Girl
    Kat Feete of Sunset Grill
    Thane of Chirault

    Thanks for all the Apps!

    Thanks to all those who took the time and braved their fears to apply for membership! This year’s application season yielded a record number of candidates and made our choices hard (in a good way!). We should be finalizing our selections within the week! Be on the lookout for contact from the collective soon!

    New Spider Forest in Print and Digital!

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    Zukahnaut: Caught in the Storm
    By Justason & Somers

    ZUKAHNAUT has released a new book! Zukahnaut: Caught in the Storm is a self-contained, stand-alone 52 page comicbook which contains the latest storyarc from ThisComic.Rocks as well as a bonus story exclusive to this collection. Available in print and in PDF!

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    Sombulus Books 1 & 2!
    By Christina Major

    Add some world-hopping adventure to your digital library by grabbing Sombulus Book 1 or the newly-released Sombulus Book 2 in PDF or CBZ forms at sombulus.com/store!

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    Not Enough to Survive
    By Robin Childs

    “Not Enough to Survive,” a Pay-What-You-Want short story set in the LeyLines world!

    Ravazhi the Wanderer became a legend by cheating death, but even legends have to retire someday. Trading excitement for survival, Ravazhi resigns himself to the quiet life of a professor, until a mysterious fortune teller reveals that death is not quite done chasing him and Fate has other plans for his old age.

    In Other News!

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    The creator of Ravenwood returns from an extended oh-god-what-is-my-life hiatus. The story continues though some of the players have changed. Kez got engaged! Go read her comic about sad engagements during the apocalypse to vicariously celebrate with her. CONGRATULATIONS!!
    schoolspiritnews sundownboysnews moonslayernews altargirlnews
    School Spirit hit 1,600 strips back in late July! Help him celebrate the milestone! The Sundown Boys is now active on Patreon and have uploaded the first Patreon-exclusive illustration. Sundown Boys Patreon MoonSlayer has a shiny new layout! With new sections and lore content. 😀 Altar Girl will be at SPX & Baltimore Comic Con! Hopefully, so will the debut Altar Girl – Book 2!

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