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 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.
Other SpiderForest Awesomeness!
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!
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 email@example.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 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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:
Definitely take a look! There’s lots to choose from for any genre and style!
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!|
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!