20 Sep

Introducing our newest members!

Thank you to everyone who applied to SpiderForest over the summer! Join us in giving a warm welcome to our amazing new comics!

New in Sci-Fi

Strange science and sarcastic robots

Robots who’ve been abandoned by their Creators struggle to find meaning in life.

Space, Love, and a Whole Lotta Action.

New in Fantasy/Adventure

A story about witchcraft, ghosts, responsibilities and the gay experience.

Slice-of-life adventures from a Fantasy world.

A fantasy tale following a ragtag troupe of bards out to solve a murder mystery!

Teenagers with supernatural powers team up with woodland critters to defeat monsters.

Badass warrior girls, deadly mermaids, and a forbidden romance.

A child foretold to be a fearsome god killer embarks on a desperate quest to change fate.

New in Post-Apocalypse/Drama

An ancient satellite crashes into enemy territory. A team is dispatched to recover it, but they end up finding something else.

What would you do, if your senses start blending between what’s real and fantasy?

A story about mental health, abuse of the vulnerable, and addiction.

02 Sep

SpiderForest News for September!

The SpiderForest Webcomic Collective just finished our application process and we’re so excited about our newest members, we could sing!  Look for a special spotlight of our new webcomics in a few weeks!  And of course, be sure to catch up on all your favorites at spiderforest.com!

Conventions and Contests

Gheralf and Vayandil of Realm of Owls will be at Helsinki Comics Festival September 7-8 in the festival’s main venue, Kattilahalli! Come say “Hoo!” to us and take a look at some owlsome merch, including printed collections of Realm of Owls webcomic strips!

Kristen from XII: Of Magic and Muses will be attending Word on The Street at the Harbourfront Center in Toronto September 22! A good chance to pick up a print edition of Volume 1: Monsters in person!

Sophie of Soul’s Journey will be at German Comic Con Berlin September 28 and 29 with Volume 1, prints and crochet plushies.

Michael is having a “Halloween Dress-Up Contest!” Michael’s been asked by Mandy what he’s wearing this Halloween and he’s having a tough time deciding! Create a cute, funny, zany costume for him to help him out! Contest will be running from September 1st through October 7th! Check out Michael for more details!

Returning from Hiatus in September!

Arbalest
Arbalest returns from a long summer vacation on September 2.

Gods of the Game
Gods of the Game will be back on September 2!

The Only Half Saga: The Devil’s Own
TOHS: The Devil’s Own returns from a two week chapter break on September 5th with “Prince Philippe”!

This month’s header image features (left to right) Kanar from Soul’s Journey, Toivo from Ingress Adventuring Company, Naia from Temerity, Seefa from Arbalest, Farran from Last Traveler, Chimalli from Corner the Maze, Vayandil from Realm of Owls, and Dominic from The Only Half Saga: The Devil’s Own

01 Aug

SpiderForest News for August ’19

Threads: Haunted Headed to Print!

Thanks to our 204 backers we’ve been able to successfully fund our Fourth Kickstarter, raising nearly $7,000 to bring our third Anthology to print! Haunted will contain 20 short, spooky stories from our comic creators and we even have the bonus of stickers for all print tiers! Supporters should be seeing their survey’s as soon as the funding clears! Be on the look out! And from all of us here at SpiderForest, THANK YOU for your support!


Thanks for all the Apps!

Applications for the Summer of 2019 are now closed! Thank you all for applying for consideration to become a member! We will be deliberating and voting during the month of August, with the aim of having all results returned in early September! Best of luck to all who submitted!

Stop by our Forums or our Discord to chat, come and hang out, and get to know us while you await the word!


Cons and Other Money Makers!

Manny (Sarah) will be at Terrificon from August 9th-11th. Pick up Volume 1 of Fighting Dreamers, featuring the first 5 chapters, plus awesome extras! If you happen to be in the CT area, head on over and say hi! Leftover stock will be available on her ETSY after the con concludes!

Christina Major of Sombulus will be at Silicon Valley Comic Con August 16-18 in the Artist Alley at table 90A! Check out her Sombulus books and other fun geeky things!

Did you miss out on the first Magic and Muses Kickstarter? Have no fear, our standees are here and bringing some cool books as a reward at a discounted price! Grab a 6 inch double sided magical girl standee for your bookshelf and with enough luck, we could fund the whole set! This Kickstarter only goes for a few more days!

Hiatuses and Returns!

Last Traveler will be on Summer Hiatus for part of the month of August. Check in during the break for special art, with regular updates resuming on Wednesday August 21st!

Arbalest will [continue to] be on Summer break for the month of August, returning on September 2.

Ingress Adventuring Company is back from its break with the start of chapter 4! Check out what Toivo and the crew are up to! Regular updates on Thursdays.

Retroblade is coming back from hiatus, and will be updating again in August!

Soul’s Journey concludes its fifth chapter on Aug 1st and will head into an intermission after a break week on Aug 15th.

01 Jul

SpiderForest News for July!

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 sillyabout 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?

Chapter Seven of Corner the Maze begins!

See Morgan at Really Cool Comic Con in Howell, Michigan on 20 July and get Volume I books, single issues of the first chapter of both volumes, art, and stickers.

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 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!

01 Jan

Celebrate 2019 with January News!

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!

Ringing in the new year!

XII: Of Magic and Muses returns January 7 and is now upgraded to 3 days a week! Every Monday, Wednesday and now Friday are now a bit more magical!


Arbalest returns from winter vacation on Monday, January 7!


Soul’s Journey turns 4 years old on January 1! The comic has now also opened the gates to fan-funded additional updates via Ko-Fi.


Sunset Grill is back from hiatus on January 8th.


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 Oct

Bobbing for October News at SpiderForest!

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!

More Kickstarter Updates




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!

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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!

If waiting is not your thing, Chapter 10 has also been released for pre-order for October 15th!

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!



C.A. Morgan has resumed updating TDUGN as of 11 Sept 2018. Weekly updates are every Tuesday with subscribers at patreon.com/tdugn receiving them one week in advance on Mondays.



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!

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