Winter begins to give over to spring! And as things begin to thaw, the SpiderForest creators are ramping up for some awesome events for the shortest month of the year!
Our Valentine’s Day themed header comes to you courtesy of Jabbage (Halisi/Bouquet of Squishies from Earth in a Pocket), Lee (Ombra from Children of Shadow: Ashes), Nutty (Merlow from Court of Roses), Deo (Kessiah from Millennium), and Mr. Average (Ilya from 6-Commando)
XII’s Latest Kickstarter!
XII: Of Magic and Muses is Kickstarting Volume 2: Mischief, with the hopes to go to print just as the first few pages are hitting the site! You’ll be able to get 700 full colour pages in a book or digital bundle – or an option to add on our standees from our last Kickstarter!
You can follow the link to the Kickstarter here!
Other Happenings in the Forest!
Court of Roses has not only begun Chapter 3, “The Goblin Lair”, but also celebrates its 2nd Anniversary on February 5th!
No matter what you celebrate, we at the SpiderForest Webcomic Collective are wishing you and yours a safe, happy Holiday Season! May it be filled with family, friends, and good tidings!
New with The Only Half Saga
Lots going on with The Only Half Saga (and Darwin Comics in general)! On December 2nd, the newest TOHS novel Rise of the Crimson Death will be released in print and Kindle formats! A prequel to The Devil’s Own, it will fill in some gaps on what’s happening in comic!
Soul to Call will be celebrating its 6th anniversary on December 16th!
December 6th marks the 800th page of Flaky Pastry! As is tradition, that means something big is going to happen. What exactly? YOU decide!
Aloe concludes it’s fourth chapter on November 29th and will return in January after a month long hiatus
Arbalest is on vacation for the month of December! Regular updates will resume January 6, 2020.
Sombulus wraps up Act 8 this month, and will be resuming with Act 9 after a short break on February 4.
XII: Of Magic and Muses is on hiatus for the holiday break. If you have any fan art or xiisonas you would like featured during our down time, please tag us on our Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter.
We will be returning Monday January 6th, and changing our posting schedule to Monday to Thursday. Be sure to follow to keep an eye on our Kickstarter for Volume 2: Mischief starting in February.
The turning of the season is upon us! Leaves begin to turn colors while mornings and evenings are crisp and cool. Shorter days and longer nights. The conditions are just right to bundle up with some friends and some cocoa, and enjoy the news from our SpiderForest Creators!
SpiderForest Creators’ Con Schedule
Kay Rossbach of Ingress Adventuring Company will be tabling at Daisho Con in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin from November 22-24. Come say hi!
Calls for Guest Art!
Manny/Sarah is looking for some Fighting Dreamers
Guest Comics/Art before December 1st, since she’s going on hiatus for
all of December and she’s gonna need some help filling in the blanks.
More detailed info HERE on the main site
Congratulations to Zappit, whose webcomic Supervillainous came to an end on Friday, October 25, with its 624th update. After more than six years, Zappit has brought the story of The Crimson Claw and his family to an end. As for Zap, he’s starting work on his next project.
A Twisted Reflection, Chapter 9 of Children of Shadow, begins on November 5th.
This month’s header is Spiderfriend, created by Flowerlark of Ashes: Children of Shadow, having a great time playing in all the colorful fall leaves!
What has eight legs and goes bump in the night? Spooky spiderfriends! Trick or treat yourself to our great lineup of webcomics, including 12 new additions to our roster!
Kickstarters going on now!
The Stoop-Gallants has launched a Kickstarter to print the first volume of the story – plus a lot of awesome rewards. Follow the foibles of magic users who honestly never intended to use magic, and heroes who never planned to be heroes. Also friendly zombies, dysfunctional villains, and a manticore who can fit in your pocket.
Cyantian Chronicles Fall Printing Run is collecting three great volumes in print (one of which is a Patreon exclusve comic). Follow these stories of Darius Akaelae, a young wolf who manages to escape a kidnapping attempt, his friends, and other Cyantians who have become stranded on Earth.
October 4-6 – Mag Con Erfurt
SeaquentialArts will be at Mag-Con in Erfurt from October 4th to 6th. You can get the first volume of Heirs of the Veil and other goodies at their booth!
New Chapters, Books, and Websites!
Heirs of the Veil
Heirs of the Veil Book 1: The Heir is going to be released in early October!
Michael will return from its chapter break on October 14th, with an apropos for the season chapter “Toil and Trouble!”
XII: Of Magic and Muses
Magic and Muses will start the final chapter of 2019 starting October 14th, before going onto our December hiatus! Catch up at xiicomic.com!
Arbalest is getting a site overhaul this October! Check back for a new design (but watch out for the blood).
Be Back Soon
broken is finishing Chapter 4 this month and taking a break in November, so now’s a great time to get caught up on all the horror and eldritch abominations! (there’s been plenty of both)
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.
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!
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 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
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!
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!