01 Mar

SpiderForest News for March ’21

Spring is in the air! Spider Friend has found the proverbial pot of gold! You can too, in the form of great member comics!

The Newest Playlist!

Our Spiderforest Spotify playlist for February was … ‘Dance Party: IN SPACE!!!’ featuring 73 carefully selected tunes for working on your (inter)galactic webcomic! Or, you know, if you ever need to throw a dance party in space. Cover art is from Sunset Grill by Kat Feete.
Follow us on Spotify for more music every month!

Help Fund These Projects!

On March 1st the crowdfunding campaign for Numb Volume 1 begins at Indiegogo! Help bring Numb to print!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is on the last few days of its Kickstarter, ending on Thursday, March 4 at Noon EST. With hours left to go, there are still plenty of stretch goals to unlock to get extra rewards with your pledge!

Hiatus and Returns!

Children of Shadow: Ashes will be going on hiatus until summer so Lee can update his second comic.


Sunset Grill is coming back from hiatus at last! Updates will resume on March 2nd.


Ruu & Walter returns from break with chapter eight on March 7th.


Michael will be returning from chapter break on March 15th with “Normalcy”! Meanwhile, The Devil’s Own will be going on chapter break after the fourth and return on the 25th with “Falling Together!” Hope you can be there for the returns!


Lateral will be starting chapter 3 on March 31st!

01 Feb

SpiderForest News for February!

Header art: Valentine SpiderFriend by Christina Major of Sombulus!

Love is in the air! Give your favorite webcomics likes, shares, and comments and let them feel the love this month!  Or keep an eye on our Comic of the Week promotion and get matched with a new favorite!

Comics of the Week kicks off February 1st and runs through the week of March 28th! Stop by SpiderForest or your favorite participating comics and check out the awesome array of genres and stories that are available in SpiderForest! We hope you come away with some more to love!

Crowdfunding for February!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is taking its FINAL book to print! But it can only get there with your help! Back and spread the word about the Kickstarter

Chapter 24: Firewall will also be starting Feb 1st! And Monday Feb 22nd, there will be a special stream for XII’s 5th anniversary at noon EST. See you there!

Find new webcomics and new tunes!

The theme of our Spotify playlist for January was ‘Grand Travelling Adventures!’ and we came up with 91 songs about travel by land, sea, sky and space! Cover art is from Terrafold by kirseel.
Follow us on Spotify for more music every month!

New Chapters Underway!

Alethia chapter 14 will be released! This chapter will be the climax and ending of the Narrative Factory story arc.

Now Recharging Chapter 9 begins this month! With the retirement of the previous star gladiatorbot, a brand-new challenger prepares to step into the Red Dust Arena…

Court of Roses is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary on February 5th! Thank you so much to all our readers for the love and support!

Once the current chapter, “Notte”, is done, the next arc will take place in Calcin, a vast city of commerce and study, and has lots of chances for cameos in crowd shots! Please fill out this form if you’re interested in a cameo in Court of Roses!

Be Back Soon!

Darwin Comics will be going on chapter breaks beginning March 1st for Michael and sometime mid-March for The Devil’s Own! Darwin would love to show off your guest art while she is preparing for the new chapters! If interested please contact her on one or the other comics!

Lateral will be finishing Chapter 2 on February 3rd! After that it’ll be on break before beginning Chapter 3 in mid/late March.

01 Jan

SpiderForest News for January 2021

As 2020 winds up, SpiderForest creators and teams take a retrospective look on their accomplishments and plan for the coming year. Our header reflects this by bringing back all of 2020’s headers for one final hurrah of the old year!

We are all looking forward to what 2021 brings! What is in store for SpiderForest? What community and public projects will the new year bring? Stay tuned and find out!

SpiderForest is on Spotify!

SpiderForest is continuing to grow our monthly themed Spotify playlists! We already have quite a variety, and the latest addition is December’s theme “In the Presence of a God” (with cover art from Sombulus by Christina Major). Follow us on Spotify for hours of eclectic listening to match you mood or creative project!

“Huzzah” Premieres!

It is our honor and privilege to welcome Huzzah into the SpiderForest lineup!

Join Gus and his niece Lily as they open a tavern and inn along a well-traveled road – one that attracts an eclectic cast of mercenaries, scoundrels, and adventurers!

Huzzah is a brand new webcomic project by long time member Zappit – creator of the super-funny Supervillainous.

Happenings Around the Forest!

Piff, the esteemed Lord of the Realm, is bored! Why not cheer them up with fan mail? Send in questions, comments or a simple “hi” by email and get a lordly response in an upcoming Fan Mail to Lord comic!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is returning from it’s winter hiatus January 4th with Chapter 22: Tattle Tale. As an extra treat, it will now be updating 6 days a week – Monday to Saturday.
But before that, why not check out all the lovely guest art we’ve received over the past year from wonderful artists!
And a small reminder that we’ll be finishing off the series in print with our Kickstarter for Vol 3: Malice Kickstarting February 1st!

Sombulus is returning from hiatus with new pages at sombulus.com on January 5, and new for 2021, on Webtoon! Subscribe and enjoy the world of Sombulus all over again from the very beginning, now in mobile-friendly scrolling format!

Fighting Dreamers took a bit of a break for the holidays, but should be back in action by January 6th, barring any other outside distractions coming in that month.

Another chapter of Fate is finished and will return with chapter 6 on January 19th. During the hiatus, Fate will be open to Reader Questions which can be asked (then read) on the Fatecomic.com, Tapas and Patreon.

Soul’s Journey will return on Jan 28th.

01 Dec

SpiderForest News for December!

Whether enjoying snowy outdoor mayhem or staying on the couch with a warm cup of cocoa, we hope your December is full of fun!  Be sure to check in and catch up with all your favorite SpiderForest comics!

Ask our Artists!

Fate chapter five will be finished on December 22nd and will then be open for Fate questions.
Answers to questions will be posted on the Fate’s main site and over on the Tapas site on December 29th.  Fate will return January 19th.

December 16th will be Soul to Call‘s 7-year anniversary! To celebrate, author Rommie is holding a Q&A where you can ask questions about the comic or their creative process. You can submit your questions here.

New Platforms and Tiers!

Now Recharging is now available to read on INKR! INKR is an international platform for manga, webtoons, comics, and manhua from publishers big and small as well as independent studios and creator-owned comics. Check it out in the INKR app!

Ever dreamed of becoming an official citizen of Buffet in the Realm of Owls comic? Then swoop on to the Owl Basket Team’s Patreon page and grab the brand new Citizen tier! Get a randomly generated owl avatar and your name displayed on the Realm of Owls website!

Be Back Soon!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is going on its December Hiatus – but we’ll have a full roster of gorgeous artwork to put up while we wait for the next chapter dropping Jan 7th!
Be sure to keep a lookout for our Kickstarter to finish off the series as well!

Header art: A wild snowball fight with Jin and Cherry of Footloose, Emmie of Now Recharging, Astyr of Sombulus, and Cacko and Gheralf of Realm of Owls.

02 Nov

SpiderForest News for November 2020

Our November Header comes to you with a small sneak peek at all of the contributors to Threads: Secret Places with the frame and images compiled by Duskglass who makes “From the Machine.”

Well now, November snuck up on us didn’t it? Wasn’t it just August? Time for some warm fires, hot cocoa, holidays and loved ones! SpiderForest hopes that you’ll cozy up to some member comics to help pass those longer, colder nights!

Kickstarter Ends November 13th!

ENDING ON NOVEMBER 13 – Our campaign for Threads: Secret Places finishes up November 13! Help us reach our funding goal and get a copy of this lovely book of short stories!

Milestones!

Now Recharging is wrapping up an eventful Chapter 7 full of gladiatorbot friends. A fresh new tale will be told in Chapter 8, starting this month!

Soul’s Journey will start Chapter 7 – the penultimate chapter!

With the end of Chapter 7, Soul to Call has concluded its second story arc! Chapter 8 has already begun, and with it, a brand new adventure rife with monsters and struggles.

The webcomic Fate, created by Anthea West, will be reaching the milestone of 200 pages on November 3rd!

Hiatus and Returns!

See You in 2021!

Beneath the Clouds will be going on hiatus on 18th November 2020 and will return with the final short story on 4th January 2021!

Sombulus wraps up Act 9 this month! Be sure to tune in for the final pages and look for Act 10 in 2021

Magic and Muses is releasing its final chapter of 2020 with Chapter 21: Molten Heart. After that the comic will be taking a brief hiatus for the month of December and showing off the amazing XII art we’ve received over the past year!
Magic and Muses will be returning January 4th and updating a 6 days a week while we prep for the trilogy’s final Kickstarter!

Hello again!

Darwin Comics resumes normal updates on the week of November 2nd! Michael will kick it off on Monday the 2nd and The Devil’s Own will follow Thursday the 5th! Now’s a good time to get caught up on the action! Thank you for all those who contributed art for the hiatus!

Littlelight Asylum is back with the start of issue #3!

Court of Roses has made its official return with its next chapter, “Notte”! Thank you all for enjoying the Guest Art this past October!

20 Oct

Now on Kickstarter: Threads: Secret Places!

We launched our Kickstarter for Threads: Secret Places a few days ago and we’re already climbing toward halfway funded! This collection of 17 brand new standalone short comics explores everything from abandoned planets to fairies in the broom closet, melancholy dreams of missing family to lovers’ hideaways.  Quiet and strange, secluded and wondrous, and unexpected surprises of all kinds await in these pages!

Help support SpiderForest and bring these amazing short comics to print!

Other SpiderForest Books Crowdfunding now:

broken is a dark fantasy story about a fairy general and an undead psychic facing an apocalypse brought by eldritch abominations. Back it here!

Get copies of Books 1 and 2 of Monster Lands, following the fantasy adventures of knights, evil queens, and ridiculous monsters!  Back it here!

02 Oct

SpiderForest News for October!

October is upon us and in the spirit of the season, Creators were asked to dress up SpiderFriend as one of their favorite characters! From top to bottom we have: Wraith by Fairy-Fort, Emmie by Maiji,  Ombrafriend by Lee, Saga by Silver Kraken,  Cabarachnid by Darwin,  Bunny Spider by Anthea,  Merlowspider by Nutty

Threads: Secret Places Anthology Kickstarter!

SpiderForest is excited to announce our fourth comic anthology will be funding this month on Kickstarter! Follow here to get your copy when our campaign launches October 12!

broken Indiegogo!

broken, a dark fantasy story about a fairy general and an undead psychic facing an apocalypse brought by eldritch abominations, is launching an Indiegogo campaign to print the first four chapters together in Book 1. Rewards also include prints, buttons, and a custom illustration.

Hiatus and Return

Terrafold begins Chapter 4 – Red, after a short break on October 6th.

Chapter 3 of Court of Roses, “The Goblin Lair”, reaches its end on October 1st! A 3-week break follows, full of fantastic guest art for the comic! Chapter 4, “Notte”, will begin on October 26th!

Millennium will be on hiatus for the month of October, we will return on November 2nd!

Merch and More!

Of Dhampirs and Warlocks novelization is debuting October 15th! Preorders on Kindle available now!

Lee is offering new merch in his Gumroad store. Get your own Children of Shadow themed charms and mini-prints!

Gifts of wandering ice – Book 1 – Tip of the iceberg is now available as an e-book on Gumroad (254 pages pdf). Min price is only 1$ but you can add a tip if you want.

Additionally, the first GWI fanart contest is on!
All participants will get an “Ice Gift” ebook. The winner will get a real paper book with the same story.




01 Sep

SpiderForest News for September!

Get ready for our next anthology!

The creators at SpiderForest have been putting the finishing touches on our latest comic anthology behind the scenes! Stay tuned for our big launch announcement soon!  And get in touch with our new PR form for press/media inquiries!

Playlists and Interviews!

SpiderForest is now on Spotify! Follow us to find playlists curated by SpiderForest creators for all sorts of comics-making moods, like “Quietly Heart-wrenching Scenes”. More playlists to come!

Caroline of Beneath The Clouds was interviewed by Ink Sweat and Tears! Read more about the creation of this great epic adventure set in eleventh century Japan!

Returning comics & wrapped up chapters!

Arbalest returns from summer vacation on Monday, September 7!

Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses is coming off hiatus to finish Chapter 5!

Chapter 4 of Ingress Adventuring Company has just wrapped up! Now would be a great time to catch up before chapter 5 starts in a few weeks.

Vagary is going on a posting hiatus until October!

Header art: A cozy reading Spiderfriend by Lee Colagiacomo, creator of Children of Shadow: Ashes

17 Aug

Announcing New Members for 2020!

Header art by SSkessa of Alethia!

Our application season has concluded, and we are so thankful to everyone who applied for membership to SpiderForest in 2020! We’re proud to present our newest additions! Give them a follow!

New in Sci-Fi

Cute robot nannies, soft fluffy sheep, and the meaning of existence.

An exploration of growing up closed off from the world, deprogramming from your old ideological framework and all of the difficult emotional turmoil that follows.

Samson was content to live his life on the outskirts of society, gallivanting around as the roguish “Phantom”. However, when he receives an offer he cannot refuse, he returns to the world he left behind to finish one last job.

New in Drama

Three people who barely have their lives together stuck dealing with the mob and super powers.

A self-proclaimed minor goddess offers Eli the ability to leave his body and take control of people. But to her displeasure, all he wants to do with it is float around and people-watch and neglect his actual friends.

A hopeful magic student has big dreams of following in her famous battlemage mother’s footsteps. Reality has other plans for her, however.

New in Fantasy

Two pirates fall in love as they try to stop a strange power falling into the wrong hands.

An enthusiastic bard and a grumpy wizard become odd friends on a fantastical adventure!

After an accident involving a bear and a not so sturdy tree, one grumpy little dustbunny is finding himself out in the big wide world.

A young captain must form her crew and take down the most infamous of pirates!

03 Aug

SpiderForest News for August 2020!

SpiderForest characters have been missing their buds! Time for a good ole Vroom meeting with all their faux pas! In attendance is Sydney, Astyr, and Cioara from Sombulus, SpiderFriend doing their hardest to keep things organized, Franquelim from O’Sarilho, Tovio, Rosmary, and Rocky from Ingress, Keti from Black Market Magic, Lucifer and Thal from Vagary, Yasha from Terrafold, and Chimalli from Corner the Maze

Milestones!

Sombulus celebrated its 900th page last month! Go catch up on this epic adventure through magical worlds and unlikely friendships!

“One summer night in 1987, six friends sat down to play a game…” Gods of the Game has concluded after a nine year run! Enjoy the two page epilogue.


Hiatuses

Kez is heckin slammed at work being a doctor person (wear a mask!!) so any What it Takes guest art would be really really appreciated.


Darwin Comics will be on a planned hiatus in October and is calling for guest art for Michael and The Devil’s Own! Contact Darwin for details! She thanks you in advance!

Arbalest will be on break for the month of August for Kai’s Semi-Annual Page Buffer Refresh (And/Or Vacation). Regular updates are planned to resume September third.


The current chapter of Court of Roses will be ending on October 1st, followed by a three-week break. The comic will return October 26th, but in the meantime there’s a call Guest Art during the break! Contact Nutty via Twitter (@nintendonut1) or email.


Returns!

Fighting Dreamers is coming off hiatus on August 5th, where the intermission in progress will finish off and CH7 is already underway behind the scenes. That should start sometime in September and keep things going for a good while!



Soul’s Journey is coming off hiatus on Aug 20.



XII: Of Magic and Muses is running head first into Chapter 19: Tripwire, and if that’s not enough – our Kickstarter for our next batch of standees has kicked off! Be sure to follow the link for updates!

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