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!

01 Jul

SpiderForest News for July 2020!

An unlikely group of SpiderForest comic characters looking for new friends in our applications! Featuring Hhrskhygh from Tamuran, Fausta from O Sarilho, Nocturne from Court of Roses, Michael from Michael, and Fawna from Children of Shadow: Ashes

Thank you for your applications!

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application this season to the SpiderForest Webcomic Collective! Our members are reviewing all the applications, and we’re looking forward to introducing you to great new comics and members in August! Stay tuned!

New Books from our Members!

The Dodo Knows

Helen Greetham, creator of Earth in a Pocket, is running a kickstarter for her anthology The Dodo Knows a collection of short stories with the theme of things being lost and feelings being found. The campaign is already fully funded, and will run until Sat, July 18 2020.

Michael Volume 1

With the completion of “Out of the Bag” on Michael, Darwin is ready to offer her first Michael PDF on Gumroad! With 100+ pages of comic plus extras such as the original pencil run of Michael, character concepts (including upcoming characters), sketches and more, the 120+ page PDF will be available July 15th!

Stay tuned to the Michael Webcomic or Darwin Comics for updates! While you’re waiting check out Darwin’s Gumroad for other comic offerings!

Online Conventions

Maryanne Rose Papke of Xylobone Tomes will have a “table” at S.P.A.C.E., Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo, July 11-12. This small comics convention will be held online this year, featuring live panels, demos, comic readings, and a comics market!

Upcoming Returns and Kickstarters

Castoff has completed its 8th chapter, and is taking a short break before starting chapter 9. Now is a great time to catch up- and check out the new website design!

Tamuran will be returning from hiatus soon! Follow their Twitter account to be notified when comic updates begin, or join the Chapter 17 status update mailing list or the new Tamuran Discord server to get progress updates and behind-the-scenes previews in the meantime.

Children of Shadow: Ashes returns from hiatus this month. Keep an eye out for update announcements on Lee’s Twitter account.

XII:Of Magic and Muses is gonna be kicking off another Kickstarter August 3 for the next batch of standees!  This is another chance to grab a copy of Volume 1 or 2 if you missed the last one! Be sure to follow Kristen’s account so you can be updated as soon as it launches!

01 Jun

SpiderForest News for June 2020

Our Creators are swept up in the Animal Crossing craze! In true AC style we have from left to right: Aloe by Glowbat, Ariana and Vector by Star, Rocky, Toivo, and Rosemary by Kayotics, Sandy, Patches, and Stewie by Mannykat, and Saga by Maryanne


Spiderforest App Season’s Nearly Here!

That’s right, it’s that time of year again! From the 8th through the 30 of June we will be accepting applications for membership!

If you have a long form comic with at least one complete non-prologue chapter or a strip comic with at least twenty five strips – If you have been looking for a supportive community to share your passion for webcomic creation, here is your opportunity to shine!

Please check out our Apply Page and FAQ for all the requirements! Good luck to any and all who apply!


Kickstarters and Other Merch!

Sophie, creator of Soul’s Journey, is kickstarting her short story “Silent Ocean” between May 31 and June 30. Help fund this project so you can pick up this forty page full color mini-comic for your collection!

Small town kids dealing with normal teen problems like low self-esteem and ghostly possession. Check out Evil Witch Allie and the Book of Secrets on Indiegogo!


Completed chapters of Children of Shadow: Ashes are now available for purchase as downloadable PDFs on Gumroad! Immerse yourself in an urban fantasy horror comic where woodland animals and teens with supernatural powers must work together to save both Earth and its sister-world from a plague of twisted monsters, all whilst battling their own inner demons.


The Soul’s Journey store has undergone an update and expansion, making available several comics, various prints and original art.

Sophie will also be exhibiting at the Zelda Creator Con, an online convention hosted by Linktober taking place June 12-14.


Beneath the Clouds Reviewed!

Beneath the Clouds was kindly reviewed by Alkyne of Exploring Comics. Check it out there and also on their YouTube Channel (with English subtitles). Or catch up on some short stories featuring legends of old Japan at Beneath the Clouds!


Fun and Games

Gheralf and Vayandil of Realm of Owls have a brand new blog! Bop up at Owl Basket Blog to read some sketchy thoughts about games, comics – and life in general! Updates occur whenever either of them has something to say. (^◊^)≺❬•••❭

“Ice Gift Hunt” – a free game based on the sci-fi comic “Gifts of Wandering Ice” – is back with new stories, illustrations, endings, and more.
The game is free to play and runs right in your browser, there is no need to download anything.


Milestones

Black Shallows has been renamed to Terrafold, and has a new home over at terrafold.com! Check it out and reset your RSS feed!

At eleven chapters, Sarah Nelson’s depression-era vampire comic, DANIEL, has concluded. Now you can read all of this frightening story of an unfortunate man turned vampire, either for the first time or on a revisit! It is a most grave tale of horror.


Hiatus and Return

After almost 4 years, Xylobone Tomes is making its return June 4th! Though the pages will not be inked right away, pencilled versions will be posted every Thursday. Read more about it and catch up on the archives.


O Sarilho has completed its fourth chapter and will be taking a three week break. Chapter Five – The Foreigner – starts on June 25th!


Heirs of the Veil will go into hiatus during the summer and will return early August with the rest of chapter 4!

01 May

SpiderForest News for May 2020!

May is here! Sskessa of Alethia brings us a collage of SpiderForest faces in honor of International Workers’ Day (May 1) for our header this month!

Come see what’s in store at SpiderForest!

The SpiderForest Store Page has recently undergone a big renovation! Please stop by and see what kinds of merch our members are currently offering, or purchase one of our past collaboration books!

Shizamura is running a crowdfunding campaign for Volume Two of her webcomic, O Sarilho.

The campaign ends on May 7th and this is your best chance at getting physical copies of both the first and second volumes.

Magic and Muses will be kicking off Chapter 17: Secret Sigils, still at its regular update schedule Mon-Thurs.

If you’d like to read ahead you can now grab Chapters 1-28 on the XII store page!

May 1st Darwin published “Of Dhampirs and Warlocks” as a full color PDF on Gumroad! This 250 page PDF includes all twelve chapters of the webcomic and includes concept art and guest art related to the title!

Add it to your digital library and check out Darwin’s other offerings in her Gumroad Store.

Spare Keys for Strange Doors now has a Gumroad store where PDFs of individual stories are available for download, currently releasing in the coming weeks for free / pay what you want!

Follow Toby and Marion, two experts in the supernatural, who help ordinary people with their extraordinary problems.

Anniversaries and Breaks!

Sombulus is celebrating its ten year anniversary in May! Congratulations on 10 years of exploding castles, magic, wings, and adventure!

Children of Shadow: Ashes is on hiatus for the month of May. Until it returns with Chapter 10, please enjoy some guest art and fun extras!

01 Apr

SpiderForest News for April ’20

What’s going on? Seems our creators have decided they didn’t like their current genres anymore and have decided to reclassify the story they’re telling! Such a refreshing change, right?

This April Fool’s Genre Swap header comes to us by the ever talented collection of creators here at the Forest! Featuring Merlow from Court of Roses by Kelsey Peterson, Steffano from O Sarilho by Shizamura, Oni from Children of Shadow: Ashes by Lee Colagiacomo, Jun from Alethia by Kristina Stipetic, Fin from Aloe by Glowbat, and Willow from XII: Of Magic and Muses by Kristen Kiomall-Evans

A Message from the Community.

We here at SpiderForest want to take a moment to wish you all safety and well-being through the current health crises. While you Shelter in Place, know we’re thinking of you and yours. We can get through this together! All the best as we weather this storm.

Corner the Maze Concludes!

After four exciting years, Corner the Maze has reached the end of the story! The comic can be read on the website from start to finish, and Volume II: Breaking Away is now on sale.

Ice Gift on Sale!

Did you know that “Gifts of Wandering Ice“, a long sci-fi comic with dozens of characters and a ton of events, is based on a short story? Well, now you can read it!
“Ice gift” is a 24 pages long book where every page is a full-colour illustration. And it costs just 1$ 🙂

Happy Anniversary!

Castoff will be celebrating its 5th anniversary this month, and is holding a month-long special event to celebrate! Check out all the details here!

Arbalest turns 4 years old on April 11! Kick back and celebrate isolation with… a comic about isolation. Just with more monsters. Cheers!

Comings and Goings in the Forest!

On April 1st, Heart of Keol returns from its month-long break to start a new chapter!

Numb’s chapter 8 is coming to it’s close this month.

Starting April 9th Soul’s Journey will go on an indefinite hiatus. A short side story featuring Kanar will post during the break.

Check out Sophie’s Patreon for a behind the scenes look at the upcoming content.

Open Commissions!

Kelsey of “Court of Roses” is available for commissions! Check out their rates!

Sophie of “Soul’s Journey” is also available for commissions.

Shizamura of “O Sarilho” is also available for commissions.

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