SpiderForest welcomes a new year! Be sure to keep an eye out for new comics to read and your favorite comics returning from holiday hiatus. Happy 2020!
This month’s party spider header image drawn by Delphina of Sombulus!
Comic of the Week Kicks Off!
SpiderForest is sponsoring its annual “Comics of the Week” member cross-promotion! Beginning the week of January 6th and running through March, participating members will be promoting other SpiderForest comics! It’s the perfect opportunity to find new webcomics to read in the community!
Visit your favorite comics or check out the spotlights on the Home Page each week! You’re sure to find something new to add to your reading lists!
New Patreon Bonuses!
Realm of Owls has a Patreon reward update! Starting January 6th, every patron gets an early stare at digital art penned, er, stylus-ed(?) by Vayandil – months before anyone else! Join the hoot! (Ò◊Ó)ᕗ
Fine Sometimes Rain posted its final page on December 31! Congratulations to Amy on 15 beautiful chapters of her slice of life romance. Be sure to follow her Twitter for news about her upcoming Kickstarters and projects!
Earth in a Pocket wrapped up its main story on December 15. Look for the epilogue starting January 7, and big thanks to Helen for sharing the poignant sci-fi saga of the astro-historian Halisi and the cutest space jellyfish aliens ever.
Returning from Hiatus in January
broken is returning from hiatus with Chapter 5 starting on January 11th!
XII: Of Magic and Muses
XII: Of Magic and Muses will be returning in full force January 6th with Chapter 14: Hidden Spaces! As well as updating from Monday to Thursday every week!
Also, follow this space for the Kickstarter for Volume 2: Mischief in February!
The Guide To A Healthy Relationship
The Guide To A Healthy Relationship will be returning from hiatus January 6th, with the start of Chapter 5!
This month’s header image features previews from our Haunted Anthology, coming to Kickstarter June 2019! Featured art left to right: Master of Fates by Darwin of Darwin Comics, Consequences by Remmirath of Corner the Maze, Ghost of Dracula by Carlos Ruiz and Daniel Kelly of Saffron and Sage, and Sweet Memories by Katherine Lang of Soul to Call.
Our Next Anthology is coming soon!
The summer sun’s approaching fast, but we’ve got a new anthology on the horizon that’s going to make chills run down your spine! Check out the #SpiderAnthology tag on Twitter and keep an eye out next month for the launch of the SpiderForest Webcomic Colllective’s next anthology: Haunted!
$1799 Raised for Yemen!
Thank you, dear webcomic community, for contributing your art, your time, and in some cases, your money to our Yemen Charity Zine. Together, we raised $1799 for the World Food Program.
The Zine is now free for all to enjoy, and you’ll find it below! Our campaign page will also remain up, so you can donate to it at any time, confident that your donation goes to the World Food Program, specifically for Yemen.
Sombulus celebrates its 9th anniversary May 16!
Sci-fi comic Gifts of Wandering Ice turns 5 years old this May!
Support our Creators!
Yemen Charity Zine! Donate April 1-15th!
Over fifty international comic artists came together to support the Yemeni Crisis by donating time and wonderful original art of their OC’s as kids having fun! Now they’ve been collected into a Zine and, for your donation, you can get a PDF copy for yourself! Follow the link and donate what you can! All proceeds go to the World Food Program to help children and families affected by the famine in Yemin. Our goal is to raise $5,000 towards this effort!
XII: Of Magic and Muses is heading off to it’s first Kickstarter with Volume 1: Monsters!
Our mousy protagonist Willow lives in a mundane and restricted boarding school, which ends up being the worst place someone could get gifted a magical necklace. As the necklace crumbles the school’s secrets around her, Willow is left to wonder if it was a gift sent by friend or foe?
Children of Eldair is running a Kickstarter to get the 3rd book of the series printed. Eldair is about a sorcerer who saves a girl from flesh-eating demons. In a magical mishap, he ends up trapped in a vision witnessing the events leading up to him finding her. This book will contain chapters 11-14 and will run till April 26th.
Anniversaries and Birthdays!
Arbalest returns with Chapter 6 on April 1 and celebrates its 3rd birthday on April 11! Come kick off Spring and celebrate new beginnings with all that winter and existential dread you thought you left behind.
A New Coat of Paint!
Soul’s Journey had its website get a fresh coat of paint. Have a look around and be sure to follow the advice of the most trustworthy of characters on the first page of the archive. (Does not work on mobile devices.)
This month’s header image is from Jemma Young of Children of Eldair, featuring Embera growing some spring foliage with her mystic plant powers!
Dates to Remember!
Two weeks left!
Draw your webcomic character as a kid having fun to be part of our zine benefiting the World Food Program and the Yemen Humanitarian Crisis. But hurry! All art submissions are due March 15!
Templates and submission rules:spiderforest.com/charityzine
Children of Eldair Kickstarter Launches March 28th!
Jemma Young is launching a Kickstarter to get the third book of Children of Eldair printed! Eldair is about a sorcerer named Koe who rescues a girl from demons. While using magic to find her friends, he get trapped in a vision of the past. Now he must witness the past so he can save the future.
Subscribe to Jemma’s newsletter here to get notified when it goes live!
Kickstarter running now through March 16th!
G Pike is running a Kickstarter to reprint Volume 1 of Title Unrelated, a LGBTQ+ comic about family, friendship, and finding your true self. A trio of siblings befriend a stranger with amnesia, but little do they know they all have ties to a forgotten parallel world.
Comic Milestones and News
Ingress Adventuring Company’s third chapter comes to a close on March 27th and will begin a short break before starting chapter four. Now is the perfect time to catch up on the comic!
Soul to Call has begun its 7th Chapter. Join Avril, James, and Tiffany as they search for a way to rescue Eli from the clutches of the Order. The comic has also resumed biweekly (Monday+Friday) updates!
Fighting Dreamers reaches the 5th anniversary of its launch on March 5th, 2019!
Heart of Keol has started Chapter 27, “Common Knowledge”
XII of Magic and Muses is hitting Chapter 9 on Monday, March 4th! The girls have had some stumbling blocks with their powers but Georgia, Emma and Willow seem to be on their way to cracking open their necklaces’ secrets.
TOHS: The Devil’s Own begins its third chapter, Proof, on March 7th! Reluctantly Dominic takes Lady Miranda to see Cabal. Though he has doubts about Cabal’s culpability in the attack on Damien, proof of his innocence may be hard to come by.
Kickstarter Books Shipping Soon!
Great news, Kickstarter backers! We’ve received our shipment of our Threads Anthology and will be shipping it out to backers soon. Keep an eye on our Kickstarter page for more info!
Closing the Chapter
Littlelight Asylum finished its first book! While the team works on the next one, Littlelight will be taking a break until a good enough buffer is done. Guest art will be posted in the meantime!
Gemutations:Plague began updating twice a week on November 27th and plans to be wrapped up by December 18th! That’s right, after eleven years running, Plague will come to its conclusion!
As a way to bridge the gap between the current story and its sequel “Michael”, Darwin will be posting a prose special for the holidays “First Christmas!” Join Steve, Tom, Sarah, Maribel, David, and Angelina one more time as the couples spend their first Christmas celebration together!
Arbalest will be on break for the month of December while Leah bulks up the buffer (and possibly even takes some time off to spend with her wife). The comic will return on January 1, 2018 with a brand new update structure, so stay tuned!
Sombulus will be changing its schedule to once a week on Tuesdays through the month of December.
Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses will be taking a break throughout December, featuring guest pages from four different artists.
The SpiderForest Coloring Book has been Kickstarted and successfully funded! Thank you to everyone who backed the project and helped make it a success!
Darwin Comics returns in the month of November! The Only Half Saga picks up where it left off with Decisions, Decisions page six on November 3rd! Plague comes roaring back November 7th with the second to last chapter “The End of the Matter.”
|Laura Graves of Witches Get Stitches will be at ShortRun November 5th, and Jet City November 6th! Her new comic, Meat Sweats, will also be available online later this month.||
The website for Soul’s Journey received a makeover and shines with new colors now.
|Kez of What it Takes is gettin’ murried! There will be a 2 week break from comics during which some amazing guest art will be posted! Comics will resume November 21st.|
Lastly, thanks everyone who has supported the Comic of the Week participants thus far. They’re really enjoying the readership spikes! The cross promotion continues throughout the month of November.
Until next time, SpiderFolks!