School’s out, the weather’s warm, people are looking forward to family vacations, and lots of activities to participate in! SpiderForest is no exception! There are lots of things upcoming this month for the Collective! Con Season, a Second Anthology, upcoming application season and MORE! Keep reading for details!
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Here’s a big shout out to all of the participants in 2018’s Comic of the Week! Thanks for promoting your fellow creators! Also a BIG thank you to all the readers who gave each COTW spotlight a look, a like, and perhaps even a RSS listing! Each and every one of our comic creators appreciate the love – and hope you’ll keep coming back!
Laura Graves of 666 Bistro and Jemma Young of Children of Eldair will be at Emerald City Comic Con Artist Alley in Seattle, WA March 1st-4th! Laura will be debuting the third chapter to 666 Bistro: Mechadeth Hangar 666 and will be on the Spooky Comics Panel on Friday March 2nd 2018 at 17:15 – 18:15!!
Jemma Young has also launched her second Eldair Kickstarter, which will run till March 26th! You can order both books and one two along with the short side comic “Sorcerer Courtship” during the campaign!
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The Only Half Saga’s current chapter “Bittersweet Memories” comes to its conclusion on March 1st. That means the new (and last) chapter of the story arc begins on March 8th! It’s time for goodbyes, as Sagira leaves the Mosier Facility and heads out into the world. Garrett begins to wonder is Sagira’s just tolerating him long enough to escape her family, before dropping him like a hot rock.
Days are getting longer again! The Earth is getting ready for the spring! And our busy tale-weavers are hard at work on many a February Project!
SpiderForest Podcast: Season Two!
That’s right! February 6th the SpiderForest Webcomic Collective will be kicking off its second season of podcasts! The podcasts consist of an interview with a well-known creator in the webcomicking world and they are followed up by a panel of Spiderforest Creators talking about their experiences with the subject!
Stay tuned for more information and announcements!
Jemma M Young, the creator of Children of Eldair, is launching her newest project “Temerity” with DC artist Chad Hardin. This SciFi comic will go live on Kickstarter on February 21st. You can find out more about her awkward teenage galactic mercenaries at Temerity’s Website!.
The Only Half Saga will top 600 pages on February 15th! You’re welcome to help Darwin Celebrate in whatever way you see fit! Fanart, poetry, a bottle of champagne? She’s willing to accept all!
XII: Of Magic and Muses is having it’s second anniversary! Have questions about the comic, or want to know something about the cast? Drop your questions in our comment section at the bottom of a comic page. Or if you have fan art for us kicking around, send us a link so we can help promote you!
SF Creator Projects!
Christina is releasing a new series in the Sombulus Fan Lounge on Patreon! Support her Patreon at the $6+ level and tune in every Monday in February for a new awkward voicemail from Rana.
All the News that’s Fit to Print!
Supervillainous ended 2017 having accumulated over 1,000,000 page views.
The world of Supervillainous is about to undergo a major upheaval of the status quo. The Crimson Claw, everyone’s favorite fiendish family man, is retiring!
On February 5th, Chirault comes back from hiatus with a series of short epilogue comics to conclude the story! Stay tuned! It’s not quite finished yet!
New Year’s brings new beginnings, resolutions, and renewal of spirit! Already SpiderForest and its multitude of creators have big plans in store for the coming year! Check out the Happenings!
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.
Inktober wraps up, thoughts turn to NANOWRIMO, and the holidays are coming. The nights are crisper and the days cooler. Time to curl up with some cocoa in front of a roaring fire, visit with family and friends, and give thanks! It’s a busy time of year and for SpiderForest it’s no exception!
Milestones and Calls for Guest Art!
In December, Children of Eldair will be celebrating it’s fifth anniversary along with the conclusion of part one! Jemma will be hosting a fan art and comic event the month of December on Eldair.com where she will be featuring artwork and stories from fellow readers and artists! If you want to join in on the fun, submit your Eldair fan comics and art (or even stories) to Jemma at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 27th and include a one to two sentence bio about yourself along with a link to your social media or website!
Obscurato Chapter 5 will be coming to a close with 100 pages complete! Catch up on Dionisia’s journey before Chapter 6 begins.
Following the end of Chapter 9, The Ferrin will be going on a hiatus until January 2018. Rather than empty space for that period, Alyssa would like to have guest art for each normal update day, ideally, but having more isn’t a problem either! Chat her up on Discord or send it via email at email@example.com
Tistow on Kickstarter this November!
Tistow has been a concept for some time and, with Chapter 1 now soon to be completed and being rolled out on the website, Elli Puukangas has launched a crowdfunding campaign to commit the story to print!
A successful Kickstarter will allow them to print 100 copies of Chapter 1 and any left-over crowns will help print additional copies, push onwards with Chapter 2 and produce additional merchandise including prints and stickers that have shown to be popular with fans.
Translations and Returns!
Darwin Comics returns November 2nd, starting with The Only Half Saga! Bittersweet Memories returns! The following Monday (Nov 6th) Plague will roll back into town continuing it’s trek towards completion! Thanks for your support and understanding while Darwin got things taken care of behind the scenes!
Fall is upon us, time to start looking forward to mild days and cool nights… Halloween is right around the corner! And there’s some spooktacular news to share with our readership!
Our backers will be happy to know that the SpiderForest pins are in! If you went to SPX you got a chance to see them up close and personal! WOO! Additionally, the PDF’s are nearly complete and we should be able to fulfill digital backers soon! We want to thank you guys for your patience and we hope to begin fulfillment of some of the rewards by the end of the month.
Anniversaries and Milestones!
XII: of Magic & Muses will be rolling straight into Chapter 4. Willow seems to have garnered some unwanted attention after the events in the nurses office.
October marks I, Mummy’s 4 year anniversary; traditionally the linen anniversary. Every mummy’s favorite gift. The comic is also about to reach 300 published pages.
Delphina Featured on “The Awesome Podcast!”
Christina Major of Sombulus was featured on the Awesome Comics Podcast where she talked about webcomics’ place in the industry and a little about our collective.
Returns and Hiatuses
Star Cross’d Destiny returns from hiatus with new and explosive updates and continuation of one of the darkest scenes in the series. Cradled on an octave of death, Chapter 10 will be updated weekly, as the battle rages on between the Alphaverse and Betaverse. Additionally, SCD has launched its own Patreon, with exclusive rewards and early releases.
Darwin Comics will be taking a one month hiatus! October’s super busy, so she’ll be taking a breather to get stuff done and hopefully build a buffer! Updates will consist of concept work, teasers for the upcoming premier of the Michael Webcomic, fan arts and other fillers until comics resume on Nov 2 (TOHS) and Nov 6 (Plague)! Please continue to stop by and give the sites some love, eh?
The competition was intense, the decisions not easy, but the SpiderForest Comic Collective has selected eleven new comics and their creator teams to join the ranks!
We are proud and pleased to introduce the following comics and their creative teams! Help us welcome them by stopping by their comics and giving them a read through!