01 Dec

Wintery December Greetings from SpiderForest!



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!

Buffer Breaks


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.

01 Nov

Fall into Fall… November News!

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 jemmayoung.studios@gmail.com 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 alarainesteele@gmail.com

Conventions and Appearances!

Laura Graves will be at ShortRun in Seattle on November 4th!
G Pike is going to be at YoumaCon in Detroit November 3-5, and they will have 3 volumes of Title Unrelated!

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!

Soul’s Journey is gradually being translated into German and now available to read.



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!

09 Oct

SpiderForest News for October!

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!

Kickstarter News!

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?

15 Sep

Congrats to the Electric Eleven!

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!


Obscurato
by Deanna Brigman (creator), Ryan Burst (Letterist), Basia Padlo (Editor)


Hex Lovers
by Teo Acosta


Heart of Keol
by Min “Keiiii” Kwon


The Magpie
by Bones McKay and Ursula Gray

Littlelight Asylum
by Julian Dominguez (Writer), Esther Pimentel (Artist), Toben Racicot (Letterer)


Bonabyl
by Manek D’Silva


Folklore
by Adam Ma and Colin Tan Wei


Children of Eldair
by Jemma M. Young


Tistow: Small Trolls
by Elli Puukangas (inks),
Karoliina Hankonen (colors)


Beneath the Clouds
by Caroline Parkinson


I, Mummy
by Andy Purviance

01 Sep

September News

SpiderForest will be tabling at Small Press Expo (SPX) Sept 16-17th! You can find them at table A14. List of exhibitors: Kata Kane, Christopher Paulsen, Matthieu Moyen, Alyssa Alecci, Izzy Ross, Jennifer Zyren Smith.

 

Altar Girl / Kata Kane will be at Baltimore Comic Con Sept 22-24th.
Kata’s new book series ANA AND THE COSMIC RACE (Amy Chu / Kata Kane) will be in-stores late September. Order code is JUL172058 so please spread the word and help get the book in to your local comic shops!

 

Darwin Comics is going on Hiatus for the month of October! If you’re a fan of The Only Half Saga or Gemutations: Plague, Darwin is making an all call for fan arts, short comics, drabbles, or anything else in either universe to help her fill out the gaps! If you’re interested in helping, click any contact button on Darwin Comics, Gemutations Plague, or The Only Half Saga! All contributions should be sent to Darwin NLT September 22nd! She thanks you from the bottom of her heart!

 

 

Kevin Hayman of Mailbox Rocketship will be at the Memphis Comic Expo in Memphis, Tennessee September 16th and 17th at the Agricenter! He’ll be selling prints, original art, and signing/chatting! Tickets available here: TICKETS

 

 

Soul to Call will be going on break for the month while Rommie works on the script and rebuilding her buffer. Guest art will be posted in the meantime. The comic will return with Chapter 6 on OCTOBER 2nd!

 

 

MoonSlayer returns September 4th! With a new layout, and lots of new content!

New digital content available:

MoonSlayer Sketchbook I -digital-

and… MoonSlayer Sketchbook I -special printed edition- preorder starts this month!

The Spider and the Thorn (short story + extras)

 

 

 

The Cyantian Chronicles just turned 19! Come and see how far it’s come and where it’s going!

 

 

Castoff returns from hiatus on Friday, September 1st!

 

 

Lapse has entered Chapter 5!

01 Aug

SpiderForest News for August!

August Application Season!

That’s right! Application Season is upon us!
Do you have a long form or strip comic? Do you have at least fifteen pages of non-prologue story posted? Are you looking for a supportive community of like minded-creators to share your knowledge and learn? Then your opportunity is here! From now until August 20, 2017, applications are being accepted!

Please be sure you look into the FAQ and read the Apply page before submitting your work for consideration! Good luck to all who apply!

Remember! if you have applied once before you are REQUIRED to solicit critique from the community before applying. Please stop by the Forums and start a thread!

A Huge Thank You!


Because of you, our collaborators, supporters, and creators, The SpiderForest Anthology Kickstarter was a huge success!
A hundred and seventy-two backers raised $6,039 dollars and helped reach not only our $5,000 dollar goal, but three stretch goals!
We are working on clearing all the pledges, gathering all of the digital goodies and extra stories together, and have already ordered the enamel pins! We hope to have things set up, printed, and ready to go by the time SPX rolls around!

This would not have been possible without all of you! We truly appreciate your support in making this first Anthology a reality!

The Demon Archives Kickstarter!


Dan Sharp and Seba are Kickstarting their first volume of The Demon Archives! With lots of goodies and extras up for grabs, take a look and consider backing a stellar post-apocalyptic, science fiction war story!

Convention Appearance


G. Pike, of Title Unrelated will be making an appearance at Flame Con in NYC (New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge) on August 19-20. Stop by booth D55 and say hello!


Comings and Goings


Arbalest returns from hiatus August 7th! What strange happenings are taking place in the town of Arbalest?

Sunset Grill returns on August 1st and is celebrating its 9th Anniversary!

Chronicles of Oro will be on hiatus during the month of August while Julia prepares for Chapter 4! Updates will resume August 29th just in time for the title’s 2nd Anniversary!

Cosmic Fish is going to go on month hiatus from August 1st to September 4th.

New Book Releases!

The creator of Cosmic Dash has put together a pack of PDF’s for purchase through Gumroad! Check it out!
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The first installment of the Cosmic Dash‘s sister-story, Galactic Hub Serreven, has been released as an ebook! It follows the adventures of Angn D’Lazmuh as he starts his job as the administrator of the titular space station.
You can download the ebook directly from Gumroad for $1.99!
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Additionally, the first volume Cosmic Dash “Silver Spiral Stories” is now for sale. The book features two stories, “Signing Bonus” and “Son of the Soil” in a 106 page ebook for only $2.99. Extras include a timeline and glossary.
You can find the ebook on gumroad
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The Cosmic Dash collaboration between David Davis and Jamil Gonzalez, of Jasper Gold fame, is finally available. This 53 page ebook features a comic drawn by Jamil and two bonus short stories, one of which is completely new.
Download it on Gumroad for just $2.99!
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Unrelated to the Cosmic Dash projects, the first volume of a twitter-based, jam comic: RGBots is now available for $2.99. Included in the collection are the released comics comics from the account, unpublished comics, and a four page comic written and illustrated by the creator of Cosmic Dash.
You can download your copy at Gumroad.

The Only Half Trilogy is live on Amazon! This is an exclusive Kindle Download of the first three Only Half Saga Novels under one cover! This 1,078 page Omnibus includes all new story cover art, special features and a foreword about how The Only Half Saga came to life! At $10.99 on Amazon, now’s the time to get all of the current Only Half stories!

No Kindle?

No Problem!

Kindle Apps are Free! (Look for the button below the title image!)
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Don’t forget that Darwin also has eleven other novels for sale!

You can find her listings on Amazon or her Bookstore! Additionally she has all of the print titles in stock should you want an autographed copy! Bulk discounts are available direct! Contact her via her home page!

21 Jul

August Application Season 2017!

It’s that time of year again!

Do you have a long form or strip comic? Does your work have at least 15 pages or more (better yet, at least a full non-prologue chapter)? Are you looking for a place where you can share your ideas, get advice, and be a part of a bigger community?

Look no further!

Spiderforest will hold it semi-annual Member Applications starting August first and running through the 20th!

Time to start checking out the FAQ and polishing up your application!

Don’t forget if you are a returning applicant: All creators who have applied before, are required to seek critique through the Spiderforest Forums before resubmitting their work. With only two weeks until application season starts, now’s the time to make contact and give yourself time to address any concerns brought up by the members of the forum.

While this policy applies to applicants who are reapplying, we encourage even new applicants to come by the forums and solicit critique in advance of the application season!

Application season will open on August first and run through the 20th!

Good luck to all who apply!

01 Jul

SpiderForest News for July!

Now on Kickstarter – The SpiderForest Anthology!

The SpiderForest Anthology Kickstarter is running now through July 14! Help bring to life our book of 20 never-before-seen comics and also get enamel spider pins, comic cameos, custom art, and prints!

New Book Releases for July


Title Unrelated Volume 3 will be available starting in July, and G Pike will be at Indy Pop Con July 7-9 with copies of Title Unrelated Volumes 1-3 for sale!

Are you a fan of The Only Half Saga? Darwin has a surprise exclusive coming out in July! The TOHS Omnibus! Get all three TOHS novels – Before the Fall, Redemption, and Endgame – in one complete Kindle Download! Stay tuned to Darwin Comics for further information and release dates!

New Chapters and Milestones



Soul’s Journey leaps into its fourth chapter at the end of July.



A new Spare Keys for Strange Doors story has started, with Lucy back at the drawing board after her maternity leave! Join her for another thrilling adventure, as we find out exactly how far one cat will go to get extra dinner.


My Hero! celebrates its first year anniversary on July 11!




Gemutations: Plague started its epilogue chapter “Making it Official” on June 26th! Two cures and a wedding? Even better, Darwin is going to post updates Mondays and Fridays for the foreseeable future!

Castoff will be going on hiatus for a bit while Star makes the big move to Japan! The hiatus will begin July 24th and run for a few weeks, with guest art posting in the interim!
Arbalest will be on break for the month of July so that Leah can rebuild her buffer and go on a super belated honeymoon with her wife. Regular updates will resume on Monday, August 7!!
666 Bistro will be going on hiatus while Laura moves into her new home!! Updates will resume once she’s all settled and has internet again! Stay up to date with her on Twitter during the pause!


20 Jun

Spider Forest Anthology Kickstarter is LIVE!

The Spiderforest Webcomic Collective is pleased to announce the Kickstarter launch of its first-ever member anthology!

Collective members were challenged to come up with short stories incorporating spiders and forests. The result? A full-color, 130-page anthology featuring twenty standalone comics, in genres ranging from fantasy to cyberpunk, from the apocalyptic to the surreal.

The Kickstarter campaign to fund offset printing of the anthology will run from June 20th to July 14th. Apart from the book, it features a variety of custom rewards from Spiderforest creators: custom art, sketch editions, cameo appearances, and a Kickstarter-exclusive enamel pin featuring the collective’s “comic spider” logo.

Check out more details about the anthology, the stories, and the creators on the Kickstarter page!

03 Jun

Spider Forest News for June!


One of our members, HELM, has been honored with a Eisner Award Nomination for Best Digital Comic! Please consider giving them your vote this month!


And big congratulations to the HELM team for their nomination!

SpiderForest creators have been working extra hard to bring you our very first SpiderForest Comic Anthology – the Kickstarter for which will be coming soon!

The Anthology will be 100+ pages of short comics based on the theme “Spider + Forest”. Consider supporting the Spider Forest Webcomic Collective by becoming a backer!

Conventions and Appearances



Kristin Tipping of Evil Witch Allie will be at Hot Comics and Collectables in New Hope, MN on June 14th!


James Nelson of Monster Lands, Laura Graves of Witches Get Stitches, and Kata Kane of Altar Girl will be at Heroes Con June 16-18!


Robin Childs of LeyLines will be attending Denver Comic Con June 30 – July 2nd, debuting: Wavemen Episode 1. Set in the Heian period, Wavemen is about a team of legendary heroes at the Emperor’s command who are tasked with investigating and solving supernatural crime. Book 4 of LeyLines will also be available!

LeyLines Fan-Creation Contest! Theme: MODERN AU. Due date: July 1st. More information (prizes, how to submit, etc) can be found at Leylines! Robin Childs of LeyLines is offering a new Patreon reward! Monthly Coaching Calls. Get assistance reaching your novel or webcomic dreams!

july hiatus
Soul’s Journey will be back with weekly updates on June 1st – jumping right into the next intermission.
Darwin Comics resumes normal updates starting June first with The Only Half Saga. Darwin thanks you for your patience while she tidied up some things!

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