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!
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!
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!
Comings and Goings
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!
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!
Kindle Apps are Free! (Look for the button below the title image!)
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!
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!
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!|