Good morning forest dwellers!
Exciting news! July 6th will kick off the NEW Spiderforest Home Page! The transition will be behind the scenes, but accessing this site next Monday should bring up the brand spanking new look! We are uber-excited for the upgrade and give a huge shout out and thank you to Delphina, Varethane, and MonicaNC for their hard work getting the site coded, populated, and running! Thanks are also in order for the entire stable of creators who updated their promo items and donated resources to help make the transition pretty flawless!
Anniversaries and Milestones
Altar Girl turns 3 years old on July 7! (And of course, 7/7 also happens to be Ashley Altars’ birthday!)
The Only Half Saga turned 9 years old in June!
The Revolution turns 6 on July 7th and will be resuming less irregular updates this summer once their computer issue is resolved.
July 14 will be Bad Moon Rising’s 1 year anniversary!
July 2nd – Supervillainous #200 goes live!
Hiatuses and Returns
MoonSlayer is coming back on July 20th!
July 7 is also the launch date for the ALTAR GIRL KICKSTARTER!!
Altar Girl will be running a new Kickstarter campaign for BOOK 2, starting July 7 going thru the 28th. Anyone who missed BOOK 1 will also have a change to pledge for the set, with lots of fun new goodies to be announced! Now is a great time to catch up on Chapters 4-6 at http://www.altar-girl.com!
Kata of “Altar Girl” will also be at Boston Comic Con for the first time! The con is July 31-Aug 2. Hope to see you there!
On August 1st, 2015, Tigershark will be publishing the Prequel to Forgotten Ties! Brothers Martin: In the Beginning goes into detail about how Tom and Steve ended up cyborgs and how it has changed their lives! Be on the lookout for Presale announcements mid-July!
As promised, we have a bit of news regarding the site’s upgrade. WOO HOO! Our crew has done a fantastic job building the new site and it is very near being ready to go live! A few more tweaks… creator images to upload and update and we are hoping to have the new brand up and running this month! Keep on the lookout!
Tigershark06 says: Monday June 1st, along with the regularly scheduled page update, The Only Saga will get a minor site upgrade! Please stop by and check out the changes! ENJOY!
Anniversaries and Milestones!
Sombulus by Delphina celebrated its 5th anniversary last month! Thank you so much for reading, and helping get Sombulus Book 2 funded! Here’s to 5 more years of flying toasters and alternate reality Starbucks!
Chapter 3 of Soul to Call by Rommie begins on Friday June 12th! Forced to survive together, will Avril, Eli, and James learn to cooperate? Or will the night tear them apart?
On June 12th School Spirit by Dutch reached it’s 11th year of production! Congratulations on the long and impressive run of strips!
A bit of news for May from the SpiderForest? Yes, please!
Sombulus is on Kickstarter! Get your world-hopping adventure started with Book 1 and/or Book 2 now through May 15th. We’re halfway to the goal, but we need your help to get the rest of the way! Thanks for your support!
Gemutations: Plague began its next chapter on April 27th! Tension continues to escalate in Unfortunate Circumstance. Tom finds himself trapped with the enemy, unable to escape. What do his captors have in store for him?
Also, Lapse returns from hiatus! Who is the mysterious shadow girl? What’s with Bean’s phone? All these questions will be temporarily ignored while Bean runs for her (after?)life from the skeletal shadow monsters and tries to find a way back to the world of the living.
Thanks for reading, everyone!
Welcome to April! We are making slow progress on the site upgrade and hope to start really rolling on it as summer approaches.
So let’s get to member news!
What Nonsense has just reached its 200th page! To celebrate, Caitlin has uploaded a special donation desktop wallpaper. You can download the wallpaper here!
Terra hit 300 pages and it’s 6th anniversary on March 20th. It also hit our $100 milestone on Patreon this month.
What it Takes starts chapter 19! Time for some rip-roaring, bloody adventure! Rated R.
Malaak, Angel of Peace is updating on a regular weekly schedule again, for the run-up to the story’s epic conclusion which is coming up fast…
dream*scar is going on an indefinite hiatus while Heather recovers from a wrist injury. But no worries, it’ll be back as soon as she’s better!
Starting May 7, Lasalle’s Legacy will be on hiatus while Jen goes on maternity leave. She estimates the hiatus will be about six months. Check the LaSalle’s Legacy website in November 2015 for more details as to when and how the comic will be updating after the hiatus. See everyone then!
To help celebrate the pending release of Gemutations: Mercenaries and Angels, there will be a special promotion!
Kickstarters, Books and Other Promotions
For a limited time, Gemutations: Plague Kindle Edition will be available for $0.99 from April 1st-8th in the US and L 0.99 in the UK! Compliment your Second Edition of M&A with it’s sequel for an amazingly low price!
That’s right for as little as $5 you can get both M&A and Plague on Kindle!
April First! Mark your calendars!
Sombulus will be launching on Kickstarter April 16th! Grab Book 1 to start your world-hopping adventure or the all-new Book 2, which features the thrilling conclusion of the Tirani arc!
That looks like it for now! Stay tuned for more news!
Commissions, Kickstarters and Patreons
Gemutations: Mercenaries and Angels – 10th Anniversary Edition
April first will mark the release of the 10th anniversary edition of Gemutations: Mercenaries and Angels by our very own Tigershark06 (AKA Darwin)! Heavily revised and edited, the 2nd edition of the book is nearly twice the length of the original! It will be available on Kindle through Amazon and in Print through Createspace and Amazon!
Rejoin Tigershark, a gemue (genetically mutated human), as he tries to complete a contract for an information saboteur, only to find that the mark is one slippery fish! He comes to find things aren’t always what they seem on the surface!
Keep an eye out for updates on Darwin’s Author Page!
SpiderForest Invades Dream*Scar!
Hchano has been featuring a ton of fun community cameos in the latest scene of dream*scar, and we’re loving it! Can you find your favorite characters in the crowd from Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses, Lapse, The Sundown Boys, LaSalle’s Legacy, Sombulus, The Only Half Saga, Altar Girl, Bedlam Genesis, Bad Moon Rising, and From the Machine?
The Only Half Saga and Gemutations: Plague move to bi-weekly schedule
Due to life, both TOHS and Plague will be moving to a bi-weekly schedule.
This began Monday, March 2nd, with TOHS’s update and will run each Monday for the foreseeable future (next week will be Plague, TOHS the following etc). This is, hopefully, temporary and normal weekly updates will resume over the summer. Darwin apologizes for this, but she’s struggling to keep up.
Thanks for reading, everyone!
<_< >_> Where’d January go? For that matter where did December go? We’re into the second month of 2015? WHAT?
Apologies for not getting news out to you guys in January, things have been busy.
Major Spiderforest News
You may have noticed the time for Application has come and gone for the winter. There is a very valid reason for that.
This marvelous collective of comic creators has decided that our hubsite here at SpiderForest.com needs a facelift, pronto! We are in the process of redesigning the site to better reflect our commitment to maintaining this community. When this project is complete, we will once again accept applications for those seeking to join us. We apologize for the late announcement in this regard, and ask for your patience as we go about this project. Remember, this collective is organized and maintained purely on a volunteer basis, and while we are extremely proud of this legacy, sometimes it means important projects like our hubsite upgrade can take some time as schedules are rearranged around individual careers. Check back soon to see the changes!
Patreon, Kickstarter, and other Fundraiser News
Sombulus Act 5 starts January 22! To see behind-the-scenes progress shots, sneak peeks of future pages, and news about Christina’s other projects, check out her new Patreon page!
Hiatus’s and Returns
MoonSlayer will have a small break after the end of chapter 4 (and volume 1). In this time the first pages will be corrected and prepared for the 1st book printing. Meanwhile you can check its Patreon page, where the new pages, art and other stuff will be posted before the new release.
The Sundown Boys is back from hiatus! It actually happened midway through December but I missed the news haha. Resuming once a week updates, every Monday!
Star Cross’d Destiny is back from break and posting weekly. The comic’s brand new soundtrack is available to stream on the website and will be available for purchase in late January.
Avernyght has been cancelled and will be redone in book form at a later date, Bad Moon Rising will continue as scheduled, though.
Spiderforest Creators in Publishing!
MVMARCZ has just published her first novel, The Seamstress and the Sable Knight. Information can be found at http://www.marysneddon.com
What it Takes reaches 500 pages in January, with only 3 more chapters until the conclusion of the story.
LaSalle’s Legacy Chapter 19 started January 27th. Does Weatherby finally have the upper hand this time?
Welcome to December 2014. Wait, what? The year’s almost up already? Holy Cow! With that we have a lot of news to cover for the Forest so let’s get to it shall we?
Kickstarter, Patreon, and Other Campaigning News
The Chirault Kickstarter has wrapped up successfully, and Volume 1 is on the way! For anyone who missed the campaign and wants a book, you can sign up for the mailing list to receive a notice when it becomes available for order.
Soul to Call is now part of the Tapastic Support Program! Now YOU can aid in the creation of Soul to Call with as little as 1$ a month, all while earning yourself some neat rewards in return! Find out more about supporting Soul to Call here!
Anniversaries and Milestones!
Arc 17 of What it Takes wraps up on December 10th, when an all new downloadable story will become available! Find out what Whizard Marlin has been up to under King Arthur’s employ.
Soul to Call is beginning its second chapter this month. Additionally, the comic will be celebrating its one-year anniversary on December 16th!
Sombulus is wrapping up Act 4 on December 2 and will be taking a holiday break to prepare for Act 5, the Sombulus Book 2 Kickstarter, and lots of new projects in 2015. Keep in touch over the break by following her new Patreon blog and show your support! And look for the return of Sombulus in January!
Kaspall will be starting it’s final chapter this December. Head over to see the conclusion of a story that has been running for nine and a half years! There is a rumour there may be free booze involved …
Red Clause announces that Damsels Don’t Wear Glasses is back from hiatus and updating weekly again! Check it out at: DDWG is BACK
Here’s hoping that all of our creators and our readers have a safe and happy holiday season! Thanks to all for supporting our community and our comics!
- Chirault Book 1 is now on Kickstarter now through November 25, featuring the first 160 pages of the epic fantasy story! Go pledge your support and get it and other goodies!
- Christina Major of Sombulus is being featured in the Kidthulhu: Tales of Madness anthology project, now on Kickstarter through November 14! Donate now and get her exclusive Kidthulhu bookmark.
School Spirit commemorates 1500 strips
As of October 28, School Spirit has reached its 1500th strip with the last of a ten strip story line where the kids look back and remember various events from the past archives. This doubles as a retrospective on the earlier artwork of the strip at the same time.
Gemutations: Plague and The Only Half Saga return!
Tigershark announces Gemutations: Plague and The Only Half Saga will be resuming updates on November 10th and 13th respectively. She hopes you’ll join her as things heat up in both story lines!
The SpiderForest Comic of the Week continues!
Forbidden magic and technology of the high seas, the deepest forests, distant planes and darkest futures take the stage as we continue Comic of the Week throughout the SpiderForest. Look more more information about these awesome comics on your favorite SpiderForest sites!
Featured in November will be:
LaSalle’s Legacy, Chirault, Stargazer’s Gate, From the Machine, Soul to Call
Fall is officially here, and we’ve got some great news from the SpiderForest for October!
The SpiderForest Comic of the Week promotion is underway!
This fun introduction to 13 SpiderForest comics in 13 weeks spans from comics old and new, fantasy to post-apocalypse, humor to drama! It’s a great way to learn about new webcomics for your reading list.
Featured in October:
Supervillainous, Sombulus, Star Cross’d Destiny, Lapse, Sunset Grill
- Christina Major from Sombulus (table 208) and Lily Aguilar from Dark White (table 305) will be at Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco, CA on October 4 and 5! Stop by and say hello!
- We had a blast at Small Press Expo 2014! Thank you to everyone who came by the SpiderForest booth! Stay tuned for more convention appearances by our members!
Well now! September is upon us! Things are rolling right along and the horizon looks bright with the collective. Lots coming up!
Mary Sneddon) other comic Bad Moon Rising joined Spider Forest on August 8th! It is written by K.A. Maples
August 15th marked the start of dream*scar’s hiatus for an [as of yet] undetermined amount of time, so that Heather can meet some deadlines and hopefully finally set up d*s Vol 1 for print and possibly a kickstarter! If you have facebook, you can like the d*s facebook page — and to ensure you don’t miss important posts about the comic’s return [or the possible kickstarter :'D], you can enable notifications, or you can follow Heather on Twitter.
MoonSlayer is back from the summer hiatus, with a new Patreon page and new goodies + exclusive prints in the store.
Zukahnaut is now available on ComiXology, with both stories from the web and exclusive content to come!
Tigershark is currently promoting her pending release of a short story collection for the Only Half Universe called Tales from the Dead Zone by showing previews of the art her friends created to head the various stories – each image is accompanied by a synopsis of the story. You can find them each Sunday at The Only Half Saga
Altar Girl is back to regular updates post-Kickstarter! Kickstarter rewards will be mailed out throughout the month and everything should be tidied up by October. Backers, and those who missed the Kickstarter but are interested in a copy of Book 1, can pick up their goodies at the SPX table where Kata will be along with the rest of the SpiderForest crew.
After a nearly two-year hiatus, the creators of the sci-fi/fantasy digital graphic novel Panthera,, we are pleased to announce that the series is returning to regular weekly updates starting on Friday, September 19, 2014!
We hope you enjoy the series as it continues forward!
Nick Perkins will be tabling at Salt Lake Comic Con, Sept 4-6, booth Black 32. I’ll be debuting the first print edition of [i]Cooties[/i], and selling sketches.
Small Press Expo (SPX) is September 13-14th and Spiderforest is going to have a STRONG presence this year! Confirmed attendees: Christina Major (sombulus.com), Kat Feete (sunsetgrillcomic.com), Eric Menge (snowbynight.com), Christopher Paulsen (precociouscomic.com), Jennifer Zyren Smith (lasalleslegacy.com), Kata Kane (altar-girl.com), and Blair B. (starcrossd.net)! Not only that but many other members have put together a book of prints! You can preview and order in advance at Spider Forest Storefront
That’s all for now, will add more if more comes to my attention! Tigershark out!