Friday, August 27, 2010

Read Comics in Public Day–28 August

August 28 is READ COMICS IN PUBLIC DAY!!  That’s right you have an excuse (like you need one) to go out into the world with your comic collection and proudly read your favorites for all to see!

Get a picture of yourself enjoying your comics in public! If you have a copy of a SpiderForest  comic, (or ANY comic!) please send me your pic! Or head over to your favorite hot-spot and pull up this site or a comic on your laptop or phone and show me (and the world!) that you are a comic lover and proud of it!

Just send in your pic and we’ll post it here and on the official site! Have fun and ENJOY your COMICS!!

posted by swikan at 1:07 pm  

Monday, April 5, 2010

Life’s a Witch Contest

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Life’s a Witch is having a contest! Three lucky readers will receive a copy of Sugar Ninjas (Sweet Book), an anthology of great cartoons and art from female up-and-coming creators, AND a copy of  “Cold Hands, Warm Heart”, a Life’s a Witch mini comic featuring some recent strips from the comic series. Entering is easy! Check the official announcement for details HERE!
posted by swikan at 12:54 pm  

Sunday, August 30, 2009

End of Poppett’s Story

The end of the first Avernyght story has gone up. Next story to start on Labor Day. :)

posted by mvmarcz at 8:43 pm  

Wednesday, August 12, 2009



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Contact: Samantha Wikan
email: swikan @

A Virtual Gallery As Part of Monsters of Webcomics Exhibit

Georgetown, Texas, USA – 11 August 2009: The Comic Art Museum in San Francisco, California, is hosting “The Monsters of Webcomics” exhibit from August 8 through December 6, 2009. Sample strips of SpiderForest comics Rune Master: Tales of a Demon Slayer, The Artiste Manquée, and Life’s a Witch are included in the Virtual Gallery of webcomics. They appear alongside Eisner-nominated webcomics (Wondermark, by David Malki, and The Lady’s Murder, by Eliza Frye) as well as beginner webcomics to show the spectrum of styles and genre available on the web.

“I really believe that comics on the web are the next step for creators and readers,” said Samantha Wikan, creator of Life’s a Witch. “The Monsters of Webcomics exhibit is another sign that webcomics are working their way into the mainstream.”

SpiderForest Webcomic Collective has been a home for fine webcomics since 2004. hosts comics and comic-related blogs and accepts applications for new members twice a year.

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For more information or further reading:

email Samantha Wikan: swikan @

SpiderForest Webcomic Collective:

Rune Master: Tales of a Demon Slayer:

The Artiste Manquée:

Life’s a Witch:

Cartoon Art Museum:

Complete list of Monsters of Webcomic comics:

posted by KEZ at 1:52 am  

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Official Press Release


June 2009 Applications Now Accepted for Entry to SpiderForest Network

June 1, 2009

The SpiderForest webcomic collective is now accepting applications for entry to the private network until June 24th.  New members are welcomed bi-annually based on an admissions process where current SpiderForest members read, review and vote on each application.

Everyone interested is encouraged to apply, though not everyone is accepted. Application details can be found at

Since 2004, SpiderForest has hosted experienced webcomic creators in an environment free of mandatory ads or unoriginal site templates. SpiderForest offers FTP access for the maximum amount of site customization, cross-advertising via the network header, free hosting, a comic creator’s choice of archiving software including the SF original, easy-to-use “ProPanda,” and a diverse array of fellow comics. SpiderForest claims no intellectual or property rights on comics that it hosts.

Current members include the creators of such long-time comics as NAHAST: LANDS OF STRIFE (Alejandro Melchor), REQUIEM (James Roden) and SPECIAL SCHOOL (Andy Mason). New comics welcomed in the previous round of admissions include BETWEEN PLACES (Tiffany M), LIFE’S A WITCH (Samantha Wikan), and SHI LONG PANG (Ben Costa).


Ran Jado

[email protected]


posted by KEZ at 7:12 pm  

Monday, December 1, 2008

Three pages from a Requiem Tarot…

As kind of an ongoing art exercise, I’ve been putting together a set of Tarot cards based on characters in my webcomic.  Well, after a bit of a pause in working on them, I thought I’d let everybody know that there are three new ones added to the gallery.

You can find the Ace of Wands, Queen of Swords, Queen of Cups, and a lot more over at

The newest ones are the last three in the gallery.  Enjoy!

posted by maximkovalenko at 2:16 am  

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Nahast reaches a milestone!

Lands of StrifeOn Monday Nov 10th, Nahast: Lands of Strife broke the 1,000 daily visits ceiling by recording 1,023 visitors to the site just one week after celebrating its 6th anniversary. Since the comic started in 2002, attendance has been slow but steady, gaining a small but loyal following that has been steadily growing over the years. In 2008, Nahast made the leap from its humble origins at Comic Genesis and to its current home in the SpiderForest community, followed soon after by its affiliation to Palace in the Sky. I can attribute this growth to a more aggressive advertising campaign, the support of the SpiderForest and Palace in the Sky member comics and a more stable updating schedule, which has previously suffered from several tumbles and delays as life interferes with the eternal quest for the Right Way To Do The Art, particularly as I consider myself more a writer who learned to draw than an artist with a story, and I’m always experimenting new tricks and techniques. The comic’s sister site: Chronicles of the 5th Age, has stalled for the last several months, but is looking at a revival soon, along with the opening of the third member of the overall Nahast project: Heroes and Legends, a site devoted to the role-playing and world-building aspects of the story, which were moved out of the comic’s site proper so they could have their own space and will include maps (finally!), a more detailed history of the world, a gazzeteer of the most important nations and rules for including parts of Nahast’s elements into role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons. Reaching this milestone is encouraging; it means a lot to an author to know that his work is enjoyed by other people, and hopefully, the 2,000 mark will not take another 6 years to reach.

posted by Al-X at 3:29 pm  

Monday, October 6, 2008

A little piece of art…

My first experiment with underpainting…a little piece called “Red”

posted by maximkovalenko at 11:23 pm  

Monday, September 8, 2008

And another one for the Back to School Fest!

When we first started talking about this event, I decided to take a different slant on this than what I would normally take. Within Requiem, there are a group of Professors who are instrumental to the story, and I decided to give them their time in the sun.

So without further ado I present: Professor Clarence Gage, E.D.G.A.R., Professor Jeremy Haas, Professor Kathleen Adair, and Professor James Thalim.

posted by maximkovalenko at 8:54 pm  

Monday, July 28, 2008

Kitsunemori on sale!

As I expected, no payment for my book materialized by the end of the deadline I set. I actually didn’t have any hope of it happening; these people have been leading me on for a year and a half, so it’s time to make good on my threat: as soon as I have some time, Kitsunemori will be on sale through my store section, at a lower price than it sells on online stores.

Now… should I go the extra mean step and actually advertise it on PW ads on RPG-related sites?

[EDIT] Well, it’s up now; get it while it’s hot! :)

posted by Al-X at 12:24 pm