April is a big month for the Gemutations universe!
April marks the 7th anniversary of the publishing of “Gemutations: Mercenaries and Angels”
As a celebration of sorts, the sequel, Gemutations: Plague is now out in the written version for kindle! If you’ve been dying to see the story in it’s written version, wait no more! The book will also be added to the direct lending library for those who have a premium Amazon membership! Borrow away! The more clicks the better!
Additionally the Gemutations: Plague comic officially turns 6 years old this month!
News: SPINE #1 Submarine Sundrive Complex is now available on iBookstore for all you iPads and iPhones.
The latest Twilight Lady storyline, Dance of the Indwellers, reaches its powerful conclusion this month!
Darwin and her husband will be celebrating 19 years of marriage this month! Against all the obstacles (Navy, deployments, separations and the like) their love is still going strong! This year will be one of the few that they’ve not been able to do something special as a couple to celebrate the occasion…(is a little sad)…but they’ll make up for it when he comes home again! *Wink*
Additionally Gemutations: Plague’s editing (the written version) is near completion! With luck and perseverance, the sequel to her first novel, Gemutations: Mercenaries and Angels (soon to hit it’s 7th year in print), will be available for purchase by April!!
Chapter Nine of Elaine Corvidae’s Riven Sol is now available for download as a high-quality, DRM-free PDF from DriveThru Comics.
There is a new short story available for What it Takes fans! The Proposal is a 13-page pdf story narrated by Colbey with 1-4 illustrations per page. It’s the story of how Peter proposed to Colbey, what happened to Colbey the last night she saw Peter face to face, and why these two haven’t seen each other in 8 years. Buy it here! Up until March 20, everyone who buys it will be entered in a raffle to win an original drawing.
LeyLines will be celebrating its one-year anniversary March 2nd with an increased update schedule! Now bringing you conspiracy, nefarious gods, and troublesome siblings THREE times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!
This Monday Footloose reached it’s 450th page and by some stunning piece of serendipity page 45 of chapter 12 and the end of Series 1!
We’ll be doing art posts instead every Monday for the next couple of months as we prepare for series 2 to begin- but then Keti and her gang will be back with a new adventure, some new faces, weird martial arts and a mystery to solve!
In the mean time we are also preparing the whole first series for print, and the proofs of chapters 1-5 (and the second edition of Cherry Ch 0&1) arrived this morning. I am incredibly excited about this, it is like Christmas up in here!
SpiderForest has a whole list of brand new comics added to the flock!
Say hello to our new members and check out their comics!
Gods of the Game
And now, for our regular member news!
Chromacorps will be going into it’s 8th Episode on February 1st! Within the course of Episode 8, but not in February, Chromacorps will hit it’s 200th comic. There will also be a few new twists, some reveals, and some pretty serious situations for a few members of the team. So stay tuned every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday!
What it Takes turned two years old on January 19th! Belated, but eh, still cool right? Arc 9 starts on February 15th and will finally reveal what Colbey did to make Arthur want to kill her.
Xander has changed update schedules from Mondays only to Tuesdays and Fridays.
Twilight Lady: “Dance of the Indwellers”, a complete standalone digital graphic novel available for $0.99, is currently in the top ten bestseller list at drivethrucomics.com
Mitsukaiten’s (Cetiya) birthday is this month! Show your love and appreciation with fanarts. Or comments. Or recommendations. Or, you know, just reading her comic. She likes it when people do that.
Chirault is returning to a twice-weekly update schedule starting this month– Mondays and Fridays.
Willow’s Grove starts volume 9 next week as the Nexus Saga heads into full battle mode…
(this week offers some nice ‘splosions today and tomorrow)
Mr V is off to camp ALL THIS WEEK (Feb 13 – 17) so you won’t hear anything from him due to no internet and forty four kids running around not letting him sleep. But meanwhile, you can still read School Spirit until he comes back because he was nice and prepared and has a buffer. While you’re reading, offer a silent little prayer. If he ends up falling in stinging nettles, he knows no one did and will come back in a grump.
Sunset Grill reached its 300th page on February 3rd.
Happy new year! SF admission season is officially open once again, you have until Jan 24th to apply. Information can be found on the apply page! Here is our member news:
This month is Comic Creators for Freedom, of which Think Before You Think and What it Takes will be participating! Donate to a great cause!
The first two Twilight Lady collections (Volume 1: Demon Corridor and Volume 1.5: Tall Tales) are now available in digital (PDF) format for $0.99 each at drivethrucomics.com.
School Spirit has been updating daily for the last week and a half to make sure it reaches number 1100 on December 18, just in time for the annual End Of Year Series. Yup. 1100 on December 18. And on January 24th I’ll be publishing School Spirit #1111… Yup. Surely a row of four 1s is a milestone! I mean… I won’t get another row of 1s for another 10 000 strips!
Updates for “Cetiya” are switching to Wednesdays! Mark your calendars. Or, you know, whatever you do to remember what days those comics you like update.
The first 3 volumes of Malaak are now available as e-books, both in English and French, each with a generous serving of bonus material (36 pages for the first two, 46 pages for vol. 3) including sketches, outtakes and a photographic commentary of the locations used in the comic. Links to the e-books can be found on the order page.
Riven Sol turns two tomorrow (Jan 4)!
The written version of Gemutations: Plague is currently being edited/formatted for publishing as an E-book. While she doesn’t have a definite date of release, Darwin wants to let readers know it is coming! She will update the news on the site as progress is made! She is halfway through edits and hopes to have it completed before the 7th anniversary of M&A in April. (long before that hopefully)
The War of Winds will be reaching 400 pages in December! In the most recent turn of events, a long-lost character has appeared on Earth, along with a creature that just won’t die. But in a world with different rules, how is the same, old battle going to turn out?
Darc Sowers of Code Name Hunter has a couple of original pages of artwork from her comic up for sale for our artist auction. See them here and consider buying! Various non-original prints are also up on Artfire (more prints coming soon!) and all profits will be donated to a SpiderForest member in financial need.
The first Think Before You Think comic book is out! It includes the first 93 comic pages, as well as some commentary and deleted scenes. Sold at Indy Planet. Details here.
Cetiya will be on hiatus for the month of November while the multiple-projects-at-once-challenged creator attempts to write a novel in 30 days. Wish her luck, and be sure to come back at the end of the month.
Chapter 8 of Riven Sol is now available on DriveThru Comics (along with the first seven chapters).
November 10th is Darwin’s birthday! She would be most grateful for gifts of art…comic related or not! Well wishes will be accepted if the short fuse is too short!
If all goes well (I hope I hope I hope) Plague will hit its 250th page on the 21st of November. Fan Arts are most welcome, and with the bigger readership, Darwin is hoping to have a more successful “Name that Frame” event with the title!
SpiderForest is raising money for an artist in financial need by selling prints! Get prints of your favorite webcomics here!
The Only Half Saga will be reaching its 300th official page on October 12th (barring any unforeseen delays)! The readers get the rewards of this milestone! Check the page on October 5th for a breakdown of the “Name that Frame Contest” and to get a first peek at the rules – slated to start on October 13 and run through the 17th! The winner gets a full page/full color piece of art! The following Wednesday, October 19th, there will be a special surprise for readers! Darwin hopes you’ll join her for the fun!
The first chapter of Twilight Lady: The Indwellers is now available in its entirety online! 25 full-color pages filled with otherworldly intrigue involving strange demonic entities, weirdly-shaped horticulture, and the mysterious leader of a goth-rock band. And of course, the death-dealing troubadour from the nether realm known as the Lady in the Hood. Twilight Lady’s readership has nearly doubled since this storyline began… find out why!
Malaak: Angel of Peace is in the official selection of the Festival International de la Bande Dessinée d’Algérie, and I’ll be in Algiers next week to present volume 4 at the event.
Apple Valley is back! I’m going to spend the next few updates doing a tongue-in-cheek “crappy recap clip episode” and then resume normal comic functions. Also, I’m looking for an artist to do backgrounds for me.
News for the SpiderForest DeviantArt group: I am in process of putting together a Icon contest for the Deviant Art Group for Spiderforest! I need contributors for art, I need people who would like to participate and other details! To give feedback, cast your lot into the participants bin, or you want to help by donating prizes please see the details on the Spiderforest Deviantart Group profile
What it Takes celebrates 150 comics on September 2nd! Our annoyed heroine Colbey must decide if dangerous long-shot is worth the risk to find her fiance Peter. On a personal note, Kez is super excited to have started medical school classes and will be trying as hard as she can to maintain her comic schedule.
Cetiya has launched a brand new site layout this month! Head on over and check it out.
School Spirit doesn’t know if 1050 comics counts as a milestone. Drop on by and tell Dutch you think he’s insane! Of course it does!
Code Name Hunter may have no news this month, but they are still amazing.
August comes with a lot of updates for the SpiderForest team. Welcome to the Class of July 2011:
The Cyanthian Chronicles by Tiffany Ross
Spare Keys for Strange Doors by Lucy Lyall
Panthera by D.Z. McRoy and Jeffery Kan
The Revolution by Blue and Aze (link to SpiderForest mirror to come as soon as it is available.)
And, in the member news:
Twilight Lady has a new art team and new storyline, “The Indwellers” – a standalone tale that’s a perfect jumping-on point for new readers, as it requires no knowledge of previous events in the series. Twilight Lady is an ongoing webcomic about the exploits of a troubadour/demonslayer, the cult following she inspires, and the enemies she makes… in this life and the next!
School Spirit is entering it’s 87th month of uninterrupted updates? A year and a tad more and that’s 100 months old…
Nahast will be leaving hiatus some time this month!
Volume 5 of Malaak begins this month! A teaser page sketch is up on http://lebanesecomics.blogspot.com in the meanwhile.
Code Name: Hunter started on August 23, 2001. Which means, it’ll be ten years old this month. We’re holding an art contest (with prizes) but the deadline is fast approaching! All entries are due August 14th. For more information, please visit the contest page.
Xander is turning 1 this month.
On August 17th The Only Half Saga will be officially caught up on the archive and will take over as the numero uno site for updates! From 10-14 August, the updates will slow to a single page a day (rather than 10-12 a day), and on Wednesday the 17th of August a brand new page will roll out!
On August 10th, Chromacorps will be starting it’s 6th Episode!
The Cyantian Chronicles is turning 13 this August. I began in 1998. That’s 13 years, right?
(Everyone else: o_____________o)
It’s July, and that means SpiderForest is once again accepting applications for new members until July 24th. If you have a webcomic with 15 or more pages complete that meets our very simple criteria, and you’re interested in joining a group of committed comic creators, SF may be the place for you! Submit your application to the network, and current members will vote on your inclusion. Check our apply page for more information.
Member news as it comes!
We’ve got a monumental announcement from Dutch: May 15th is 1000 strips for School Spirit! Congratumegalations!
Kat of Sunset Grill had her daughter, Eleanor Rahil, on May 4th. Both mama and daughter are doing well, although comic-making is on a bit of a hold. More details (and the inevitable baby pictures) are up on her personal blog.
From Joumana we have: Malaak part IV: Marked by Fire has reached completion Publishing is planned for mid-June, and pre-orders are open with special rewards until May 22!
Show your support by voting for Between Places on Top Webcomics for daily different vote incentives!
Issues 1-5 of KEZ’s What it Takes series is now for sale. Get ‘em while they’re hot!