New comics for August!
Iron Clad Man
Snow by Night
Demon Hunter Kain
If you’re interested in joining SpiderForest, application season opens again in January. Reapplicants are always welcome, and we look forward to reading your comics come next season.
And now for the August member news.
dream*scar is going on hiatus on August 3rd so that Heather can evict that pesky baby she’s been harboring for several months now. Feel free to keep up with news about the comic’s return or other d*s related things via twitter or facebook.
Willow’s Grove will hit episode 900 next week (which, really, the numbering is kinda’ off as I am finding more of my older strips in either digital copy or hardcopy and rescanning them to put into the archive so the number is actually over 1100, but I’m using the numbering system from the restart in 2008 for the 900 number).
Part 2 of Twilight Lady: OCCUPY Senserealm begins this month. WARNING: Chapter contains cameos by characters from 3 SpiderForest comics – LeyLines, The Only Half Saga, and Dream*scar!
Sunset Grill turned four years old and reached 350 pages in the first week of August. The creator is trying to look like she planned that.
SpiderForest is open for applications until the end of July. If you’ve been thinking about it, now’s the time to get your application in!
The Only Half Saga’s last chapter of Endgame – “Life’s Stupidities” comes to a conclusion on July 4th! With every ending there is a new beginning and TOHS is no exception. Beginning the very next Monday (July 10th), “Not Ready to Die” joins the ranks with a three time a week update schedule! Hope to see you there!
The Online Store for Leylines is OPEN! Whether you’re looking for the ultimate collector’s edition hardcover Volume One, the sleek and money-saving Paperback or you’re in the mood for fun buttons, bookmarks, and [url=http://mokopress.storenvy.com/collections/89007-posters”>posters, the there’s something exciting for you to discover! Explore the Online Store today!
The online store for Malaak, Angel of Peace has been revamped, providing easier access to the books as well as original art and other collector items.
Malaak‘s also been on the international scene this week being a guest at the Hay Festival, with a feature by Paul Gravett.
I just finished putting together School Spirit’s 100th story arc, which has been running on site for about a week or two so far. 100 story arcs is a milestone, isn’t it?
News for SPINE! Chapter 3: Infiltrators is complete. In July, the second book will be on iBookstore and Chapter 4 will begin! Stay tuned for the third apocalypse.
July is coming up! SpiderForest is open for applications in July, so have a look at the application page to learn what you’ve gotta do. Applications go through an approval process to keep things relatively close-knit… we’re looking for comics and creators that enhance our selection, who will benefit from the collective. If you’re an interested SpiderForest reader with a comic, get your applications ready for July 1st! Anyone with any type of comic is welcome to apply, we’re not theme-exclusive, but you can get a good idea of what we love and are more likely to accept by reading our other comics.
Tuesday, 12th June, is School Spirit’s eighth anniversary.
Any reader guest art people want to send in about the kids and the spirits will go up through the week onto the front page as happens each anniversary week.
Then… it’s back to normal updates again.
Cos there aren’t enough of those yet.
Footloose series 2 has begun! Keti is back at the Dojo, and has her brain back under her full control now, Sparkle is still missing, and things ought to be great. But her two best friends are sort of …distracted, and a mystery is unfolding at the Dojo as some new students pay a visit. Our resident herione/terrible martial artist will have to turn detective and use all the skills at her disposal to unravel the plot before something bad happens…
We’d also like to thank everyone for their patience whilst we’ve been on hiatus, and hope they’re enjoyed the intermission!
“Cetiya” turns four on June 15th! Well… that’s four in internet posting years. Closer to six if we count when the planning and research started. Honestly, let’s just go with four.
The Only Half Saga turns six years old this month! Now no need for celebrations, Cabal hates birthdays…so don’t feel the need for fan arts or special wishes (at least don’t give them to him!)
On Gemutations this month, “Reminiscing” comes to its conclusion, and a new chapter starts. “Small Miracles” will be picking up on June 18th! Can’t really explain that without spoiling something so I’ll let you guys discover for yourself!
And one more item of note! G: P and TOHS are being consolidated under a single home page – Darwin Comics! While the redirects aren’t yet completed, the site is up and running! All major news will be announced through the blog on the page, while each week’s comics will have a synopsis included. Stop by, take a look around, bookmark it if you will, and let me know what you think!
On Panthera, “An Ounce of Chaos” finally concludes this week with our mystery villain. Don’t forget to check up on us later this week for the cover of our next chapter.
Between Places is off of hiatus! We thank you for your patience and invite you to check out the latest page of the short comic Those Who Favor Fire or click the link to read it from the beginning.
After a long hiatus due to life circumstances, Malaak is updating again!
Think Before You Think now has its own forum! Come join the discussion – vote for your favorite character, and tell us what superpower you would like to have.
News: SPINE #1 is also on available on Amazon Kindle as well iBookstore.
A new Twilight Lady tale, “OCCUPY Senserealm”, begins! The Nameless Lady in the Hood wakes up in a realm completely alien to one such as she – a college campus! Where a strange sort of gathering is taking place… one with a mystery guest of honor from a neighboring dimension.
The Only Half Saga begins the final chapter of Endgame: “Life’s Stupidities.” With that the title has moved up to two updates a week! Check back every Wednesday and Saturday for a new page!
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.