The SpiderForest Webcomic Collective Established in 2004, SpiderForest is a not-for-profit webcomic collective run by volunteer comic creators. We feature and curate over 100 high-quality, free-to-read webcomics. en-us The SpiderForest Webcomic Collective 144 130 June News! Tue, 01 Jun 2021 00:00:00 PST

News about summer breaks, new chapters, book releases and tunes... and our annual member application season!

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SpiderForest News for May 2021 Sat, 01 May 2021 00:00:00 PST

Spring transitions into summer and who doesn't want to go for a dip in a nice cool body of water hmmm? Dip your toes into some of our amazing webcomics to help while away those hot summer days.

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Hop on over to your favorite comics this April and find all the fun surprises in store! Thu, 01 Apr 2021 00:00:00 PST

Sombulus is currently running a Kickstarter for its third volume. Check it out and give it some support!

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Welcome to the new Wed, 24 Mar 2021 09:00:00 PST

We are SO excited to introduce everyone to our freshly-redesigned website! Developed by Alyssa Alecci of Lapse, it includes some amazing new comic-finding features and a fresh new look!

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SpiderForest News for March '21 Mon, 01 Mar 2021 07:00:00 PST

Spring is in the air! Spider Friend has found the proverbial pot of gold! You can too, in the form of great member comics!

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SpiderForest News for February! Mon, 01 Feb 2021 18:39:28 PST

Header art: Valentine SpiderFriend by Christina Major of?Sombulus!

Love is in the air! Give your favorite webcomics likes, shares, and comments and let them feel the love this month! Or keep an eye on our Comic of the Week promotion and get matched with a new favorite!

Comics of the Week kicks off February 1st and runs through the week of March 28th! Stop by?SpiderForest?or your favorite participating comics and check out the awesome array of genres and stories that are available in?SpiderForest! We hope you come away with some more to love!

Crowdfunding for February!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is taking its FINAL book to print! But it can only get there with your help! Back and spread the word about the Kickstarter!

Chapter 24: Firewall will also be starting Feb 1st! And Monday Feb 22nd, there will be a special stream for XII's 5th anniversary at noon EST. See you there!

Find new webcomics and new tunes!

The theme of our Spotify playlist for January was 'Grand Travelling Adventures!' and we came up with 91 songs about travel by land, sea, sky and space! Cover art is from Terrafold by kirseel.
Follow us on Spotify for more music every month!

New Chapters Underway!

Alethia chapter 14 will be released! This chapter will be the climax and ending of the Narrative Factory story arc.

Now Recharging?Chapter 9 begins this month! With the retirement of the previous star gladiatorbot, a brand-new challenger prepares to step into the Red Dust Arena...

Court of Roses?is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary on February 5th! Thank you so much to all our readers for the love and support!

Once the current chapter, "Notte", is done, the next arc will take place in Calcin, a vast city of commerce and study, and has lots of chances for cameos in crowd shots! Please fill out this form if you're interested in a cameo in Court of Roses!

Be Back Soon!

Darwin Comics will be going on chapter breaks beginning March 1st for Michael and sometime mid-March for The Devil's Own! Darwin would love to show off your guest art while she is preparing for the new chapters! If interested please contact her on one or the other comics!

Lateral will be finishing Chapter 2 on February 3rd! After that it'll be on break before beginning Chapter 3 in mid/late March.

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SpiderForest News for January 2021 Fri, 01 Jan 2021 07:00:31 PST

As 2020 winds up, SpiderForest creators and teams take a retrospective look on their accomplishments and plan for the coming year. Our header reflects this by bringing back all of 2020's headers for one final hurrah of the old year!

We are all looking forward to what 2021 brings! What is in store for SpiderForest? What community and public projects will the new year bring? Stay tuned and find out!

SpiderForest is on Spotify!

SpiderForest is continuing to grow our monthly themed Spotify playlists! We already have quite a variety, and the latest addition is December's theme "In the Presence of a God" (with cover art from Sombulus by Christina Major). Follow us on Spotify for hours of eclectic listening to match you mood or creative project!

"Huzzah" Premieres!

It is our honor and privilege to welcome Huzzah into the SpiderForest lineup!

Join Gus and his niece Lily as they open a tavern and inn along a well-traveled road - one that attracts an eclectic cast of mercenaries, scoundrels, and adventurers!

Huzzah is a brand new webcomic project by long time member Zappit - creator of the super-funny Supervillainous.

Happenings Around the Forest!

Piff, the esteemed Lord of the Realm, is bored! Why not cheer them up with fan mail? Send in questions, comments or a simple ?hi? by email and get a lordly response in an upcoming Fan Mail to Lord comic!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is returning from it's winter hiatus January 4th with Chapter 22: Tattle Tale. As an extra treat, it will now be updating 6 days a week - Monday to Saturday.
But before that, why not check out all the lovely guest art we've received over the past year from wonderful artists!
And a small reminder that we'll be finishing off the series in print with our Kickstarter for Vol 3: Malice Kickstarting February 1st!

Sombulus is returning from hiatus with new pages at on January 5, and new for 2021, on Webtoon! Subscribe and enjoy the world of Sombulus all over again from the very beginning, now in mobile-friendly scrolling format!

Fighting Dreamers took a bit of a break for the holidays, but should be back in action by January 6th, barring any other outside distractions coming in that month.

Another chapter of Fate is finished and will return with chapter 6 on January 19th. During the hiatus, Fate will be open to Reader Questions which can be asked (then read) on the, Tapas and Patreon.

Soul's Journey will return on Jan 28th.

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SpiderForest News for December! Tue, 01 Dec 2020 16:21:26 PST

Whether enjoying snowy outdoor mayhem or staying on the couch with a warm cup of cocoa, we hope your December is full of fun! Be sure to check in and catch up with all your favorite SpiderForest comics!

Ask our Artists!

Fate chapter five will be finished on December 22nd and will then be open for Fate questions.
Answers to questions will be posted on the Fate's main site and over on the Tapas site on December 29th. Fate will return January 19th.

December 16th will be Soul to Call's 7-year anniversary! To celebrate, author Rommie is holding a Q&A where you can ask questions about the comic or their creative process. You can submit your questions here.

New Platforms and Tiers!

Now Recharging is now available to read on INKR! INKR is an international platform for manga, webtoons, comics, and manhua from publishers big and small as well as independent studios and creator-owned comics. Check it out in the INKR app!

Ever dreamed of becoming an official citizen of Buffet in the Realm of Owls comic? Then swoop on to the Owl Basket Team's Patreon page and grab the brand new Citizen tier! Get a randomly generated owl avatar and your name displayed on the Realm of Owls website!

Be Back Soon!

XII: Of Magic and Muses is going on its December Hiatus - but we'll have a full roster of gorgeous artwork to put up while we wait for the next chapter dropping Jan 7th!
Be sure to keep a lookout for our Kickstarter to finish off the series as well!

Header art: A wild snowball fight with Jin and Cherry of Footloose, Emmie of Now Recharging, Astyr of Sombulus, and Cacko and Gheralf of Realm of Owls.

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SpiderForest News for November 2020 Mon, 02 Nov 2020 18:00:10 PST

Our November Header comes to you with a small sneak peek at all of the contributors to Threads: Secret Places with the frame and images compiled by Duskglass who makes "From the Machine."

Well now, November snuck up on us didn't it? Wasn't it just August? Time for some warm fires, hot cocoa, holidays and loved ones! SpiderForest hopes that you'll cozy up to some member comics to help pass those longer, colder nights!

Kickstarter Ends November 13th!

ENDING ON NOVEMBER 13 - Our campaign for Threads: Secret Places finishes up November 13! Help us reach our funding goal and get a copy of this lovely book of short stories!


Now Recharging is wrapping up an eventful Chapter 7 full of gladiatorbot friends. A fresh new tale will be told in Chapter 8, starting this month!

Soul's Journey will start Chapter 7 - the penultimate chapter!

With the end of Chapter 7, Soul to Call has concluded its second story arc! Chapter 8 has already begun, and with it, a brand new adventure rife with monsters and struggles.

The webcomic Fate, created by Anthea West, will be reaching the milestone of 200 pages on November 3rd!

Hiatus and Returns!

See You in 2021!

Beneath the Clouds will be going on hiatus on 18th November 2020 and will return with the final short story on 4th January 2021!

Sombulus wraps up Act 9 this month! Be sure to tune in for the final pages and look for Act 10 in 2021

Magic and Muses is releasing its final chapter of 2020 with Chapter 21: Molten Heart. After that the comic will be taking a brief hiatus for the month of December and showing off the amazing XII art we've received over the past year!
Magic and Muses will be returning January 4th and updating a 6 days a week while we prep for the trilogy's final Kickstarter!

Hello again!

Darwin Comics resumes normal updates on the week of November 2nd! Michael will kick it off on Monday the 2nd and The Devil's Own will follow Thursday the 5th! Now's a good time to get caught up on the action! Thank you for all those who contributed art for the hiatus!

Littlelight Asylum is back with the start of issue #3!

Court of Roses has made its official return with its next chapter, "Notte"! Thank you all for enjoying the Guest Art this past October!

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SpiderForest News for October! Fri, 02 Oct 2020 07:00:23 PST

October is upon us and in the spirit of the season, Creators were asked to dress up SpiderFriend as one of their favorite characters! From top to bottom we have: Wraith by Fairy-Fort, Emmie by Maiji, Ombrafriend by Lee, Saga by Silver Kraken, Cabarachnid by Darwin, Bunny Spider by Anthea, Merlowspider by Nutty

Threads: Secret Places Anthology Kickstarter!

SpiderForest is excited to announce our fourth comic anthology will be funding this month on Kickstarter! Follow here to get your copy when our campaign launches October 12!

broken Indiegogo!

broken, a dark fantasy story about a fairy general and an undead psychic facing an apocalypse brought by eldritch abominations, is launching an Indiegogo campaign to print the first four chapters together in Book 1. Rewards also include prints, buttons, and a custom illustration.

Hiatus and Return

Terrafold begins Chapter 4 - Red, after a short break on October 6th.

Chapter 3 of Court of Roses, "The Goblin Lair", reaches its end on October 1st! A 3-week break follows, full of fantastic guest art for the comic! Chapter 4, "Notte", will begin on October 26th!

Millennium will be on hiatus for the month of October, we will return on November 2nd!

Merch and More!

Of Dhampirs and Warlocks novelization is debuting October 15th! Preorders on Kindle available now!

Lee is offering new merch in his Gumroad store. Get your own Children of Shadow themed charms and mini-prints!

Gifts of wandering ice - Book 1 - Tip of the iceberg is now available as an e-book on Gumroad (254 pages pdf). Min price is only 1$ but you can add a tip if you want.

Additionally, the first GWI fanart contest is on!
All participants will get an "Ice Gift" ebook. The winner will get a real paper book with the same story.

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