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Printing a webcomic anthology!
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Printing a webcomic anthology!
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SpiderForest Webcomic Anthology

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The SpiderForest Webcomic Collective was founded in 2004 to be a home and collaborative community for quality, creator-owned webcomics of all genres. Together, we promote each other, help one another hone our crafts, collaborate on comics and art projects, and create a safe, positive online environment for webcomic creators to learn and grow.

Our forums and chat are free to join, regardless of membership! Learn more about us and our comics at spiderforest.com, and check out the SpiderForest Podcast here.

This Kickstarter is to fund an offset print run of our first collective anthology! Our creators have come together and created 20 brand new short standalone comics in a variety of genres, from fantasy to cyberpunk to surreal, all incorporating spiders or forests in some way.

Cover lines by Mathieu Moyen, colours by Ewa U
Cover lines by Mathieu Moyen, colours by Ewa U
  • Page count: 132 (or more, if we hit our stretch goals!)
  • Size: 6.5 inches by 10 inches
  • Binding: Perfect-bound
  • Paper: 70lb matte

 

$1 - THANKS! Your name will appear on a thank-you page at the end of the book.

$5 - THE DIGITAL BOOK: a PDF version of the book for your e-reader of choice!

$20 - THE BOOK: a physical copy of the anthology, in all of its papery glory!

$25 - DIGITAL DELUXE BUNDLE: a PDF of the book and loads of extra digital content:

$28 - THE BOOK + THE COLOURING BOOK: the physical book, and a copy of the 22-page SpiderForest colouring book!

$30 - THE BOOK + THE PIN: the physical book, and a new exclusive 3/4" enamel pin featuring our nifty spider logo!

$35 - THE BOOK DELUXE BUNDLE: The physical book, plus all the bonus content listed in the Digital Deluxe Bundle!

$50 - THE BOOK + PRINTS: The book, and your choice of four glossy 8x10 prints from our gallery!

Some of our members have kindly offered their illustration services to backers who choose these tiers!

$40 - SKETCH CARD BY NICK PERKINS: A 2.5x3.2" sketch card with an ink drawing of your choice, by the creator of Cooties.

$75 - IN-BOOK SKETCH BY KEZ: At this tier, your copy of the anthology will be sketched in by KEZ, the creator of What It Takes! The cost of the tier includes the extra shipping.

$80 - SCHOOL PORTRAIT BY KRISTEN KIOMALL-EVANS: An illustration of a character of your choice in the style of a school portrait! By Batichi, creator of XII: Of Magic and Muses.

$100 - CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION BY SID HARGRAVE: Half- or full-body 8x11 illustration, all digital in Clip Studio Paint, by the creator of Heracles Knot! Get a closer look at the sample here.

$100 - CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION BY SOPHIE PFRÖTZSCHNER: Digital framed portrait illustrations, by the creator of the webcomic Soul's Journey! Check out more artwork here.

$125 - CUSTOM ILLUSTRATION BY MONICA N. GALVAN: Half- or full-body illustration, all digital, by the creator of the beautiful webcomic Moonslayer!

$150 - BE IN THE COMIC, SUNSET GRILL EDITION: You or the avatar of your choice will appear in the gritty sci-fi webcomic Sunset Grill!

$150 - BE IN THE COMIC, SOMBULUS EDITION: You or the avatar of your choice will appear in the fun world-hopping adventure webcomic Sombulus!

 

By Ewa U. (Bits Fair): A large green spider appears in the sky above a desert town.

 By KEZ (What It Takes): Survival is never the easiest option.

By Katherine Lang (Soul To Call): In an oppressive, post-apocalyptic world, two sisters search for stars.

By Kat Feete (Sunset Grill): The cyberadept Spider hunts a thief... and lands a dilemma.

By G Pike (Title Unrelated): The cast of Title Unrelated stumbles into a sticky situation.

 By Julia Francis (Chronicles of Oro): Mischievous twins disrupt their friend's afternoon nap with magical shenanigans.

By Sophie Pfrötzschner (Soul's Journey): A patrol of guards gets trapped like flies in a spider's web.

By Monica N. Galvan (Moonslayer): A sage turns to dark magic to save the woman she loves.

By Varethane (Chirault): While camping out, Teeko deals with an eight-legged visitor.

 By Mathieu Moyen (6Commando): Man meets machine in a battle on the Moon.

 By Star Prichard (Castoff): Vector must learn to face his fears on a journey through the woods.

By Sidney Maris Hargrave (Heracles Knot): A wanderer, a bag of magic oil, and cacti.

By Leah Potyondy-Edens (Arbalest): A young woman decides that you don't need a temperate climate to have nice trees.

 By A. Laraine Steele (The Ferrin): 3 kids, one intiation dare, one spiderlady, and maybe a snake.

 

 

At the moment we're planning to print a small offset run, but the quantity of books can be expanded if the campaign does well, and we may be able to start adding fun extras if we meet our goal-- including new stories from other SpiderForest creators like Colbyfromage of Lintier and Delphina of Sombulus!

Risks and challenges

We have narrowed down a few reputable printers and gotten quotes; we will approach depending on the size of our print run needs, and we will work with them and with a prepress coordinator to ensure the paper and printing quality is to a professional standard. A number of our members have experience with printing similar books, and we have every confidence that we can make this happen!

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    THE EBOOK

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    BE IN THE COMIC: SUNSET GRILL EDITION

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    BE IN THE COMIC: SOMBULUS EDITION

    You or the avatar of your choice will appear in the fun world-hopping adventure webcomic Sombulus.

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