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.
Last year, with the help of Kickstarter, we printed our first collective anthology. This year we're at it again with a collection of 15 brand new standalone short comics! For this year's anthology, we challenged our members to tell us about their favorite rogues, and they've obliged with everything from elvish thieves to space pirates, outlaw mages to cyberpunk con men, demon pickpockets to trickster snakes. Now we need your help getting our book of blackguards to print!
- Page count: 124 (or more, if we hit our stretch goals!)
- Size: 6.5 inches by 10 inches
- Binding: Perfect-bound
- Paper: 70lb matte
- Gorgeous cover art by the amazing Elli Puukangas of Tistow and Tistow: Small Trolls
$1 -- Thank you! Your name will appear on a thank-you page at the end of the book.
$5 -- An eBook of Rogues. A PDF version of the book for your e-reading needs.
$20 -- A Gallery of Rogues. A copy of Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, in print, to hold in your hot little hands (at least until someone nicks it off of you.)
$15 -- The SpiderForest Digital Bundle. PDF versions of both Threads Volume 1 and Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, plus a PDF of the SpiderForest Coloring Book!
$30 -- Double Your Anthology. Print copies of this year's Gallery of Rogues anthology and last year's Threads Volume 1, featuring 20 short comics about spiders and forests, at a special bargain price!
$35 -- A Tote Bag of Rogues. Not only a print copy of our Gallery of Rogues anthology, but an handy 18x16 zippered tote bag printed with our nifty spider logo!
$50 -- Rogues and Prints. A print copy of the Gallery of Rogues, plus your choice of four 8x10 prints from our member gallery! Choose from over 25 prints showcasing our broad range of talented artists.
$75 -- The Full SpiderForest. Get it all! Print copies of both anthologies, a coloring book, a beautiful 3/4" enamel pin featuring our spider logo, four prints from the member gallery, and -- of course -- a tote bag to carry all your SpiderForest loot!
$35 -- The CyberSpyder Library. PDF versions of Threads Volume 1 and Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, a PDF of the SpiderForest Coloring Book, and 10+ digital comic books from SpiderForest members! We'll be announcing new additions to this tier throughout the Kickstarter. Currently the CyberSpyder Library includes:
- LaSalle's Legacy Books 1, 2, and 3
- Soul's Journey Chapters 1 and 2
- Children of Eldair Book 1
- Sorcerer Courtship (an Eldair short story)
- I, Mummy Volume 1
- The Demon Archives Volume One: The Battle of Arkjut
- Chirault Volume 1
- Twilight Lady Volumes 1 and 2
- The Cyantian Chronicles Volumes 1, 2, 3, and 4
$40 -- CyberSpyder Rogue. A print copy of A Gallery of Rogues, plus PDF versions of both anthologies, our coloring book, and all the books in the CyberSpyder Library!
$95 -- Rogues and Sorcerers. LIMITED TIER! Print copies of Threads Volume 1, Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, and two special member donated books: Children of Eldair Book One and the short Eldair story Sorcerer Courtship. Plus the SpiderForest tote bag, the SpiderForest pin, and PDF copies of all the books in the CyberSpyder Library!
$95 -- Rogues of the Apocalypse. LIMITED TIER! Print copies of Threads Volume 1, Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, and member-donated book The Demon Archives Volume One! Plus the SpiderForest tote bag, the SpiderForest pin, PDF copies of all the books in the CyberSpyder Library, and a custom postcard sketch by Kez of What It Takes!
$100 -- Cyantian Rogues. LIMITED TIER! Print copies of Threads Volume 1, Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, and four special member donated books: The Cyantian Chronicles Volumes 1-4 as black-and-white softcovers. Plus the SpiderForest tote bag, the SpiderForest pin, and PDF copies of all the books in the CyberSpyder Library!
$125 -- Star Prichard Bundle. SOLD OUT! Get a full color digital bust custom-drawn for you by the creator of Castoff! This tier also includes print copies of Threads Volume 1 and Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, the SpiderForest tote and pin, PDF copies of all the books in the CyberSpyder Library, and four prints of your choice from our member gallery. See details on our commissions page.
$125 -- Rogues in the Cards. LIMITED TIER! Get an ACEO artcard illustration of your character custom-drawn for you by Felix Wright! This tier also includes print copies of Threads Volume 1 and Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, the SpiderForest tote and pin, PDF copies of all the books in the CyberSpyder Library, and four prints of your choice from our member gallery. See details on our commissions page.
$150 -- Rogues and Owls. LIMITED TIER! Have yourself immortalized as an owlish lord on the Realm of Owls site’s sidebar, along with a famous quote! Get one of three cameo opportunities from the creators of Realm of Owls for our Gallery of Rogues Kickstarter. This tier also includes print copies of Threads Volume 1 and Threads: A Gallery of Rogues, the SpiderForest tote and pin, PDF copies of all the books in the CyberSpyder Library, and four prints of your choice from our member gallery. See details on our commissions page.
Light Work by Lucy Lyall of Spare Keys for Strange Doors. Two supernatural experts find that solving a minor crime gives them a major headache.
K&A by A. Laraine Steele of The Ferrin. The robbery seemed to go down just as planned...
Thief's Apprentice by Sophie Pfrotzschner of Soul's Journey. A pickpocket is mentored to turn into a master thief.
Royal Pain by Jen Zyren Smith of LaSalle's Legacy. A young noblewoman yearns for a challenge.
Lost Things by Andy Purviance of I, Mummy. When magic is outlawed only outlaws use magic.
The Quiet Apprentice by Blake Chen of Twilight Lady. Two Nemsiiki warriors enter a hive of scum and villainy. Will they get out alive and with their sanity intact?
The Knight and the Knave by Christina Major of Sombulus. A virtuous paladin tries to win a wager, but sometimes the only card that can win against a knave is another knave.
All That Glitters by Kat Feete of Sunset Grill. A rising young gangster faces a terrible ordeal: his grandmother's birthday party.
The Chasbury Job by Felix Wright of From The Machine. A young thief is hired by a sky-pirate gang to carry out a heist.
The Trickster by Ewa U of Bits Fair. A talking snake needs some assistance.
Relics by Ally Rom Colthoff of Chirault. Two urban explorers enter a derelict power plant, and find it's not as abandoned as they thought.
Shifting Sands by Kristen Kiomall-Evans of XII: Of Magic & Muses. A group of bandits find out some gems are best left untouched.
The Grand Heist!! by Star Prichard of Castoff. Stealth! Action! Intrigue! A self-proclaimed master thief tells the story of her greatest heist yet... to anyone willing to listen.
Eye of the Beholder by Tiffany Ross of The Cyantian Chronicles. Rama, Cyantia's most infamous villain, was a cub once.
In Space! by Caroline Parkinson of Beneath the Clouds. A space pirate decides to rob a cargo ship. Kite-surfing, space whales , hijinks and more!
We're planning to print a small offset run, but the quantity of books can be expanded if the campaign does well.
If we meet our goal we have some fun extras in mind -- including a short comic collaboration between Matthieu Moyen and Ally Rom Colthoff, SpiderRogue stickers, a "sketch page" edition, and more!
Read their comics for free online:
A. Laraine Steele -- The Ferrin
Ally Rom Colthoff -- Chirault
Andy Purviance -- I, Mummy
Blake J.K. Chen -- Twilight Lady
Caroline Parkinson -- Beneath The Clouds
Christina Major -- Sombulus
Ewa U -- Bits Fair
Felix Wright -- From the Machine
Jen Zyren Smith -- LaSalle's Legacy
Kat Feete -- Sunset Grill
Kristen Kiomall-Evans -- XII: Of Magic and Muses
Lucy Lyall -- Spare Keys for Strange Doors
Sophie Pfrötzschner -- Soul's Journey
Star Prichard -- Castoff
Tiffany Ross -- The Cyantian Chronicles
Risks and challenges
This is SpiderForest's third Kickstarter and our second anthology. With that experience under our belt we're confident we can handle the basic tasks of getting the book professionally printed and all rewards fulfilled. We have quotes in hand, and all stories in the anthology are finished and have been turned in by their creators. We've planned for everything! Except the new, exciting problem we never thought would happen! We look forward to finding out what that is, but we'll deal with it, too.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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