This year, the SpiderForest Webcomic Collective challenged our members to tell us what haunted their characters. They've come through with 20 brand new standalone short comics, scary and silly, about everything from haunted houses to haunted birdhouses, from skeletons in the closet to possessed robot vacuums, from warlocks and demons to soldiers and hitchhikers. Now we need your help making this book of phantoms a reality!
- Page count: 129 pages (or more, if we meet our stretch goals!)
- Size: 6.5 inches by 10 inches
- Binding: Perfect-bound
- Paper: 70lb matte
- Gorgeous cover art by Min Kwon of Heart of Keol
$5 -- Ghost of an eBook. A PDF version of the anthology for your e-reading needs.
$15 -- The SpiderForest Digital Bundle. PDF versions all all three Threads anthologies plus a PDF of the SpiderForest Coloring Book!
$20 -- Threads: Haunted. A print copy of our Haunted anthology!
$30 -- Double Trouble. Print versions of any two Threads anthologies.
$30 -- Spooky Pin Pal. A print copy of the Haunted anthology, plus a 3/4" enamel pin featuring our comic-reading SpiderFriend mascot!
$35 -- A Haunting of E-Books. PDFs of all three anthologies, our coloring book, and a collection of 10+ digital comic books by SpiderForest members including:
- The Ingress Adventuring Company Chapters 1,2, and 3
- Soul's Journey Volume 1
- Children of Eldair Book 1
- Sorcerer Courtship (an Eldair short story)
- Bonabyl Volume 1
- Sombulus Volumes 1 and 2
- Corner the Maze Issues 1,2, and 3
- The Only Half Saga: Before the Fall and Endgame
$40 -- The Poltergeist Bundle. A print copy of our Haunted anthology plus digital copies of all three anthologies, our coloring book, and the digital bundle of SpiderForest comics listed above!
$40 -- Three of a Kind. Print versions of all three Threads anthologies -- this year's Haunted, last year's A Gallery of Rogues featuring 18 short comics of scalawags and ne'er-do-wells, and our original Threads anthology featuring 20 short comics about spiders and forests, at a special bargain price!
$50 -- Prints and Phantoms. A print copy of the Haunted anthology, plus your your choice of four 8x10 prints from our member gallery! Choose from over 25 prints showcasing our broad range of talented artists.
$80 -- The Full SpiderForest. Get it all! Print copies of all three anthologies, a coloring book, a beautiful 3/4" enamel pin featuring our spider logo, four prints from the member gallery, and a tote bag to carry all your SpiderForest loot!
$135 -- Shriek of the Week. A full color digital commission by member Manek DSilva, plus print copies of all three anthologies, the pin, the tote bag, the ebook library, and four prints from our member gallery!
$135 -- The Sidney Special. A full-size color digital commission by member Sidney Hargrave, plus print copies of all three anthologies, the pin, the tote bag, the ebook library, and four prints from our member gallery!
$160--Lord of the Wings. A digital cameo of yourself as a regal owl lord and feature on the sidebar/future page of the comic Realm of Owls! Plus get print copies of all three anthologies, the pin, the tote bag, and your choice of four prints from our member gallery!
All backers will receive their name in the book, as thanks for your help!
While Your Star Grants You Time by Helen Greetham of Earth in a Pocket. A man is haunted for seventy years by the silent ghost of a Roman soldier. (Helen is also the creator -- and super-spooky narrator -- of this year's fabulous Kickstarter video!)
The Ghost of Dracula by Daniel Kelly of Saffron and Sage (illustrated by Carlos Ruiz). Teens explore a haunted mansion, but danger lies within.
Convergence Point by Felix Wright of From The Machine. Crossed paths come together again.
Yearly Gathering by Gheralf & Vayandil of Realm of Owls. The owl family has skeletons in their closet.
Whale Graveyard by Kirstin Lee of Black Shallows. A team of researchers in the desert investigate a whale graveyard.
Master of Fates by Denise Randall of Darwin Comics. During a hellish ritual, demons attempt to once again bind the entity behind Midnight's power... she has different plans....
Make a Haunted Birdhouse in Your Soul by G Pike of Title Unrelated. Everything has a soul....
Sweet Memories by Katherine Lang of Soul to Call. An earth-bound spirit can't cross over until they have one last taste of a very special dessert.
The Promise by Tiffany Ross of The Cyantian Chronicles. If you love something, let it go.
A Fear by Ally Rom Colthoff of Chirault. What lies beneath still waters?
A Haunting at Littlelight by Julian Dominguez of Littlelight Asylum (art by Esther Pimentel, lettered by Toben Racicot). Ghost pranks at Littlelight Asylum.
Cicadas by KEZ of What It Takes. Ghostly voices and nightmares in the white noise
Psychopomp by Karen Heckman of Last Traveler. A haunted clock predicts time of death.
Ebenezer Caesar by Andy Purviance of I, Mummy. On a cold winter night Julius is visited by three ghosts.
[Pipe] by L. Potyondy-Edens of Arbalest. Some things aren't what they appear to be.
Consequences by Morgan Lees of Corner the Maze. Haunted by the souls of those they have slain, a warlord is defeated at the last by those they have slain.
XII: Betrayal by Kristen Kiomall-Evans of XXI: Of Magic and Muses. A hunter wakes up with a greater prize than they were seeking.
Exposed Negatives by Kay Rossbach of Ingress Adventuring Co. Cleaning the attic can uncover long forgotten ghosts.
Roomble Rumble by Christina Major of Sombulus. A magic scavenger and paladin try to outwit a haunted robot vacuum.
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.
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 extra comics, SpiderGhost stickers, a "sketch page" edition, and more!
Risks and challenges
This is SpiderForest's fourth Kickstarter and our third 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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