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2018-09-25

Welcome, New Spider Friends! (Week 3)

Page 409 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can also read the next 2 pages!)

Also, I forgot to mention this last week, but I posted a celebratory sketch for True Magic's tenth anniversary on the 16th. ♥

Are you ready for more Spider Forest comics? Here are this week's featured new members:

Temerity

Taeru is a very serious genetically enhanced super-soldier. Naia is a less serious sugar-addicted mercenary. Together they're the best work-for-hire duo in the galaxy. In an intergalactic world of mechas, brain hacking, and terrible pun t-shirts, Taeru and Naia spend their days performing daring missions for their clients and fighting their own personal demons. Now they're embarking on the most dangerous mission yet: taking down the organization that created Taeru and attempting to keep their partnership strictly professional.



Faction

In the game of MUlate, players are sorted into Factions and must fight for domination. Emma Martina a well known sponsored player has played MUlate since it first launched, but with her Faction on the brink of elimination and mounting pressure from her sponsors, she begins to wonder how long she has before she's out of a job.



Gifts of Wandering Ice

“Gifts of wandering ice” is a sci-fi comic about ancient things people find in melting icebergs. These things, the “ice gifts,” can be anything from frozen ancient trash to valuable technology and even living creatures. Studying ice gifts is dangerous but it's the only way to restore the forgotten history of humanity.



Earth in a Pocket

Anthropologist-turned-astronaut Halisi Mwangi's lifelong mission is to bring the past to the stars. One unexpected malfunction later, however, and Halisi is space-shipwrecked on a strange alien world. As she struggles to survive and find a way back home, she finds herself with a new mission: to teach the local alien denizens about humanity, armed with only the contents of her pockets.


Featured Friend:

A Drop of Blood
A Drop of Blood (PG-13 - Moderate Violence)

Goal: Steal artifact from temple. Step 1: Steal a jet to get there. Our heroine has some unusual abilities to help her out -- but so do her enemies. Action movie style, fast pacing and striking artwork make this an exciting read.




2018-09-18

Welcome, New Spider Friends! (Week 2)

Page 408 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can read next week's page, too.) ♥

The Spider Forest new member welcome party continues! Here are this week's featured comics:

Black Shallows

Hadian's world is sinking into the sea. As ever increasing amounts of land fall into the water, blame is cast on a hidden and secretive group of people whose strange ability to travel through dirt and time may be causing the devastating collapses. Hadian is one of them.



Ten Earth Shattering Blows

Lady Landabella Trastan, a noblewoman from the rich city of Vezenia, travels across the desert with a scanty escort. Her quest: to kill the “evil witch” that resides in the fortress of Saltfall. Her motives: unknown. What is certain is that she hugely underestimates the task. Caught between ruthless slavers and lizard riders, she soon discovers that the authority of her noble status is worth nothing in a lawless, unforgiving land.



Interritus

Centuries ago, the survivors of a chemical apocalypse emerged into a world affected by radiation. Decades of gruesome war between the fire and water nations culminate in a reluctant treaty, as now both sides have a common enemy: swarms of spectre demons that destroy and take away lives regardless of power or faction.



Broken

Broken is a fantasy/horror story about a psychic zombie kid befriending a fairy general and trying to deal with guilt, grief, and PTSD. This is complicated by eldritch abominations, a genocidal dictator, the dictator's wife, and a panic-induced exit from the last known bastion of civilization.



2018-09-11

Welcome, New Spider Friends! (Week 1)

Page 407 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can read the next 2 pages right now.) ♥

Also remember that you can vote on Top Web Comics to see a preview panel from next week's comic!

In other fun news: The Spider Forest webcomic collective just accepted some awesome new members, and we're all rolling out the red carpet to welcome them.

Behold!

Northwind

Angels Tiel and Iax accidentally release the Northwind, which results in their banishment to Earth.

Watch as they hilariously learn to fit in with humans, dodge the Northwind, and discover a potentially earth-shattering demon plot.



The Stoop-Gallants

When Ru discovers his necromantic powers one night while taking a drunken shortcut through the cemetery, his life is irreversibly changed, and he embarks on a quest to get rid of his desiccated new companion meeting a colorful cast of knights with social anxiety, wizards, and scholars with mysterious cheese allergies.



Flaky Pastry

Follow the unlikely adventures of three roommates: Marelle, Nitrine and Zintiel. Silliness and situational comedy, with a healthy dose of adventure, action, romance and outright craziness.



Ingress Adventuring Co.

Saving the world is a pretty big deal, but what do you do when no one needs you anymore?

Do you become a magic professor? Do you study a convoluted thesis that no one understands? Maybe you relive the glory days by starting up a one-man adventuring party to gather mystical artifacts for people who may or may not pay you.

If you're Toivo Kissa, you do all of these things.

(If you've been here awhile, you already know how much I love Northwind and Flaky Pastry. I'm delighted to see them join the collective and I'm also excited to discover the new comics that I hadn't read before. Please check out all of them and give the creators some love!)



2018-09-04

Preview Panels for All!

Page 406 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 3 pages, too!)

But hey, what if you don't want to see entire pages in advance? What if that's too much to handle? What if you only want a little peek at the next page? No worries, I've got you covered!

...Which is to say, after almost ten years(!), I finally remembered that I have a Top Web Comics listing and that I could be using it to show you guys some fun extra stuff!

For now, I've set it up so that you can see a panel from the next week's page whenever you contribute a vote (either by clicking here or by using that handy black-and-white button in the left-hand menu).

Adding your vote improves True Magic's ranking, which makes it easier for new readers to find it. So, any time you'd like to give the comic a little boost, now you can help out with just a couple seconds of clicks. ♥ Cheers!



2018-08-28

Ten Years??

Page 405 is up! (And if you're a patron, you can check out the next 4 pages too!)

In other news, True Magic's tenth anniversary is coming up on September 16th! Whoa.

It would be neat to celebrate somehow. My spare time/energy supply has seemed almost nonexistent lately, but I'd love to at least make something like a fun sketch for you guys. Let me know if you have any ideas! ♥




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