What is KNIFEBEETLE?
is a curated webring for longform, narrative-driven webcomics. "Curated" means members must apply or be invited, "longform" means the comics are eked out over months if not years, "narrative-driven" means the stories have a focus on being stories
, and "webring" means we list webcomics for you to find, read, and hopefully fall in love with. By joining KNIFEBEETLE
, our creators can promote each other and find new readers just by linking back to this hub site.
What isn't KNIFEBEETLE?
We don't advertise, publish, or pay anyone to make comics. We are also not a collective, meaning creators aren't expected to collaborate or check in every few months. This is just a curated listing.
How can I join KNIFEBEETLE?
Applications are open! Fill out this form
to apply. There is currently no closing date for applications. Only successful applications will be notified; if you don't hear back within 2-3 weeks, your application was not successful.
The criteria to be considered are:
Polished, interesting, well-written stories with a narrative focus
At least 30 pages of comic must be available to read
Regular updates OR completely finished
You must be able to link back to KNIFEBEETLE on your comic's site in some way
Other bits and bobs:
Membership is not exclusive, so you can still join other webrings and collectives
Ad revenue on the KNIFEBEETLE site goes towards admin, it isn't split among creators
Comics only hosted on sites like Webtoon and Tapas cannot be considered for membership
#TransRightsAreHumanRights and #BlackLivesMatter now and forever
NFT and AI "artists" automatically disqualified from membership
How can I link back to KNIFEBEETLE?
Feel free to link to KNIFEBEETLE
using any of the following banners! You can link to us even if you aren't a member, but you must apply and be accepted in order to be listed. If you have a comic webring and want to affiliate with KNIFEBEETLE
, shoot Eve an email
Where else can I find KNIFEBEETLE?
Nowhere. Don't follow KNIFEBEETLE
, follow the creators who make it up!
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