Sapwood Guard is a fantasy comic about a woman named Maia who guides people through a malevolent forest that has overtaken much of the continent. After many years of relative isolation, Maia receives a letter from some old friends and begins a journey to meet them. Along the way, Maia encounters a young child named Calliope. The two of them become embroiled in the political conflicts between a city-state threatened by the forest and a coalition of mage refugees.


Sapwood Guard is the first in a trio of webcomics about the conflicts stemming from the presence of a magical, highly invasive forest. This story is planned to be around 6 chapters and approximately 150 pages long.


Sapwood Guard is recommended for readers ages 16+ for some depictions of blood and violence, mild profanity, and body horror themes.

Update Schedule

The comic follows a chaotic neutral update schedule. That is, semi-regular updates, usually on Fridays and averaging 4-8 pages a month.

If you like Tapas and comic update notifications, you can find the comic there as well. I also promote major updates on my Twitter.