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FTN brings you ComiXtribe’s Anathema

April 26th, 2012 by Jay Comments

ComixTribe announced today that it will be publishing Anathema, a lesbian werewolf horror series created by Rachel Deering (Womanthology.)

“I’ve re-read Anathema five times now, and it gets better each time,” said ComixTribe publisher Tyler James. “This is a perfect first issue to what promises to be an outstanding series by Rachel Deering and Chris Mooneyham.  We’re thrilled to welcome Anathema to the tribe!”

Anathema is a six issue limited series horror comic that tells the story of Mercy Barlowe, a tormented young woman with a dark side. She must fight through treacherous lands and unspeakable horrors to reclaim her lover’s soul, which has been stolen by members of a sinister cult, bent on resurrecting a terrible and ancient evil.

Rachel Deering is excited to be bringing her property into the ComixTribe fold. “I’ve believed in ComixTribe from the start. After getting into the comic scene, I noticed that ComixTribe was a huge presence in  #comicmarket, so I was already convinced of their dedication to the medium.  I’m happy to have found a publisher that supports my vision.”

This month Deering has been hard at work on a Kickstarter Drive to fully fund production of the series.  With just 4 days to go, Anathema is currently 97% funded.  To help push the drive over the top, today, Deering is adding two new ComixTribe-themed reward levels:

  • $25 ComixTribe Fan Package – ComixTribe T-shirt, plus printed first edition copies of both issues #1 and #2 signed, and delivered to your home! International backers, please add $5 for shipping. (limit 15)
  • $101 ComixTribe SuperFan Package – ComixTribe T-shirt, Anathema 1-6, plus EVERY comic book or graphic novel ComixTribe publishes in 2012, including SCAM, THE RED TEN, OXYMORON, THE STANDARD, TEARS of the DRAGON, and more.  (limit 5)

A publication date for Anathema has not yet been set, though an early fall release seems likely.  ComixTribe recently signed a distribution deal with Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. for worldwide distribution, but has also established a robust micro-distribution network of indie friendly comic shops that it sells to directly.  Details for Anathema‘s distribution plan will be forthcoming.

“Vampires vs. werewolves in a love story that sticks with you long after you’ve put the book down?  What’s not to love?” said ComixTribe Editor-in-Chief Steven Forbes. “Rachel’s Anathema brings diversity and bredth to the line of ComixTribe books, while maintaining and enhancing our growing reputation as a publisher of quality indepedent titles.”

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About ComixTribe

ComixTribe is a publisher of creator-owned comics, including SCAM, The Red TenEPICTears of the DragonThe Standard,  and Runners.  In addition to being a publishing imprint, ComixTribe is also an online community, with the mission statement: Creators helping creators make better comics. ComixTribe also sponsors the annual 30 Characters Challenge, an online art event where participants challenge themselves to create 30 brand new characters in just 30 days, one for every day of November. Visit or email publisher Tyler James ( to learn more.

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Jay says that he is a writer, martial artist, sketcher, and dreamer but mostly just a husband and father. Since getting married to the wonderful and patient woman of his dreams, and becoming a father (of two young boys), he has fallen into the category of 'lapsed nerd' as he is a former RPer, Live Role-Player, and comic book junkie. Science fiction and fantasy books are the staple of his shelves - both in terms of books and movies ... however, he's never seen Star Wars (any of them) but please don't hold that against him! He is currently trying to find a medical cure for the thing called sleep, as it is interferring with the thing he calls life. If you want to know more about him go to