KYMERA PRESS, A WOMAN-OWNED, WOMAN-RUN COMIC BOOK COMPANY!
Kymera Press is one of the few woman-owned comic book publishers in the industry. We publish comics that are written and drawn by women, to be loved and cherished by folks of all sexes.
The fastest growing demographic in comic readership is women. Comixology reports that 20 percent of their readers are women, up from 5 percent the previous year. And yet, women artists and creators are underutilized in the business.
So when Debbie Lynn Smith decided to turn her writing skills toward comics, it was with the specific mission of promoting these underutilized but immensely talented women artists and creators. Also, she wanted to get away from the sexualized bodies used to sell comics to teenage boys of all ages, and create and publish comics that reflect a more realistic view of girls and women.
Kymera’s first comic book series is the supernatural thriller Gates of Midnight, written by TV writer Debbie Lynn Smith, drawn and inked by Amelia Woo and colored Sandra Molina. Raven Alice Moon is a combat medic recently returned from Afghanistan with PTSD. She soon discovers that now she must fight monsters in the streets of New York.
Pet Noir is an adaptation of Pati Nagle’s series of linked short stories, “ Pet Noir .” In “Pet Noir” feline investigator Leon, with opposable thumbs and the ability to talk, is possibly the most dangerous cat in the galaxy. the comic is drawn by Anna Giovannini, inked by Laurie Foster, colored by Liezl Buenaventura and written by Anne Toole.
Dragons by the Yard is the story of Anna, a woman who handcrafts all things dragon. When Anna meets a strange woman at the swap meet who sells her some extraordinary fabric, she gets more than she bargained for. Written by Kelly Swails (based on a story by D. Lynn Smith) Art by Paola Amorino and Sandra Molina.
As we come upon the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, we decided to use Mary Shelley to introduce the horror stories written by her contemporaries in Mary Shelley Presents.
Charles Dickens asked Elizabeth Gaskell to write The Old Nurse’s Story for the 1852 Christmas special issue of Household Words magazine. It is a terrifying tale of evil and remorse, and is the subject of our first issue. Written by multiple award-winning and NYT bestselling author Nancy Holder (Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels), art by Amelia Woo and color by Sandra Molina.
Ivory Ghosts is an adaptation from Catlin O’Connell’s novel of the same name. It is a thriller brimming with majestic wildlife, village politics, and international intrigue, a chilling quadruple homicide raises the stakes in the battle to save Africa’s elephants. Adapted by Caitlin O’Connell, Art by Debora Carita and Liezl Buenaventura.
All of our lettering is done by Saida Temofonte.
Join Kymera Press in celebrating comics and the women who adore them. And to those who keep telling us that we are bound to fail, “We’re not asking for permission …”