About Emanata


Welcome to Emanata, the group behind VCU’s first ever comics anthology!

Started by illustrator and comics artist Chris Kindred in 2014 with Weird, Vol. 1, Emanata is a student-run publication dedicated to uplifting the comics community here at VCU by providing an avenue for comics artists to publish their work in an anthology. Contributors work with our team of editors to great the best product possible in a personal one-on-one editorial process.

It is a registered organization at VCU under the Student Media Center, publishing an anthology annually in print and online. Emanata distributes locally on VCU campus, at conferences, and in participating stores in the Richmond area. See our events page to find out where else we’ll be throughout the year!

Emanata has a four-stage editorial/submissions process beginning with script submissions. The process begins each Fall Semester. All VCU students are encouraged to submit, regardless of skill or experience!


We are working hard to bring you the best experience yet!

Alexander Tyree, Editor-in-Chief

Alexander is a queer Appalachian artist focused on telling engaging stories through a variety of mediums. His work often explores the human condition, man’s existence relative to nature, and death. He is excited to enter the publishing industry upon graduation, and enjoys collaborating to create a stronger end product.

Issac Harmon, Event Coordinator

Isaac is a comic artist and illustrator, and a sophomore in Communication Arts at VCU. He enjoys working on comics and filling sketchbook pages with characters of all kinds. He also loves meeting new people and getting to know them, especially when he gets to talk about anything drawing or comic related with them.

Shannon Fritz, Deputy

Shannon is a sophomore in the class of 2025, majoring in Communication Arts. They love working on comics and doodling. Some of their interest include reading books that give them unrealistic expectations for life and watching the same five studio Ghibli movies on repeat (mainly Howl’s Moving Castle over and over again).

Katy Hooper, Social Media Manager

Katy is an aspiring illustrator and a senior majoring in Communication Arts. She loves to read comics, create comics, and work on interesting projects with other artists.