Rachel Deering is a writer, letterer and editor of comics, her most noteable work thus far being for Womanthology and her current comic series Anathema. Womanthology is a massive, 330 page hardcover collection, entirely created by women including Trina Robbins, Fiona Staples, Ming Doyle and Renae De Liz. Anathema is a gorgeous horror comic that continues to receive enthusiastic Kickstarter support. Besides her ongoing work in comic books, Rachel is known to be outspoken and brutally honest in social media outlets regarding her personal views on the industry and the support of independent creators, which is largely why I chose her for my Women in Comics feature interview.
Melissa: How long have you been in the comics biz and how did you get started?
As for writers, I’m not really influenced by too many people in comics, actually. My writing style is more a mesh of William Blake, John Milton, Robert E. Howard, and Algernon Blackwood. I like strange, poetic, off-beat writers more than anything, and you don’t really find that kind of stuff in comics. I strive to bring a different voice to the medium, and I hope that shows.