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Tamberlane is a webcomic about a clumsy bat and her very human baby...

The animal citizens of Treehollow have discovered a small, strange creature wandering alone in the forest: a human child! And they have no idea what it is. Clearly much too young to be on her own, it’s anyone’s guess how this mysterious being, named Tamberlane, ended up in their town of Treehollow.

Fostered by Belfry, the accident-prone bat, and guided by a colorful cast of animal characters, Tamberlane’s mysteries continue to unfold. But questions burn in everyone’s minds: who, and what, is she? And could she have something to do with the far-off and unspeakable taboo, Abroad?

Updates every Wednesday.

Rated PG-13 for themes of childhood neglect.

Nice Words About Tamberlane

I found this web comic a month ago and I just can’t stop reading it. The characters and art are all so wonderful. I know a lot of hard work and time went into this, PLEASE KEEP IT UP!

— Ben B.

Tamberlane is a delightfully colorful comic with a diverse cast and an intriguing and heartwarming story. Reading Tamberlane is always a delight!

— Michael "Neon Noble" Nicolosi
Tales of Kalzeria

I happened upon Tamberlane around two years ago and was in a very bad place in my life. I just wanted a distraction from everything and wound up loving the comic so much it actually brightened up my bleak outlook at the time. It’s so genuine and sincere about all the topics it covers. 10/10 always read again!

— Wes Odom

Tamberlane’s story draws you into a world that in many ways resembles the fables of antiquity, with a country village full of talking animals leading simple lives. Yet there is also a mystery here, and Tamberlane herself is at the heart of it. What is she? Where does she come from, and how did she get there? Caytlin brings a very familiar, emotionally resonant aspect to the tale, making us feel all of Belfry the bat’s struggles in the unexpected, challenging role as a parent to the unusual child. Sit down and give this story a look — you won’t be disappointed.

— Jonas

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Prefer to Hold Your Comics?

Tamberlane is also available in physical form! Each chapter is printed on luscious coated paper with gold foil on the covers and a hefty chunk of extra content unavailable on the website.

There's also Tales from Treehollow, our short comics collection!

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Tamberlane is supported by our lovely patrons!

Folks who support the Tamberlane Patreon get all sorts of goodies, including cameos in the comic, monthly postcards, and early access to up to 10 extra pages! And that's only scratching the surface.

More than that, patron support helps me pay my bills and hire the help I need as a disabled woman to keep producing this comic. Every little bit helps tremendously!

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Special Thanks to Long-Standing Patrons

Patrons who show extraordinary support, either in length of time or amount contributed, are added to the list below! Thank you so, so much for your unending enthusiasm!

Want to have your name on here too? You can find out all about how on the Patreon page!

$6000+ 👑 | $5000+ 🌟 | $4000+ ♠ | $3000+ ♥ | $2000+ ♣ | $1000+ ♦

7 Years

  • Ashley Nichols
  • ♥ Berwyn
  • 👑 D'Archangel
  • ♦ Daemon Hinton
  • ♣ Makuru
  • Meesh Oglesby-Cunningham
  • ♥ Ross
  • ♥ Zaukodar

6 Years

  • Bean
  • ♥ Daniel Oakley
  • Leo
  • ♦ S.A.B.

5 Years

Bluesparks, Citizenrob, CTVulpin, Dana, ♥ DireTaco, ♦ Dorian Inman, Erhannis Kirran, Foxy Foundry, gabapple, Garrison j Moncher, Hades, Hukley, Indigo Stride, James Birdsall, Jeff Barrow, Jonas, Jonathan Helfrich, JP Burke, Jspeed, Jykinturah, 👑 Lightfox Lowell, Luke Ede, Mako, ♠ Michael "Neon Noble" Nicolosi, Minty Messerly, ♠ Nolan "Note Worthy" Slover, Onnanoko, ♠ Patrick Kingsley, Paul Bibb, ♦ Preston Moore, Riccardo Broccoletti, Richard V., Ryebread, Simon Tesla, Skandranon Rashkae, SpikeSmolder Fan, 👑 StrayXIII (Wes), Stubat, Tagg, That Yipping Furry, Tim Latshaw, Wilford B. Wolf, Yvonne Clapham

4 Years

A. Douglas "FaultBat", Alabaster, Alun Rundle, BluePackWolf, Callum, ♠ Chaon, Christopher Lehner, ♣ Cr0-okedGlasses, Daphne Pfister, EchoNightfury, Gerald Sears, 🌟 Gunny Waffle, Ido Shalev, 👑 KettuTheFox, ♥ Madiso, Magera Gordon, MajinKoba, ♥ Marco McCain, Nicholas, Niklas, Patricia Jaderborg, Restless Cavy, Rick Griffin, Sarah Kosalos, ♦ ShuSquirrel, Steven Miller, StudioRat Productions, Temrin, VGR, Vi Watch, Zobeid Zuma

3 Years

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2 Years

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1 Year

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