Oneshi Press Credits

Meet the Team.

Oneshi Press is run by a writer-and-illustrator team: Lynsey G and Jayel Draco. Together, we crush mountains with our bare hands, rescue dragons in distress, smite vicious tyrants with a single staggering blow, and basically keep this ship afloat. Sometimes it’s glamorous, but mostly it’s just what we do.

We couldn’t do it without the help of our extremely talented group of contributors, however. The sheer amount of talent on our roster completely boggles our minds sometimes. Like right now, here we are, just . . . boggled.

Learn more about us here. And remember, you can support our efforts—and keep our growing team fed—by becoming a subscriber on our Patreon page. (Seriously, the amount these people eat also boggles the mind).

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Oneshi Press Founders:

Oneshi Press - Creator Bio - Lynsey G Lynsey G

Co-creator of Oneshi Press (Contributor/Co-writer of Children of Gaia, writer and co-creator of Tracy Queen and PACK, editor of Children of Gaia: The Great Nations of Rendaraia), Lynsey G started writing young and never stopped. Her work across multiple genres has appeared in Bitch Magazine, Refinery29, Bust, MEL Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, WHACK! Magazine, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Stirring: a Literary Collection, Menacing Hedge, and elsewhere. She was the curator of a one-woman video art exhibit apexart in New York City in 2012, for which she created four short documentary films about modern Americans' relationships with pornography, one of which won a 2013 Feminist Porn Award. She is the author of Watching Porn, a memoir about her time as a journalist for the adult entertainment industry.

Oneshi Press - Creator Bio - Jayel Draco Jayel Draco

Co-creator of Oneshi Press (Co-creator/writer of Children of Gaia, illustrator/designer & co-creator of Children of Gaia: The Great Nations of Rendaraia, Tracy Queen, and PACK), Jayel Draco is a multi-disciplinary visual artist who graduated from the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan in 2003 with a BFA in Illustration. For over a decade he has done freelance work as an art director, illustrator, animator, graphic designer, VFX technician, and web designer on a variety of multimedia projects. His animation work for Wagner's Die Walküre (conducted by James Levine and directed by Robert LePage) was shown at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, and his animation work for Marvel's Astonishing X-Men (written by Joss Whedon, illustrated by John Cassaday, and directed by Neal Adams) was projected onto the side of a building in Union Square at MarvelFest. In 2015, Jayel left a salaried position at Neal Adams Continuity Studios as web designer, animator, and VFX technician to focus on developing Oneshi Press.

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Oneshi Press Team Collaborators:

Chris Covelli

Co-creator/writer of Children of Gaia, Chris Covelli also provides digital pre-visualization for several Oneshi Press projects, including Children of Gaia: The Great Nations of Rendaraia, Tracy Queen, and PACK. With over a decade of experience in the 3D animation/VFX industry, Chris has provided freelance professional work on advertisements for American Express, Coca Cola, Crayola, Newsday, and many others.  Chris has also done 3D work on independent films including The Last Winter, Sleep Dealer, and Danny and the Wild Bunch.  Currently, Chris works as a Senior Modeler at DHX Media on Nickelodeon’s children’s series Blaze and the Monster Machines.  Check out Chris’s online portfolio at

Peter Lampasona

Contributor/co-writer of Children of Gaia and a salesman type, Peter Lampasona also provides fight choreography and consultation for several Oneshi Press projects, including Children of Gaia: The Great Nations of Rendaraia, Tracy Queen, and PACK. Peter is best known for writing about the world of sports, where people harm one another. Peter has contributed to publications such as MMAMania, The Fight Nerd, and US Combat Sports; worked on production for the now defunct Spike TV shows MMA Uncensored Live and the Unrivaled documentary series; appeared in the New York Mixed Martial Arts documentary sporting an, in retrospect, ridiculous haircut; and has a competitive record that really is better than what Google says, due to the officially unofficial nature of amateur sport fighting in New York during his athletic prime.

Jenny Williamson - COG Bio pic - Photomanipulation by Jayel Draco

Jenny Williamson

Contributor/co-writer of Children of Gaia Jenny Williamson is a fiction writer and poet living in New York City. In addition to Children of Gaia projects, she has four novels currently in the works along the spectrum of romance and fantasy, and is most actively working on a romance novel set during the fall of Rome. Her poetry and short stories have appeared in journals including East Coast Literary Journal, 24, Blue Monday Review, Vox Poetica, Burningwood Literary Journal, and The Stone Highway Review, among others. She has read at New York City venues including Hip Lit, Les Bleus, the Poetry Brothel, Lyrics, Lit & Liquor, Urbana, and Louder Arts. Her poetry chapbook, Collection of Flaws in a Black Dress, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2016. Jenny is also an actress and model; favorite gigs include acting on the Globe Theatre in London, appearing on the cover of a romance novel (Taken By the Night by Katherine Smith), and modeling an AeroAddaKesh of Aloranaia for Jayel Draco’s compilation of photomanipulations set in the world of Children of Gaia. 

 Jack Schell

"When I remember what I came here for, to bring you happiness and joy"  - Jack Schell
August 13, 1959 - June 10, 2018 ~ 
May his song resound eternal

Composer for Oneshi Press, Jack Schell – The Sound Weaver created the music for the Children of Gaia The Great nations of Rendaraia Album, the Oneshi Press Intro Video, and several other Oneshi Press projects. Jack draws from the broadest range of musical styles and genres. Jack’s compositions evoke visual images in the listener’s mind to form what may be called ‘soundscapes’ or ‘musical art pieces’.  Jack Schell has a unique signature sound and style. His uncommon rhythms combined with sweet, sometimes quirky and fun and memorable melodies form original sound compositions that appeal to those from all walks of life. From an early age Jack picked up instruments and made music from them, often with a unique perspective that influenced the sounds he produced. He learned piano, clarinet, drums and percussion in his childhood. He picked up again with the advent of Atari computer and MIDI music software in the mid-1980’s when he began to compose his signature style music. Now with several releases over the last thirty years, Jack creates well-rounded soundscapes filled with depth and intrigue. In addition to his website and facebook, you can also find Jack's work on cdbaby and iTunes.

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Oneshi Press Associates:

Cardinal Rae

Lettering in OPCA 1 - 8
Letterer for PACK 1 -2
Letterer for Tracy Queen v.1

Cardinal Rae is a letterer and designer with Fenix Works, Inc. who has worked for DC Comics, Papercutz, and other comics publishers. She has lettered for Tracy Queen,  PACK, Lomack: The Giant Warrior Angel, Anthropocene Twilight, Trenches, and more. She's also provided beta-reads for Children of Gaia.

Ludwig "Flattsquat" Olimba

Flatting in OPCA 1-8
Flatter for PACK 1 -2
Flatter for Tracy Queen V.1

Ludwig “Flattsquat” Olimba is a freelance comic book page flatter. He has provided flats for both Tracy Queen and PACK.

Kameron Fekete

Kameron our social media intern during spring semester of 2018 as a sophomore studying journalism at the University of Montana. He is hoping to concentrate in photojournalism or investigative work. In his spare time, he enjoys photography, rock climbing and asking profound questions about life.

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Deus Nova 42 is a consummate editor, avid spoiler theorist, finely tuned plot hole detector, and constant source of support. She has provided beta-reads, feedback, and valuable insight for  Children of GaiaTracy Queen, and PACKas well as other Oneshi works.

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Oneshi Press Contributors:

Miguel Colón

Contributor to OPCA 1-3, 5, & 7

Writer and illustrator of Lomack: The Giant Warrior Angel featured in OPQA 1, 2, 3, & 5, Miguel was born in the South Bronx in 1969. In 1983 he began attending the High School of Art & Design, where he was introduced to the art of oil painting from life in the "Old Hat Club" of lore, a morning painting class that began two hours before the bell for first period rang, taught by the beloved Irwin (Greeny) Greenberg. Miguel holds a BFA in painting from the SVA, where he studied under the legendary Jack Potter. He also studied drawing, painting, and sculpting the figure with Costa Vavagiakis, Ephraim Rubenstein, Barney Hodes, Peter Cox, and Ronnie Landfield of the Art Students League of New York. He was a teaching assistant for Costa at the Art Students League, National Academy of Design, and New York Academy of Art. He is a 2001 recipient of the first Edwin Austin Abbey Mural Foundation Workshop Grant at the National Academy of Design.


Cover Artist for OPCA 2
Contributor to OPCA 7
Guest Artist in OPCA 7
Guest Artist in Tracy Queen v1
Guest Artist in PACK 2

Renamey graduated AA from Nassau Community College and BFA in 3D Animation and Interactive Media from FIT. He is a New York based visual artist who specialises in 3D modelling and 2D illustrations.  He has a passion for making art that evokes emotion and thought from those who see his work.

Brendan Rowe

Contributor to OPCA 2, 3, & 6

Writer of "Trenches" featured in OPQA 2, "Scripture" Featured in OPQA 3, and "Hank Thatcher: Dragon Catcher" featured in OPQA 6. Irish‐Canadian writer Brendan Rowe has tried it all when it comes to writing. He's penned newspaper articles, built government websites, and worked on film sets. If Brendan's not building computers, models, and worlds inside his home in Ottawa, Ontario, then he's voraciously consuming vast amounts of film, television, books, games, and comics. -

Maia Gabrielle

Artist Spotlight in OPCA 2

Oneshi Press Artist Spotlight recipient Maia is a small-time artist located in Missoula, MT. She focuses on making low-priced art, so that everyone may enjoy a piece to bring home.

Dino Caruso

Contributor to OPCA 2

Writer of "Confidence Game"

Jenelle Leigh Campion

Artist Spotlight in OPCA 2

Oneshi press Artist Spotlight recipient Jenelle Leigh Campion's career as a visual artist grew out of her lifelong interest in the creative process. Her voice and vision are influenced by training as a mystic and healer.
She has received a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Creative Inquiry and a certification in Sound, Voice and Music Healing from the California Institute of Integral Studies. During this time, Campion developed a mature sense of perspective and technique.
In 2013 she began selling art in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA. She can be found on Jackson Square offering loving expressions of heartfelt connection.


Cover Artist for OPCA 3
Artist Spotlight in OPCA 3

Akhilesh was given his Sanskrit name by an East Indian guru prior to his birth. His parents taught him art and mathematics. He socially goes by Akhi. In school he continued his art and drafting studies. After school he worked with traumatized youth for a decade. He is currently in his third year as a full-time freelance artist. His primary medium of expertise is detailed pen and ink on paper. Akhi applies his art to apparel, jewelry, and prints. He also does commission works and branding. Akhilesh is a father and is based in Missoula, Montana. You may contact him via email His works are displayed on Facebook 'Akhilesh' and on the web.

Xavier Hart

Guest Artist in OPCA 3
Artist Spotlight in OPCA 3, & 7
Contributor to OPCA 4
Guest Artist in Tracy Queen v1

Xavier Hart is Virginia based artist who creates monster concepts traditionally with ink, Copic markers, and acrylic paint. He also makes concept art digitally, and dabbles in sculpting. Watch him stream his artwork live on, follow him on, check out his, and follow him on!

yukidogzombie (aka Rosetta McBride)

Contributor to OPCA 3
Guest Art in PACK 1

Hello, my name is Rosetta McBride, also known as yukidogzombie. I am a traditional artist. The circus is amazing to me, so I do illustration artwork of clowns and animals. |

Nikki Powers

Contributor to OPCA 3

Writer/Artist/Letterer Hybrid Monster Nikki Powers is a 90s kid hellbent on doodling her way to the grave. She also writes comics about women who punch things. She will letter your comics for you because words can be beautiful.

Christopher R Matusiak

Contributor to OPCA 3

One of my earliest memories is my mother taking me to the public library at the age of four, which is where my love for books and the written word started, leading to such discoveries as Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and Terry Pratchett. When I was ten, she bought me my first graphic novel, ElfQuest volume two. I was a moderate comic reader prior to that point, but it was looking through those pages that I developed a love for the medium which has stuck with me for more than three decades. So, Mom, this is all your fault.

X Cat Darkness

Guest Artist in OPCA 4
Guest Artist in Tracy Queen V.1

Tangmo Cecchini

Contributor to OPCA 4

"The only thing taking a risk is your canvas"

Tangmo Cecchini is an illustrator that was born in Thailand and moved to the U.S. at the age of 5. Her artwork blurs the lines between the familiar, eerie, and whimsical. Underneath the beautiful imagery and detailed rendering, she seeks to haunt the human psyche and disturb an inner sense of peace. Aside from her art, she's quite friendly and loves her fluffy bunny.

Lillian Nelson

Artist Spotlight in OPCA 4

Lillian Nelson grew up painting in Missoula, and eventually earned her BFA from the University of Montana.  Today she continues to create her fine art for regional galleries, freelance illustration and commissions, while working as a gallery curator and director. Her main passion is working on/with wood, bridging the gap between 2 & 3 dimensional work.  In her free time she also raises  three of the best and most unpredictable pieces of art: her three children.

Emily Swan

Contributor to OPCA 5

When she is not selling her work at comic-con, artist Emily Swan works full time as a graphic artist at a garment decorating company, illustrates and self publishes her own comics, and instructs art and dance at a local Arts Center. She occasionally finds time to sleep.

Her published work can be viewed in Red Stylo Media's '27 Club Anthology', with the story "Back to Black", and their book 'THE STRIP, A Twisted Vegas Comic Anthology', with the story "The Little Lucky Dice Chapel". More of Emily's art can be found across the internet at: 'aSwanNamedEmily'.

Teemu Juhani

Contributor to OPCA 5

Teemu Juhani is a Finnish illustrator and comic artist currently based in London, UK. He illustrates mainly children's books and stories and enjoys fleshing out imaginative stories with magical, adventurous, fantasy, or otherwise extraordinary elements. The backbones of Teemu's artwork are detailed line art, quirky characters, and humorous point of view. Grandmothers and tentacles are his all-time favourite subjects to draw, which luckily he gets to draw fairly often. Teemu is a former potato chipaholic, which he has managed to overcome and transform to an unhealthy love for cookies and biscuits. Find him online at his website and Instagram.

Charley Macorn

Contributor to OPCA 5

Charley Macorn is a comedian, writer, and general weirdo living in Missoula, MT. Writer of Strikeforce Dracula, they have previously written for Big Finish's Doctor Who line, Funny or Die, and the Geekie Award–nominated comic book Jill Trent, Science Sleuth. Visit for more info.


Guest Art in OPCA 5, & 7
Guest Artist in Tracy Queen V.1

ShaydenSketches, is an illustrator and designer from rainy UK specializing in character and/or pattern design and can be found at: or, or! Shayden is really inspired by cultural and social diversity and is creating an OC art series. Please consider supporting Shayden on Patreon!


Cover Artist for OPCA 6
Artist Spotlight in OPCA 6

Stevie is a digital illustrator and incurable enthusiast of storytelling. She doesn’t see herself enough in stories, so she’s making new ones. She paints because she’s seeking bewitching Lestats and powerful Xenas. She’s currently working on her original urban witch IP called Weatherwax Coven, which you can learn about at

Sean Bova

Contributor to OPCA 6

Sean Bova is an American illustrator living in California.  He has been working professionally as an artist on and off for 10 years.  He spends his free time thinking about monsters and robots, and hoping that sharks never create reverse scuba suit technology.


Guest Art in OPCA 6
Guest Art in PACK 1

Sonne is a young artist stationed on Nørrebro in Copenhagen. He was born and raised on the beautiful island of Bornholm, in the middle of the baltic sea.
His childhood years have always revolved around artistic endeavors, and has stuck with him throughout his life until his adult life.

Working mainly with the subject of beautiful men, creating masculine yet aesthetically pleasing pictures is something Sonne excels at. With graphic backgrounds and saturated colors, he creates almost whimsical portraits of men.

Benet Simon

Contributor to OPCA 6

Benet Simon is the editor and writer of Tales of Astoundment, a new ongoing comedy comics anthology from Markosia, who will soon be publishing Benet's comics The Society of Smiles and ​Disastronauts. Benet’s strips are translated into Italian and published by, and have also been accepted into five other anthologies appearing in 2018. Find him on Facebook.

Aaron Burke

Contributor to OPCA 6

Aaron Berke is a science-fiction and fantasy writer based in New York City. Aaron believes that every moment in life can make a great story. All you have to do is freeze the moment, and add a dash of adventure. Aaron graduated from Brandeis University in 2013 with a degree in Film, Television and Interactive Media. Aaron has since built his portfolio with numerous film and television scripts, and has written and directed a handful of short films, including the successful festival-running fantasy film, "Hats." "Victoria" published in OPQA 06 is Aaron's first foray into the world of comics, and it's a dream come true for the long-time comic fan. -

Marika Brousianou

Contributor to OPCA 6

Marika Brousianou is a Chicago based artist and designer with a passion for visual storytelling and illustration. She believes that images tell stories in their own special way. Marika studied visual arts at Deree College in Athens, Greece and illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She has participated in group exhibitions both in Greece and San Francisco and is currently working on her first graphic novel of human misery entitled "Eight Fifty Three"., -

Kyle lawrence bio PicKyle Lawrence

Contributor to OPCA 7

Kyle Lawrence is an apiring comic writer out of New Jersey aiming for sequential art renown. My short "Hungry Thing" is featured in ComicBookHour's "One Comic to Rule Them All", and my short "No Strings" is featured in Back From the Depth's HallowScream 2018 anthology. You can follow Kyle on Twitter at @Hail_king_rex

Bo Christianson Bio PicBo Christianson

Contributor to OPCA 7

Bo Christian is a Texas comic book artist and writer. He has done previous work on titles Lucas Hahn: Sins of the Father published through Bright Ideas comics( as artist) and 12 Labors published through Stache Publishing (as writer and illustrator). He is currently working on two upcoming projects Hummingbird and Dahlia, partnering with DK Weber on book series. Prior to starting his career in comics Bo was a Structural Journeyman in the US Air Force. You can find and follow Bo's artwork on Instagram @the_bo_christian and on Twitter @bochristian.


Contributor to OPCA 7, & 8

You might recognize Grivante from the backs of milk cartons from when you were a kid, but that was his twin brother. They still haven't found Bob. Grivante is best known for his Zee Brothers: Zombie Exterminator books, a comedic-horror series that both celebrates and pokes fun at everything that makes zombie pop culture cool. His publishing company Grivante Press focuses on publishing page-turning speculative fiction. He loves things like George Romero's "Of The Dead" movies and Robert Kirkman's "The Walking Dead”.

Diana Camero

Contributor to OPQA 7

Diana Camero is a videogame and animation concept artist who is trying her hand at comics. Diana has worked in a variety of videogames as an illustrator and UI designer, loves all things animation, and birds. Find her at and


Guest Artist in OPCA 7
Guest Artist in Tracy Queen V.1

Jana aka @hotarujra is a full time letter layout processor, part time physical media illustrator and  occasional digital dabbler that spends her evenings storyboarding or brainstorming ideas for children's books when she's not playing D&D or boardgames. &


Contributor to OPCA 1

Writer and illustrator of "Anthropocene Twilight", Tom Swift Bird is an artist who explores the internal and outdoor landscapes of modern life in their grandeur and bleakness. The Pine Ridge reservation where he was born and the great plains where he has spent much of his life form the backgrounds for much of his work, overlaid with political and personal reflections. He is also a photographer, writer, and musician, and is currently employed in the field of technology and data visualization. He is a class of 2014 graduate of Oglala Lakota College.


Guest Artist in OPCA 2
Contributor to OPCA 4 & 5
Guest Artist in Tracy Queen V.1

Lead developer of "Children of Gaia: MineCOG",  Oneshi Press Artist Spotlight Recipient & Tracy Queen Guest Artist Jsquared graduated from NAU with an AS in Graphic Design and a BS in Visual Communication. Ever since he was able to pick up a pencil, he was creating something - even at the expense of his crib walls. Concept Art has always been something he loves because he can take someone's idea and wrap a world around it.

Creees Hyunsung Lee

Contributor to OPCA 2

Illustrator of "Trenches", Creees Hyunsung Lee is a New York-based comic artist who graduated from SVA (School of Visual Arts) in 2015 with a BFA in Cartooning. Creees has done several sets of the Marvel/Upperdeck sketchcards and some storyboard work for SomeSpider and Sesame Workshop. His comic career is only beginning, so be sure to keep your eyes open. Creees often streams his art on and updates his social media pages regularly.

James Liswed

Contributor to OPCA 2

Illustrator of "Confidence Game".

Artist Jessie Smith

Artist Spotlight in OPCA 2

Oneshi Press Artist Spotlight recipient Jessie Smith, is a local artist in the lovely town of Missoula, Montana, and an emerging artist, whose life ambition is to one day support herself, and her family, on her artwork alone. Her art career initially started as a tattoo apprentice in 2011. Through her apprenticeship she was exposed to a wide range of fine art techniques, and became interested in fine art as a way to express herself as an artist. Soon realizing tattooing wasn't for her, she moved on and hasn't looked back since. In the last few years, her work has been on display in galleries, art shows, and craft fairs/markets, as well as propagating through private commissions.

Tom Barton

Contributor to OPCA 3
Cover Artist for OPCA 4
Artist Spotlight in OPCA 4

Working as a freelance Illustrator since graduating from Coventry University in the UK, Tom Barton has worked on a variety of projects ranging from storyboards for Lego to trading cards for Marvel. Heavily inspired by western comics, Tom creates work with nods to his favourite artists Joe Madureira and Chris Bachalo. His current project marries his love of comics with his love of games as he collaborates with Riot Games on a League of Legends web comic.

Kevin (Kreepy) Sheely

Contributor to OPCA 3, 5, & 8
Artist Spotlight in OPCA 8

Kevin Sheely, or "Kreepy," as he signs his work, is a self taught cartoonist, painter, and also musician from Phoenix, AZ. He drew as a child but was mostly focused on music. When he was 22 years old he was inspired to start collecting comics after being exposed to Frank Miller and after a few years he decided to devote himself more to his art and to eventually become a comic book artist.
Influenced by horror, comedy, and underground comics he created the web comic, "Kit and Kat Got Bats for Brains," followed by the self released first issue of that series. He is also an accomplished writer and has exhibited paintings at local Phoenix art shows. His overall influences include: Frank Miller, Mike Mignola, Ec Comics, Kevin Eastman, Bill Watterson, Bill Sienkiewicz, painter Robert Williams, and Daniel Clowes.
He currently lives in Phoenix, AZ with his wife, author Desiree King and their son.

Andre Short

Contributor to OPCA 3

Andre Short II is an American comic book artist, a doting father of one and a loving husband to a wonderful (and supportive) woman.

Michael Norwitz

Contributor to OPCA 3

Michael Norwitz lives in California with his wife, child, and his clowder of cats. He's written for punk zines ( The Trouble with Normal; Masochistic Submission ) and philosophical journals ( Philosophy Now ). His comic works have appeared in The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel and Rock Is Not Dead. He is creator and co-author of the series Possession soon to be released from Markosia Press.

Ryan Haack

Contributor to OPCA 4

Ryan Haack is an avid comic writer and story-teller. His biggest passion is telling stories with comics, understanding their language, and helping people with his work. He's 19, lives in Indiana, and spends much time crafting new ideas.

Tana Ford

Contributor to OPCA 4

Tana Ford is a comic book artist perhaps best known for her work on MARVEL’s Silk. She has also done work on The Amazing Spider-Man, Gwenpool, VenomVerse: Black Panther, New Warriors and Guardians of the Galaxy, She has also done work for WIRED MagazineJEM and the HOLOGRAMS, and STAR TREK .

Tana currently lives in South Florida, she graduated from Simmons College in Boston, MA and was one of only five students to participate in the Sean Gordon Murphy Apprenticeship Program.

Tana’s creator-owned graphic novel series DUCK! won the Prism Comics Queer Press Grant in 2010, and the sequel DUCK! Second Chances was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. She is currently at work on the third and final volume, DUCK! Third Time is the Charm

Jan Velazquez

Contributor to OPCA 4

Jan has been dedicated to art since he was a child and, since 2009, has become a well-rounded, self-taught comic artist. His adaptability and love for art has made him strive to never stop learning.

Diego Vidal

Contributor to OPCA 4

Diego "Oruga" Vidal is a chilean comic artist that started his career about four years ago from his home town Temuco, this would be his first published work.

James Groeling

Cover Artist for OPCA 5 & 8
Artist Spotlight in OPCA 5 & 8

James Groeling is a freelance visual artist based out of New York. His work ranges from murals, sculptures and fine art paintings, to illustration work for games, books, and comics. Be sure to check out more of what he's creating via these links: | | | |

Jason Hart

Contributor to OPCA 5

Jason Hart is a writer, comics cartoonist, and marketing designer based in Ohio. He graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 2005 and works as an Art Director for a Dayton ad agency. In the off hours, he is a father. In the wee hours, he makes funny books. Long ago, he specialized in poetry, but everything has panels and punctuation now. Weapons of choice are pencil, brush, and watercolor, though he'll happily pick up an ink nib or begrudgingly a digital stylus. Recent works appear in Ink Brick, Barrelhouse, Illustoria, New Plains Review, Geometry, and elsewhere. Visit him online at his Instagram and Tumblr.

Pink Pitcher

Contributor to OPCA 5
Guest Artist in OPCA 7
Guest Artist in Tracy Queen V.1

Pink Pitcher is an Artist, Author, Seamstress, Druid, and Textile & Domestic Historian (among other titles). She is currently publishing her first comic—Root & Branch—as an ongoing story in both print and web. She enjoys costuming and cosplay in a variety of genres, and would love to draw your RPG character. Find her on Twitch, Twitter or Instagram and consider supporting her on Patreon!

Lucas Peverill

Contributor to OPCA 5

Lucas Peverill is an independent illustrator originally from London but currently sketching in Dorset. Growing up on a steady diet of sci-fi films influenced his work in comics, illustrations, and concept art. See more at

Jacey Chase

Guest Art in OPCA 5, 6, & 7
Contributor to OPCA 8
Artist Spotlight in OPCA 8
Guest Art in PACK 1
Guest Artist in Tracy Queen V.1

Jacey Chase is an independent artist and content creator. Their artwork draws inspiration from fantasy, art nouveau, cartoons and comics. Jacey has a background in web marketing and enjoys helping other artists connect with their audience more effectively. They are currently developing several illustration series, including Cheveux de Fleur and Mermaids and Magic. | |

Conor Hughes

Contributor to OPCA 6

Conor Hughes is a winner of the 2016 Millarworld art contest and is currently working on the Fantasy Romance comic White Ash. He can be found on twitch, twitter, tumblr and instagram, and

Martyna Kulak

Contributor to OPCA 6

Martyna Kulak is a 23-year-old freelance artist from Poland, trying to put to work everything she learned working on a BA in graphic art. Her greatest passions are fantasy illustrations and comics, spiced up with a touch of horror—she loves to twist the already known narratives to something more relatable and better fitting the modern age. Outside of private projects, she’s had a chance to explore those interests in a few zines and anthologies, such as "Chubby Anthology vol. 4" and "Werewolves Versus: Fashion." |

Davis Rush

Contributor to OPCA 6

Davis Rush is a letterer and graphic designer from Toronto, Canada. He has worked on several independent titles including Alex Priest, Black Gold, Jagged, Eternal Vix, Dead 4 Seven, and The Devil at Home as part of the Ever Afterward Anthology from Stache Publishing. See more of Davis’ work at:

John Amor

Contributor to OPCA 6

John Amor is a Filipino illustrator/writer with works published by Image, IDW, and DC's former webcomic platform ZudaComics. His work on Image OGN “One Week in the Library” garnered the book an Eisner nomination for best short story. John is a Dungeon Master with 18 charisma. -

Erica Cotten

Contributor to OPCA 6

Erica Cotten is a User Experience Designer and comic book lettering professional. She earned a Bachelor’s in Graphic Design in 2014 and has worked as a designer for companies such as Sports Illustrated and Salesforce. Additionally, she won a Silver Addy Award from the American Advertising Federation in 2014. She started lettering in 2017 and has fallen in love with the typographic expression that comics bring. When Erica isn’t putting in the hours on some new lettering, website or logo, she spends time playing Overwatch, playing ‘tug’ with her terrier, Luna, or learning a new skill (most recently linocut relief printing!). Currently she is lettering a creator-owned comic by Robin Holstein called Stormwall. She can be reached at @ericacotten on Twitter or by email at

Walter Ostlie illustrated Bio PictureWalter Ostlie

Cover Artist for OPCA 7
Artist Spotlight in OPCA 7

Walter Ostlie is a full-time comic creator, writer, and artist. He started teaching himself to write and draw in 2008 and had his first graphic novel, Cubicles, published by 2011 by Red5 Comics. After the success of Cubicles, Walter moved on to his sophomore project, Shiver Bureau, which raised over $13,000 on Kickstarter. Shiver Bureau was originally self-published, but it was later picked up by Scout Comics to be republished for Diamond distribution. The quality of his first two books garnered the attention of the Webtoon editorial staff. This lead to the creation of Haxor, a featured Webtoon comic. His next project is Metalshark Bro, a "were-shark battling demon" story that raised over $25,000 on Kickstarter, which will be release in the first quarter of 2019.

LetterSquids - comic book lettering service - Logo Bio PicLetterSquids

Contributor to OPCA 7

LetterSquids is a comic lettering and design company based in Connecticut. The group’s formation was inspired by the lives and works of both the great calligraphers and great mollusks of history. Their recent projects are Scorpio, The Pub Crawl Anthology, Jesus Christ Superhero: A Buddhist Tale and Lifeline. LetterSquids is also a resident letterer for the alternative comics collective The Comic Jam (@TheComicJam) which publishes a new theme weekly featuring work from a cast of aspiring comic artists and writers.

Mac Radwanski

Contributor to OPCA 7

Mac Radwanski is a comic book artist. As a kid, he dreamed about being Batman, or drawing comic books for a living. The latter part worked out. mac published such books as "Doc Dino," "Runners," "The Face and the Hand" and He's currently working on "Crumple." When not drawing,  he likes to play his guitar, or relax with some video games.

Samir Simão

Contributor to OPCA 7, & 8

Samir Simão is a professional penciller and inker from Brazil, with several years experience making comic books for companies like : Mythos, Insane Comics, Killer Comics and others around the world. Titles he has worked on include: The Nobodies -Mythos comics | Killer Instinct-Killer comics | Miss Conduct-Insane comics | Sweet and Saulty-Insane comics | Children of the Rain-Graphic Novel | Anarchy Beyond the Walls-Never Static Pictures

Brent Sterling

Contributor to OPCA 7

Brent Sterling studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh & Owens Community College. He worked on web design and graphics during the 1990s. He created music videos and album/CD art for local bands in the Toledo Ohio area. After fine tuning his coloring skills during 2013-2014 he began doing more comic work including being a promotional guest colorist for Insane Comics.

Kael McDonald - Bio pic illustrationKael McDonald

Guest Artist in OPCA 7
Guest Artist in Tracy Queen V.1

Kael McDonald is an independent artist and writer based in Oklahoma. His primary project is Vigilante 2890, a long-form science fantasy comic series examining heroism and leadership. Kael believes in the power of storytelling to affect the world at large, and with that in mind he seeks to create inclusive stories that inspire others to raise their creative voice and pursue kindness. | |


Guest Artist in Tracy Queen V.1

That quiet guy from Venture Crew. A real sucker for rules. Self proclaimed gay. | |

Beam Divider - by Jayel Draco We build worlds . . . You're invited.


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