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).
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.
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.
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 polygonpusherinc.com.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
"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 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.
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 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 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 charleymacorn.com for more info.
ShaydenSketches, is an illustrator and designer from rainy UK specializing in character and/or pattern design and can be found at: Instagram.com/ShaydenSketches or twitch.tv/shaydensDoodle, or twitter.com/shaydensdoodle! Shayden is really inspired by cultural and social diversity and is creating an OC art series. Please consider supporting Shayden on Patreon!
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 patreon.com/stevieraedrawn
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.
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. sonnearts.com | instagram.com/sonne.art
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 facecomic.com, and have also been accepted into five other anthologies appearing in 2018. Find him on Facebook.
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. facebook.com/aaron.berke.7 - twitter.com/AaronBerke88
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". facebook.com/marika.brous, instagram.com/marikabrousianou - twitter.com/MarikaBrousiano.
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.
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 Twitch.tv and updates his social media pages regularly.
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.
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 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 II is an American comic book artist, a doting father of one and a loving husband to a wonderful (and supportive) woman.
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 Magazine, JEM 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
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:
jamesgroeling.com | etsy.com/shop/JamesGroeling | twitter.com/JamesGroeling | instagram.com/jamesgroeling | facebook.com/JamesGroelingArt
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 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!
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. twitch.tv/jaceychase | Youtube.com/c/jaceychase | twitter.com/jaceychase
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." martynakulak.artstation.com | instagram.com/dumb.ways.to.live
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: artstation.com/rushlettering
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.
instagram.com/john_amor - twitch.tv/johnamor
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.