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), 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) 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. He recently 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 polygonpusherinc.com.

Oneshi Press - Creator Bio - Peter Lampasona 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

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.

Jsquared

Contributor to OPQA 4
Guest Artist in OPQA 2

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.

Kameron Fekete

Kameron is our social media intern and 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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Oneshi Press Associates:

Cardinal Rae

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

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

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Oneshi Press Contributors:

Miguel Colón

Contributor to OPQA 1, 2, & 3

Writer and illustrator of Lomack: The Giant Warrior Angel featured in OPQA 1, 2, & 3, 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.

Brendan Rowe

Contributor to OPQA 2, & 3

Writer of "Trenches" featured in OPQA 2 and "Scripture" Featured in OPQA 3, 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.

Dino Caruso

Contributor to OPQA 2

Writer of "Confidence Game"
Website: carusocomics.com

Jenelle Leigh Campion

Artist Spotlight in OPQA 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.

Akhilesh

Cover Artist for OPQA 3
Artist Spotlight in OPQA 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 akhileshmsla@gmail.com. His works are displayed on Facebook 'Akhilesh' and akhilesh.design on the web.

Xavier (LocustFarms) Hart

Contributor to OPQA 4
Artist Spotlight in OPQA 3
Guest Artist  in OPQA 3

My name is Xavier Hart, a typical starving artist living in the Richmond, Virginia area. I enjoy creating monsters and weirdos mostly from pencil and ink, but I do dabble in the digital realm of art as well as a slight bit of sculpting

Rosetta McBride

Contributor to OPQA 3

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 OPQA 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 OPQA 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.

Tana Ford

Contributor to OPQA 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

Tangmo Cecchini

Contributor to OPQA 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.

Diego Vidal

Contributor to OPQA 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.

TOM SWIFT BIRD

Contributor to OPQA 1

Writer and Illustrator of "Anthorpocene 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.

Creees Hyunsung Lee

Contributor to OPQA 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 Twitch.tv and updates his social media pages regularly.

Maia Gabrielle

Artist Spotlight in OPQA 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.

James Liswed

Contributor to OPQA 2

Illustrator of "Confidence Game".
Website: somnivision.com

Artist Jessie Smith

Artist Spotlight in OPQA 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 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

Cover Artist for OPQA 4
Contributor to OPQA 3
Artist Spotlight in OPQA 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 OPQA 3 & 5

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 OPQA 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 OPQA 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 OPQA 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.

Jan Velazquez

Contributor to OPQA 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.

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