We talked to comic book artist Zilson Costa about his work on “Br’Er Rabbit in the Jazz Age,” his inspiration, Spider-Man, and more! … Continue readingZilson Costa on Cohorts, Br’Er Rabbit, and Working Together
We interviewed prolific comic maker Pink Pitcher on textile arts, her side-side-gig, wilderness backpacking, and her short comic, “Summit”! … Continue readingPink Pitcher on Wilderness, Textile Arts, and “Summit”
We talked to L. K. Ingino, writer of “Never Say Boo” in the Destinations Anthology, about dark comedy, poetry collections, and more! … Continue readingL. K. Ingino on Gallows Humor, “Never Say Boo,” and Creating All the Things
We talked with James Wayne Johnson, writer of the continuing comic “Bloom Squad,” about telepaths, Van Halen, and finding time to write! … Continue readingJames Wayne Johnson on Good Guys, Van Halen, and “Bloom Squad”
We talked to Kaytee Brown about coloring comics, female representations in video games, Arthurian legend, and her short comic, “Nimue.” … Continue readingKaytee Brown on Arthurian Legend, Getting Slapped by Inspiration, and “Nimue”
We talked with Ukranian writer Andrii Ostapenko about war, magic, and his short comic, “Shortcut,” in the Destinations Anthology. … Continue readingAndrii Ostapenko on War, Travel, Magic, and “Shortcut”
We talked to the voice of YOUR generation, Charley Macorn, on putting your creative work out there, gentrification, and ghost museums. … Continue readingCharley Macorn on Weirdness, Gentrification, and “Lynda Linda: Unlicensed Detective”
We talked to writer Chris Lackie about his short comic, “The Bottom,” his mild-mannered alter ego, his influences, and more! … Continue readingChris Lackie on “The Bottom,” Horror Writing, and Canadian Baking
We spoke to webcomics legend Erin Ptah about her past, present, and future, as well as her new short comic, “The Traveler”! … Continue readingErin Ptah on “The Traveler,” Inspiration, and Keeping Going
We talked to Oriana Leckert, Kickstarter’s Director of Publishing & Comics Outreach, about community, creation, and Kickstarter! … Continue readingCommunity, Creation, and Kickstarter—An Interview with Oriana Leckert
“I look at art as a sort of hand extended out in kindness…Art is like a way for people to say ‘Hey, I’m feeling this too. You don’t have to do this alone.'” —Angela Oddling, illustrator of “I Can’t Wait” … Continue readingAngela Oddling on “I Can’t Wait”
The interesting thing about a visual medium like comics is you can squeeze the passage of time into a few panels, like they’re windows into the most poignant parts.”—Kyle Lawrence, writer, “The Chixculub Impact” … Continue readingKyle Lawrence on “The Chicxulub Impact”
Sophia Murphy is the artist behind the cover of the Origins Anthology, and has created guest art for Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter, Act 1 (Kickstarting now!). We talked to Sophia about trans representation in media, why escapism through entertainment is essential, and her favorite horror films! … Continue readingAn Interview with Artist Sophia Murphy
Adam Rose is the writer of “Corollary,” a short comic in the Origins Anthology (Kickstarting now!). We talked with him writing comics and his inspirations. … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Writer Adam Rose
Jayel Draco, the co-founder of Oneshi Press and the creator of “Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter,” got weird about his wild creation at the Mr. Guy website. There are a lot of butts in here for some reason. … Continue readingA Q&A with Jayel Draco—Barrels of Butts, Zombie Tropes, & Turtle Soup
“I’ve always believed little things matter, and if a story and/or artwork can lift someone’s spirits and bring them joy even just a little, or make them feel less alone, and inspire them, I think it can have a chain reaction that goes beyond what we can even begin to perceive.” — Shadowind … Continue readingAn Interview with OPCA #09 Cover Artist, Shadowind
“[I relate to] Wolverine. Not because I see myself as a mysterious, dangerous loner but because we are both short and hairy.” — James Wayne Johnson, writer of “Bloom Squad” … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Writer James Wayne Johnson
“Like the Dark Knight Detective, I too spend my nights patrolling the wretched underbelly of my cursed city, protecting innocents from criminals who would do them harm for nothing more than the sick joy it brings—I’m just kidding. The thought of leaving the house after the sun goes down makes my tum-tum hurt.” — Chris Lackie … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Writer Chris Lackie
We spoke with Oneshi alum Charley Macorn about their upcoming standup comedy show in an empty theater at the Old Montana Prison: Jokes for Ghosts! … Continue readingOneshi Alum Charley Macorn on Jokes for Ghosts
We talked to legendary comics artist Vicente Alcázar about highlights of his long career in comics, eschatology, and his work on “Ziegler Box”—part of the Oneshi Press Comics Anthology. … Continue readingAn Interview with Legendary Comics Artist Vicente Alcazar
“Much like our world, Terra is a place where the wealthy and powerful act to further their own interests, and most ordinary people feel powerless to do anything but go along with it.”—Chris Covelli, “War & Horses” co-illustrator and Children of Gaia co-creator … Continue readingAn Interview with Children of Gaia Co-Illustrator, Chris Covelli!
Peter Lampasona is the author of “Children of Gaia: War and Horses” and “Carrying Iron.” We sat down with him to talk about his character the Triggerman, fight choreography, and why he’s a Hermione. … Continue readingAn Interview with “War & Horses” Author Peter Lampasona
In our 8th anthology, Kevin Sheely teamed up with writer Desiree King on “Finn: Guardian of the Five Gates.” We caught up with Kevin to chat about 80s horror, Batman, and more! … Continue readingAn Interview with “Finn” Co-Creator, Kevin Sheely!
“A Tale of Good Intentions” is a short comic written by Patricia Loupee and illustrated by Amy Hay. We talked to Patricia and Amy about this story, their character Nightmist, and their inspirations. … Continue readingAn Interview With “A Tale of Good Intentions” Creators Patricia Loupee and Amy Hay
“As a writer, I want to create an immersive story that readers can fall in love with and get lost in. Something that, for a little while, makes them forget whatever may be going on around them.”—Grivante, in the Oneshi Press Creator Interviews series … Continue readingAn Interview with Speculative Fiction & Comics Writer Grivante
“Gaining an understanding for people’s situations and motivations is all it really takes to sympathize. And we could all use some sympathy.”—Kyle Lawrence in the Oneshi Press Creator Interviews series … Continue readingAn Interview With Comics Writer Kyle Lawrence
“Comics are so flexible. Anything can happen. It really just lets my imagination run wild.”—Walter Ostlie in conversation with Oneshi Press … Continue readingAn Interview With Comics Artist Walter Ostlie
“What was weird about breaking into comics is the realization that I had it right at twelve about what I should be doing with my life, because I’ve never been this good at anything!”—Benet Simon … Continue readingAn Interview With Comics Writer Benet Simon
During a live-streamed Q&A held last weekend on Twitch, one of Oneshi Press’s kick-ass community members asked writer Lynsey G. why her graphic novel, Tracy Queen, is important. Here was her answer, captured live during the stream on Twitch! … Continue readingVideo: Why Is Tracy Queen Important?
“I finally figured out that storytelling was the common thread running through all my passions—and a little later, that comics are the medium that does that best for me.”—Jason Hart … Continue readingAn Interview With Comics Creator Jason Hart
“Comics that raise pressing social issues can give readers the space to engage critically, as well as to dream differently. When we cannot solve our problems with the same old strategies, the situation calls for more imagination.”—Lucas Peverill … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Artist Lucas Peverill
“You can experience something completely alien to you, simply by opening yourself up to another person’s journey. While that can be uncomfortable at times, it is important to be challenged.”—Emily Swan … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Artist Emily Swan
“Say something that can be useful to people in their own life. Story and entertainment. Those are the things I look for in every story.”—Jan Velazquez … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Artist Jan Velazquez
“I think the most useful way of approaching writing comic scripts is to think of them as an invitation to collaborate. They aren’t like screenplays or plays, but more about rough ideas and collaboration and conversations between artist and writer.”—Ryan Haack … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Writer Ryan Haack
“Make a thing.
Finish your comic and put it out in the world.
You learn so much by just doing it, so go in ready, do your research and work hard.
And keep trying.”
—Tana Ford … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Creator Tana Ford
Jack Schell’s vast imagination and boundless energy were reflected in the soaring melodies that he will be remembered for, along with his kindness, generosity, and curiosity. We wish him safe and swift passage in this new phase of his journey. … Continue readingRemembering Jack Schell: Collaborator, Composer, and Friend
“I tend to visualize the script as an episode of a show and then pick out the best ‘shots’ from the scene. So there will be camera movements, music stings, fade-ins and -outs and the sort.”—Andre Short … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Artist Andre Short!
“The #1 thing I can say is to do the work, and don’t measure success by how many books you’ve done for this publisher or that publisher. Measure success by how many books you’ve done that you’re proud of.”—Erica Schultz … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Writer Erica Schultz!
“For me, no matter what the medium the story is told [in], be it book, movie, comic, or video game, the most important thing is a good story with good characters. If I hate the story or the characters, I’m not going to want to finish it and will feel dirty if I paid money for it.”—A.M. Paulson … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Writer A.M. Paulson
“A lot more goes into it than you think! You have to think about what the business wants. What their story is. If they have individual projects that they’re working on. How you cater to specific audiences. How to tell their story with journalism. Social media is a form of journalism.” … Continue readingMeet Kameron, Oneshi Press’s Social Media Intern
Regardless of the story or the events therein, I think it’s important to have “real” characters. They don’t have to be good, they don’t have to be bad, but there needs to be at least one character with whom the reader can sympathize.
—Christopher Matusiak … Continue readingAn Interview With Comics Writer Christopher Matusiak
“‘The femme fatale attempting to seduce the hero into villainy’ has always fascinated me. I’m also partial to morally ambiguous femme fatales.”—Michael Norwitz … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Writer Michael Norwitz
Brendan Rowe is a writer of comics, including two short comics in two issues of the Oneshi Press Anthology. Brendan’s talent for telling riveting stories that turn comic book tropes upside down and make readers question their assumptions impresses us, so we spoke to him about his heroes, inspirations, and ideas. … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Writer Brendan Rowe
“Some soul in an often soulless world. It’s a lifeline out of the monotony of the struggle for money and things. It’s a gathering space for ideas and vitality.”—Tom Swift Bird … Continue readingAn Interview with Comics Creator Tom Swift Bird