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).
Oneshi Press Founders:
Co-founder 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 Rolling Stone, Glamour, Playboy, Bitch Magazine, Refinery29, Bust, MEL Magazine, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, WHACK! Magazine, 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-founder 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, as well as the writer and lead illustrator of Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter), 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.
Oneshi Press Collaborators:
Co-creator/writer of Children of Gaia, Chris Covelli is co-illustrator for Children of Gaia: War & Horses and 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 at Wildbrain Studios as Modeling Supervisor for Nickelodeon’s children’s series Blaze and the Monster Machines. Check out Chris’s online portfolio at polygonpusherinc.com.
Peter Lampasona is a writer originally working a beat in combat sports. 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. Peter is also a contributor/co-writer of Children of Gaia– having authored War and Horses and Carrying Iron and provided consultation for several Oneshi Press projects, including Children of Gaia: The Great Nations of Rendaraia, Tracy Queen, and PACK.
At the time where all major publishers deemed them an unprofitable and failed product, Peter came up with the brilliant idea to break into the field of graphic novels. He currently lives in New York and totally thinks he’s better than you because of it.
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. Jenny wrote Lungs and the Ghosts of Lungs for Oneshi Press Comics Anthology 08.
“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 Sountrack, 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, iTunes, and spotify.