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:
Lynsey G (she/they), multi-award-winning writerly type, is a co-founder of Oneshi Press—an indie publisher of comics, graphic novels, and illustrated books—along with Jayel Draco. She is the author of the secks-positive graphic novel Tracy Queen, the vigilante-dogs-noir comic series PACK, the IPPY Award–winning memoir Watching P(o)rn, quite a few published (and many unpublished) poems and short stories, and dozens of articles about sexuality for outlets like Rolling Stone, Glamour, Playboy, Allure, Bitch Media, and more. She’s also a creative contributor and editor on the sci-fi-fantasy series Children of Gaia and the zom-com caper Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter, the creator of the Zombie Adoption Program, the co-host of the HourGasm podcast (with Lenny Peppers), and an award-winning documentary filmmaker (Consent: Society, 2013 Feminist P(o)rn Award). Lynsey is a huge sci-fi and fantasy nerd, an avid fan of all things spooky, a veggiesaurus, and a double Aquarius. Learn more at LynseyG.com.
Jayel Draco (he/they) is a multi-disciplinary visual artist and storyteller. Along with Lynsey G, he is the co-founder of Oneshi Press. As the co-creator of the epic sci-fi-fantasy series Children of Gaia (COG), he wrote and illustrated COG: The Great Nations of Rendaraia and co-illustrated COG: War & Horses. He has also worked on several short COG comics, with many more COG projects lined up. He’s the co-creator and illustrator of both Tracy Queen and PACK, two comic book series written by Lynsey G. He is the writer, designer, and lead illustrator of the zom-com caper comic book Mr. Guy: Zombie Hunter.
While studying at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he received his BFA in illustration in 2003, he began his 20 years of professional experience as an art director, illustrator, animator, graphic designer, VFX technician, writer, and web designer. 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 as an illustrator, animator, VFX technician, and web designer at Neal Adams Continuity Studios to focus on developing Oneshi Press with Lynsey G. Learn more at JayelDraco.com.
Oneshi Press Collaborators:
A co-creator of Children of Gaia and co-illustrator of COG: War & Horses, Chris Covelli also provides digital pre-visualization for several Oneshi Press projects, including Tracy Queen and PACK. With over a decade of experience in the 3-D 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 3-D 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.
The writer of Children of Gaia: War & Horses and the short comic Children of Gaia: Carrying Iron, salesman type Peter Lampasona also provides fight choreography and consultation for several Oneshi Press projects, including Children of Gaia, 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.
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. Learn more at PeterLampasona.com.
Ac ontributor and co-writer on Children of Gaia, Jenny Williamson Jenny Williamson (she/her) is the co-host and co-creator of the Ancient History Fangirl podcast, which discusses true stories and tall tales of the ancient world. She attended St. Lawrence university, where she did not major in history or classics or any such thing. She is a fiction writer, poet, and actress living in New York City; has published a poetry chapbook with Finishing Line Press; and is currently obsessed with improving her motorcycle handling skills.
“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 Soundtrack, 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.
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