ABOUT ONESHI PRESS:Oneshi Press is run by a writer-and-illustrator team, Lynsey G and Jayel Draco. Together, we publish fantasy and sci-fi graphic novels, comic books, and art books. Our passion is creating stories that explore dark corners, shatter taboos, emphasize progressive ideals, and build intricate, immersive worlds—while thrilling our audience and making them think.
Yeah, these are ambitious goals. That’s why we’re here.
The stories we tell are big, immersive, and intricate, and they span a variety of platforms, both digitally and in print. To really bring them to life, we need to devote a lot of time to this—and keep the lights on at the same time. Every dollar of support you contribute helps us put more of our time and energy toward telling these stories right.
Ultimately, we’d like to hire a crack team—inkers, flatters, illustrators, writers, editors, and various other ninjas—to help us bring our projects to life.
What You Need to Know About Us
We work hard to make sure everything we publish hits these three notes:
It’s progressive. We tell stories that feature diverse characters and promote inclusive, feminist values. If you feel like the world needs more socially progressive storytelling, especially now—let’s just say we agree. Strongly.
It’s immersive. We have big plans for stories that span a range of platforms—from graphic novels and animated series to art books and novels—with merchandise and more along the way. Our characters have their own blogs and Twitter accounts. We’re not just writing individual stories. We’re creating worlds.
It lets you in. Everyone gets a backstage pass to our creative process. Our artist and co-founder, Jayel Draco, live-streams on Twitch (twitch.tv/jayeldraco) every Tuesday and Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m. MST. You can chat live with him and other community members while you watch our art take shape. And our Patreon supporters get even more access: For every dollar of your monthly subscription, Jayel will spend 3 minutes sketching anything you request (within certain guidelines, of course), live before your very eyes!
We build worlds . . . You’re invited.
ONESHI PRESS PROJECTS:We're currently creating quarterly indie comics anthologies, as well as three long-term projects in progress. Each of these projects spans multiple books and we hope to get them out very soon—how soon depends, in large part, on you.
Oneshi Press Quarterly Anthology
Oneshi Press is building a world where indie comics creators get published and earn royalties. Where comicbook fans immerse themselves in gorgeous art and explore new worlds. Where one anthology combines short installments of graphic novels, one-off short comics, guest art, and artist spotlights into beautiful books, available online and in print. You’re invited to help build this world by reading our anthologies, and submitting your work for inclusion!
The granddaughter of a powerful organized crime boss, Tracy Queen was raised as her grandfather’s secret weapon—a deadly enforcer with a brilliant scientific mind and a sex appeal very few could say no to. Then Tracy befriends Nikola, a coke-addicted supergenius who happens to be a runaway lab raccoon. He helps her escape her grandfather’s crime syndicate and build a new life as a phenomenally popular indie porn star. But Tracy’s sudden rise puts her in direct conflict with the porn establishment, even as her criminal past resurfaces to drag her back in. As Tracy and Nikola race against time to build a cyborg-clone army to defend feminist sex-positive porn against the soulless machine of the Porn Industrial Complex, Tracy must draw on all her skills in the lab, on the battlefield, and in the bedroom to preserve the life she’s built.
Click the image above to download the free sample of Tracy Queen (censored but still NSFW).
Read Tracy's blog and learn more about the graphic novel at tracyqueen.com.
Brooklyn is a place where corruption runs deep, and the only way to stay safe is to assume everyone is on the take. On these lawless streets, a pack of six stray dogs—and one stray man—protects the innocent. Patience and his dogs of virtue prowl the darkest alleys of the Brooklyn night, enforcing their own brutal justice as they put crime under the fang. In these dark times, the line between hero and villain is blurred, but to the PACK it’s simple: Theirs is the only acceptable violence, and their retribution is as swift as it is fierce. Still, their vigilantism draws attention from all the wrong places, and one cop must try to draw a line between right and wrong before it’s too late.
Click the image above to download the free sample of PACK.
Follow Patience and his PACK at packcomic.com.
Children of GaiaRendaraia is a realm where nature, magic, and civilization have long lived in harmony. Into this peaceful coexistence come brutal and mysterious invaders from a land called Terra, an imperial society driven by its own rapacious needs and the demands of its politically divided home. As war rages, hundreds of cultures of wildly varying technologies, traditions, and species fight to preserve their way of life. But Rendaraia and Terra are linked more deeply than anyone had ever imagined.
Children of Gaia is a vast universe, and the setting for an epic and ongoing story being told across multiple media. Here are the two COG projects we’re currently working on…
COG: The Great Nations of Rendaraia
The five Great Nations of Rendaraia have stood for centuries as strongholds of culture, magic, science, and military strength. When, one by one, the Nations mysteriously fall—each destroyed in a day, with no time for word or warning—the intrepid scholar Jan’Ka’Zian sets out to record a complex network of intertwined cultures on the edge of oblivion. Jayel Draco’s gorgeous illustrations present a vivid picture of elaborate cityscapes and mountain vistas, vast skyship fleets, and fantastic flora and fauna.
Click the image above to download the free sample of The Great Nations of Rendaraia.
COG: War & Horses
Deep in the dustbowl of the newly formed People’s Republic of Draven, an overthrown aristocracy coexists with the country’s new government in an uneasy peace that’s often broken by conflict. In the midst of the upheaval, famine and drought wrack the once-fertile breadbasket—and violence is a spark to dry grass. In the midst of the chaos walks a shadowy figure: the Triggerman. The only sure thing about him is that he leaves a trail of chaos in his wake. Following that trail is journalist Landon Ford, documenting the Triggerman’s exploits and digging for the truth of his identity. War and Horses is Ford’s work: a series of dime-store novels, popular in Rendaraia and Terra alike. But the Triggerman is very real—and his true purpose may become the story of Ford’s life.
Explore Rendaraia and Terra at children-of-gaia.com.
Oneshi Press's Patreon supporters get the first look at the development of these projects, as well as exclusive materials and a slew of perks, depending on their pledge level. Help support these projects and get tons of great rewards! Get in on the action, and help these books get published!