Xellette is the founder and CEO of Hiveworks and an abstract economist. They handle business strategy, adops, and all the esoterica of R&D that are part of being an online publisher. Their favorite comics are ones with an eye towards directional storytelling. (they/she)


Isabelle Melançon is a French-Canadian artist and the co-creator of the webcomics Namesake and Crow Time. They have worked as Hiveworks' main administrator from 2014 to 2024, and now works as a consultant and social media manager. (she/they)


Megan is a writer that found herself in Pennsylvania. She is co-author of Namesake and does book design and small print fulfillment for Hiveworks. She is a voracious bibliophile, loves twisting history and literature to suit her needs, and is an unashamed fangirl of many things. (she/her)


Growing up poor, Brad’s family would have to rent consoles rather than own them. In 1999, they were able to rent a Sega Dreamcast and a copy of Sonic Adventure, which unfortunately did not come with a VMU (Virtual Memory Unit) to save game progress. A 12-year-old Brad would have to play the game from the beginning every session until eventually, he was able to beat the entirety of the game with every character in a single sitting. Brad also does editorial for various comics on Hiveworks. (he/him)


Atla is an editor and general wizard at Hive. She also makes Gzhel Guardian, a webcomic hosted on this very platform! By day she handles duties related to the Icelandic Comics Society, as well as the various Anime Clubs for teens that she runs. (she/her)


Reimena is the flamingo-obsessed cryptid administrative coordinator, most often hidden behind databases and schedules. She is an award-nominated creator of several webcomics and graphic novels, including The Carpet Merchant of Konstantiniyya and Seance Tea Party, and curator of the Comics Devices Library. (she/they)


Gisele is a project assistant and editor at Hiveworks. They write and draw the webcomic Star Trip and can be found wandering around outside or sitting on some grass. They enjoy stargazing, reading, knitting, and baking bread. (they/them)


Misha is the resident color wizard who does comic flatting and social media assistance for Hiveworks. She creates the webcomic Alice and the Nightmare. Her favorite comics are food themed, fairy tales, cosmic horror, and anything unapologetically girly and glittery. (she/her)


Katie Berntson is a Pacific Northwest artist and cartoonist. She works as the Hiveworks prepress agent and co-leads the crowdfunding team. If you have any questions about book production or crowdfunding please send an email to and she'd be happy to talk with you. (she/her)


Kisai is the Systems Administrator for Hiveworks, Pixietrix Comix, and Slipshine. Kisai spends any free time playing vintage PC/console games or FFXIV.


Kevin is a designer that helps our artists build and maintain their websites. His job is to make sure your website feels good: both to look at and to use. He loves helping people, so he often does technical support, research, and anything else that can make your life easier. His favorite emoji is a blue heart 💙. (he/him)


Kiri is a web developer, artist, writer, and eldritch horror. They help Kevin build comic sites at Hiveworks and also assist with tech support, ad ops, and related areas. Kiri has lots of opinions about brush pens, convention Artist Alleys, and websites. On weekends, they ride bikes and play competitive karuta and are basically a sports anime. (they/them) Reach out to or for assistance.


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