1 hr 3 min

Pushing the limits of the possible with Josh O'Neill of Beehive Books The Autonomous Creative

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Josh O’Neill is a comics writer and editor, and co-owner of the Philadelphia-based publishing company, Beehive Books. Using Kickstarter, Josh and his business partner Maëlle Doliveux, publish books and literary objects too risky for traditional publishers. Josh shares what inspired him to pursue publishing, and how crowdfunding allows Beehive to create art that’s for and by their community.



More from the episode


Josh explains how he went from working in a local video store to running a publishing company.
The pros and cons of crowdfunding, and why traditional publishers are risk-averse.
How a community of local artists inspires and sustains Beehive.
Josh talks about starting over after shutting down his first business, Locust Moon Comics.
The importance of creating a healthy work environment and being a good boss to yourself.
Why the world needs business owners with the same “wild-eyed creativity” as traditional artists.

About Beehive Books

Beehive Books is a small press imprint founded by artist and designer Maëlle Doliveux and writer and editor Josh O'Neill, formerly of Locust Moon Press. They are a boutique company committed to producing book art editions of distinctive literary and pictorial works with singular design sensibilities, the highest production values, and a special emphasis on comics and graphic art.

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Beehive Books

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Josh O’Neill is a comics writer and editor, and co-owner of the Philadelphia-based publishing company, Beehive Books. Using Kickstarter, Josh and his business partner Maëlle Doliveux, publish books and literary objects too risky for traditional publishers. Josh shares what inspired him to pursue publishing, and how crowdfunding allows Beehive to create art that’s for and by their community.



More from the episode


Josh explains how he went from working in a local video store to running a publishing company.
The pros and cons of crowdfunding, and why traditional publishers are risk-averse.
How a community of local artists inspires and sustains Beehive.
Josh talks about starting over after shutting down his first business, Locust Moon Comics.
The importance of creating a healthy work environment and being a good boss to yourself.
Why the world needs business owners with the same “wild-eyed creativity” as traditional artists.

About Beehive Books

Beehive Books is a small press imprint founded by artist and designer Maëlle Doliveux and writer and editor Josh O'Neill, formerly of Locust Moon Press. They are a boutique company committed to producing book art editions of distinctive literary and pictorial works with singular design sensibilities, the highest production values, and a special emphasis on comics and graphic art.

Additional links:

Beehive Books

Challenging the dominant culture: intent vs. interpretation with Ronald Wimberly

The Autonomous Creative is brought to you by Authentic Visibility: marketing for creatives who (think they) hate marketing. Learn more here!

1 hr 3 min