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Tiny Onions Expands With New Staff


New hires include editorial, production, and talent management.

BROOKLYN, NY 05/07/24 – Tiny Onion, the independent multimedia production company from James Tynion IV, has brought on four additional staff members as of this week. The new hires include DeAna Avila as Production Manager, Antonio Guanaes as Executive Assistant, Steve Foxe as Editor, and Greg Lockard as Talent Manager.

“It’s an incredible feeling to watch this Tiny Onion grow. This company is still in its earliest stages, but we’re assembling some of the brightest minds to help us become exactly what we need to become. Every day I become more and more excited for people to find out what we’ve got cooking here behind the scenes, and more and more confident that I have the team to execute those plans.” — James Tynion IV, CEO & Founder

Tynion, the New York Times bestselling author behind comic book industry sales giants Something is Killing the Children, The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake, and W0RLDTR33, announced the formation of Tiny Onion in February of 2024. The company cites aggressive plans across the publishing, film, television, and animation industries as a catalyst for the rapid growth. Each hire is introduced below.

DeAna Avila, Production Manager 

DeAna Avila is the Production Manager for Tiny Onion. She comes from a background in Production at Z2 Comics, and worked on titles including Miles Davis and the Search for the SoundIron Maiden: Piece Of Mind, and Broken Social Scene: You Forgot It In People. She works and resides in Los Angeles with her dog, Fincher. She enjoys the smell of a burger, and a brand new comic book.

“DeAna’s attention to detail and passion for beautifully printed physical media made her the obvious choice for this role. I’m honored to have her fresh perspective, her multifaceted  aesthetic sensibilities, and her arsenal of knowledge on books, music, film, and culture in the production department to help further Tiny Onion’s goal of making the raddest comic books out there!” — Courtney Menard, Director of Production

Antonio Guanaes, Executive Assistant

A recent media business management master’s graduate with a background in computer science, Antonio Guanaes has done everything from helping develop an event-search mobile app startup, Minimap, to working on the development of budding film and TV projects at Hungry Man, one of the world’s leading commercial production houses. Now, he works as Tiny Onion’s executive assistant, ensuring tasks big and small are handled smoothly and on time. A resident of New York City, Antonio loves music and comic books, but his greatest passion is film.

“Antonio has been such a phenomenal find, a swiss army knife who has become indispensable to every department in our small, but growing operation. With his roots outside of comics he’s brought fresh eyes to what can be a very insular industry, while always helping me keep my eyes trained on the horizon, thinking of everywhere Tiny Onion needs to go next.” — James Tynion IV, CEO & Founder

Steve Foxe, Editor

Steve Foxe is the editor of W0RLDTR33, The Deviant, and the multiple-Eisner-nominated The Department of Truth at Image Comics. He is the co-creator of Razorblades alongside James Tynion IV. Beyond his work with Tiny Onion, he has been a freelance editor for First Second since 2020, overseeing New York Times bestselling titles like Agents of S.U.I.T.; was the editor for Paste Magazine’s comic section (when it existed); and spent five years at Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House. You may also know him from his writing, which includes titles like Dark X-Men, X-Men ’97, Spider-Woman, the Eisner Award-nominated Creepshow anthology, the Eisner and Ringo Award-nominated Rainbow Bridge, and the Spider-Ham series from Scholastic. He lives somewhere cold with his partner and their dog. 

“Steve is an editor’s editor, and someone whose story sense, artistic taste, and project curation have been industry-leading since he first picked up the red pen. I’m thrilled to officially welcome him to this new era at Tiny Onion, and thank him for all of his foundational work on The Department of Truth, W0RLDTR33, and The Deviant that helped pave the way for our bright future.” — Eric Harburn, Director of Editorial

Greg Lockard, Talent Manager

Greg Lockard is an editor and writer of comic books. He has written and co-created two graphic novels: Trick Pony with artist/co-creator Anna David and Liebestrasse with artist/co-creator Tim Fish. Liebestrasse was nominated as an “Outstanding Comic Book” for the 2020 GLAAD Media Awards and listed by the New York Times as one of 10 Comic Books to Celebrate Pride. With over fifteen years in the industry, Lockard began his career at DC Comics in the Talent Relations department and later the editorial team of the Vertigo imprint. Working freelance since 2015, editorial clients and their publishers have included: Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics, Comixology Originals, DSTLRY, the Stout Club, and more. He lives and works in Jersey City with enough houseplants to qualify as “rainforest.”

“Anyone that has had the pleasure of working with Greg will understand why he is perfect for this role. His commitment to the wellbeing of creators and his charming, collaborative energy make him the natural first choice. We want to create long-lasting, healthy relationships with the creative community – Greg will facilitate those relationships, while keeping an eye out for emerging talent. We believe the future of art is creator-driven, and we want to make sure we’re offering creators everything we can to help them create their proudest work.” — Jazzlyn Stone, Director Of Communications

Tiny Onion is an independent production house from the mind of James Tynion IV, co-creator of critically acclaimed comic book bestsellers Something is Killing the Children, The Department of Truth, The Nice House on the Lake, and many more.

With its roots in comics publishing, Tiny Onion has brought together the brightest minds in comic book production, staffing up an autonomous full-service editorial and design team. Their goal is to identify creative partners and elevate them, curating and packaging titles before bringing them to their publishing partners across the industry.

Overseeing Tynion’s backlist of intellectual property, Tiny Onion has aggressive plans across all media, developing a slate of new projects in the film, television, and animation industries.

May 9, 2024
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