What We're About
Beehive Books is a new small press imprint founded by artist and designer Maëlle Doliveux, and writer and editor Josh O'Neill, publisher of Locust Moon Press. We 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. We plan to bring you the very best there is in sequential storytelling, illustration, printmaking, and book craft.
Maëlle and I are drawn to a lot of off-beat things. If you're on this page, you probably are too. We like art that's moving, frightening, revelatory and alive. We like forgotten geniuses and lost works and mysterious tomes. We like things that were pulled out of antiquity, and work that seems to materialize from an impossibly distant future. We like pictograms and cryptographs, enigmatic historical artifacts and inexplicable interdimensional zines. We like gleaming draftsmanship and outsider vision, pronouncements from the mountaintop and urgent cries in the dark. We like text that cuts through images and images that read like text. We like secret shrouded messages and nobly bald-faced propaganda. We like books and artworks that crackle and seethe with true, unmistakable magic.
The audience for this sort of work is a select group, with idiosyncratic and highly discerning taste. The things we intend to make may not have broad mainstream appeal. But lovers of the weird and unique tend to love with their whole heart. So our hope at Beehive is to build an intimate group of readers, collectors, code-breakers, archivists, infonauts, futurists, scholars, fellow-travelers, and literary adventurists who will help us make the impossible possible.
We called our company Beehive because we can't do it alone. An awe-inspiring mega-structure like a beehive can only be the work of many. We hope to imitate our apian friends and erect an impressively designed, hyper-efficient sweetness factory. To do that, we're going to need you on our team.
With your help, we can make books and projects too bizarre and beautiful to live in the mainstream literary marketplace.
So drop us a line, and let's start a dialogue. We hope you'll get on board with Beehive. This journey promises to be one for the ages.