Once upon a time in 2005, Lynly and Lisa met in New York City. Lynly was working an IT Professional and Lisa was working as an illustrator, naturally. After many years and subway rides, Lisa decided she need something new, moving from NY to Oakland and then to Los Angeles because Oakland wasn’t quite the right spot. Lynly and her husband Casey relocate to Los Angeles because of a job opportunity. They all serendipitously reconnected in Venice Beach and got busy singing many songs and living the LA life. After attending their first Los Angeles Comic Con (formerly known as Stan Lee’s Comikaze) in 2013, Lynly and Lisa had a conversation about what Lisa wanted to ultimately do with her (incredible!) talent and subsequent art. Lisa confessed to wanting to make comics... So, they set out to do just that. After a few weeks they realized they needed a writer. Casey suggested a girl he used to work with: “She’s a total nerd, super smart, and just finished a writing program at UCLA.” Enter: Kelly Sue Milano. Kelly Sue had been working at 72andSunny with Casey and, while she learned a lot, advertising wasn’t for her so, obviously, she decided to learn how to write half-hour television. Lisa, Lynly, and Kelly Sue met for the first time in April at the now-closed Rosewood Tavern and instantly hit it off. Lisa and Kelly Sue spent the entire summer developing Hex11 issue #1 along with the following five issues. Lynly incorporated HexComix as a business in August 2014 and Hex11 Issue #1 debuted at Stan Lee’s Comikaze on October 31st, 2014. They sold out of all 150 copies (which were printed to last through three shows) before noon on the last day and the rest, as they say, is Hexstory...
MEET THE LADIES HEX
Lisa K. Weber - Artist/Creative Director
Lisa makes art for comics, kid’s books, and cartoons. She also enjoys satire, gin martinis, and classic rock radio. She has created artwork for comic adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's Hop-Frog, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla, and Saki’s Tobermory, all featured in Graphic Classics. Her illustrations have appeared in books published by Penguin, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Little Brown, and Scholastic. She has also contributed character designs and storyboards for Nickelodeon, Curious Pictures, and PBS Kids. Born in New Haven, raised in Chicago, and educated in New York City, Lisa now lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Kelly Sue Milano - Head Writer/VP of Development
Kelly Sue is a writer, former actress, and modern oracle. She has contributed to the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times, HelloGiggles, Today I'm Brave, and LA Lady Magazine. She is a teacher and writer for Practical Mystics TV and is a staff writer for the Kabbalah Centre International. She studied acting at Fullerton College and television writing at UCLA, and also has over 30 years of experience as a human being. She is a sucker for Nabokov, Tim Burton's Batman, and fancy coffee. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her SO, their Ragdoll, Thomcat Yorke, and a whole tribe of plants.
Lynly Forrest - Producer/Editor
Lynly is the CEO of HexComix and of our lives. Her super powers include laying the groundwork, identifying synergies, and using her bias for action to stay in her genius zone. She has a degree in Theatre from the University of Texas, a background in cabaret singing, and worked in the field of technology for 15 years. Simply put, Lynly was born to produce. She leans-in, dives deep, and multi-tasks while never revealing what is under the kimono. She is a native Texan, a real go-getter, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their son, the ever hardcore, Valen.