About Me

Che Gilson- Black Opal


Howl Out Cast– Podcast all about werewolves! I derp a lot… And my voice is so nasal!! Why do I sound like this??

Back Porch Writer Interview – Listen to me talk like doof!

“My Superpower” on The Skiffy and Fanty Show

“Meet Che Gilson! A Spotty Blog Interview”



Che Gilson is the author of several graphic novels including “Avigon: Gods and Demons” from Image Comics, and “Dark Moon Diary” from Tokyopop. Her short stories have been published online  in Luna Station Quarterly issue 14 and Drops of Crimson (which is no longer operating.

She draws copious amounts of Pokémon fan art which can be found with her original work at http://spiderliing666.deviantart.com 

She is working on multiple novels including a contemporary fantasy about tea and witches, and two children’s books.

Her T-shirt designs can be found at http://www.redbubble.com/people/spiderling/shop including T-shirts for Carmine Rojas: Dog Fight soon to be published by Black Opal Books.

List of credits:

Prose work:

“The Last of Artie”, published in the March, 2006 edition of the on-line magazine, Crime and Suspense.
“Birthday Girl”, Second Place winner in the 1st Annual Clued-In Press Award for short mystery fiction. April, 2006.
“Perfect Angels”, also in Crime and Suspense
“Got Milk2 + Homework = Magic”, Drops of Crimson

“Fight and Flight”, Luna Station Quarterly Issue 14 

Carmine Rojas: Dog Fight” August 2014 Black Opal Books

“Rose Meets a Gentleman” , Luna Station Quarterly Issue 19

Graphic Novels: 
Avigon and Avigon: Gods and Demons available from Image Comics
Dark Moon Diary available from TOKYOPOP.
Dark Moon Diary Vol. 2 (only released online)

Action Girl Comics issue #14 Hootch and Lovecraft
Action Girl comics issue #18 Seraph.
Avigon vol.1 (Image Comics) which I wrote. It was drawn by Jimmie Robinson
Avigon meets Deady in the Deady the Malevolent Teddy Special. Deady one of Voltaire’s wonderfully evil creations. “Avigon meets Deady” story was written by me and drawn by Jimmie.
I wrote an article about gothic lolita clothes for Mangaphile # 22(Radio Comix).
Pin-up in Hit the Beach #10 from Radio Comix
Mangaphile # 24 “Carnival Noctua”
Pin-up in Hit the Beach #12 from Radio Comix
Pin-up in Autumn #4 from Slave Labor Comics

La Vie en Rose issue 1
La Vie en Rose issue 2

5 comments on “About Me
  1. Hongmiao says:

    Congratulations on getting your graphic novels published and all your other amazing achievements! 😀

  2. Kyla says:

    Hello Ms. Gilson, I am a young aspiring graphic novelist, I love your work, especially Avigon and I was wondering if you had any advice you could pass down?

    • chexgilson says:

      Hmmm…. That’s a good question. I think practicing you art, taking classes, learning new techniques, reading tutorials, are all important for honing the craft. Draw all the time. Quantity will eventually lead to quality.

      Read a lot too. Books and comics. Sometimes people only read one particular thing, but that leads to a very narrow view of what’s possible.

      Go to comic cons and small press expos if you can find one. Talk to people, see what they are making. (The talking part is not always easy!)

      Try to have fun!

  3. Kyla says:

    Thank you!

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