About Us

At Tapas, we set out to share stories that you can’t find anywhere else by creating a global, open publishing platform for independent storytellers. We debuted the platform in 2012 with seven creators, and over the years, we’ve built a strong relationship with the creator community. We are proud to say that now over 57,000 creators call Tapas their home.

As a platform, we not only cultivate meaningful connections with our community, but also incubate and elevate diverse stories through utilizing technology and data in order to empower the next generation of storytellers. At Tapas, our goal is to serve these creators by forming powerful partnerships in the entertainment community to propel these stories across the global content landscape.

Chang KimCEO of Tapas Media

At Studio Tapas,

We partner with talented creators who bring a unique and fresh perspective to storytelling for our diverse, contemporary audience. Studio Tapas Originals are more than just comics–they’re authentic, accessible, and meaningful elevated genre stories that reflect the passions of our reader and creator community. Our mission is to lift up the next generation of storytellers and bring their stories into the spotlight.

Meet Our Team

Gabrielle Luu

Head of Studio Tapas

Gabrielle Luu is the Head of Studio Tapas, directing the new development and strategy of Originals series on Tapas. Since her start at Tapas in 2015 and after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, she's brought in hit titles spanning several genres, such as The Beginning After the End, The Dragon Prince's Bride, Born Sexy Tomorrow, and His Barcode Tattoo. She loves a good story that is lighthearted and fun, leads into a deeper message, and can make her feel all the emotions. She is excited to provide creators with more opportunities to build and grow their careers.

Corey Sienega

Head of Business Development

Corey Sienega is the Head of Business Development for Studio Tapas, spearheading Tapas' move into the entertainment industry. In her role, Sienega oversees film, television, and cross-platform partnerships for Tapas' treasure trove of stories, and works closely with the Studio Tapas team to create innovative world-building opportunities and content strategies for Tapas Originals as well as partner IP.

In addition to her background as a film producer with 8 produced film and television credits spanning genres from horror (Chucky, Frailty, Kristy) to romantic comedy, family, and fantasy (Secondhand Lions, Martian Child) to drama (Miss Potter), Sienega and her partners relaunched GEEK MAGAZINE, the national publication focusing on tech, pop-culture, and all things geek.

Most recently before joining Tapas, Sienega served as President of Development for Chaotic Good Studios, launching the Franchise Lab focused on developing original franchises across content platforms. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, where she is on the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and was previously named one of the Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Most Powerful Hispanic Women in Entertainment.

Alison Goldman

Head of Original Novels

Alison is head of the new Original Novels Department at Studio Tapas. She’s loved writing and telling stories since she was a young child, and has never met a book she didn’t like (even the bad ones have that amazing fresh ink smell!) She parlayed that love of stories into a career of writing for television, then working as head of development for a Chinese American Film Studio, and was thrilled to make the move to Tapas to be at the forefront of the digital novel revolution. She’s always accepting submissions for exciting new novels, and if you’ve got a patent on an app to make web novels smell like fresh ink, she’ll happily take that too.

Brooke Huang

Editor

Brooke Huang is an Executive Editor at Studio Tapas, and works with creators to help their storytelling reach its fullest potential and advance their creative careers. A graduate of Duke University, she has been with Tapas since 2017 and worked with creators on stories of various genres. Her development and editorial credits include Magical Boy, Happiness Theory, Lost and Found, and Timeless Melody. She has also worked with publishers to bring print comics such as BOOM! Studios’ Heavy Vinyl and Vault Comics’ Heathen to Tapas readers in a digital-optimized format. She’s looking for relatable, emotional, and character driven stories that grab you and don’t let go.

Hayden Robel

Editor

As an Executive Editor at Studio Tapas, Hayden is inspired by creators and stories exploring the unknown. A graduate of San Francisco State University’s Creative Writing program, Hayden is here to help creators edit, develop, and produce stories that ask “what if?”. He is looking for stories that blend all genres, venturing into brave new worlds or peeking into the dark corners of ourselves. He believes technology is a tool for elevated storytelling and that facing our fears is fun! If he's not working on or helping others create stories, he’s probably playing old video games.

Tessa Murphy

Editor

Tessa is an executive editor of comics at Studio Tapas. Series she works with include Kids Being Kids, Jamie, Chinatop, #muted, Living When Dead, and Rechargeable. She is excited to work with long-form, character-driven stories that cover any range of the human experience, and some of her go-to series feature witty and authentic romance, coming of age, fantasy, science fiction, adventure, and supernatural stories. She is actively seeking underrepresented voices, and has a special focus on queer stories. In her free time, she does flying trapeze, aggressively purchases tea, and obeys the whims of her many plant-children.

Hyun An

Editor, Korea

Hyun is an executive editor at Tapas Korea. She has been active in the webcomic and film industries since 2011. She's currently working on 'How to Stop a Tyrant From Being Decadent' and 'The Contractors of Pandora', supporting the creators with her creative ideas and outstanding storytelling insights.
Hyun's main area of focus is in the romance genre, particularly romance-fantasy. She displays excellent leadership and guidance not only to experienced creators, but also to new creators.
She is also planning her own original story, as well as facilitating the adaptation of various content.
At Studio Tapas, she's excited to continue working with creators and looking forward to new challenges.

Zhao Zhao

Editor, China

As the executive editor of Studio Tapas China, Zhao Zhao is responsible for sourcing outstanding webcomic writers and high-quality webcomic series in China. She has many years of experience in the Chinese webcomic industry and a discerning eye for aesthetics. She's edited a diverse range of series including romances such as 'Your Voice' and 'Customize Your Other Half', as well as the Chinese-style fantasy romance 'Dream Back to the South Dynasty'. She enjoys a variety of different genres and styles including but not limited to romance, BL, suspense, and Chinese martial arts, but her favorite stories all share the same core characteristics of being relatable and deeply moving.

Holly Fisher

Novels-to-Comics Manager

Holly Fisher is the Novels-to-Comics Manager at Studio Tapas, leading the charge to bring amazing prose stories into the webcomics medium. Before coming to Tapas, Holly worked as a comics editor on popular film and video game adaptations such as Mean Girls: Senior Year, A Million Ways to Die Hard, and XCOM: Factions. Now, she's very excited to work with authors and creators of all kinds to adapt their novels into the visual world of webcomics. She finds the opportunity to introduce a great story to new readers while giving old fans the chance to see the stories they cherish in a whole new light to be exhilarating. The stories she loves to work with the most are character driven and always leave you on the edge of your seat begging for more.

Meghan Callahan

Associate Editor

Meghan is an Associate Editor at Studio Tapas, where she's proud to develop and engineer stories that can't be found anywhere else. A graduate of Denison University and The Ohio State University's MFA program in Creative Writing, Meghan has been published in numerous literary magazines and worked as a freelance writer both in fiction and true crime. Before joining Tapas, Meghan brought creative ideas to life in the film and TV industry on a diverse range of projects, including Dreamworks' Trolls: World Tour and Amazon's The Man in the High Castle. The only thing she likes more than making a strong elevator pitch is hearing a better one.

Claire Zhang

Assistant Editor

Claire Zhang is an assistant editor at Studio Tapas; she is driven by the joy, empathy, and social good of diverse storytelling. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley's English Department and loves a project that embodies both kindness and humor. Claire is always ready to partner with the next creator to not only vivify their visions but also advance their professional careers! She is proud to be the lead post-development editor on Sound of Bread, Drakkon, and The Princess and the Demon.

Karen Ramirez

Assistant Editor

Karen Yarima Ramirez is an Assistant Editor at Studio Tapas where she is currently working on The Dragon Prince’s Bride and many other exciting, unreleased projects. She is a graduate of CSU Long Beach’s BFA program in Illustration/Animation and has a background in non-profit arts education for underserved schools. Growing up with limited opportunities herself, Karen grew hungry for knowledge and developed a strong curiosity for the world and the people in it. So she started reading. A lot. She never turned away from any type of media or genre and was always ready to analyze it and digest it. She believes that reading is a great way to see things from a new perspective and develop a sense of empathy you can carry your whole life. She is dedicated to telling stories with unique perspectives, with characters who struggle and grow, have a fun sense of humor, and have a little magic sprinkled in.