Interview with OpenHighHat, a Writer & Artist Specializing in Giantess and Shrunken Men Stories

Oscar H. Harrington (a.k.a. OpenHighHat or OHH) is a writer and 3-D computer-generated imagery (CGI) artist who specializes in giantess and shrunken men stories. He co-wrote “The Titan Empire” along with Johnnyscribe, TinyDann, and DX Machina. However, he is best known for the graphic novel “Small Gestures,” which totals well over 1,000 pages and can be read for free! He also created illustrated series such as “Abducted,” a tale of kidnapping aliens who are sixty times larger than humans, “The Busty Barista,” a six-chapter comic featuring a maternal mini-giantess, and the most recent series “Forty Two,” about a husband who was reduced to 42% of his original height. His creations were cited as “… realistic, highly creative original works of art …” in Aborigen’s interview, as one of Joyce Julep’s favorite size-fetish works in her interview, and HaraFung described OHH as his favorite creator. Most of his content is available for free on DeviantArt, but he also sells works on Gumroad to fund his efforts. Additionally, fans can support OHH and VMan2000’s “Dwindling Away” PC Game via Patreon.

#1) Can you tell the readers a little about yourself?

I’m from the Emerald Isle, though I spent a good chunk of my life living in Scotland and absolutely love the place. It’s the only other place apart from Ireland that’s ever felt like home. I’m in my early thirties and work in IT. I’ve a young family. My wife works night shift so once I’ve got the kids to bed it leaves me plenty of time in the evenings to write and render. I’d say that’s going to be the pattern for the foreseeable future. Not a bad way to spend the time. One day I’ll get my social life back and may scale back the writing but we’ll see.

#2) How did you first become interested in size-fetish themes, like giantesses and tiny people?

Like many people born in the 80s it was Honey I Shrunk the Kids that introduced me to size content. I’ve always been fascinated with scale and comparisons since a young age. I remember being enamored by Daryl Hannah in the Attack of the 50ft woman remake when I was about 8 years old. Hitting my teens and finding the internet only helped to introduce me to more and more content out there.

#3) Are any of your everyday acquaintances aware of your interest?

My wife is, and she’s very supportive. While she’s not into the fetish herself she seems to understand the place where it comes from and that it’s not something I can just change about myself. She embraces it and will poke fun or point out tall women she thinks I might like. My best friend knows and a few other acquaintances. I was at a party a few years ago with some friends and the subject of fetishes came up. Turns out a friend’s wife was really into vore and being a pred. I shared some of my work at that point. Reactions ranged from curiosity to a few wide eyes but nothing bad.

#4) What are a few of your favorite works from other creators?

I’ve varied tastes. When I was in my early twenties I loved adventure and romance works so I read a lot of DX Machina and Tinydann. It was great to end up working with them on The Titan Empire with Johnnyscribe. I had wee fanboy moments.

Recently I’ve started to enjoy more minigiantess and role changing content. I suspect that may have something to do with being a bit older. Anything by Horuvex. The man is an absolute genius when it comes to writing about power disparity. He’s rivaled only by Greapos in my opinion. Mundo also does fantastic work on power and size transference.

As for art, we’re in a golden age of size art. LFCFan, FLAGG and Ethos-X have to be the kings of 3D art. They have an unmatched ability to create scenes that are just on another level from most artists. I find myself trawling through their works looking at details on skin textures or lighting or object placement in an effort to improve. All three have taught me a lot.

#5) How would you describe your art?

For me story always comes first. I like to write morally grey stories where people do stupid things and make mistakes even though they’re normally decent people. I started being pretty much a micro only guy but now I enjoy the whole range of different sizes. There’s a lot of room to explore evolving relationships and status when the difference changes by only a few feet.

#6) Can you briefly discuss the “Dwindling Away” PC Game?

Dwindling Away is a collaborating with VMan2000. It’s probably my most ambitious project to date, even splitting the job with someone else. I made a game called Measuring Up two years ago that contained 600 images and a whole lot of dodgy coding. People enjoyed it so I wanted to do something bigger, better and more open. VMan2000 knows software, game design and is a great writer of size content in his own right so we teamed up to make a game which had multiple giantesses that each had their own stories to tell that could evolve differently depending on game outcomes and your choices. It’s a mammoth project that’s got hundreds of images and short animations in it that we’re trying to grow month by month.

#7) Could you outline the rewards for supporting your Patreon? Are there any upcoming projects you would like to mention?

VMan2000 and I have a joint Patreon for Dwindling Away. Supporters get early access to game content and can provide feedback on encounters and also help influence the game’s development and suggest ideas.

Personally I prefer Gumroad over Patreon. Gumroad offer more freedom on what content they will host and not working to a monthly cycle allows me to work at my own pace and not rush to meet deadlines. I’ve a few projects in the works that I’m slowly tinkering with including Forty Two issue 2, a vore story involving a famous fictional sorceress and a few possible collaborations.

I also post weekly free updates of about 20 images on my deviantart. I’ve 3 stories on the go at the moment and update one each week.

Thank you for doing this interview!

Folks can also check out a review of “Abducted” Part 1 here.

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2 thoughts on “Interview with OpenHighHat, a Writer & Artist Specializing in Giantess and Shrunken Men Stories

  1. Amazing Artist. OpenHighHat, along with FaterGD, are my favorite Giantess/Shrunken Men artists. I love the “Dependence” story he write.

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