Over the last decade, Janelle Asselin has become one of the most influential and progressive figures in comics. Last year, she set off a journalistic firestorm after writing an article that detailed Scott Allie’s long history of sexual harassment while professionally working at Dark Horse. As a publisher, she launched Rosy Press, an imprint designed to […]
The Fresh Romance Kickstarter campaign is in its final hours but it’s already made nows. Not only is it well over 150% funded, but editor/publisher Janelle Asselin’s plan to bring back romance comics in a contemporary guise with Rosy Books has definitely struck a nerve.
As the last few hours count down, we caught up with Asselin for a quick check in on how the campaign got going and how she prepared for such a time consuming but ultimately successful task. And as a bonus, here’s a look at the story from Sarah Vaughn (ALEX + ADA) and Sarah Winifred Searle (SMUT PEDDLER) about a couple headed to the altar for all the wrong reasons.