I picked this romance comic this romance comic completely at random from the vast archives of public domain comics at ComicBookPlus, but I chose wisely because two of the three stories were drawn by women, the first (tentatively) credited to Ann Brewster, (a Golden Ager I never heard of until this moment), the middle story by […]
§ Happy Valentines day, all! To honor this day of love, flowers, candy and anxiety, here’s the cover of the very first Rangeland Romances from June 1935. NO it isn’t a comic, but it does have a feisty lady and an Owlshoot. Because before there was Tinder, there were Owlshoots. Ladies who liked to pick […]
Rosy Press was an ambitious start up that promised romance comics for the new generation of comics readers, and mostly delivered with a lead title, Fresh Romance, that was nominated for several awards. Unfortunately, founder Janelle Asselin was forced to shut the press down earlier this year due to real life concerns. However, this romance has a […]
If you really love comics, then you know Hall H wasn’t the only place to be Saturday during Comic-Con. Room 26a held a different type of celebration, one of comics and Weird Love…the comic book, not the actual act of weird love. A group of performers calling themselves Captured Aural Phantasy Theater did voice over […]
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.