In October we brought the unfortunate news that Rosy Press would be closing indefinitely which means no more Fresh Romance, a fresh and groundbreaking comic anthology. Not only was I bummed about the news, but I was also hopeful some publisher would be smart enough to pick up the ball and run with it. And that looks like it’s going to be the case.
Out of the blue, Emet Comics emailed supporters of Fresh Romance with the news they’d be taking over the comic series.
Emet Comics Publisher Maytal Gilboa wrote:
Dear Fresh Romance readers,
For many of you, this may be the first time you’re receiving an email from me. I’m Maytal Gilboa, the Publisher at Emet Comics, a Los Angeles based comic book company focused on bringing more diversity to comics, film, and TV. Like Janelle and Rosy Press, we opened our doors two years ago and have been working to empower women and minorities by giving them a place to tell their stories.
When Rosy Press announced that it was closing its doors, we thought we might be able to help. As fans of the series and what it represents, we were sad at the prospect of Fresh Romance being cancelled. With Janelle’s blessing, we’ll begin working on volume 2 of Fresh Romance in 2017. We hope to bring you a bunch of great new stories and to continue some you already know and love. We’re incredibly excited about the talented creators that will be bringing those comics to life.
As we make this transition, here are a few things you can do immediately to help us improve your Fresh Romance experience.
- Download all your comics. We will be taking down the Rosy Press site, so please make sure to download any comic books you may have stored on the site this week.
- Add Emet Comics to your social media feed. If you’ve been relying on Rosy Press or Fresh Romance social media accounts for news and information, please switch over to Emet Comics accounts. Starting next week, all news will be shared through the Emet Comics Facebook page, Twitter account, and website.
- Let us know if we owe you something. If you are owed anything from us, let us know. Email email@example.com and we will resolve the issue as soon as possible.
- Resubmit your submissions. If you have submitted your own Fresh Romance ideas and projects to Janelle in the past, please resubmit them to firstname.lastname@example.org, making sure to include the full names of each member of your creative team, your phone number, and the scope of the story. Over the coming weeks, we will be evaluating submissions for Fresh Romance Volume 2.
In the coming days, we will be releasing more news about the future of Fresh Romance. In the meantime, I have enclosed a free PDF of our title, [removed because it was a free thing for email subscribers], for you to enjoy.
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To everyone else – Welcome to our family! We hope you’ll support our mission to bring you and the rest of the world more diverse and inclusive comics! We’re excited for this new chapter at Emet.
If you need to get in touch with us for any reason, please email us at email@example.com.
Publisher, Emet Comics
And with that, a little squee was let out. It’s unclear exactly what this will mean for what has already published, but it’s great to see a publisher step up and run with what is a unique comic story collection. We’ve reached out to Emet Comics for further details.