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A New Take on Peter Pan, The Wendy Project is Out Today

Out today from Super Genius and Papercutz, The Wendy Project is a 96 page fresh, deeply moving and modern take on the world of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and an extraordinary story about memory and magic, life and loss. Featuring stunning art by Veronica Fish, The Wendy Project is the graphic novel debut of actress, screenwriter and The Wendy Project creator Melissa Jane Osborne. Their collaboration is breathtaking and beautiful and a testament to the power of self-expression and storytelling in the wake of tragedy.

It is a late summer night when 16-year-old Wendy Davies crashes her car into a New England lake with her two younger brothers in the backseat. When she wakes in the hospital, she is told that her youngest brother, Michael, is dead. Wendy — a once rational teenager — shocks her family by insisting that Michael is alive and in the custody of a mysterious flying boy. Placed in a new school, Wendy negotiates fantasy and reality as students and adults around her resemble characters from Neverland. Given a sketchbook by her therapist, Wendy starts to draw. But is “The Wendy Project” merely her safe space, or a portal between worlds? As Wendy works her way through her emotions of loss, sadness and survivor’s guilt she chooses to confront her feelings and, contrary to Peter’s motto . . . grow up.

This publication marks the first time The Wendy Project has been available in book form, following its release online and at comic conventions as a four issue comic book series from Emet Comics, an LA-based publisher dedicated to telling stories created by women and featuring strong female protagonists.

Fresh Romance Launches as a Webcomic!

fresh-romanceEmet Comics LOVE webcomics! The company has launched a new website with the goal of bringing you new, exciting, and diverse webcomic content. In January 2016 they launched their first webcomic, Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting. You can read their latest webcomic, Zanaon their website or on Webtoons! At the end of November, the publisher announced it had acquired Rosy Press and would now be publishing Fresh Romance.

So, are there plans for a Fresh Romance webcomic?

Fresh Romance will be an ongoing webcomic, meaning they plan to keep it going FOREVER! Their vision for Fresh Romance is that it will be a mix of original content that they create and redistributed content from beloved creators around the world. They want the Fresh Romance tumblr to showcase the best of romance comics. And the aim is to offer inclusive and diverse stories that delight new and existing “Fresh Romance” readers!

fresh-romanceWhat will happen to the single issues of Fresh Romance?

The publisher is moving away from single issues to bring content you love both on the web and in printed volumes. This way, fans can read free webcomics online and they can focus on creating and delivering the stories you love.

For those who have purchased a 1-year subscription, they will receive a free digital version of Fresh Romance Volume 2 once it is complete!

Already existing stories from Fresh Romance Volume 1 released as a webcomic will introduce new readers to the Fresh Romance library and help build the audience later resulting in better sales down the road.

And volume 2 is coming! Emet Comics will be picking up right where Rosy Press and the creators left off and will be spending the coming year developing and completing new Fresh Romance stories!

We’ve got more details coming in an interview with Emet Comics publisher Maytal Gilboa.

Emet Comics Takes on Fresh Romance

fresh-romanceIn 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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 pageTwitter account, and website.
  3. Let us know if we owe you something. If you are owed anything from us, let us know. Email office@emetcomics.com and we will resolve the issue as soon as possible.
  4. Resubmit your submissions. If you have submitted your own Fresh Romance ideas and projects to Janelle in the past, please resubmit them to office@emetcomics.com, 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.

If for some reason, you do not wish to receive emails from us, don’t fret! Just click the unsubscribe button below.

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 office@emetcomics.com.


Maytal Gilboa
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.