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Fresh Romance Goes To Print As Rosy Press Makes Deal With Oni Press
In an announcement on THR, former DC Entertainment and Disney Press editor Janelle Asselin has made a deal between her imprint Rosy Press and publisher Oni Press to bring the digital series Fresh Romance to comic shops The series was launched after a successful crowdfunding campaign almost a year ago As the series grew in[...]
Tuesday Morning Runaround – Marvel NOW What?
left with an empty warehouse any picking up their pink slips? Sean Williamson asks the question…. WHEN WOMEN CRITIQUE COMICS Janelle Asselin writes about her experiences after criticising the cover for Teen Titans #1 for featuring what appeared to be a teenage Wonder Girl with breast implants. At first I wasn't going to talk about the rape threats[...]
The Gender Marketing Of Comics – In A Comic
Ex-DC and Disney comics editor, Janelle Asselin, has written six strips entitled Don't Be A Dick, each drawn by a different artist for Bitch Magazine, about the vagaries of the comic book industry around gender and racial politics. Here is but a small clip of the new strip, drawn by Sarah Benkin based on comics marketing, encompassing *that* Image[...]
What Does Janelle Asselin's Hire Mean For Sideshow Collectible Comics?
Janelle Asselin used to work for DC Comics as an editor on the Batbooks She quit in 2011, to work for Disney Magazines, until she was laid off along with a number of employees last year. Now she's been snapped by up Sideshow Collectibles, as a project manager for art books and "IP development." I already feel[...]
Janelle Asselin And More Laid Off By Disney
Two years ago, we reported that Batman editor Janelle Asselin had quit DC Comics to work for Disney in their Disney Magazines outfit. Sadly, this week, that came to an end, as a number of Disney staffers were laid off. This may have been a precursor. Saving Agents of SHIELD for tomorrow when I am perhaps in a[...]
The SDCC Gender In Comics Panel – Interesting Insights And Missed Opportunities
Unfortunately, the "Gender in Comics" panel on the whole was an uneven mix of interesting insights and frustrating missed opportunities. The final line-up for the session included Alexa Dickman of the blog Ladies Making Comics, Grace Randolph of "Supurbia" (and Bleeding Cool), Disney editor Janelle Asselin, Marvel Comics editor Jeanine Schaefer, BOOM! editor Dafna Pleban, and[...]
Join The Comics Celebrities On Ashes And Win Big
Which means even if you don't like the book, you'll be able to flip it on eBay. Or you can choose a separate full colour commission from Jimmy – a rare thing since he doesn't do commissions or sell his art. And if that's not enough, you might also be drawn by being in good company… other[...]
How Disney Is Selling Marvel Comics To The Kids
Janelle Asselin used to be a Batman editor, but she recently left to work in Disney Magazines, where she appears to be turning a whole new generation of kids into comic book readers. In the UK, there have been a number of comics published by Panini/Marvel UK featuring Marvel superheroes aimed at kids, young kids even,[...]
Bat Editor Janelle Asselin Quits DC For Disney (UPDATE)
Bleeding Cool understand that Batbooks editor Janelle Asselin has handed in her notice at DC Comics And on learning that she was leaving for Disney, suddenly didn't have to serve her notice any more and was escorted out of the building. Working principly on the Batbooks at DC Comics since 2008,  Janelle was listed as Editor[...]