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Mad Cave Studios Announces Love Me: A Romance Story

Romance takes a sci-fi turn in this all-new Mad Cave series from comics newcomer Francesca Perillo and celebrated artist Stefano Cardoselli

JAN. 23, 2024, (PITTSBURGH, PA) — Mad Cave Studios is excited to announce the LOVE ME: A ROMANCE STORY, the debut romance/sci-fi/action series from writer Francesca Perillo, featuring art from Stefano Cardoselli (Don’t Spit in the Wind) with colors by Lorenzo Scaramella, letters by Buddy Beaudoin, and cover B by Nimit Malavia.

New York City, sometime in the far future, where robots like JoJo have taken over the tasks humans no longer want to perform…like driving a taxi. JoJo is pretty happy with his lot in life but feels as though something is missing…then he meets Gilda and it’s love at first sight. But the course of true love is a bumpy one and JoJo is going to find that out firsthand when he discovers that Gilda is entangled with the mafia that runs his beloved city, and they’re very much against this potential union for their own reasons. Watch out, JoJo!

Love Me is the story everyone can read: it’s about possibility, hope and diversity. It talks about the ability to wait for and recognize the love that comes after personal fulfillment,” said Francesca Perillo. “In fact, if you are fulfilled with your life, grateful for the work you have achieved, the conquests you have made and the friends you have chosen, despite the difficulties, you can leave room for true feelings even if they are scary and put you face to face with great challenges and strange emotions. Love me is the story of all those who have been able to wait for true love, in the seat of a taxi or at the table in a bar just like what happened to me.”

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“This is my first romance story. It has made me more patient in constructing the details of a story’s design, and it contains many details that I hope readers will like,” said artist Stefano Cardoselli. “I had fun inserting Easter Eggs into many pages of the comic (poking fun at the author Francesca a bit)! With this series, I faced some new challenges such as: creating buildings, skylines, perspectives, and points of view different from those I was used to when creating my previous Mad Cave series (Don’t wind spit in the Wind). The biggest difficulty was bringing out the emotions felt by a robot that has no mouth to smile or express disappointment, just a set of binoculars to look at the world.”

“The title of this series is fitting as I love the story and working with Stefano Cardoselli and Francesca Perillo,” said Mad Cave Studios editor, James Emmett. “Stefano’s work continues to push the envelope visually and he’s found a wonderful partner in Francesca. Together, they have brought to life a dystopian futuristic look at a love story through the eyes of a robot taxi driver named JoJo.”

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Love Me: A Romance Story #1, the debut chapter in the four-issue miniseries, drops April 17.

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