As many people know, I’ve been dealing with some health stuff over the last few months that’s been super frustrating. I haven’t been able to drive most days and mobility is occasionally an issue, although I have no trouble being on a computer when it’s my laptop at home. It’s for that reason that I’m no longer on staff at Sideshow and will now be looking to take on some freelance. I have my contacts that I’m going to hit up for writing/editing stuff (you’re forewarned!) but if anyone can spread the word it would be much appreciated.
In case you don’t know me, I have almost a decade of experience as a comic book editor, a Masters of Science in Publishing, and have been working as a journalist for a year in my spare time for sites like ComicsAlliance and Bitch. My focus has been almost entirely on comics and representation but I’m happy to write about other pop culture stuff and feminist issues and things related to all of the above. Editing is where my heart is and I definitely love to edit anything but particularly comics. More information about my background is all over this site.
I will say that for the time being I’m going to be super discerning about what and how much freelance I take on in order to be as responsible as possible about my health and stress levels. Work I do take on will be given my full attention but if I have to turn down work offered it’s entirely for health reasons. My top priorities are getting well and not letting anyone down! Thanks for understanding!
Finally, you can email me at janelle.m.asselin at gmail dot com.
You like gender and comics? *I* like gender and comics. What is happening?!
Sorry, my inner Mabel kicked in. Anyway, I’ll be at the Gender and Comics Panel at San Diego Comic-Con this Friday at 10am in Room 4. Here are the details:
Panelists explore both the role of gender in mainstream and independent comics, as well as the impact of gender politics on the business side of the industry and in the media. Moderated by comics editor Janelle Asselin, the panel inclides ComicsAlliance.com senior editor Andy Khouri, BOOM! Studios editor Dafna Pleban, comics writer James Tynion IV (The Woods), Image comics director of trade book sales Jennifer de Guzman, and WIRED writer Laura Hudson and IDW publishing editor Sarah Gaydos.