Can Robots Fall In Love? Love Me: A Romance Story #1 Is Now Available!

Love is a battlefield! In the bustling streets of New York City, sometime in the far future, robots like JoJo have taken on everyday jobs. Driving a taxi around NYC is all in a day’s work for JoJo, but when he meets the mysterious Gilda, it’s love at first sight!

Mad Cave Studios’ newest romance miniseries 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, is now available at your favorite local comic shop!

Writer: Francesca Perillo – Artist: Stefano Cardoselli
Colorist: Lorenzo Scaramella – Letterer: Buddy Beaudoin
Release Date: April 17th, 2023

Synopsis: 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!


To celebrate the release of Love Me: A Romance Story, we’ve teamed up with Dustin Nguyen to bring you a limited-edition Mad Cave Exclusive variant! Be sure to collect your copy before they’re gone!

Cover Artist: Dustin Nguyen

Meet the Creators!

“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. 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.”
-Writer, Francesca Perillo (She/Her)

“Love Me 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. 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.”
-Artist, Stefano Cardoselli (He/Him)


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"Love Me: A Romance Story is a refreshing take on traditional romance comics, blending elements of sci-fi, and drama seamlessly. Francesca Perillo and Stefano Cardoselli have created a truly memorable world filled with love, danger, and unexpected surprises around the corner."
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"LOVE ME: A ROMANCE STORY #1 is a supremely surreal romance tale about a super optimistic robot who finally finds the girl of his dreams. The characters and setting are ripped from a brightly dystopian future, but the budding romance story is as old as Time."


When JoJo meets the mysterious Gilda, he’s electrified by love at first sight! Check out the official trailer for our upcoming romantic comedy miniseries, Love Me: A Romance Story, below!


We’ve got a sneak peek into the pages of Love Me: A Romance Story! Check it out below!

Love Me: A Romance Story #1, the first chapter in the four-issue miniseries, is now available on the official Mad Cave website, your favorite bookstore, local comic shop, and digital comic reader!


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