Inside the Cave with Frida the Cat!

Can a robot fall in love? 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!

Coming this April from Mad Cave Studios is the 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!

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(Our apologies – Frida the Cat stepped on the keyboard. Get the inside scoop on Love Me: A Romance Story with Frida below!)

Q: Thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us, Frida! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

🐱 Frida: Meow. Meow meow meow meow. Meow. Meow Meow.

Q: In Love Me: A Romance Story, you’re prominently featured as JoJo the robot’s beloved cat! What’s it like living with a robot?

🐱 Frida: Meow meow meow! Meow meow meow meow meow. Meow meow.

Q: Well said. It sounds like a pretty sweet deal for you.

🐱 Frida: Meow.

Q: In Love Me: A Romance Story, we follow JoJo’s adventure through future New York City once he falls in love with the mysterious Gilda! How do you feel about this?

🐱 Frida: Meow meow meow meow. Meow meow. Meow meow meow. Meow meow meow meow. Meow meow. Meow meow meow meow meow meow. Meow meow meow, meow. Meow? Meow meow meow meow meow.

Q: What do you hope for readers to take away from reading Love Me: A Romance Story?

🐱 Frida: Meow meow meow meow meow. Meow meow. Meow meow meow meow meow. Meow. Meow? Meow meow meow meow meow.

Meow meow meow meow meow. Meow meow meow. Meow meow. Meow meow meow meow.


Q: You’re hungry? Weren’t you fed, like, an hour ago?

🐱 Frida: Meow.

Q: You’ve never been fed once? In your life?

🐱 Frida: Meow.

Q: You aren’t fooling us, Frida.

🐱 Frida: Meow.

Q: Frida, Is there anything else you’d like to share with readers?

*Editor’s note: Frida declined to comment and simply did a big stretch on the windowsill.


“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)


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 for pre-order on the official Mad Cave website, and will be available at your favorite bookstore, local comic shop, and digital comic reader on April 17th, 2024!


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