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Hollywood Soapbox.  AUG. 30 2017


Hollywood Soapbox Interviews Melissa Jane Osborne, Author of The Wendy Project

“I know the reactions that I’ve experienced thus far, and they’ve been really touching and inspiring because I know personally I’ve experienced two big losses of people close to me this year actually, after we stopped writing the book. So this book was sort a primer. I had never experienced a huge loss, and I really didn’t know it. And it taught me a lot, and the big takeaways from people’s responses has been that when you go through something like that, there are no words that you can say to make things better and to explain what you’re feeling. … If that starts a conversation, I’m so proud of what we’ve done. It’s hard to talk about those things.”


LAist.  AUG. 21 2017


LAist Features The Wendy Project Book Talk

“Writer Melissa Jane Osborne is at Book Soup on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. to talk about her new graphic novel, The Wendy Project, based on a web comic and comic book series. She’ll be in conversation with actress Christine Woods, about the book, which focuses on 16-year-old Wendy Davies.”


NerdSpan.  AUG. 18 2017


NerdSpan Reviews The Wendy Project

“That’s what makes The Wendy Project so amazing; it takes a new perspective not on Peter Pan, the character who has been subject to so many incarnations, but on Wendy, who has never strayed far from an imaginative yet practical girl whose greatest strength is how much she cares about other people. The modern day Wendy of Melissa Jane Osborne’s story spends the majority of the tale stuck outside Neverland, attempting to convince everyone that her youngest brother Michael was spirited away by a flying boy and that everyone needs to stop sending her to therapy and start figuring out how to get him back.”


Multiversity Comics.  AUG. 15 2017


Multiversity Comics Reviews The Wendy Project

““The Wendy Project” is a hauntingly beautiful peek into the psychological trauma of loss, told with the familiar characters and plot structure of Peter Pan. Yet, the book isn’t really a retelling of the Peter Pan myth. Author Melissa Jane Osborne focuses instead on using the escapist metaphor of Pan as an analogue for the denial phase of the grieving process.”


NJ.  AUG. 15 2017


NJ Reviews The Wendy Project

“The Wendy Project is made to look like a journal with its leather textured cover and rounded corners. Inside, Fish’s art springs to life and alters as needed, creating a work that evokes the emotional work of a young adult working hard to come to terms with her life and the tragedies in it as reality seemingly comes unraveling around her. Splashes of color draw the eye to important elements and emotional moments, while the rest of the world that Wendy is forced to navigate in her despair and empty hope remains black and white.

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The Nerd Daily.  AUG. 14 2017


The Nerd Daily Reviews The Wendy Project

“The Wendy Project is a short, but poignant graphic novel based on the classic story of Peter Pan. It begins fairly grounded in reality–a car accident, a broken family, teenage drama–but slowly delves more and more into the magical realism sphere, ultimately coming to resemble its literary predecessor, Peter Pan.”


Paste Magazine.  AUG. 9 2017


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“Classic kids literature melds with psychodrama in The Wendy Project, a graphic novel that taps into the legacy of books like Joanne Greenberg’s I Never Promised You a Rose Garden. Writer Melissa Jane Osborne reintroduces Wendy Darling not as a denizen of Neverland, but a traumatized 16-year-old dealing with the untimely death of her brother, Michael. The graphic novel unspools her thought process through a vivid diary, illustrated by recent Archie artist Veronica Fish.”


Page 45.  AUG. 7 2017


Page 45 Reviews The Wendy Project

“This is such an important book, and it’s so deftly done by writer and artist alike. The parallels with Peter Pan – which we later learn Wendy’s read from a book hidden beneath another dust jacket and a Neverland poster affixed to her wall – are very well struck, as are the marked departures. There’s the ever-open window, the ill-fated arrow, the acorn kiss, the jealousy of a fairy, the free-roaming shadow (oh, the shadow!) and especially the loss of memory: the ignorance and the bliss.”


SyFy.  AUG. 3 2017


SyFy Fangrrls Reviews The Wendy Project

“Okay everyone, pay attention because this might be one of the best graphic novels of 2017. This small, unassuming book contains the journal of 16-year-old Wendy Davies, who gets into a car accident on a warm summer evening with her two brothers in the backseat. Her youngest brother, Michael, doesn’t survive. But Wendy is convinced that Michael is alive — he’s just gone to Neverland. What will Wendy do to get him back? This book is gorgeous and moving; Fish’s art provokes such strong emotions. I can’t say enough good things about this book, and I hope everyone gives it a chance.”


Aint It Cool.  AUG. 2 2017


Ain’t It Cool News Talks The Wendy Project

“On this week’s episode of the latest and greatest podcast, we get the band back together and discuss The Wendy Project.”


Nerdist.  AUG. 2 2017


Nerdist Debuts Exclusive Wendy Project Process Art

“In a world of constant reboots and reimaginings it might be easy to dismiss a comic that retells the story of Peter Pan in a modern setting. But with The Wendy Project, creators Melissa Jane Osborne and Veronica Fish have created an incredible exploration of grief, family, imagination, and mental health. We have an exclusive sneak peak of the brand new graphic novel right here including some incredible process pages.”


SyFy.  AUG. 1 2017


SyFy Debuts Exclusive Wendy Project Preview Pages

“The set-up is both modern and emotional, when stacked up against J.M. Barrie’s original tale. It picks up with a 16-year-old Wendy who crashes her car in New England and is told her youngest brother, Michael, died in the accident. But Wendy insists he’s alive and well in a mysterious land with a flying boy, as the world around her starts to resemble that of Neverland. It’s heavy, admittedly, and easily one of the most imaginative takes on the Pan mythos ever conceived.”


Twin Cities Geek.  AUG. 1 2017


Twin Cities Reviews The Wendy Project

“You can be completely ignorant of the original tale and still appreciate this graphic novel. Fish’s art certainly helps; and I really like the way that all of the Peter Pan elements are done in color, reflection, or through the use of the detached shadow’s presence. Since I think Osbourne and Fish would appreciate it, I will say, in the corrective style of The Wendy Project, “How clever I they am are!—Oh, the cleverness of me them!


Newsarama.  JUL. 31 2017


Wendy Project Receives 10/10 Newsarama Review

“Osborne and Fish make The Wendy Project hauntingly, heart-breakingly melancholy from start to finish. Lettered beautifully by Fish and rendered largely in black and white with stunning spot colors, Fish does an impeccable job making sure each page feels taken straight from Wendy’s diary.”


The More You Nerd.  JUL. 30 2017


Wendy Project Author Featured in The More You Nerd

“Back from vacation, we’re visited by our friend, writer Melissa Jane Osborne, in celebration of the collected paperback release of the acclaimed and award nominated book, The Wendy Project! We chat at length about the vulnerable time of being a teen, the impetus of the story, and what makes The Wendy Project stand out above the crowd of fictional stories in the YA realm.”


PopCultHQ.  JUL. 28 2017


PopCult HQ Previews The Wendy Project

“THE WENDY PROJECT joins Jessica Abel’s Trish Trash: Rollergirl of Mars and Neil Gaiman’s Mr. Hero as part of Papercutz’ Super Genius imprint. It features spot color to powerful effect and its pages have rounded corners and a ribbon bookmark so it looks and feels like Wendy’s intimate journal. This publication marks the first time THE WENDY PROJECT has been available in book form.”


MentalFloss.  JUL. 28 2017


The 9 Most Interesting Comics of July

“While Osborne has written a touching and contemplative work, Fish has turned it into career-making work. Her use of vibrant splashes of color amidst mostly black and white sketches represents pieces of Neverland that work their way into Wendy’s reality, making this book feel as magical as it is melancholy.”


Comicosity.  JUL. 28 2017


The Wendy Project Receives 5 Stars from Comicosity 

The Wendy Project spoke to me as a human, as a counselor, and as a reader. In my own trek through adulthood, I’ve recognized the depth through which grief takes us and how it changes our perception of the world. Osborne and Fish both work together to give faces, lines, colors, and a story that has the capacity to capture the universality of this emotional experience and the particular ways it pushes us to redefine how we see the world.”


Comic Bastards.  JUL. 27 2017


Comic Bastards Reviews The Wendy Project 

“Once in awhile you come across a book that stays with you long after the last page has been read and THE WENDY PROJECT is one of those books. Reminiscent of This One Summer and Anya’s Ghost, it is a treasure.”


ComiCon.  JUL. 26 2017


ComiCon Reviews The Wendy Project 

“On a late summer night when 16-year-old Wendy Davies crashes her car into a New England lake with her two younger brothers in the backseat. When she wakes in the hospital, she is told that her youngest brother, Michael, is dead. Wendy–a once rational teenager–shocks her family by insisting that Michael is alive and in the custody of a mysterious flying boy.”


Graphic Policy.  JUL. 25 2017


Graphic Policy Previews The Wendy Project 

“Featuring stunning art by Veronica Fish, The Wendy Project is the graphic novel debut of actress, screenwriter and The Wendy Project creator Melissa Jane Osborne. Their collaboration is breathtaking and beautiful and a testament to the power of self-expression and storytelling in the wake of tragedy.”


The Mary Sue.  JUL. 25 2017


Melissa Jane Osborne Opens Up to the Mary Sue

“You’re eighteen years old. You’re lying on the bathroom floor. I know that you’re so overwhelmed with emotion that you can’t feel anything. I know that you can’t see past this moment, let alone going to college. I know you feel empty, that you can’t breathe, but you’ll get up and you will.”


Comic Buzz.  JUL. 25 2017


Comic Buzz Publishes The Wendy Project Trailer

“The Wendy Projects a fresh, deeply moving and modern take on the world of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan and an extraordinary story about memory and magic, life and loss. Featuring stunning art by Veronica Fish (Archie, SLAM!), THE WENDY PROJECT is the graphic novel debut of actress, screenwriter and THE WENDY PROJECT creator Melissa Jane Osborne.”


Comic Crusaders.  JUL. 25 2017


Comic Crusaders Reviews The Wendy Project

“The Wendy Project (written by Melissa Jane Osborne, art by Veronica Fish) draws its power from the human ability to reconcile our grief in deeply personal ways.Wendy, and her family have suffered tragedy. She was driving home with her two brothers on a rainy night and is involved in an accident. Once Wendy awakens, she discovers her youngest brother, Michael, was never found.”


Comics Beat.  JUL. 25 2017


Comics Beat Reviews The Wendy Project

“With The Wendy Project, writer Melissa Jane Osborne and artist Veronica Fish capture just how important fiction is on a personal level, including the process of taking established fiction in order to personalize it to your own emotional needs.”


Bleeding Cool.  JUL. 25 2017


Bleeding Cool Reviews The Wendy Project

“Did you enjoy the original Peter Pan, but felt it focused too much on pixie-dust, magical adventures, everlasting youth and not enough on tragic child death and grief? Well, if the answer to that question was yes, then The Wendy Project may be just the depressing Peter Pan reboot you’ve been waiting for!”


Freak Sugar  JUL. 25 2017


Freak Sugar Previews The Wendy Project

“Author J.M. Barrie’s seminal work Peter Pan left a legacy for readers to contemplate issues of the fantastical, of responsibility, of maturity, and of loss. The treasure trove that Barrie left behind has allowed later creators to revisit the story and mine those topics, spinning them in new, interesting, and thought-provoking ways.”


Comicosity  JUL. 25 2017


Comicosity Previews The Wendy Project

“Featuring stunning art by Veronica Fish (Archie, SLAM!), THE WENDY PROJECT is the graphic novel debut of actress, screenwriter and THE WENDY PROJECT creator Melissa Jane Osborne. Their collaboration is breathtaking and beautiful and a testament to the power of self-expression and storytelling in the wake of tragedy.”


13th Dimension   JUL. 17 2017


13 Characters That Got Me Through Being a Teenager

Being a teenager sucks. It doesn’t even require explanation. Melissa Jane Osborne, author of The Wendy Project offers a list of helpful characters. 


Hollywood Reporter  JUL. 12 2017


Hollywood Reporter Debuts The Wendy Project Trailer

The Wendy Project is a comic unlike any other: It’s part-Peter Pan retelling, part-YA story about a teenager recovering from trauma. The newly released graphic novel places Wendy into the spotlight and tells a story unlike what many would expect — as can be glimpsed in the new trailer for the product.”


CBR  JUL. 11 2017


CBR Previews The Wendy Project

“Placed in a new school, Wendy negotiates fantasy and reality as students and adults around her resemble characters from Neverland. Given a sketchbook by her therapist, Wendy starts to draw. But is The Wendy Project merely her safe space, or a portal between worlds?”


COMIC MIX  JUL. 6 2017


Tweeks: Maddy Reviews The Wendy Project

“On July 18th, Super Genius will be releasing what I think could be the best graphic novel you read all year! The Wendy Project is a modern take on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan illustrated by Veronica Fish (Archie, Spider-Woman, Slam!) and written by Melissa Jane Osbourne.”


COMIC CRUSADERS  JUL. 5 2017


Comic Crusaders RAVES About The Wendy Project

“As the story unfolded, I found my heart holding onto hope for a resolution my mind knew would not come to pass. Osborne and Fish give us an uncomfortable look into the long process of returning to life after a traumatic event. The Wendy Project may touch closer to home than you are comfortable with.”


VULTURE  JUL. 1 2017


The 8 Best Comics to Read in July

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Veronica Fish is one of the finest up-and-coming artists in comics today. She has a versatile hand, capable of offering up hard-edged action in Marvel’s Spider-Woman (RIP), but just as adept at the flowing, impressionistic visions of her collaboration with Melissa Jane Osborne, The Wendy Project. “


EMET  JUN. 28 2016


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Emet Comics 2016 Convention Season

It’s con season! We’ll be at a few conventions this fall and we’d love for you to be there. Stay tuned to this post or our social media, since we’ll be announcing our booth locations and more convention appearances soon. In the meantime, you can check out the shows and buy tickets.


PAPERCUTZ JUN. 13 2016


Papercutz to Publish THE WENDY PROJECT in 2017

“From Melissa and Veronica to the entire editorial and production team, everyone working on this book is going out of their way to create something truly special.


SOCKCAST  MAY. 27 2016


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The new SockCast is an insightful interview with illustrator and comic book artist Jenn St-Onge! She gives a lot of good advice for people who are interested in making a living off of their creative stuff.


PIPEDREAM COMICS  MAY. 12 2016


Indie Comics Round-Up: Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting

“This coming of age, young adult tale comes from writer Justine Prado and artist Jenn St-Onge and has a very polished and slick feel to it.”


EMERTAINMENT MONTHLY  APR. 29 2016


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“Finding Molly: An Adventure in Catsitting” Review

“Plenty of comic books have dealt with the high school and college years of their protagonists, the awkwardness of puberty and survival through social interactions and proms. But Finding Molly is one of those few in comparison that have depicted that awkward moment after school.”


COMMON ROOM  MAR. 1 2016


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Jean Barker is a writer, director, and generally a storyteller. Zana, her first comic, is about a South Africa where Nelson Mandela has been killed and apartheid lives on. Common Room’s review will come soon, don’t wait, get the preview from Emet Comics right now!


THE MORE YOU NERD  FEB. 29 2016


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The More You Nerd welcomes to the show writer/director DG Brock, who just released her new comic, Spoilerland, at Emet Comics! They dive into her influence and inspiration for her sci-fi tale, and talk about the differences between writing scripts for film and comics.


HOLLYWOOD REPORTER  FEB. 2 2016


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Zana is nominated for the McDuffie Award for diversity in comics

Later this month, the second annual Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity in Comics will be presented at the Long Beach Comic Expo, celebrating a work promoting diversity in comics either on the page or behind the scenes.


POPCULT HQ  FEB. 2 2016


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Review: Inside the Loop

Inside the Loop personifies science fiction; almost a cross between Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and 2008’sThe Happening, with a hint of The Hunger Games and a touch of CSI.  Immediately I was hooked on the story and artwork.


COMMON ROOM  JAN. 28 2016


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Review: Helena Rose

We had the pleasure of reading Helena Rose, written by E.O. Levendorf with art by Sonia Liao. This story is sad, funny, and gripping. It is told from the point of view of Helena Rose, a dying girl who lives in the outer rim of a far away planet where the occupants possess flowers instead of hearts.


MAJOR SPOILERS  JAN. 6 2016


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INTERVIEW: Jenn St-Onge talks Finding Molly and drawing cats!

“Be prolific. Have lots of work to show people. Update your portfolio a lot and keep making new stuff because you want to stay relevant.”


 POPCULT HQ  DEC. 26 2015


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Comic Book Spotlight on Emet Comics

“Gilboa formed Emet Comics, whose works are all written and illustrated by women, featuring layered stories and complex female characters of all backgrounds.”