There are surprises
NEWSARAMA – SPEAKEASY CLOSES ITS DOORS
And then there are non-surprise surprises. The above is one of those. I’m saddened, because at its inception, Speakeasy could have actually done something. But they made some bad choices and devoted resources to anything but publicizing their line. Speakeasy grew when it wasn’t the right thing to do, to their own detriment, precipitating a steady drain on their publishing line.
And yes, this is exactly why I cancelled the Strangeways deal with Speakeasy. I didn’t think that they were going to be around long enough to put out the whole of the first storyline, so I took the title elsewhere. Where else precisely hasn’t yet been nailed down yet. In all likelihood, it’ll go out under the Highway 62 banner as an original trade (I hesitate to use the shorthand OGN.)
Best wishes to those folks who are left in the cold because of this. To Josh and the ELK’S RUN crew in particular, but also to Dean Haspiel’s FALLOUT (which is so good that it should have no problem going elsewhere.)