I’ve Done Opened My Big Mouth
Speakeasy had Rich Johnston let the cat out of the bag about their new 'policy shift' regarding their lagging creator owned comic series. A day passed uneventfully. Then all hell seems to have broken loose. Here's a few of the conversations going crazy about it:
So, in any event, here's the skinny for Elk's Run, and I'm doing an interview with Buzzscope later this week to give some more in depth insight into what it means for us.
Essentially, it means nothing for us. As of right now, despite our shit-tacular sales, Speakeasy is just as committed as they were day one, and the book will continue to come out for the forseeable future. There will however be a couple of minor changes. We are literally fighting tooth and nail to fight and make sure the book sees print as issues.
1) (I'll start with the smallest and stupidest) The Inside Covers of the book are now Black and White... it saves some money, in theory.
2) Issue 5 is due out next month, Issue 6 in February/March, Issue 7 in March/April, and Issue 8 in June/July.
3) We're IDW-ing up the place. Issues 7&8 will cost $3.99. It's pretty much what we have to do in order to survive. Issue 7 will have a 5 page backup from Event Horizon, and issue 8 will most likely be oversized, so, hopefully the price increase will feel worth it.
4) Same Great Story, Same Great Art.
Alright, so that's all the important stuff. You'll get to here more from me later this week from Buzzscope, so keep an eye out.