- Posted by Johanna on March 4, 2006 at 2:47 pm
- Category: Comic News
Christopher Butcher posts a newspaper article about Speakeasy, written before their recent demise . It came from a Canadian paper and was published at the end of January. Although it’s mostly a puff piece, aside from the publicity photo positioning Fortier as a crime scene victim, Butcher summarizes the main points:
This article makes it perfectly clear that Speakeasy’s future in publishing was contingent on spending money to acquire a few extremely high-profile licensed properties. As we found out from Adam Fortier at Newsarama, that money (likely from Ardustry Entertainment, mentioned in the article) did not materialize, and it made moving forward with their publishing plans impossible…. I knew since before Christmas that these properties were based on HBO’s original content, including comic/graphic novel material based on The Sopranos, Deadwood, and Rome, among other properties.
He also discusses how printing costs likely contributed to the company’s demise, which is partially the fault of Alias.