- Posted by Johanna on June 14, 2008 at 11:17 am
- Category: Books and Prose
Ok, here’s the story. Yes, I put up a post Friday afternoon about PiQ magazine closing. I was asked to take it down by a staffer because they weren’t ready for the news to be public yet and needed to handle some “obligations” carefully. (No, I don’t know what that means, but having gone through several layoffs in the past few years, my sympathy is with them and it’s never a good thing for anyone involved.)
Since the news is now being published by others, I have restored the post. (Link via) In response, Simon Jones (never safe for work) speculates a little too much on my comments. I don’t know which “parent company” was being referred to.
Update: The official acknowledgement has now been posted, blaming the magazine’s demise on “low advertising revenue, poor business management and a lack of proper marketing and promotion”.
I will very much miss the magazine because it was something I could show non-comic readers, and they immediately liked it. It was attractive and involving and modern-looking without being off-putting.