- Posted by Johanna on February 23, 2010 at 4:18 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
I’d lost track of Wowio. Once it changed owners twice, and it quit paying publishers to put comics online for free, it didn’t offer much for me to pay attention to. Publishers pulled their works, so as a reader, there wasn’t material for me to look at. And as a reporter, “we’re still not paying people” isn’t much of a story.
So bless Sean Kleefeld for teasing out the latest news, by following the company’s current owner on Twitter. Sean quotes Wowio owner Brian Altounian as saying:
every publisher was paid entirely and I even added an interest payment on top of it as a good-faith gesture to apologize for the delays in payment.
Based on that, Sean says, “To my understanding, Wowio is now debt-free.” Me, I hope that’s true. The debts dated from June 2008, and that’s a long time for an artist to wait for funds. And given that a year ago Altounian had no plans to pay, I’m glad he changed his mind.