More news on Desperado going to IDW

Gary Reed has put some more information about the move up at his blog:

It’s official so now I can at least talk about it. Desperado Publishing has moved to IDW where it will become an imprint of that company. That gives Joe Pruett the autonomy he wanted and yet still be part of the growing IDW Publishing. I’m not exactly sure how that will be in regards to MY stuff but I’ll worry about it as it comes up. Joe did tell me that IDW was interested in printing the Deadworld material.

It appears that the Slaughterhouse hardcover will be coming out from Desperado at the beginning of the year. The delay was due to negotiations going on as it was supposed to be out in October. Sami Makkonen finished the book a long time ago and in fact, finished his following project, The Looking Glass Wars with Frank Beddor. A real fantastic looking book (as an aside, see Frank being interviewed about that on Good Morning America here.

It’s kinda funny as I still regard IDW as a “new” company but I see that they’re celebrating their ten year anniversary. When I look back on it, that’s about how long Caliber was around although at the time, it certainly seemed longer than that. Maybe because it just consumed my life so much at that time. I put in an awful lot of hours, which I’m sure most people do who own their own business, but I was always careful to be home and spend time with the kids. I’d mostly work when they were not at home or in bed.

Even though Caliber ended, I don’t feel like it was a waste of time or anything. I mean, one bad break here or there cost the company and most of it was sort of out of our control. I don’t dwell on what could have been but sometimes when I discuss things with some old “Caliber” people, it does come up. Mainly it was the Power Cardz situation and the graphic novels that fell apart. I recently got a link to an article sent to me about a creator who worked for Caliber and he said in an interview that Caliber did the bad binding on purpose. I mean, just how idiotic is that?

With the end of the year coming up, it’s time to make plans for the convention season. I don’t do many shows. I will be at the new Chicago convention (C2E2) and looking at the Traverse City show again. Not sure about Motor City even though its in the neighborhood and I’d still like to do Heroes Con one of these days. I may even do San Diego this year…still a bit early to decide for sure. I’m looking at a couple of horror shows as it seems I do better at those but shows are not a necessity for me and though I enjoy them once I’m there, I usually dread thinking about attending them.

As an update on the movie. Things are moving along as they need to so that’s good. So far, happy with the script and just have to wait and see how things play out. One thing about Hollywood, it does not move at a breakneck speed…

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