At The Beat, comics publisher Actionopolis/Komikwerks offers a response. Shannon Eric Denton and Patrick Coyle relay their attorney’s thoughts: AMS is looking for a buyer, but that a “fresh start” will enable any new company not to take on the debt. So they may be more attractive now than they were before the bankruptcy filing.
Dean Haspiel: “BOTTOM LINE: in order to succeed, the author has to become the publisher and the publicist and, sometimes, the printer, too.”
At the Engine, Heidi MacDonald asks people how the AMS bankruptcy will affect them. Among some of the highlights: Warren Ellis insists that HarperCollins will not get the advance back for his second novel and Comic Relief owner Rory Root pointed out, as Soft Skull’s Richard Nash suggested in the first AMS post here, that pennies on the dollar is the likeliest prospect for the creditors.
Colleen Doran suggests that Dark Horse was expecting big money from Frank Miller’s 300. [UPDATE: In the interests of accuracy, it remains uncertain what degree of output Dark Horse had with AMS, but hopefully we’ll have more information on this soon.]