We haven’t actually been putting too much energy into a cadaver derby here at SBM, but chances are, in any random polling, the frontrunner for the next comics company to fold would have been Narwain, the Italy-funded company that never seemed to go anywhere. Although they had top-name talent attached, and put out a number of comics and “prestige format books,” no one seemed to know or care about their output.
Were getting word from numerous sources that the company has officially closed up shop — details are sketchy, but it would seem to apply only to the American publishing arm — as we mentioned, Narwain was funded by a large Italian printing company, which published in 15 different countries — or maybe 14.
UPDATED 15:00 hours: Now we’re hearing that ALL of Narwain’s publishing, which included licensed titles in several countries, is shutting down. Unconfirmed.