Zuda shut down
WHAT? (Care of The Beat)
Apparently, Zuda is no more. It’s being folded into DC Digital, which means Zuda’s webcomic status is revoked. The website has been shut down. (The brand apparently still exists, but … I don’t have high hopes for it existing much longer myself.)
Oh, MAN. I really admired the independent spirit of the Zuda creators, so having it being absorbed into the parent company is an incredible downer for me. Goodbye, Zuda Comics website. You were too beautiful … and Flash reliant … for this world.
Here’s the official announcement on the Zuda blog from Ron Perazza.
Also, the Techland blog reveals the likely fate of Zuda’s existing titles:
Already available through the new platforms are original Zuda launch titles Bayou and High Moon, with John Zito and Tony Trov’s Black Cherry Bombshells, Dan Govar’s Azure, Andy Belanger’s Bottle of Awesome, Sheldon Vella’s Supertron, and Adam Atherton’s Lily of the Valley announced to follow. Meanwhile, BleedingCool.com’s Rich Johnston has a round-up of tweets from other Zuda creators that suggest that their strips will not be continuing in this new format, and the ZudaComics.com URL already redirects to Perazza’s post on the Zuda blog, meaning that archives of any strips, continuing or canceled, are no longer available.
In closing, twas the iPad that killed zudacomics.com. Well, at least it lasted longer than the Microsoft Kin.