R.I.P. Keyleaf Comics

Below is the press release I received from Keyleaf Comics this morning. The comic book publisher will be closing it’s doors unfortunately. Having met and hung out with a lot of the team at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, this news is so sucky. There’s tons of friendly and talented individuals there and I can only hope them the best in their future endeavors.

A SAD GOODBYE
With A Heavy Heart, Keyleaf Comics Is Closing Our Doors

SAN DIEGO, CA — For the last three years Keyleaf Comics, previously Semantink Publishing, has strived to produce quality entertainment for readers young and old. We are proud to say that we achieved that goal. In one of the most financially restraining periods of American history, we were able to create, nourish, and sustain a company with a single priority, to make quality comic books.

Unfortunately, that time is at an end. The economy has finally got up with us. While we want to be transparent, we must also respect those who have invested in us, so we can only say that at this point, we are no longer able to produce comics of a high enough quality to continue. This was not a decision made lightly, nor quickly, but one that is ultimately best for all involved.

On a personal note, I have been in love with comics since I was a small boy. The last three years have been a dream for me. Today marks, not the end of my dream, but a new path. I love comics now more than ever. I, and the people I have worked with over the last few years, will continue to create, produce and thrive – of that I am sure.

All of the intellectual properties in progress at Keyleaf Comics, those currently in production, and those still in development, are reverting with full rights to the owners. All future events planned by Keyleaf, including our bimonthly MeetUps, and the upcoming DUST/CBLDF Poker Tournament on November 10, are cancelled.

Thank you to our readers for keeping us alive these three years. Thank you for your infectious passion and generous praise. Thank you to the creators who poured sweat and tears into their books. Thank you to everyone behind the scenes at Keyleaf, who let me live a dream for a while. Thank you to those we met, once peers, always friends, for keeping the faith.

Thank you all for everything.

For the last time,

Benjamin Glibert
CEO, Keyleaf Comics