It seems as if the hard drives that house the Modern Tales network of web comic collectives have failed. For the past two days comics on ModernTales.com, GirlAMatic, serializer.net, and Graphic Smash have been unavailable. Going to any of the sites reveals a message from Joey Manley explaining that they are working on the issues, but do not yet have an estimation of when the sites will be restored.
The message also explains that updates on the situation will be made to the blog TalkAboutComics.com, so keep checking there for the most recent information regarding the outage.
Much of the content on the sites affected are subscription based. It is still unclear how the down time will affect revenue for the artists that call ModernTales.com home or how the subscribers will be reimbursed or even if they will be reimbursed at all. We’ll keep an eye on the situation to see what develops.