Gemini Comic Books is a new comics publisher in Madison, Wisconsin. They have an intriguing marketing plan.
As well as outlining the comics and talent they are publishing, including flagship title, the Trump-punching Sergei The Spider, a superhero comic about a Ukranian at odds with Putin's Russia and Trump's America, they are also letting people know about their former CEO. Matt Clark or Richard Clark who is currently in jail on remand, awaiting trial, after being charged with seven felonies – one count of felony theft greater than $10,000, one count of misdemeanor theft and five counts of felony fraudulent writings. The publisher sums this up as "essentially embezzlement" while Matt was working at a garage.
Management had noticed some irregularities and discovered Clark was running ads on Craigslist seeking auto body repair work. They said he was taking in the work at the dealership, but not running those repairs through the dealership system. The investigation revealed Clark was manipulating the payroll system to pay employees with dealership funds for working on these jobs when he was being paid in cash or personal check made out to him for the work. Clark also created work orders with names and other information on them that were intentionally false.
The new CEO/EIC Rob Severson intends to fictionalise Clark as the supervillain Flam Flam Man in a future comic book. The publisher has had to rebrand and restructure as a result.
You can find them seeking new funds on GoFundMe right here. They promise they won't be embezzled.