Fleen reported on and confirmed via Keenspot CEO Chris Crosby that John Troutman is no longer on Keenspot:
John Troutman’s Keenspot membership has been terminated, but we have no comment on the matter otherwise and wish John the best of luck.
I have no information on this at all although I’ve asked John for comment and will report that if he is willing to do so. I guess I’m a little surprised by the story as I can’t recall a time when Keenspot has essentially fired someone.
Background on John can be found at Wikipedia and Comicspace.
A reply from John Troutman:
Though I believe my membership was terminated unjustly and through no fault of my own, I suspect I’ll be much better off without Keenspot, whose management I never really saw eye-to-eye with. All my friends have had great success as indie webcomics, so I can only hope to follow in their footsteps.
Disclosure! I have known John online at least (I don’t think we’ve ever met in person) for many years now.
In addition to his initial statement to FLEEN, Chris Crosby added the following in a comment over there:
OK, I’ll admit, the only reason we fired John Troutman was so we would be mentioned on Fleen. It’s the same reason Fox fired the cast of FUTURAMA.