Warren Ellis just announced on his email list that he would be closing down his ENGINE site this August 31st. Possibly to remain up in archived form or maybe just to go away completely. Ellis isn’t leaving online activity and indicated he’d have another community-oriented site coming later in the year.
While we’re on Ellis I wonder what’s going on with Rocket Pirates? While the long-delayed webcomic anthology site is still not here, Ellis did announce Freak Angels – an open-ended steam-punkish webcomic he’s writing along with artist Paul Duffield.