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Sunday, April 22, 2018

2018.04.22 Ken "Whit" Whitman Sells His Business?

2018.04.22 Ken "Whit" Whitman Sells His Business?
There has been some debate regarding whether or not Ken "Whit" Whitman owns Little Monster Games & Comics. We've covered the subject on IF Kenny owns this store or not and while the best we came up with is "maybe", for the purposes of this post it doesn't really matter because Ken "Whit" Whitman has clearly stated he owns & manages Little Monster Games & Comics on several occasions, but we'll just reference this specific time because not only did Kenny state that the business was his, but that it was transferring to new owners and he was assisting in said transition: "I am no longer manager/owner of Little Monsters Games & Comics, LLC. I will be staying on till the end of the month to help with the transition of new owners."

Ken "Whit" Whitman Getting out of Dodge
The "new" store is now under the domain of "Little Monsters Entertainment, LLC". New logo, but same store. Here is a post from an hour ago: "Tuesday night will be Whit Whitman last comic show at Little Monsters. He will be bringing out some great titles for his last sale, including Slabs, detective comics, Deadpool, ghost Rider, and really good stuff. Stop buy at 8pm est to wish him a happy Good-By."

Looks like Ken "Whit" Whitman is enjoying himself, presumably because he thinks he can skip town and avoid responding to the summons he received last month. There has been some speculation that he is offloading the store so it cannot be lost as an asset of his in this, and a pending future (still just a rumor) suit. Assuming Ken "Whit" Whitman actually did own the store, remember that he's the only registered agent and has been claiming it's his store all along, it's on the table for the purposes of the suit.

Our speculation is that the store hasn't actually been sold, but it is changing hands on paper only.....and maybe not even that. Maybe it really wasn't in Ken "Whit" Whitman's hands to begin with......but that would be a huge other legal/tax problem probably beyond the scope of this blog.

The thing we find interesting is that as of today's date, we cannot find any paper to support the alleged "sale" of Little Monster Games & Comics to Little Monsters Entertainment, LLC. All we can see is a new Facebook page with a pretty new monster courtesy of Shutter Stock Images.

No reference to Little Monsters Entertainment, LLC
We went ahead and did a quick search with the Secretary of State for Kentucky, and as of today's date there is no listing for Little Monsters Entertainment, LLC. We did a search for "Little" and came up with at least 999 listings (old & new) and it just isn't there.

Special Note: This picture is Photoshopped to show the top of the page while still showing the immediate entries before and after "Little Monster" as the page is listed alphabetically with  the search for "Monster". You can easily just do your own search with the link above.

Now it could take a while for the LLC filing to be posted, but it's been at least three business days and realistically the business should exist as a legal entity BEFORE acquiring/purchasing the store, so that filing should be in the system.

Little Monsters Entertainment LLC Facebook Page

Until we see some paper dated before the 17th, we're going to assume this is just a dodge and an attempt by Ken "Whit" Whitman to avoid any repercussions from his Kickstarter Projects.

2018.04.23 Update
Interesting in that we published this original post on Sunday, April 22nd at 12:35 PM Central/1:35 PM Eastern. Why is this important? Well look what was filed almost an hour and a half later:

So let's see if we got this right......the legal entity that is purchasing Little Monsters Games & Comics from Ken "Whit" Whitman didn't exist until an hour and eighteen minutes AFTER we posted that said entity didn't exist? No, that doesn't look fishy at all.

Evidently you can file online anytime......


2 comments :

  1. The companies are now registered. Using your "Secretary of State for Kentucky" link above, we see:

    Little Monsters Entertainment LLC 1018716 A-Active - Good KLC-Kentucky Limited Liability Company
    Little Monsters Games & Comics, LLC 0991519 A-Active - Good KLC-Kentucky Limited Liability Company

    The first apparently owned by "Jessica Hunter" and the second by "Ken Whitman".

    Using Google Maps, the respective addresses are basically neighbors, and both are just a bit up the highway from Little Monsters, which may or may not be significant.

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  2. Appropriate song lyrics would be "Rat In Mi Kitchen" by UB40:

    https://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/ub40/ratinmikitchen.html

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