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#113: Happy New Year?

January 6, 2007

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #110: The Great Unifier

Okay, now it's officially 2007 in the Multiplex Universe. Sorry it took so long, but hopefully you enjoyed the numerous bonus updates this week.

This is really the end of the New Year's storyline, although there are one or two more in the pipeline that take place shortly after this... but they're really more like codas.

See you Monday!

(By the way, in case you're wondering how the Multiplex gang was counting down to midnight on a clock that has no second hand, if you notice waaaay in the background of panel 3,the TV has some New Year's action on it; you just can't see the TV on the side they're facing. Point being they were following along on the telly, too. Astute readers will also notice that the last panel answers the question Franklin posed in the first panel of #110.)


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Tell me a story. (Looking for a prose writer for an eBook single.)

Sunday, March 29, 2015

I want to take a foray into electronic publishing.

I am looking for a (prose) writer to provide a short story, novella or non-fiction story that I will turn into an iBooks-formatted eBook for sale (in the iBookstore), released under my Chase Sequence publishing imprint. Chase Sequence published Multiplex: There and Back Again, which won the 2014 IPBA Gold Medal for Best Graphic Novel/Drawn Book–Humor/Cartoon, so technically it is an award-winning publisher.

There is no limitation with regard to genre, but I will say that my taste in prose leans strongly toward literary fiction and non-fiction, and toward characters, psychology, and well-written prose over plot. (Margaret Atwood is my favorite writer.)

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