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#331: Speak of the Devil

February 16, 2009

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #297: Devil in a Red Vest; #300: Something Is Rotten in the State of Denmark; #324: Spilling the Beans, Part Three; #329: Liar’s Remorse; #330: Deal with the Devil

This is going unstated, although I think it's obvious enough, but whatever Gretchen's original intent was (access to information, undoubtedly), Gretchen called in the favor Curtis owed her by having him give her a job at Flickhead Video.…

What happens with Allen remains to be seen (we'll find out soon), and of course we can't forget about Franklin, can we…? ;)

UPDATE: On The Triple Feature, we've got a little contest going — between ourselves, that is. Joe, Tom and I have a little Oscar pool set up (we discussed our picks for the Big Six on the latest show, as well as Confessions of a Shopaholic), and the two losers have to draw a guest strip for the winner… meaning no matter which one of us wins, you guys do!

Here's my ballot, so you can keep me honest! I'm terrible at these things, so it's pretty much a given that I'll be drawing a guest strip for somebody. sigh


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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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