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#394: Stuck Up

September 14, 2009

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #393: I Always Feel Like Somebody’s Watching Me

The Multiplex: Book 1 Club of Awesome has launched at Kickstarter! What does this all mean?!

Well, to find out, you can just waltz over to the Kickstarter site and watch the pitch video, or you can keep reading:

As many of you know, I've been plugging away at the Multiplex print book for a long time, and it's been pretty slow going. The first of the five Chapter eBooks that will be collected into the Multiplex: Book 1 print book has long been available, but a second is pretty late, because of how much new material it has and how little time I have to work on it. Meeting the twice-weekly update schedule is tough enough, some weeks!

By joining the Multiplex: Book 1 Club of Awesome, you'll be helping me take some time off from the day job in order to complete the print book — and, more importantly, pay for the print run of the book itself.

These are not donations, though — absolutely not! In exchange for your pledges, you'll receive AWESOME! REWARDS! such as a thank you in the print book and free copies of the five eBooks as they're completed ($5 and up), signed copies of the book ($30 an up), hand-drawn character sketches ($100 and up), or even a cameo appearance in the prequel story exclusive to the print book ($200 and up) — and with any pledge amount, I'll keep you updated with exclusive updates at the Kickstarter page — with peeks at in-progress art, video updates, bonus strips, and the like. (Head on over to the Kickstarter Project page for a complete run-down of the various reward levels available to pledgers.)

The great thing about Kickstarter is that nobody gets charged — I don't get anything — unless the project meets its funding goal! See, if I only got $3000 in pledges, I may be able to take a couple of weeks off from work, but I wouldn't be able to afford a print run — so it wouldn't do any of us much good.

So if you've been dying to see the Multiplex print book, or just want to help an artist out, head on over to Kickstarter and pledge!

ALSO: I had a guest appearance on the Flicks podcast this week, talking about Multiplex for a little while before the hosts — Jason and Dan — and I talked about George Lucas's first film, THX 1138. (It's a two-hour podcast, but I'm only in on the first hour or so.) You can download that from iTunes for free via this link.

AND FINALLY: I will be at the Windy City Comic Con this Saturday (9/19/09), doing free sketches at the Third Coast Comics booth and joining Tony Breed (Finn and Charlie are Hitched), John Campbell (Pictures for Sad Children), Justin Pierce (The Nonadventures of Wonderella) and C. Spike Trotman (Templar, AZ) on the Webcomics 101 panel at 1pm.


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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.)

What to Submit: A pitch for a 30+ page, prose short story/novella/non-fiction piece. No comics — no picture books. If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished. Please include links or URLs to a resumé and examples of previous published work would be helpful, to give me a feel for your voice.

Send questions (or submissions) to gordon at multiplexcomic.com.

The Terms: No money up front, but 50% of the cover price in exchange for one year of exclusivity (from the date of publication). The writer retains all other rights to their story. These will be sold via iBooks only (at least at first), which means that Apple will get 30% and I will get 20% for my contributions: I will edit the story; I will design and produce the eBook; I will illustrate a cover for it (or hire someone else to, if I’m not the best fit for the story); I will help promote it.

Please submit your pitch before April 30, 2015. I will notify the selected writer(s) I am interested in working with as soon as possible after that.

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