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#462: Get What You Deserve, Part Two

April 12, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #461: Get What You Deserve, Part One

Oookay. So yeah. Sorry about having to split this one in two, but I need to stay on track with Book 1 or may not get done in time for the Windy City Comicon this fall, which is the absolutely latest I want to have it out by.

The Chapter 5 eBook is nearly done and will be out late week, hopefully. C2E2 might get in the way there. But once Chapter 5 is out, I can start on the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith prequel storyline and all of the reader/Kickstarter backer cameos that will entail!

I've added #338: Who Watches the Watchmen (Movie)? as one of the choices for large prints at the Multiplex Store, by the way! Order one today — or stop by and see me at C2E2 this weekend, if you're near Chicago, because I'll have a few of them with me. I'll be sharing Booth WC-B in the Webcomics Pavillion with Joel Watson (Hijinks Ensue). Keep your eye out for this vertical banner!

UPDATE: By popular demand, a zoomed-in view of the last panel (without dialogue) has been added as a desktop picture, on the Extras page.


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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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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