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Welcome, new readers from C2E2! If I didn't get the chance to explain it to you, the humor in Multiplex is largely character-based, not gag-based, so it would be best for you to start from the beginning.
If you aren't familiar at all with the cast of Kick-Ass, you might not know that Chloe Grace Moretz — a.k.a. Hit Girl — is 13. (She was 11 when she filmed Kick-Ass.)
Apparently I come across as grumpy on the internet. That's because I use Twitter to bitch about shit and like to swear. I'm actually a very nice person when you meet me, as those of you who visited me at C2E2 (hopefully) realized. :) Thanks to everybody who came out and chatted with me or bought stuff! You rock.
The con was a blast, Joel Watson (Hijinks Ensue) couldn't have been more fun to share a table with — and as I found out on a Friday night karaoke excursion with a ton of other fellow cartoonists, he is a force to be reckoned with at singing "Mr. Roboto" by Styx. I kid you not. S. Dave Shabet (Dead Winter) also does an awesome James Hetfield impression, as well.
And thanks again to Harrison Pious (My Little World) for bringing me a flask of brandy. You get the Reader of the Year award, Harrison. All you Kickstarter backers collectively got it last year. :)
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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 IBPA 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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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