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#541: The Good Shepherd

December 23, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #534: It Is Your Destiny; #535: Movin’ On Up

Pretend this took place on Tuesday; some of you will note that a couple of these movies opened on Wednesday the 22nd. (A couple of them, like The King’s Speech, were out last weekend, too — but only in limited release. The Multiplex 10 didn’t have them yet.)

For you Monday/Thursday-only visitors, check out the two guest strips I posted earlier this week. Since guest strips don't show up in the Archives (via the nav links above and below the comic), you can use the calendar in the left sidebar… or, y’know, just use this link and this link. At least until I add them to the guest strips section properly, but it's sooo much wooork.

There will be another guest strip tomorrow. I'll be back on Monday, as usual.

Next week, in addition to the regularly-scheduled updates, we’ll have a couple more guest strips — at least one of them drawn by some guy named “Gordon McAlpin.” (People interested in submitting guest strips — or scripts — for consideration for next week, please drop me an e-mail!)

Merry Christmas, if that's your thing. Happy Pancha Ganapati, happy Kwanzaa, happy (belated) Winter Solistice, etc., etc. If you venture out into the wilderness to see a movie this weekend, drive safe, keep the phones off when you're in a movie theater, throw away your own trash, and leave the guns at home, please.


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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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