Notes from the Manager
Sorry for leading you on (sort of), but that's it for Sophia. Bye, Sophia! And welcome back, Devi. She'll pop up again in the near future.
You can, of course, get the Art Is Failure, Life Is Shit shirt from the Multiplex Store, but that's been there for a while. There's also a brand new design there — sort of.
You remember waaaay back in Multiplex #684 when Franklin was talking about how the Michael Bay-produced Ninja Turtles movie will find our half-shelled heroes originating from another planet, rather than from our own beloved Earth?
UPDATE: The timing of this is uncanny — obviously Paramount saw this T-shirt design go up for sale and balked, because the film has been shelved “indefinitely.”
UPDATE 2: The original source for that, an article at The Hollywood Reporter, was updated to say it may have only been delayed by ten weeks, and is now targeting a March 2014 release.
So yeah. I finally got around to drawing this shirt design up and so you can now get a Ninja Turtles-inspired Michael Bay is the Devil design to complement the popular Transformers G1-inspired design. If you like it, tell your friends about it!
See you Monday!
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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.)
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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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