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#804: Homesick

May 6, 2013

Notes from the Manager

It took me long enough, but after a tease in both Theater Hopper and a Multiplex guest strip by Tom, I’ve finally brought over Jimmy. With Iron Man 3 out this weekend (haven’t caught it yet — end of the semester crazy times), it seemed like the right time. Sorry it took me five months, Tom!

If you aren’t familiar with Theater Hopper, you might go on a Theater Hopper archive dive with the “Jimmy” tag and get caught up on his old adventures in Iowa, but you won’t need to be familiar with them to get the idea.

Incidentally, here’s Coming Soon’s article about Luke Evans being cast in F. Javier Gutiérrez’s reboot of The Crow.

We’ll get back to Jason and Kurt’s film series on Friday, so see you then. I think I’ll be switching back to Monday/Thursday updates over the summer, by the way. I’ll let you know if/when that happens.


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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.

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