Notes from the Manager
Bit of an announcement today: Multiplex is now a part of the Boxcar Comics collective, home of Theater Hopper, Beaver & Steve, Rob & Elliot, Joe and Monkey, HOUSD, The Kenmore, 21 Dead Monkeys, Aikida, Hate Song, You'll Have That, and Bigger Than Cheeses. Another little switcheroo also brings Joe Dunn's Joe Loves Crappy Movies (replacing Mitch Clem and Joe's Coffee Achievers) and Mitch Clem's San Antonio Rock City (replacing his own Nothing Nice to Say) under the Boxcar banner. (Taste all the linky goodness!) That's right: JLCM, Theater Hopper, and Multiplex are all in Boxcar Comics now. Boo yah.
Honestly, I think these guys make some of the best comics available on the internet or otherwise, and it's an honor to be a part of the group.
(Oh, and the girl in the Accepted poster is Blake Lively from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, if you didn't know.)
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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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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