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#507: Show ’Em Who’s Boss

September 6, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #505: You What, Part Five

Thanks to Ingo for the employee schedule Excel file you can see a tiny little glimpse of in panel 1!

The Multiplex Sales Drive continues… For those of you who don't yet read the Deleted Scenes blog posts, here's the skinny:

I'm hoping to raise enough money to get me through October's convention season with my head above water, before I start looking for freelance work to help pay the bills — because Multiplex doesn't cover them all, by any means. Instead of going by the number of book pre-orders, though, I've changed the bookmark promotion to go by a dollar amount: $5000. (By switching to the dollar amount, we're much closer to that goal than we were before, so I think that's fair.)

If (and only if) we sell $5000 worth of merchandise through the Multiplex Store between August 18th and September 18th: anyone who has pre-ordered the book (including Kickstarter backers) will get a Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show bookmark — and be eligible to win one of TEN Multiplex/Memento mini-posters and one of TEN Multiplex T-shirts (provided I have them in your size).

ll be shipping them with your book pre-order; other orders ship out as soon as I'm able.)

You can see the ballpark of where we’re at just above the strip — just over $2000, at the moment. If you love Multiplex and want to see me keep updating it as often as possible, support the strip! I would love have have new content (either for the Multiplex archives or in Deleted Scenes) every day of the week, but unless Multiplex is my full-time job, that's not even remotely possible.

Although I can certainly juggle a bit of freelance work in addition to Multiplex, the more time I have to work on the strip, the more updates you'll see here at the site — and the sooner I can get working on bonus strips for Book 2.

If you've actually read all of this, then you might be interested in listening to my interview with the Webcomic Beacon crew from yesterday. We talked mostly about printing a book collection (it gets a tiny bit technical in spots) and movies, but we actually bothered to talk about Multiplex a little bit, too!


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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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