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#522: Man Up

October 21, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #521: Oops, I Did It Again

One thing I heard from people at the cons I've been at recently is a (mild) complaint about my "irregular" update schedule. So rather than post this as two separate strips, I figured I'd just post the whole thing on Thursday, instead. You can pretend the top three tiers are one strip, and the bottom three are another, though. It works the same either way, to me.

Speaking of conventions, as I mentioned on Monday, I am appearing at one last convention for the rest of the year (I think): Indiana natives, please stop by and visit me at the Indianapolis Comic Book & Toy Convention on Sunday, October 24th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. It'll be at the Ramada Inn I-70, located at East 6990 East 21st Street, in Indianapolis, Indiana. I'll have the book, some T-shirts, and of course I'll be doing sketches and that sort of thing, as well.

Unless I add something to my calendar soon, it looks like the next con I attend will be Emerald City in early March — and I've just added SPACE to my convention calendar for late March 2011, which means I won't be attending C2E2, despite it being in Chicago. (Crazy, I know!) For more information on any of these cons, click through the links in the Upcoming Events sidebar thingy.


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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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Send questions (or submissions) to gordon at multiplexcomic.com.

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