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Another surprise update! (That's what RSS feeds and Twitter and Facebook and iPhone apps and shiz like that are all for, y'all.)
There will be two more updates: one hand-drawn, one regular one… and I'm not sure which day they'll go up. So, y'know, check back.
Finalized details for my signing next weekend at Acme Books & Comics in Peoria, Illinois: It will be on Saturday, January 15th from 12pm to 3pm. I'll be signing books and stuff like that. Fun times!
I'll be promoting the book and the strip and the signing on WMDB 1470 on the Greg & Dan Show on Friday the 14th (bright and early at 8:10am, but they put segments up as a podcast, so I'll link it up for youse guys after the fact if you're interested in that noise). I'm not sure how long I'll be on. Probably like five minutes. :1
So: short version of my Green Hornet review (which will be up in the near future at Deleted Scenes): it's funny, it's fun, the action is terrific (but there's not enough of it)… aaaand, unfortunately, most of the best, insane Gondry-esque shots I was hoping for are in the trailer, save for one sequence near the end that's pretty hilariously bizarre. I'd have enjoyed myself more if they had cranked up the crazy.
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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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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