Notes from the Manager
So Michael Bay announced that they were “bringing Megan Fox back into the family” for the new TMNT flick he’s producing, and Entertainment Weekly confirmed that was referring to Fox being cast as April in the flick. (Interesting that Bay used the abbreviation TMNT when it’s currently going by the title of Ninja Turtles, they’re supposedly maybe not mutants, and possibly not even teenagers anymore…? Whatever.)
For those not up on their Turtle lore, April’s occupation has been one of the big wildcards in the various incarnations: she was a computer programmer (like Franklin!) and Baxter Stockman’s assistant in the original Mirage comics, she was a reporter on the original animated series, and she’s also been the proprietor of an antique shop, dabbled in archaeology, and trained as a ninja.
Anyway. This TMNT-flavored Michael Bay is the Devil shirt has been in the store for some time, but this is its debut in the comic.
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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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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