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#881: Blue Screen of Death

January 24, 2014

Notes from the Manager

The film, of course, is Her. (You can read, right?) Here is its first trailer:

In case you guys don’t remember Jimmy, he’s a refugee from Theater Hopper, the late, lamented movie comic by my good friend Tom Brazelton.

Speaking of Tom and late, lamented movie-related things, this Sunday (January 26) at 9 PM Central, Tom and Joe Dunn of Joe Loves Crappy Movies and myself are joining forces once again for a video reunion of The Triple Feature, our old movie podcast. We’ll be discussing a trio of topics: Jack Reacher (the Christopher McQuarrie Tom Cruise flick), the first few episodes of Helix (the new sci-fi series from Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore), and Slayground (the fourth and latest in Darwyn Cooke’s series of comics adaptations of the Parker novels)! Chances are we’ll run a bit long, because there’s so much to talk about!

You have to be one of my Patreon backers at the $10 level or higher in order to call in live — I’ve had enough technical difficulties already with the ones so far; I’m new to this stuff! But I’ll have more information about where you can watch (posted to the Deleted Scenes blog), and unlike future editions of the Patreon video hangout things I will make this one available for anybody to watch on YouTube after the fact.


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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 If you have already written the short story, great, but it must be previously unpublished.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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