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Initial post: Sep 15, 2011 3:42:14 PM PDT
Ever since Amazon created the "Meet Our Authors" Community and limited promotions to this forum in May of 2011, I've noticed a good many readers have commented on how difficult it is to wade through the numerous pages of promotions to find books in their preferred genres.

Since, I've been urging Amazon to create a genre-specific "Meet Our Authors" Communities, but no changes have been yet. Personally, I think it's only a matter of time before this sort of change will be adapted, but in the meantime, why don't we authors begin own genre-specific threads right here in the "Meet Our Authors" Community?

Everyday there are new Kindle and e-book owners and readers who find their way here, so why not make it easier for them to shop for new reading material now?

My suggestion, is to begin the thread with "Genre: What-have-you. Readers in search of such books, please click here. Authors of such books, please post your link and info here."

Again, this is merely a suggestion, but I believe posting genre category first would be the most reader-friendly.

And authors, please post only appropriate genre-related links for each thread. If you're novel is multi-genre or cross-genre, post your information in each genre thread in which it fits.

Well, let's see how this goes.

Posted on Sep 15, 2011 4:37:33 PM PDT
Philip Chen says:
One weekend in 2007, I was given a timeout. Now, you may wonder why was a 63 year-old man given a timeout? Had he pulled Peggy Lipschulz's pigtails one too many times, had he stuck his tongue out at Miss Fenster, or had he said a dirty word? None of these. You see, my cardiologist told me to sit quietly and not pick up anything heavier than a pencil over that weekend as he scrambled to arrange an angiogram. It seems he was worried that I was going to bust some pipes or something like that.

Bored out of my mind, I sat there with nothing to do. So I surfed the web and chanced on a theory that was being espoused by Australian astronomers (why are they always Australian?) that a parallel universe filled with strange matter had to exist in order to maintain cosmic balance in our own. As a level-headed guy who is an engineer, trial attorney, and investment banker, I don't have time for such nonsense. But then again, I was on a mandatory timeout.

so I started thinking about this theory and wondering what manner of life would exist in such a universe. Would leaves worry about their Autumnal (love that word) demise? Do animals seek justice in courts of law? Do blue rock monoliths have aspirations? Toss in a couple of aliens trying to cope with life's daily travails and, voila, you have there is Strangeness in the Universe. So at age 63, with no training in art or cartooning, I decided to be a cartoonist.

I first started posting on a local message board and got a small vocal following. Then the New York Times ask me to contribute my cartoons to their on-line newspaper, "The Local." One of my cartoons even got into the print edition of the New York Times. Eventually I started my own blog and in May of this year, I published the inaugural collection of cartoons from my back-list. I would like to tell you that these are award winning cartoons, but I have not submitted any to contests and the Pulitzer people are too busy handing out their prizes to others. However, four out of the five reviews I have received to date compare my cartoons favorably to Gary Larson's "Far Side." And the fifth one, from well-known cartoonist Rick Parker (MTV's Beavis and Butthead Comic Book) calls me, "a very dangerous man."

There is Strangeness in the Universe (Volume 1) | Print

Here is a sample of my cartoons:

http://bit.ly/MoleinAgency

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 2:08:34 AM PDT
Philip Chen says:
Are there no other cartoonists and/or graphic artists out there? O.K., a cartoon to bump this thread:

On NASA's decision to use only private space craft for transporting its astronauts: http://bit.ly/qUIP5G

Posted on Sep 16, 2011 6:03:14 AM PDT
Philip,
Yes, I'm surprised too.
Maybe promote the thread, I know ironic, right, on Twitter or Facebook?

SB

Posted on Sep 17, 2011 4:10:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 17, 2011 4:56:15 AM PDT
Philip Chen says:
Prime time news is reporting that Blue Whales are getting closer and closer to shore. Why? Well, my book explains it all.

http://bit.ly/rtLmIE

An excerpt from There is Strangeness in the Universe (Volume 1) | Print

http://bit.ly/nkKOQp

Posted on Sep 17, 2011 6:09:39 PM PDT
Philip,
Ooh, sounds intriguing!

C'mon authors and readers, feel free to join in.

SB

Posted on Sep 19, 2011 8:16:15 AM PDT
Good morning all!

Just posting to move the thread forward.

SB

Posted on Sep 20, 2011 7:10:59 AM PDT
Good morning all!

My goodness, where is everyone? No other graphic novel/comic authors or enthusiasts out there?

SB

Posted on Sep 23, 2011 2:01:23 PM PDT
Afternoon all!
Sorry, Philip! Doesn't look like there's any other takers. If you want, feel free to remove your post and I'll remove all of mine and the thread entirely.

SB

Posted on Sep 26, 2011 4:21:14 PM PDT
Good afternoon, Philip!
Are you still checking in here?

SB

Posted on Oct 1, 2011 6:21:11 AM PDT
Philip Chen says:
Hi Shannon,

I sure am, but it doesn't look good for cartoonists. :( However, I am now on DeviantArt.com and they seem to enjoy my art (at least one person does.) :) From DeviantArt: (http://deviantart.com search for Philchen)

http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2011/274/b/7/phobias_by_philchen-d4bgfdf.jpg

At least, I can still give it away. :(

There is Strangeness in the Universe (Volume 1) | Print

Posted on Oct 3, 2011 2:05:26 PM PDT
Hey Philip,
yes, it doesn't look good. I guess we'll just let this one fade into the distance.

SB

Posted on May 20, 2012 4:39:47 AM PDT
N.L. says:
Free today (Sunday 20th) funny comic book:

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You Ruined Everything: Dedicated To My Children

Posted on Sep 11, 2012 12:55:08 PM PDT
Artur Frank says:
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Posted on Sep 11, 2012 2:56:42 PM PDT
thule222 says:
I've got a question. I just finished a superheroish novel and posted it under fantasy-contemporary. I'm working now on a straight up superhero novel and would also tend to post it under fantasy-contemporary. But. All the other superhero novels I've seen are posted under graphic novels-superheroes. That seems wrong, they aren't graphic, they're full of words. But if that's where everyone else is posting their superhero novels, then I guess I should do the same.

And of course, shameless book plug. Crystal Revelations

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 5:52:57 PM PST
erinmcp says:
This isn't really a graphic novel or a comic but in many ways this is the closest category for our book because it is PACKED with art. Let me know if you are interested in doing a review and I will happily send a full color pdf (Still waiting for the "search inside" feature to kick in)
Uno Kudo is a literary and arts publication that features significant new words and art from a diverse array of contributors, presented in expressive and luscious layouts. The theme for this volume is "Naked" and includes literature from Erin Parker and Raven Kane, art from Kent Williams and Brooke Shaden, and over 40 other writers and artists from around the globe.

Uno Kudo: Naked (Volume 2)

Posted on Mar 19, 2013 5:35:40 PM PDT
Wasteland Auto Issue #1 New Car Smell

This is the first installment in a 4 issue graphic novel. It's a Post Singularity Earth and it's packed with strange tales and strange technology.

It's also cheap at 1.99 for 35 comic pages. I hope you enjoy my style and ride a few miles with me.
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