Hi, I’m Gordon McAlpin.
I’m a Filipino-American designer, illustrator, and animator based in Somerville, MA. I have a Master of Fine Arts degree in Design (Graphic Design track) from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities, where I focused on interactive publication design & storytelling and minored in Moving Image Media Studies. I also have over two decades of expierience in print design and production for marketing agencies, publishers, and other freelance clients.
From July 2005 through April 2017, I wrote and drew Multiplex, a comic strip about the staff of a movie theater. I’ve produced three collections of its early strips (plus some new material), including the IBPA-winning second volume, Multiplex: There and Back Again.
After the comic ended, I launched Multiplex 10: The Web Series, a crowdfunded animated reboot of Multiplex that I produced, co-wrote, directed, animated, and edited from January 2018 through July 2020. The pilot episode (a.k.a. Multiplex 10: The Animated Short) was an official selection at the Palm Springs International Animation Festival. The web series won several recognitions, including Best Animation/Puppetry at Minnesota WebFest and Best Web Series at the Monmouth Film Festival.
As an illustrator and designer, the bulk of my work in the last year has been for role-playing game supplements such as Cawood Publishing’s Monsters of the City or The Blood Hunter for Anthony Joyce and the DM’s Guild. I occasionally write/design my own material, as well, including the Silver-best-selling Death by Goblins! and the upcoming Feats Don’t Fail Me Now.
I am actively seeking short- or long-term freelance projects, including illustration commissions. I am also open to full-time work for the right company. Feel free to check out my résumé (here on this site) or my full employment history (on my LinkedIn page) to learn more about my professional background.