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#1091: Kill Your Darlings

January 11, 2016

Notes from the Manager

“Kill your darlings,” for those of you unfamiliar with the term, is commonly attributed to Faulkner but whether or not he said it, it predates him. (This Slate article talks about that.) What it means, basically, is to get rid of the passages or scenes (in film) in your writing that you’re in love with for the greater good of the story.

Ironically, in a way, these last several strips have been kind of self-indulgent for me; I wanted to take a break from the larger narrative in Multiplex for a spell and actually talk about (specific) movies again. I haven’t had any complaints, so I guess you guys don’t mind. If nothing else, strips like these just mean the ending is that much farther way, right? :)

Incidentally, if you’re curious about my actual opinion of Hateful 8, you can just read A. O. Scott’s review. I pretty much agree with it word for word.


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Thursday, January 12, 2017

I thought I’d share this one publicly, rather than just to the Kickstarter and Patreon folks. It’ll be used as the “chapter illustration” for the back matter — which means that it will be directly opposite the last page of the comics in Book Three.

Anyway. I just have a couple of illustrations (the cover and the cover/chapter illustration for Chapter 15) before production is officially wrapped — which means I’ll be moving on to proofreading, pre-press, and  other boring stuff next! BUT there will be movie review comics and things like that going up at Kickstarter and Patreon during that time.

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