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#1160: This Comic Has Too Many Characters

September 12, 2016

Notes from the Manager

Those of you with Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show and Multiplex: There and Back Again may recognize the names Hilary, Katy, and Sanjay — but even then, I doubt it. They each appeared in a handful of strips that I added into the print books to help flesh out the size of the staff. I’ve said this many times, but a 10 theater movie theater would have approximately forty employees — and with the turnover in low-wage jobs, over the last ten years, there would have been dozens and dozens of employees that you’ve never met.

As a reminder, Book Three — a.k.a. Multiplex: The Revenge — has fallen behind schedule because of a too-big-to-refuse freelance project that then proceeded to nearly triple in size. So, thank you once again for you patience — particularly Kickstarter backers and Patreon patrons.


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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hello! The Multiplex 10 Kickstarter project ends in just over 14 days. As of this writing, we are a little north of $12,000, so just over 80% of our base goal. Judging from my last two Kickstarters, we’re doing very well. The final week should pick up considerably over this past week.

BUT don’t forget that we still have a milestone goal of Jason reviewing every Harry Potter movie if we make that $15,000 baseline goal on/before Wednesday, April 26th, though! (Plus Fantastic Beasts if we make it on/before Monday, April 24th. But that seems kind of unlikely at this point.) I thought that was a fun premise… but it’s up to the Gods of Kickstarter now.

I also officially added our first (and, at this point, only) STRETCH GOAL. At $20,000, we’ll be able to do a few extra things:

  • Smoother, 4K animation
  • 5.1 Surround Sound mix (courtesy sound designer Ian Vargo)
  • AND… a theatrical premiere at the Somerville Theatre here in Somerville, MA. (All backers at the Special Thanks level and up will get free admission… although, of course, transportation is not provided.)

Thanks so much for all your support. I’m exciting at how the Kickstarter project is coming together, and I can’t wait to get started on the animated short. (Full time, I mean. I’m already working on it!)

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