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#253: Never Underestimate the Power of The Dark Knight

July 7, 2008

Notes from the Manager

Since, as you know, all of the movie news in Multiplex is absolutely true:

The exclusive Dark Knight trailer at the Domino's website can be seen by entering "000 000 0000" into the Domino's Pizza Tracker. There is currently one up, and it looks like a second one is on its way, presumably before the movie is released on the 18th. (I would guess sometime this week, actually.) It looks like the 000 number doesn't work anymore, but it's up at YouTube now.

The teaser and the two official full trailers can be found at Apple. The "alternate" Dark Knight trailer (originally available exclusively to Comcast On Demand customers) can be seen at Daily Motion. The viral Two-Face clip can be seen at YouTube.

As far as I can tell, the first six minutes that played at IMAX can only be found in ultra-shitty hand-held camera bootleg versions, and fuck that shit. (Besides which, despite all the trailers, I've avoided watching the first six minutes, because I don't want to see it until I'm watching the movie properly.)

P.S. Did you know I am on Twitter? Because I am. On Twitter.

UPDATE: Hey! Ryan Estrada drew Kurt into a guest arc for Alma Mater!

UPDATE AGAIN: Hey! AIR RAID, a new online mag about music and other cool shit, had a chat with me and a few other people about Multiplex (of course) and "underground and DIY comics" — which is a way cooler term than webcomics, honestly. Fuck "webcomics." I just draw comics.

UPDATE TIMES THREE: Multiplex has recently partnered up with a Chicago-area movie website, Hollywood Chicago. You can see their pretty little logo at the base of the sidebar. They currently have a give-away for some free passes to the new documentary, American Teen, so if you're in the area, hop over to their site and, you know, follow the instructions.


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Friday, May 15, 2015

Longtime readers of the strip know I don’t just stop updating. Three years of grad school, and I’ve missed maybe one update. But as some of you may know (from Twitter or the Multiplex Facebook page), a friend of mine died in a car crash on Wednesday.

Ryan Love and I went to school together from 3rd grade until graduating high school, and he was probably the one person most responsible for me getting interested in comics. When we were kids, I read all his He-Man mini-comics, because my parents never bought me any of those toys. After I got into comics, he read my DC stuff, and I read his Marvel comics. He bought my comics for me on the sly when my mother banned me from reading them for getting “bad grades.” We co-created a ton of really dumb superheroes together, plus a couple of cool ones.

We drifted a bit after high school — different colleges and just part of growing up and being interested in different things. We kept in touch (not as much as we should have), and when we got together, we mostly talked about comics, he would badger me to join our high school friends’ Fantasy Football League (never going to happen), and we’d argue about something or another. He was great at arguing.

Since I was back in my hometown (Peoria, Illinois) for the Artist and Comic Expo, we had lunch on Monday, two days before he died. I hadn’t seen him in about three years, since the last time I had visited Peoria. This time we talked about comics, Age of Ultron, Game of Thrones, and how we’ve both recently become engaged. He badgered me to join our friends for their annual get-together to watch “the draft.” I think that has something to do with football.

I also gave him a copy of Multiplex: There and Back Again. I inscribed it, “This book is all your fault.”

Even though we didn’t talk nearly as often as we did when we were little, time doesn’t change how much friends meant before, or how much of them was and continues to be a part of you.

Multiplex needs to take a short break while I head back to Peoria to go to his memorial service, and then immediately turn around and head over to Denver Comic Con. Hopefully I’ll find time to work on the strip somewhere in there, but in any event, I’ll start posting new strips in two weeks.

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