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#452: Crazies for You, Part Four

March 8, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #449: Crazies for You, Part One; #450: Crazies for You, Part Two; #451: Crazies for You, Part Three

You didn't miss Friday's bonus update, did you? Because there was a bonus update on Friday.

UPDATE: Multiplex Version 3.0 has launched. And you're looking at it.

Hopefully you like the changes. Please poke around, or just look at the Site Map to see what's new. Please let me know if you see any broken links or whatever!

The biggest changes that affect YOU are (1) the new Chapter/Book divisions in the archives, and (2) the bigger strips.

The Chapters, of course, correspond to the eBooks and the chapters from the upcoming print collection (and books 2, 3, and 4, as well — we're nearing the end of Book 4 at this point).

Online Editions of the eBooks are highlighted where those exist.

The new strips are now 700px wide (they were 600px before). I've also increased the size of all the strips in Book 4 (#339 to now) to 700px wide, so feel free to go back and see what tiny details you missed the first time around! ;)

Additionally, the Cast page and Guest Strips section have been reorganized, and I've added both a Fan Art section and an "Other Comics by Gordon" section for stuff I've done that doesn't really belong anywhere. (Non-Multiplex or Stripped Books stuff.)

UPDATE: It looks like we have a few issues with IE6 and IE7 to work out. Of course, if you use either of those, you could also just upgrade to a modern browser.

UPDATE: The IE6/7 issues should be mostly fixed. You won't be getting quite the same, polished experience every other internet surfer gets, but… well, you know, upgrade that browser. :)

Thursday's strip will be late! Now is as good a time to point out that there is now a "Twitter Is Stupid" thingy in the left sidebar. I will mention minor things like strips being late over there (and not so much here) in the future — not that I am late with the strip very often! Because I am not! So no grief will be taken from you, thank you very much!

Anyway, so, you know, if I'm supposed to have a strip up but don't (before like 8AM), looky at mah Twittaz.


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“Autobiography” (excerpt)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

So I finished my Master of Fine Arts degree—technically as of March 31, although I’m still working on a couple of assistantships. But I got my diploma in the mail today.

This is one of the weirder things I did in grad school. It was a project I did for a Graphic Design Studio class, and the only stipulation was that you had to make a collection of… something. I chose to do a “collection” of twelve books that shaped who I am as a person. Not necessarily books that I still hold dear, but that really connected with me when I read them.

So, I call it an autobiography, although obviously it’s not. I decided to make a story scroll using clippings from these books, cut and pasted to build a NEW story (a creation story). I made scroll handles for it from wooden dowels (painted bronze) and bronze drawer handles on all four ends.

It was roughly 6¾ feet long if you completely unrolled the scroll, so I’ll only show the first bit here. You can click through to the Patreon page I posted it on a couple of years ago if you want to read the whole thing. I made it public so anyone can see it.

The books are (in no particular order): The Book of Job, translated by Stephen Mitchell; The Illustrated Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking; Cages by Dave McKean; Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood; Epileptic by David B; Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman; Hamlet’s Mill by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechen; Justice League: A New Beginning by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire; Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson; The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts; and The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh & The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne. (The Pooh books are technically two separate volumes, so it’s really thirteen, but I now own a single-volume collection of them. I also read Justice League in the issues first, not TPB, so whatever.)

Enjoy! Or just kind of squint your eyes and wonder why this is something that graduate students spend their time doing. But hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

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