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#459: This Will End Badly, Part Three

April 1, 2010

Notes from the Manager

So I just found out where I'm gonna be at C2E2 in a couple of weeks! If you plan on going, click here to see a fancy-ass map of the convention and a fancy-ass pointer of where I'm gonna be (at booth WC B in the Webcomics Pavilion), sharing a booth with Joel Watson of Hjinks Ensue.

By the way, if you DO plan on going to C2E2 and are interested in a Multiplex print, shoot me an e-mail, and I'll save you shipping by bringing it to the show for you. I'll have a few different prints with me, as well as T-shirts and mini-posters and such.

Speaking of prints! You know that I have the super-ginormous 13"x19" prints available for $15 at the Multiplex Store, right? Well! I've added smaller (8.5"x11") and cheaper ($10) prints, as well, currently with the same selection as the larger prints.

Again, if you'd like a print of another strip, just shoot me an e-mail. Some of them simply aren't practical at one size or another; some of the super-long strips, for instance, would end up printing smaller than they are on the web, and that just won't do.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

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Thank you very much for the outpouring of kind words since last Friday. It meant a lot to me, and I’m happy to say that I have great news: things may not be quite so bleak as I thought last week.

For some background, since I haven’t shared much of this publicly, my cat Punk very nearly died in September from a urinary tract infection. A slew of medicines turned things around after a rough couple of weeks, and he had two great weeks but then relapsed. As it turned out, the strain of infection he had was resistant to the antibiotics he was on, so he had to go on some new meds.

Because he wasn’t back at 100% (as close to 100% as an 18 year old cat with three chronic diseases gets, anyway), the recovery this time was very, very hard on him. Punk had to be taken to the emergency room last Wednesday evening, then he wasn’t handling the pain medication they prescribed very well — or eating, except when I would spoon feed him baby food — so I was… in a very bad headspace last week.

With non-stop attention and some tweaks to his medication dosages, he began improving steadily on Friday evening, started to eat on his own and seek out my company on Saturday, and he even meowed for the first time in two weeks on Sunday.

If this keeps up, this will be the third time he’s cheated death (last month, and a bout with pancreatitis a couple of years ago), but I’m still nervous about him relapsing yet again. There’s also the very real possibility that there is something else going on behind all his recent troubles…

But… he’s a tough little guy, and he’s had a great couple of days,which is very encouraging. He has even managed to get back to work on the strip with me (pictured above!), and we’ll hopefully be able to keep at it.

The Multiplex update schedule may be a little erratic for the next couple of months. If that happens, hopefully it will be because I need more time to finish my MFA thesis, not another downturn in Punk’s health. Either way, thank you for reading, and thank you for all your support — financial, emotional, and… egotistical?

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