Notes from the Manager
Aaaand, that's the end of this arc, more or less. Obviously, things will be followed through with, because we've got a whole lot of comics left in Book 5. :)
I've added a few new prints to the selections, including #100 panel 7 (the Texas Chainsaw Massacre panel) and #355 panel 7 (the popular panel of the girls in their Star Trek uniforms) and large prints of the three classic movie theaters that Jason and Devi have visited in the past. I'm sure the movie theater print will only appeal to a handful of people, but… whatevs. I'm proud of those drawerings.
As always, if there are other panels or strips that you'd like to see prints of, just let me know!
UPDATE: By the way, in case you don't remember Chewie not getting a medal, here's the clip:
And now we know what Chewie's saying just before the credits roll: "Where's my fuckin' medal?!"
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Ten years ago this month (on July 10th, 2005, to be specific), I posted two shitty looking comics to a corner of the Stripped Books website. At that point, I had no idea what I was in for: it was a gag strip that would quickly transform into a character-based comedy where people talk about movies — not just superficially about specific movies, but about how people watch and talk about movies of all kinds. The art got a little better, too.
The Multiplex characters took on a life of their own and ultimately turned this comic into an eleven- or twelve-year “epic” about the movie theater industry in one of the most interesting periods in its hundred-year history (and also this one jerk who kinda sorta becomes a slightly better person maybe if you squint your eyes and cock your head to the side a little).
Multiplex’s readership grew quickly in those first few years, thanks in very large part to a pair of guest strips on PvP and some well-placed Project Wonderful ad campaigns (thanks, Something Positive and Shortpacked!), and in the years since it has since retained a small but passionate readership that has supported me time and time again: the Patreon project of course, as well as two successful Kickstarter projects to fund two books I’m very proud of.*
Thank you for allowing me to tell this story.
Thank you for reading.
* Speaking of Kickstarter projects, there will be an announcement about Multiplex: Book Three… very soon.
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