Notes from the Manager
Related Strips: #461: Get What You Deserve, Part One
Oookay. So yeah. Sorry about having to split this one in two, but I need to stay on track with Book 1 or may not get done in time for the Windy City Comicon this fall, which is the absolutely latest I want to have it out by.
The Chapter 5 eBook is nearly done and will be out late week, hopefully. C2E2 might get in the way there. But once Chapter 5 is out, I can start on the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith prequel storyline and all of the reader/Kickstarter backer cameos that will entail!
I've added #338: Who Watches the Watchmen (Movie)? as one of the choices for large prints at the Multiplex Store, by the way! Order one today — or stop by and see me at C2E2 this weekend, if you're near Chicago, because I'll have a few of them with me. I'll be sharing Booth WC-B in the Webcomics Pavillion with Joel Watson (Hijinks Ensue). Keep your eye out for this vertical banner!
UPDATE: By popular demand, a zoomed-in view of the last panel (without dialogue) has been added as a desktop picture, on the Extras page.
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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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