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#462: Get What You Deserve, Part Two

April 12, 2010

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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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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