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#470: Fresh

May 10, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #28: To the Extreme; #270: Seems Like Old Times, Part One; #271: Seems Like Old Times, Part Two; #469: Enquiring Minds Want to Know

With the 5th Chapter eBook complete (and available both at the store and to read at the site in an Online Edition), I'm conducting a bit of a viral marketing experiment: 133dpi CBRs of all five chapter eBooks to date are available via Demonoid and Pirate Bay (and possibly a couple of other torrent sites by the time you read this), for FREE. This is a limited-time thing, unless of course people go insane and keep seeding them forever and ever.

These CBRs are identical to the Online Editions in resolution — so, a bit larger than the current strips at the site. But they are not vector art, like the HD Editions in the store. They difference between these and the Online Editions, of course, is that you can download them, read 'em in the CBR reader of your choice, share 'em, whatever you want.

I'm going by a Radiohead-inspired "pay what you want" model for these, so if you like the CBRs, feel free to make a PayPal donation in any amount, or "upgrade" to the HD editions by buying them through the store… or, y'know, just let me know that you like them. If enough people like reading the Chapters as CBRs instead of only the high definition PDFs or the Online Editions, I might just keep offering them in the format.

In any case, please retweet, reupload, seed, promote and share these CBRs with anyone and everyone you think might enjoy Multiplex! For that matter, you can also embed or share the Online Edition eBooks wherever and however you like with Scribd.

P.S. Yes, Whitey is saying "aksed," not "asked." He's Whitey.


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The Multiplex 10 is ten years old this month

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Multiplex-10-Years

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.

— Gordon


* Speaking of Kickstarter projects, there will be an announcement about Multiplex: Book Three… very soon.

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