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#490: Toy Story 3

July 15, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #489: Toy Story 2

I apologize to everyone involved with How to Train Your Dragon for this strip.

Thanks again to McFadyn and Jay Fantástico of Louder Than Bombs, for their bit of guest art yesterday. You can find this one over in the Fan Art section now.

Today, no guest strip — but in addition to my own comic, I do have a guest poem by Katie Schenkel:

Multiplex: An Ode

Standing Jason, Sitting Kurt
Their opinions reassert.
Movie news and movie rumors,
Complaining about consumers.
Kurt’s a fan of action flicks,
Films with zombies are his picks.
Jason’s often hard to please,
Disdain is his expertise.
But you never know what’s next
When you work at a Multiplex.

Katie says that was intentionally bad, but I don't believe her. She's also got a movie blog over at JustPlainSomething.com, so you can check that out sometime.

Tomorrow, we'll have yet another guest strip (and at least one more next week, too), but don't forget that I'm still keeping up with my regular updates, as well.

Also happening tomorrow is Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show releasing to the printer! Which just means they'll take a look at it, run out some proofs, and we'll see if any mistakes slipped past me and the proofreaders over these past two weeks before they actually print the thing… but we're getting there!


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Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

Leonard_Nimoy

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