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#500: You Light Up My Life

August 16, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #489: Toy Story 2; #490: Toy Story 3

So… #500, in a little over five years! (I always say this, but because of numerous bonus strips, I really passed 500 strips quite a while ago, but this milestone is still pretty neat.) As always, thank you very much for reading!

I may be broke as hell right now (and yes, that is a passive-aggressive solicitation for donations), but this has been one of the best years of my life, because I’ve actually been working on comics full-time.

On a related note, those of you waiting for the book only have a little while longer to wait. I will start taking pre-orders for Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show this Thursday, August 19 — just over a month away from the official release (September 22nd) date and just under a month away from the book release party/signing at Third Coast Comics in Chicago (September 18). It looks like I may have another webcomicker keeping me company at the release, but I'm not 100% sure about that yet, so I'll save the news for when it’s a little more solid.


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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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