Notes from the Manager
A couple of bits of news to talk about…
First, on the front page of the site, you'll notice a box below the Notes from the Manager saying "BE THE FIRST TO COMMENT" or "ONE COMMENT" or whatever. I've added Disqus-powered comments to the main site — so you no longer need to head over to the Multiplex Facebook page or sign into the forum to talk about the latest strip with your fellow fans. The best part is — if you already have an OpenID, Disqus, Facebook or Twitter account, you've already got an account!
But… way more importantly:
Click on over to the Multiplex Store to find out more details about the book, or to pre-order your copy today! The book has an on-sale date of September 22nd; I'll be shipping pre-orders several days in advance of that, though, so order early to get yours by the 22nd! (Hopefully.)
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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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