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#507: Show ’Em Who’s Boss

September 6, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #505: You What, Part Five

Thanks to Ingo for the employee schedule Excel file you can see a tiny little glimpse of in panel 1!

The Multiplex Sales Drive continues… For those of you who don't yet read the Deleted Scenes blog posts, here's the skinny:

I'm hoping to raise enough money to get me through October's convention season with my head above water, before I start looking for freelance work to help pay the bills — because Multiplex doesn't cover them all, by any means. Instead of going by the number of book pre-orders, though, I've changed the bookmark promotion to go by a dollar amount: $5000. (By switching to the dollar amount, we're much closer to that goal than we were before, so I think that's fair.)

If (and only if) we sell $5000 worth of merchandise through the Multiplex Store between August 18th and September 18th: anyone who has pre-ordered the book (including Kickstarter backers) will get a Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show bookmark — and be eligible to win one of TEN Multiplex/Memento mini-posters and one of TEN Multiplex T-shirts (provided I have them in your size).

ll be shipping them with your book pre-order; other orders ship out as soon as I'm able.)

You can see the ballpark of where we’re at just above the strip — just over $2000, at the moment. If you love Multiplex and want to see me keep updating it as often as possible, support the strip! I would love have have new content (either for the Multiplex archives or in Deleted Scenes) every day of the week, but unless Multiplex is my full-time job, that's not even remotely possible.

Although I can certainly juggle a bit of freelance work in addition to Multiplex, the more time I have to work on the strip, the more updates you'll see here at the site — and the sooner I can get working on bonus strips for Book 2.

If you've actually read all of this, then you might be interested in listening to my interview with the Webcomic Beacon crew from yesterday. We talked mostly about printing a book collection (it gets a tiny bit technical in spots) and movies, but we actually bothered to talk about Multiplex a little bit, too!


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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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