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The Multiplex iPhone app has been approved and is now available in the App Store. It is FREE (which of course means it's iAd-supported), so if you have an iPhone or iPod Touch, please give it a spin, and if you're so inclined, leave an honest review.
iPad users are better off sticking with the full website; it's a fairly straightforward app — a nice, clean, stripped-down interface to read Multiplex on a tiny screen, as opposed to navigating the full website and all the extra bells & whistles, and we think it does what it's supposed to do rather well.
Thanks are due to my brother Lawrence for coding the whole thing (not to mention my website), and to all the beta testing volunteers!
(Since I've already been asked, I'll add that yes, we are planning an Android version — but don't start holding your breath or anything yet. My brother is a busy busy guy.)
I'm running a T-shirt idea past the forumgoers, so if you'd like to check it out and let me know what you think, please do.
Lastly, the Multiplex Pre-Order/Sales Drive thingy is still going on! We're still just shy of half-way to the goal, but I think we can still make it. Pre-order a book now and get FREE STUFF. Who doesn't like free stuff? Even if you've already pre-ordered (or want to wait 'til you can flip through one with your own, greasy mitts), please consider buying a print or T-shirt to help support Multiplex.
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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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