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#510: He’s Misstra Know-It‑All

September 13, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #506: Hot and Cold

Here's a little audio aid for this strip, courtesy the real-life Kurt Bollinger [MP3, 1.1mb]. (Thanks, Kurt!)

There will be three strips again this week. On Wednesday, we'll say goodbye to Dominic forever (probably), and then on Friday, we'll get back to the Multiplex 10 and stay there for a while. I think.

Don't forget — if you're in the Chicago area, the Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show book release party/signing/whatever will be at Third Coast Comics this Friday Saturday from 4–7pm, followed by the monthly Chicago Comic Book Meetup, where I'll be a special guest. Stop in, get a copy of the book early, and have a good time!

We're getting closer to the $5000 goal… buuut it's not looking so good for the Multiplex Sales Drive, sad to say. Have we pre-sold all the books we're gonna pre-sell?!

Let's see if we can't try to get closer, anyway. There are TWO T-shirt designs new to the Multiplex Store you should check out. One is a handful of extra Multiplex/Breakfast Club T-shirts left over from the Kickstarter rewards — and the other is a "Michael Bay is the Devil" T-shirt (referencing not only the common Bay-hater refrain, but Jason's opinion from #369 and one of the Book 1 bonus comics).

HOWEVER. The Michael Bay T-shirt is only up for PRE-ORDER at this time and will ONLY be printed if I get 25 pre-orders by October 4th. Vote with your pocketbook, if you want to see these babies come into existence!

(If you've already ordered something and want to add either shirt to your order, e-mail me. In the US, it may not save you much, because books ship separately from T-shirts, but it can't hurt to check.)

EDIT: Oh, and I almost forgot to mention. The logo on Whitey's T-shirt in the strip is an unpaid, wholehearted endorsement of ibuymusic.net. Check out their website, and please support them and their positive efforts to help keep the artists you love working on the music you love.


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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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