Notes from the Manager
Continuity error: The supply closet door opens the opposite direction that it did in #98.
If there was any doubt, you can look closely at Jason's palm in panel 5 and see the tubing Jason is using to squirt blood out of his hand. I generally try to make Kurt's special effects pranks at least somewhat realistic. (If someone has a missing arm, for instance, they have it pulled behind their back.)
The new guy in this strip is named Rookie. Or, that's not his name, but that's what he's going to be called.
If you've somehow managed to avoid every fifth word from my mouth in the past several months, the first Multiplex print collection — Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show — is now available. As in, it is shipping. As in, you pay me money, you get the book as soon as the USPS can manage. No more Kickstarter pledging or pre-orders: money —> book —> happiness.
There IS one preorder going on, still: The Michael Bay is the Devil T-shirt design is six shirts shy of getting printed. (And by the way, if you own a store and would like to carry them, I can get them for you wholesale! Just e-mail me for details.)
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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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