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#535: Movin’ On Up

December 3, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #534: It Is Your Destiny

But wait, there's more! I did a quickie (that means poorly drawn) hand-drawn Multiplex comic and posted it as the new TopWebComics vote incentive, so give Multiplex your support and check it out! (It'll go up as a Deleted Scenes strip sooner or later, but… y'know. Multiplex needs your love.)

One last reminder for my Chicago-area readers: First Aid Comics' Crystal Lake Show this Saturday, December 4th, from 10am – 3pm. Me, a couple of other cartoonists, a few actors — and also Spider-Man and Santa Claus. I have a hunch Santa will have a longer line than me, and I'm okay with that. I'll have copies of the book and T-shirts for $15 apiece (what a bargain!), and of course I'll be happy to do sketches, too.

Admission is only $1 — or FREE if you bring a canned good or new toy.  Canned goods will go to the Wauconda-Island Lake Food Pantry, and toys will go to Toys for Tots, so don't cheap out on 'em! They're for a good cause!

If you can't make it out to the show but you want to get something from the Multiplex Store for someone you love — including but not limited to yourself — don't delay in getting your orders in before Christmas and/or whatever else you're celebrating around the winter solistice. I use Media Mail shipping for the books (it's the only way to keep the cost down on a book that weighs nearly 2 lbs.), which can occasionally be a liiittle slow, so I'd say you've got another week or so to safely order the book for arrival before the holiday!


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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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