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#558: The Roommate

February 9, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #551: Digging a Hole, Part Two; #557: The Third Miracle, Part Three

(Since this is still the same night as when Jason saw The Illusionist, the mega-blizzard hasn’t struck yet.)

Those of you in the Chicago area brave enough to venture out into the cold, I’ll be taking part in The Comic Vault's Winter Con 2 this weekend. It’s not a con in the usual sense — all weekend, The Comic Vault will have two-hour shifts of cartoonists sittin’ and signin’ and shootin’ the shit, and I’ll be there from 12–2pm on Saturday. Alongside me will be Don Kramer (Wonder Woman); Dave Losso (The Great Sandwich Detective); and Brian J. Crowley (Hamster Rage)… so you know who the big draw is going to be. Not me. :)

There are three strips this week! See you on Friday!


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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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