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#568: In the Gay Way

March 9, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #565: What Price Victory?; #566: Do the Right Thing, Part One; #567: Do the Right Thing, Part Two

Thank you, again, to Tom Brazelton of Theater Hopper for Monday's guest strip.

And thank you to everyone who came out and saw me at Emerald City this past weekend. I've been riding high on the experience (although a bit tired) ever since.

See you Friday with my second update for the weekend!

UPDATE: I called it early. The Ozu's the Boss? T-shirt has been voted off the island by a lack of orders. But I've replaced it with a new T-shirt design — a play on the Enter the Dragon logo saying "Enter My Dragon" instead, which is available for PRE-ORDER at $14.99.

I need twelve orders by March 24th to cover the printing. If you like this design, order it NOW — especially if you want a Ladies size, or either a Men's Small or 2XL (or larger), because I'm not able to keep those sizes on hand. (They simply don't sell well for me. I am, sadly, not Topatoco.)


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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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