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#600: Moving Forward, Part Two

June 20, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #557: The Third Miracle, Part Three; #561: A Night in the Patio, Part One; #562: A Night in the Patio, Part Two; #563: A Night in the Patio, Part Three; #564: A Night in the Patio, Part Four; #599: Moving Forward, Part One

Rakesh, for those of you with poor memories, is Devi's current beau; he first appeared in #557 and received a name in #561. (The Related Strips are there for you.)

Anyway. Welcome to Multiplex #600! Long-time readers know I don't make a big deal about these things, because… I mean, I did 40 pages of new stuff for Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (now available from Diamond Comics — JUN110987… heh), so it's really a totally arbitrary number.

For me, the real milestones are the six-year anniversary on July 10th and the end of Book Five (which should be right around the same time), but it still feels good to hit a nice, round number, all the same. Thanks to every single one of your for reading however long you have, and I hope you stick around for the long haul.


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Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

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