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#607: In a Puff of Smoke

July 11, 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; #568: In the Gay Way

I guess I lied. I had two loose ends I wanted to tie up for Book 5 — but these are more of an epilogue sort of thing, really. #606 was the real ending, really.

Some of you may notice the font for the title and the majority of the site's headlines and such is a little tiny bit different. If your browser supports it, you're seeing Museo Sans instead of Helvetica or Verdiana or whatever abomination of typography you're used to seeing — this matches the design of the book more closely now.

If you're not seeing it, or you're having issues with the site running slowly (or slower than usual, anyway), feel free to shoot me an e-mail with your system and browser's details.

I've been wanting to try web fonts for a while, but could never figure it out. I found Font Squirrel's @font-face generator, though, which has finally made them something I could understand — so, I wanted to give them a little endorsement here. If you want to add some snazzy type to your site, have a TINY bit of coding skills, but don't want to pay a monthly fee like with TypeKit, check it out.

Anyway! As of yesterday, Multiplex turned 6, but apparently you guys have been celebrating in the comments for #606 all weekend, and you've all been incredibly kind. Thanks so much for your comments. It means a great deal to me that anybody besides myself would find this comic strip interesting.


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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:

Leonard_Nimoy

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