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#625: The Original Uncut Version

September 15, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #624: Plot Is Overrated

Bronson — which clocks in at 92 minutes (but obviously  that's not what Jason was talking about) — is indeed on Netflix Streaming (at least in the US), and it's a flawed film on the whole, I think — a bit too much narration and a bit too theatrical in spots, for my taste, anyway — but Tom Hardy's performance is pretty amazing in it. Those of you who are interested in seeing how he'll turn out as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises should check both it and Warrior out.

We'll see what Kurt and Jason want to talk with Franklin about on Monday (it's not a surprise: it's about the zombie movie they're making).

What are you planning on seeing this weekend? Me, I've been dying to see Drive (which is from Bronson director Nicolas Winding Refn) and Attack the Block, which has been out for a while (in limited release), but I haven't had time to check it out yet.


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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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