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#681: A New Hope

March 19, 2012

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #680: The End Is the Beginning Is the End

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Longtime readers will notice a somewhat familiar widget off to the right. This time around, I'd like to keep the amount of Kickstarter whoring in the Notes from the Manager to an absolute minimum, so just head over to this Deleted Scenes post to read more about that — or just go straight to the Multiplex: Book 2 Kickstarter page.

I do need to make this post long enough so that the widget doesn't break my layout, though…

Um. So yeah.

If you have any questions about the Kickstarter project, feel free to ask me about it over in the Deleted Scenes post or on the Kickstarter project page itself. I'm happy to answer them.

Damn. Need a little more.

Thank you for reading. You've been unbelieveably supportive of this silly little comic of mine for the last seven years, and I feel bad asking for your assistance yet… again… but hey. At least it's not something for nothing, right?


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Multiplex is taking a short break.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Longtime readers of the strip know I don’t just stop updating. Three years of grad school, and I’ve missed maybe one update. But as some of you may know (from Twitter or the Multiplex Facebook page), a friend of mine died in a car crash on Wednesday.

Ryan Love and I went to school together from 3rd grade until graduating high school, and he was probably the one person most responsible for me getting interested in comics. When we were kids, I read all his He-Man mini-comics, because my parents never bought me any of those toys. After I got into comics, he read my DC stuff, and I read his Marvel comics. He bought my comics for me on the sly when my mother banned me from reading them for getting “bad grades.” We co-created a ton of really dumb superheroes together, plus a couple of cool ones.

We drifted a bit after high school — different colleges and just part of growing up and being interested in different things. We kept in touch (not as much as we should have), and when we got together, we mostly talked about comics, he would badger me to join our high school friends’ Fantasy Football League (never going to happen), and we’d argue about something or another. He was great at arguing.

Since I was back in my hometown (Peoria, Illinois) for the Artist and Comic Expo, we had lunch on Monday, two days before he died. I hadn’t seen him in about three years, since the last time I had visited Peoria. This time we talked about comics, Age of Ultron, Game of Thrones, and how we’ve both recently become engaged. He badgered me to join our friends for their annual get-together to watch “the draft.” I think that has something to do with football.

I also gave him a copy of Multiplex: There and Back Again. I inscribed it, “This book is all your fault.”

Even though we didn’t talk nearly as often as we did when we were little, time doesn’t change how much friends meant before, or how much of them was and continues to be a part of you.

Multiplex needs to take a short break while I head back to Peoria to go to his memorial service, and then immediately turn around and head over to Denver Comic Con. Hopefully I’ll find time to work on the strip somewhere in there, but in any event, I’ll start posting new strips in two weeks.

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