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#682: Rough Draft

March 22, 2012

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #448: Up, Up and Away; #452: Crazies for You, Part Four; #606: Theatrics; #681: A New Hope

By request, Kurt's T-shirt from #681 has been added to the Multiplex Store.

Becky's post-breakup-depression (for those of you who don't check the Related Strips when you don't understand everything in a comic) is referring to Jay, which happened shortly before she sort of uncharacteristically helped Kurt with one of his pranks near the end of Book 4.

Becky was in booth when the gang screened Night of the Living Dead (in #606), but you see her in panel 8, and you can guess that she caught most of it.

One brief Kickstarter-related note: in just three days, you guys have pledged over $6000. Holy cow. That's 40% of the goal to get Book 2 printed in three days. You guys rock.

See you Monday!

By the way, I'll be at Emerald City Comicon, like it says at the left. So you Seattleites should swing by Booth 307, where I'll be set up with Angela Melick of Wasted Talent and my good friend Tom Brazelton of Theater Hopper, a stone's throw away from the rest of Blank Label Comics. (I'd already signed up for the other table before I joined Blank Label.)

I'll have copies of Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show, original art from the zombie arc, and a few other things (but no T-shirts, since I only do print-on-demand shirts now). And I'll be doing sketches, as always. Because I like drawering.


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