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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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Sunday, November 1, 2015

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Thank you very much for the outpouring of kind words since last Friday. It meant a lot to me, and I’m happy to say that I have great news: things may not be quite so bleak as I thought last week.

For some background, since I haven’t shared much of this publicly, my cat Punk very nearly died in September from a urinary tract infection. A slew of medicines turned things around after a rough couple of weeks, and he had two great weeks but then relapsed. As it turned out, the strain of infection he had was resistant to the antibiotics he was on, so he had to go on some new meds.

Because he wasn’t back at 100% (as close to 100% as an 18 year old cat with three chronic diseases gets, anyway), the recovery this time was very, very hard on him. Punk had to be taken to the emergency room last Wednesday evening, then he wasn’t handling the pain medication they prescribed very well — or eating, except when I would spoon feed him baby food — so I was… in a very bad headspace last week.

With non-stop attention and some tweaks to his medication dosages, he began improving steadily on Friday evening, started to eat on his own and seek out my company on Saturday, and he even meowed for the first time in two weeks on Sunday.

If this keeps up, this will be the third time he’s cheated death (last month, and a bout with pancreatitis a couple of years ago), but I’m still nervous about him relapsing yet again. There’s also the very real possibility that there is something else going on behind all his recent troubles…

But… he’s a tough little guy, and he’s had a great couple of days,which is very encouraging. He has even managed to get back to work on the strip with me (pictured above!), and we’ll hopefully be able to keep at it.

The Multiplex update schedule may be a little erratic for the next couple of months. If that happens, hopefully it will be because I need more time to finish my MFA thesis, not another downturn in Punk’s health. Either way, thank you for reading, and thank you for all your support — financial, emotional, and… egotistical?

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