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#689: Bad Brains

April 13, 2012

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #687: Insolence of the Dead; #688: Born for This

Thank you once again to everybody who backed the Book 2 Kickstarter project! I am incredibly grateful for your support and generosity!

Starting next week, I will work my ass off to deserve it by making the best book I can. And next weekI'll be issuing Book 2 updates primarily through the Kickstarter Updates feed (and web page)— although you can also follow me on Twitter, because the links will get posted there, too.

Sorry about the delay in opening up PayPal donations towards Book 2 (for those of you who have asked about that). Expect that on Monday or possibly sometime over the weekend.

I've been a little busy getting my ducks lined up for going to grad school in the fall (I've officially accepted a spot in the Graphic Design MFA program at the University of Minnesota now), and with one large freelance illustration project that I need to get polished off before I can start on Book 2. So, you know. Don't worry: there should be plenty of time to get Book 2 completely finished (reader for the printer, anyway) before school starts. And hopefully school won't get in the way of Multiplex… but we'll worry about that when we get there.

This arc will be continued, of course, on Monday. See you then!


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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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