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#710: Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me

June 14, 2012

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #707: From the Internet, Part One; #708: From the Internet, Part Two; #709: From the Internet, Part Three

Sorry for leading you on (sort of), but that's it for Sophia. Bye, Sophia! And welcome back, Devi. She'll pop up again in the near future.

You can, of course, get the Art Is Failure, Life Is Shit shirt from the Multiplex Store, but that's been there for a while. There's also a brand new design there — sort of.

You remember waaaay back in Multiplex #684 when Franklin was talking about how the Michael Bay-produced Ninja Turtles movie will find our half-shelled heroes originating from another planet, rather than from our own beloved Earth?

UPDATE: The timing of this is uncanny — obviously Paramount saw this T-shirt design go up for sale and balked, because the film has been shelved “indefinitely.”

UPDATE 2: The original source for that, an article at The Hollywood Reporter, was updated to say it may have only been delayed by ten weeks, and is now targeting a March 2014 release.

So yeah. I finally got around to drawing this shirt design up and so you can now get a Ninja Turtles-inspired Michael Bay is the Devil design to complement the popular Transformers G1-inspired design. If you like it, tell your friends about it!

See you Monday!

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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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