Multiplex is an online comic about the movie-loving and customer-weary staff of your local movie theater. It is written and illustrated by Gordon McAlpin. It has been running continuously since July 2005, and serves roughly 50,000 unique visitors per month (or about half a million pageviews per month).
The first Multiplex print book, Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show was released in September, 2010. Multiplex is a proud member of the Blank Label Comics collective.
About the Cartoonist
Gordon McAlpin lives in Minneapolis with his girlfriend Karyn and their cats Punk and Sydney. In his twenties, he watched over a dozen movies a week. Gordon has written movie reviews, co-hosted a movie podcast, and edited a movie news blog. Currently, in addition to Multiplex, he is pursuing an MFA in Graphic Design (Interactive Design track) at the University of Minnesota, where he is a graduate instructor. While he has never worked at a movie theater, he has had several equally terrible jobs.
From 2004–2006, Gordon created Stripped Books, a series of non-fiction strips covering book- and comics-related events in comics form. Multiplex began in July, 2005, and is Gordon’s first on-going comic strip.
Gordon draws Multiplex in Adobe Illustrator CS5 on a Mac and happily endorses the Astute Graphics's Phantasm CS and VectorScribe plug-ins. He uses Coda to update and maintain the Multiplex website and hosts the site on 6sync.
Please feel free to e-mail Gordon with interview requests or other questions, unless you are a spammer.