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Multiplex Store shipping rates have been reduced!

I just purchased a new shipping module for The Multiplex Store that gives me more flexibility in setting shipping and handling costs, so US customers will see much better rates on all (physical) items in the Multiplex Store. If any of you guys in the US balked at the shipping costs before, be sure to check them out now.

Books are $5 for the first one then $1.50 per additional book (rather than $5 per book), saving you $3.50 if you order two books. T-shirts are now $4 for the first shirt (any size) and $1.50 per additional shirt. And sketches and other artwork are also $4 for the first item, then $1 per additional item.

Rates for international customers are unchanged; I still use USPS First Class International’s rates as they are quoted by the USPS without any additional markup.

Now is as good as any to pick up that copy of Multiplex: There and Back Again!

Multiplex: There and Back Again wins an IPPY!

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I’m very pleased to (officially) announce that Multiplex: There and Back Again (Book Two) has won the Gold Medal for Graphic Novel/Drawn Book–Humor/Cartoon in the 2014 Independent Book Publisher Awards (a.k.a. the IPPYs)! That’s right, Multiplex is now an award-winning comic strip, and I am an award-winning cartoonist. Also, an award-winning publisher and book designer. (I don’t really count the 2008 WCRCA for Best Supporting Character.You can see the complete list of winners over at the Independent Publisher site.

In celebration, I’m offering $5 off Multiplex: There and Back Again for the next TWO WEEKS ONLY! (This basically amounts to free shipping for US folks — or a free upgrade to the Artist’s Edition — and a shipping discount for the rest of you fine folks who have read this far down.) This sale expires 5/20/14!

Original Multiplex art giveaway – for Patrons only!

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As a special thank-you to my Patreon backers, I’m giving away the inked original art for Multiplex #810, one of the Wrath of Khan/Into Darkness smoosh-up strips to one lucky Patreon backer.

PATRONS AS OF APRIL 1ST (or whenever Patreon charges your accounts again next) ARE ELIGIBLE. So for non-Patreon backers reading this, you can sign up and get your name in the proverbial hat. ANY pledge level is eligible.

I will pay for shipping anywhere in the world, and I sure hope I don’t regret saying that. :) I will announce the winner shortly after patrons’ accounts are charged for the month (usually before the 3rd of the month).

Multiplex Chapter eBooks: the pre-release editions — and a word about Book Three

multiplex_ch31Announcing the pre-release editions of the Multiplex Chapter eBooks!

The “pre-release” versions don’t include any of the bonus comics that will find their way into the official Chapter eBook release or the print collections, because they don’t exist yet. They haven’t been formatted to fit each strip on its own page, either, but the commentary is new (and likely to change before the official/final release), so if you like the PDF eBooks because of the commentary and the high resolution vector art, you will enjoy re-reading the archives this way, too.

The pre-release eBooks are available exclusively to Patreon backers at the $3 level and higher.

Chapters 31 and 32 are available NOW (dig through the Activity Stream for links!), with future chapters coming roughly every month until I’m all caught up. I’m starting with Book Seven, and then I’ll go back to Book Six (a.k.a. the movie storyline), then Book Five — and moving forward, I plan to release future chapters shortly after they’re wrapped. I know this might sound a little weird. It makes sense in my head.

Books Three and Four will have to wait for the official releases, because it doesn’t make as much sense to me to do the pre-release edition only to replace them a year later.

Now that the Multiplex: There and Back Again Kickstarter is winding down… I want to set my sights on producing the bonus material for Book Three next (assuming sales of Book Two merit moving forward with the print collections).

So this summer, I hope to get started on the bonus material for the third print collection. But rather than launch a Kickstarter project that could take two years to fulfill, I’d like to use Patreon to cover the living expenses I’ve built into the first two Kickstarters (and badly underestimated). That way, when I do launch a Book Three Kickstarter, it is solely for the printing costs of the book and the cost of the Kickstarter rewards. Hopefully, that will mean rather than waiting almost two years for a book like with Book Two, it’ll only be a matter of months.