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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.

They PRE-ORDERED Multiplex: There and Back Again (Book Two). What happened next blew their frickin’ minds.

(They got copies of it in the mail.)

Multiplex: There and Back Again final cover


Anyway, yep: it’s time. Surly film snob Jason, his horror buff BFF Kurt, and the rest of the staff of the Multiplex 10 Cinemas return in the second print collection of your favorite movie-themed webcomic, Multiplex. In this volume, we meet the Multiplex 10’s archnemeses, the staff of Flickhead Video, and Jason & Devi’s relationship hits the rocks.

Multiplex: There and Back Again collects strips #103–216 from the archives, plus over 20 bonus comics — and it is now available for PRE-ORDER from the Multiplex Store!

Book Two officially goes on sale on March 15, 2014. Order your copy now to make sure it’s shipped in the week of March 17th!

AND THAT’S NOT ALL. NOPE. The “This Isn’t Your Living Room” workplace poster featuring Jason is also available — also as a pre-order — and shipping alongside Book Two. The 18″x24″ poster is $10, and it is fucking awesome.

First Patreon milestone goal reached! And a word about Book 2!

The first milestone goal in the Patreon project has been reached!

Because funds are collected at the beginning of the month, the leaderboard ad will be disappearing for the month of February… and hopefully for every month thereafter (assuming nobody cancels, of course)! In the meantime, of course, more patrons are welcome. I’m totally excited that we’re raising as many as we are, and I’d be perfectly happy if we don’t raise much more than what we have right now — but would love for the site to be completely ad-free!

In the patrons-only Activity Stream, so far there are a handful of comics that only Book 2 (Kickstarter/PayPal) backers and Patreon patrons can read, with Jason reviewing a handful of movies. There will be more stuff soon, too — sketches, more review comics, and the first Google Hangout!

Thank you VERY MUCH to everybody who has signed on to support the strip so far!

Speaking of Book 2, I understand that the Multiplex: There and Back Again shipment will be arriving sooner than I had expected, and I will get the pre-orders for the book opened up in the next few weeks. I want to get the Kickstarter books and rewards out the door before I can add to my to-do pile, because it has already been so delayed. (Sorry! And thank you again, for your patience!)

Multiplex Workplace Poster series

In honor of Labor Day here in the US of A, I wanted to share with you guys something I’ve been working on. Multiplex Book Two backers and those of you who follow me on Twitter or the Multiplex Facebook page will have seen earlier versions of a few of these, but they’re Multiplex-themed movie theater/workplace posters featuring the main Multiplex cast. I came up with Jason’s poster for one of the Book 2 Kickstarter rewards and liked the idea enough to keep making more.

An 18″x24″ version of Jason’s poster will be available in the coming weeks from the Multiplex Store; they’re being printed this week, so if you want one, stay tuned for that! I’m also planning to make the full set of five posters available as 11″x17″ mini-posters (most likely for $20 for the set). I will need to do a pre-order in order to finance the printing for the set, though, since, y’know, I’m a grad student. We’ll see.

If these sell well, I’ll make more! Feel free to suggest themes for what they could touch on in the comments — though keep in mind, they’re meant to double as half-serious PSA’s, not just be snarky posters.

I’ve got a (late) comic to finish, so without further ado, here are the posters!

Multiplex Workplace Poster - Franklin

Multiplex Workplace Poster - Becky

Multiplex Workplace Poster - Jason

Multiplex Workplace Poster - Kurt

Multiplex Workplace Poster - Melissa