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Interview with Pipedream Comics

This has been up for a couple of days, but I recently spoke with Alex Thomas of Pipedream Comics (“the ultimate guide to the world of digital comics”) about Multiplex — not just the webcomic, but also Multiplex for iPhone and iPod touch, the eBooks, and more.

It’s a pretty long interview (five pages!), but if whether you’re just a fan of the comic or interested in digital comics as a Big Idea, you’re pretty likely to learn something new about Multiplex in it.

Multiplex for iOS version 2.0 is here!

Multiplex app iconMultiplex for iPhone and iPod touch is now available in the iOS App Store! Version 2.0 is completely rebuilt with a great new interface! Dive into the archives, browse the Cast bios, and read the Notes from the Manager blog posts, all from the comfort of your iPhone or iPod touch!

If you love Multiplex and have an iOS device, please please please download the app and leave a review (ideally a positive one!) or head over to the Multiplex app page here at the website if you have any questions, comments, or feedback. Daniel Farrelly (a.k.a. the programmer) and I already have some exciting plans for version 2.1 and beyond, and your feedback is very important!

Thanks are due to our beta testing team: LynxAenslade, Jay Beane, Andy Edelheit, Scott Grandt, Jacob Hitze, Aaron Khoo, Kaylee LaMonde, Jay Malone, Adam Payne, Kevin Rubin, Melissa Savage, Alexandra Smith, Frank Sugino, Tom Spendlove, and Rob Wilson.

iPad Users: While the app is currently built for iPhone and iPod touch, it will run great on your iPad, too — strip images look crisp, even when the app is pixel-doubled. I use on my iPad mini, myself, and it’s my favorite way to re-read the strip. A universal app update is planned for a future release, however!

NEW IN VERSION 2.0: Completely rebuilt interface! Retina graphics! Support for 4″ displays on iPhone 5 and iPod touch (5th generation)! Multiple bookmarks! Book and Chapter cover images! Notes from the Manager blog posts! AS BEFORE, THE MULTIPLEX APP IS FREE AND COMPLETELY AD-FREE.

Download on the App Store

Book 2 Update and a bonus comic from Book 3

Multiplex: There and Back Again (Book 2) is being proofread, and I’m doing other technical stuff, getting the files ready for print. I’m also waiting to hear back from my distributor about various things before deciding on a final print run. Once I have the print run determined, I can settle on a printer and figure out when the book will be available — hopefully late summer or early fall, but… we’ll see. I’ll let you know as soon as I do!

As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, I’m frustrated that the book is running late. I had hoped that the new content would have been done at the end of the summer, so my “free time” during the school year could be used to do the various rewards, and I could get a Book 3 Kickstarter going for the summer. Obviously, that didn’t happen, and I intend to finish everything related to the Book 2 Kickstarter project before launch a Book 3 Kickstarter project — but I still hope to get the next book started much, much sooner — so that I can get it out in under a year.

I shouldn’t need as much time with Book 3, because it will have fewer bonus comics than Books 1 and 2 did — roughly 20. Books 1 & 2 had about 30 bonus strips, plus Book 1’s Prequel story. Anyway, last weekend, I ended up taking a look at what Book 3 will entail and got sidetracked with thinking about what I would do in the bonus comics for the first chapter in Book 3 (a.k.a. Chapter 11). Aaaaand since I was enjoying myself, I decided to do this strip, despite having other things I should be working on (like graduate school stuff)…

Anyway, the strip below is set prior to Multiplex #217, making it the first strip in the book.

 

 The Hollywood Pitch

Multiplex: Book 3 bonus comic

Multiplex: There and Back Again final cover

Multiplex: There and Back Again final cover

I finally broke through my artist’s block on the Book 2 cover, and so aside from some corrections and technical mumbo-jumbo left, Multiplex: There and Back Again is DONE. Finally.

I’ll keep you posted when I have a better idea of when it will be published and available, but I’m hoping sometime this summer or early fall — things with the distributor take a little longer than if I were just self-publishing, unfortunately.

Thanks are due to my friend Gene Ha for some invaluable suggestions on this cover concept!