Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
In case you missed it, I shared a short PDF eBook with eight Multiplex Movie Review comics on Patreon and elsewhere (publicly/free/etc.) Some of those comics might be new to you. But that got me thinking… which is never a good thing…
We are in the last few days of the Multiplex: The Revenge Kickstarter project! Thanks to a veritable onslaught of pledges (and pledge increases!) yesterday, things are looking less grim than yesterday: we’ve just passed 80% of the funding goal! This means there is less than $5000 to raise — but only three and a half days to do it in.
SO. Let’s do this. I’ve set three milestones, at $2,000 increments, to get us to the funding goal with a little time to spare. If we pass each of them (any time before MIDNIGHT), I’ll do the following Multiplex Movie Review comics — one page per movie — and share them right here in the Deleted Scenes blog… you know, after I watch the movie and make the comic. (In case you’re curious, of the movies here, I’ve only ever seen the first three Transformers movies.)
The first one’s easy, too, since we’re (currently) at $19,250…
UPDATE (July 28 at 6:45pm): The Rock is UNLOCKED!
Monday, July 27th, 2015
With four days and 30% of the funding goal for Multiplex: The Revenge remaining, things are looking a little bleak. In hindsight, there are some changes that I could have made to keep the budget (and the funding goal) down. I detail a bit of that in this post over on the Kickstarter project site, so I won’t go into it again.
I can’t change the funding goal now, though, but what I can do is add to the project to make up for that. (Again, visit the Kickstarter page for details.) And so one of the things I want to do is to share Multiplex: Chapter 11 with you — FREE — in order to give you a taste of what the whole book will be like… you know, with the obvious hope that some of you who haven’t already will consider backing the project.
I’ve also made Chapter 6 (the first one from Book Two) free, as well, because it’d be weird to have Chapter 1 and Chapter 11 free but not Chapter 6, too. (I learned that “first one’s free” thing from drug dealers in movies.)
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book One) is now sold out at the publisher (a.k.a. me) — assuming, that is, that the Multiplex: The Revenge Kickstarter is successfully funded, and the copies of Book One reserved by backers at the “Just Three Books” and “Trilogy Pack” levels are sent off.
You can still pick up copies of Book Two with your Book Three reward package, read the eBooks… or, you know, obviously the website still exists! The “Story So Far Pack” includes Book Two, Book Three, and the eBooks for Book One, though, which gives you all of the bonus material except for the print-exclusive “Prequel” story from Book One.
Amazon still has a handful of copies of Book One left, too — as well as Multiplex: There and Back Again (Book Two) — but I’ll start looking into reprinting Book One if/when Book Three is successfully funded. There are a lot of hurdles to figure out with reprinting Book One, particularly the printing cost, but if I do get it reprinted I’ll make sure Book Three backers will be able to “upgrade” their reward pack to add a copy of Book One, even after the Kickstarter funding period has ended.
But you don’t need Book One or Two to enjoy Multiplex: The Revenge! While I would recommend starting with Book Two, at least, there will be a “The Story So Far” segment at the beginning of Book Three to help new readers (or people who haven’t read these older strips in a while) get up to speed, just like there was at the start of Book Two. You can read Book Two’s segment over at Kickstarter, if you’re curious.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
Fittingly, I had forgotten about one old Multiplex movie poster parody from 2009 — for Memento.
So while I can’t edit the rewards description in the sidebar on the Kickstarter website, there will be FOUR, not three, movie poster parodies in the 11″x17″ mini-poster set included with the “College Dorm Pack” and anything including the “Premium Sponsor Pack” (with no difference in the pledge amounts).
That makes Memento, The Breakfast Club, and Serenity — plus an all-new parody design suggested by the Kickstarter backers.
If you’d like these posters (and a copy of Book Three, of course), please support the Multiplex: The Revenge Kickstarter project today! They will be available to non-backers after they’re shipped as rewards, but — like the book — they won’t get printed if we don’t make the goal. As of this writing, we’re at 48% with 17 days left in the funding period remaining, so with the usual boost of pledges later on in the funding period, things look pretty good — but it’s not over yet.
Don’t hesitate! I can start work on the book the SECOND the book goes over the funding goal!