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Multiplex #140 1/2: Once Was Enough

Kickstarter’s website is giving me trouble right now, so rather than make this a Book 2 backers-only strip, I guess everybody gets to read this one. It’s from the upcoming (soon!) Chapter 7 eBook — and, of course, Multiplex: There and Back Again, a.k.a. Book 2 — and it’s set after Multiplex #140 in the archives, though the only significance of that is that Devi is back in town and she hasn’t dumped Jason yet.

Kurt’s sense of humor has rubbed off on Melissa a little over the years, clearly.

This and a couple of the other bonus comics in Chapter 7 are to show a little bit of Devi’s discontentment with their relationship. In the original strips, I felt Devi dumping Jason comes off a bit suddenly, even if the explanation — that Jason didn’t love her (enough) — was always kind of there.

Anyway, so that’s where this bonus comic fits in.

Now taking PayPal contributions toward the Book 2 Project

Help fund the production, printing, and distribution of the second Multiplex print collection by donating to the Multiplex: There and Back Again Project at the Multiplex Store! Donated funds will be used in the same manner as the funds raised by the Book 2 Kickstarter Project which has now ended, only now PayPal users (and other people who can’t or don’t care to use Kickstarter or Amazon Payments) can get involved. These are characterized as donations, because PayPal has a policy that all purchases must be shipped within 30 days. Obviously, the book will not be ready then.

The “prices” (donation amounts) are slightly different from the Kickstarter rewards in that the Kickstarter rewards had some amount of shipping built into their required minimum pledge, and extra shipping was required for international backers. Here, the shipping will be based on an estimate (which is usually pretty accurate), so international backers will be paying an estimated shipping amount that may be higher (or lower) than Kickstarter backers were required to pay. US contributors will find them identical in “cost” to the Kickstarter rewards, once shipping is added on at checkout.

The estimated publication date for Multiplex: There and Back Again is currently February 2013. This is subject to change.

At this point, I’ve only made the most popular Kickstarter rewards available for purchase, and some of them are unnecessary by the fact that you can just order Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show or the Chapters 1–5 eBooks separately from your donation (and also have Book 1 shipped immediately, rather than wait for Book 2 to be published, as Kickstarter Backers do). If there were any other Kickstarter rewards you would have liked to see, simply leave a comment here or e-mail Gordon, and I’ll set it up for you.

12 hours to go in the Book 2 Kickstarter project!

Multiplex: There and Back Again Lightning Round has met (and surpassed) its secondary funding goal of $17,500! Thank you to everybody who has pledged so far and made the Book 2 Kickstarter even more successful — both in terms of number of backers and money raised — than the Book 1 Kickstarter! Many readers (and a few reviews) commented on the production quality and design of Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show, and the extra time and money I can spend on Book 2 will help me ensure that this one turns out even better.

The next (tertiary?) funding goal is the following — with about 12 hours left in the funding period, it’s a bit of a long shot at this point, but I thought I’d dangle that carrot here anyway…

$20,000 — eBooks will be produced in both PDF and ePub format. All backers [with eBooks included in their reward packs] will be get both formats (or just one, if you want). Also, backers at the $100 Reward Level and up will get their Chapter 1–10 eBooks delivered on a USB key along with their other pledge rewards.

While I will be opening up for PayPal donations soon, the USB key is only for Kickstarter backers, since I’ll need to start costing the custom production ASAP (the keys will have the Multiplex logo printed on them). It is off the table after the Kickstarter funding period ends tonight at midnight.

48 hours to go! (And an original art giveaway for Kickstarter backers!)

Pencils for Multiplex #647 

There 48 hours to go in the Multiplex: There and Back Again Lightning Round Kickstarter drive.

In celebration of this, and to promote one final push upwards, I will be giving TWO page of original sheets* of pencils or inks (signed by me) from the current zombie storyline away to a random Kickstarter backers. If you’ve already pledged, you are already entered! You can pledge $1 (although I’ll only get like 65¢ from that, you know that right?), or you can pledge $3,333. You have the same chance of winning. Only Kickstarter backers — of any amount — are eligible. Sorry, people waiting for the PayPal option to open up.

But wait! There’s more! If we get to the secondary funding goal of $17,500 — less than $700 away — by the end of the Kickstarter project at MIDNIGHT, Thursday, April 12th, I will increase that to FOUR sheets.

This is in addition to the super awesome bookmark that will be added to the Basic Sponsor Pack (and Super Sponsor Pack) rewards.

AND THAT’S NOT ALL. If we get to the next funding goal of $20,000 by the end of the Kickstarter project, I will increase that to SIX sheets.

* I say “sheets” because I draw them on 11×14 sheets of Bristol paper. Some strips/pages of the finished comic are broken up across two sheets. And some sheets only have one panel on them. Which page you get is random. But they’re all awesome, man. All of them.