Notes from the Manager
I'm going to try for another strip on Friday (hence the Wednesday update), buuut it might just end up being an extra-long Monday strip.
In the mean-time, complain about the new hairstyles in the Multiplex Forum!
You can see a trailer for House Bunny over at Apple. I enjoyed House Bunny, by the way. It's not a new comedy classic by any stretch of the imagination (perhaps it would have been if the writers — who previously penned Legally Blonde — had, you know, stretched their imagination a little bit more), but Anna Faris is always terrific, delivering mediocre lines so spot-on that it actually makes them funny… and it sure doesn't hurt that there's a lot of eye candy in the movie, despite the excess of slut-gear. (And yet, the screening I went to was almost entirely girls.)
For more on my thoughts (as well as Tom and Joe's) about the movie, check out episode #87 of The Triple Feature.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Ten years ago this month (on July 10th, 2005, to be specific), I posted two shitty looking comics to a corner of the Stripped Books website. At that point, I had no idea what I was in for: it was a gag strip that would quickly transform into a character-based comedy where people talk about movies — not just superficially about specific movies, but about how people watch and talk about movies of all kinds. The art got a little better, too.
The Multiplex characters took on a life of their own and ultimately turned this comic into an eleven- or twelve-year “epic” about the movie theater industry in one of the most interesting periods in its hundred-year history (and also this one jerk who kinda sorta becomes a slightly better person maybe if you squint your eyes and cock your head to the side a little).
Multiplex’s readership grew quickly in those first few years, thanks in very large part to a pair of guest strips on PvP and some well-placed Project Wonderful ad campaigns (thanks, Something Positive and Shortpacked!), and in the years since it has since retained a small but passionate readership that has supported me time and time again: the Patreon project of course, as well as two successful Kickstarter projects to fund two books I’m very proud of.*
Thank you for allowing me to tell this story.
Thank you for reading.
* Speaking of Kickstarter projects, there will be an announcement about Multiplex: Book Three… very soon.
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