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#346: You Wouldn’t Steal a Purse…

April 9, 2009

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #345: You Wouldn’t Steal a Car…

Okay, so! The winners of the Multiplex/Night Projectionist Give-away are… (drumroll)…

Jesus Desaad, with "Unwitting Accomplice."

matixd, with "Surprise!"

stevetuk, with a story that could've been the beginning of an awesome Asian horror flick I mean porno, if he weren't such a scaredy-cat.

Congratulations (and condolences) are due to the winners. Winners: Drop me an e-mail with your real names and addresses and I'll get your FANTASTIC PRIZES (a copy of The Night Projectionist #1, signed by writer Robert Heske and also a copy of the so-old-it's-undead Multiplex eBook #1)

I also just decided that three runners-up will get the eBook only (because I only have three signed copies of The Night Projectionist): yessika (even though she cheated by telling two stories), Elegiac (even though he told a story about his parents), and pope suburban. Just like the others, drop me an e-mail to collect your fabulous prize, although I don't need your mailing address.

Thanks all the same to everybody that entered, and if you didn't, don't forget that you can still read The Night Projectionist Noir online every week.


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The Multiplex 10 is ten years old this month

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Multiplex-10-Years

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.

— Gordon


* Speaking of Kickstarter projects, there will be an announcement about Multiplex: Book Three… very soon.

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