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#388: Paradigm Shift

August 24, 2009

Notes from the Manager

In case you haven't seen it yet, here is the trailer for Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (yes, it's supposed to be spelled that way).

If you haven't been around since Thursday or didn't read the Notes from the Manager last week, you missed an update on Friday. You also missed the grand opening of the brand-spankin' new Multiplex Store, featuring two kick-ass T-shirt designs and the slightly updated, lower-priced downloadable version of the Multiplex: Chapter 1 ebook. (Yes, #2 is still coming!)

Buy stuff now and support your favorite movie theater-themed comic that's actually updated in the past four years! :)

(As I mentioned last week, if you have already purchased a copy of the earlier HD edition of the Multiplex eBook, drop me a line and I'll give you coupon codes for a free upgrade to the new edition, as well as a small discount any anything else in the store.)

All purchases come with a free (random-ish) 1" button and my eternal gratitude.

If you own a shop of some sort and would like to sell them, bulk discounts can be arranged, as well!

And if you don't see anything you like, drop me a line and tell me what you would like to see in the Multiplex Store!


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“Autobiography” (excerpt)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

So I finished my Master of Fine Arts degree—technically as of March 31, although I’m still working on a couple of assistantships. But I got my diploma in the mail today.

This is one of the weirder things I did in grad school. It was a project I did for a Graphic Design Studio class, and the only stipulation was that you had to make a collection of… something. I chose to do a “collection” of twelve books that shaped who I am as a person. Not necessarily books that I still hold dear, but that really connected with me when I read them.

So, I call it an autobiography, although obviously it’s not. I decided to make a story scroll using clippings from these books, cut and pasted to build a NEW story (a creation story). I made scroll handles for it from wooden dowels (painted bronze) and bronze drawer handles on all four ends.

It was roughly 6¾ feet long if you completely unrolled the scroll, so I’ll only show the first bit here. You can click through to the Patreon page I posted it on a couple of years ago if you want to read the whole thing. I made it public so anyone can see it.

The books are (in no particular order): The Book of Job, translated by Stephen Mitchell; The Illustrated Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking; Cages by Dave McKean; Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood; Epileptic by David B; Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman; Hamlet’s Mill by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechen; Justice League: A New Beginning by Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire; Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson; The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan W. Watts; and The Complete Winnie-the-Pooh & The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne. (The Pooh books are technically two separate volumes, so it’s really thirteen, but I now own a single-volume collection of them. I also read Justice League in the issues first, not TPB, so whatever.)

Enjoy! Or just kind of squint your eyes and wonder why this is something that graduate students spend their time doing. But hopefully you’ll enjoy it.

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