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#395: Women Standing Together

September 18, 2009

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #121: Happy Valentine’s Day

Thank you again to Greg Erskine for Wednesday's guest strip.

If, after me plugging it all week still makes you wonder what that big graphic to the right is, please take a few minutes to check out the Kickstarter site and watch the pitch video, and if you're a big fan of Multiplex, please reach for that credit card and make a pledge.

These are not donations! In exchange for your pledge, you'll receive AWESOME! REWARDS! for various pledge levels, including, of course, copies of the print book itself. (Check out the Kickstarter page to see the full list of rewards.)

Thank you so much to those who have gotten me to over $1200 $1500 since just Sunday afternon, but it's still quite a ways to $7500. Even if you can't afford to pledge right now, you can help out by blogging about the Multiplex: Book 1 Club of Awesome, tweeting about it, Digging it — anything to help get the word out.

ALSO: Don't forget that I will be at the Windy City Comic Con this Saturday (9/19/09), at the Third Coast Comics booth and joining Tony Breed (Finn and Charlie are Hitched), John Campbell (Pictures for Sad Children), Justin Pierce (The Nonadventures of Wonderella) and C. Spike Trotman (Templar, AZ) on the "Webcomics 101" panel at 1pm. I'll have a few T-shirts for sale (no shipping costs!) and I'll be giving away free Multiplex buttons and drawing (free!) sketches, so stop by and see me!


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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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