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Today's big news is a new T-shirt design over in the Multiplex Store, featuring everybody's favorite movie snack — and this one's available in Smalls, as well. (Sorry about the oversight before, ladies. I'm looking into getting some small Copyright shirts in soon.) It's also an American Apparel shirt, so it costs a tiny bit more — but fits fabulously.
I'll get some photos of the new Popcorn shirt up in the next few weeks. The Workplace Romance shirt has dropped to the BARGAIN PRICE of $12.99, by the way! You cannot possibly resist now, can you?
Don't forget about the Kickstarter project, though! (As if you could, because I will not let you.) We're making great progress towards the goal but — all together now — there's still a long way to go!
If you missed it last week, there is another one of "Kurt's" comics like the one from last Thursday up on the Kickstarter Updates page — but in order to see it, you'll have to pledge!
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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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