Notes from the Manager
So you guys must really want those Mutliplex: Chapter 1 comics (and/or the print collection), because the Multiplex Kickstarter project is over $500 over the goal I'd set for tonight at midnight (and counting)!
It's not to late to get in on the action, though: if you pledge ANY amount today (Wednesday — and I'm going by Central Time), you'll be eligible to win one of five copies of the Chapter 1 print comic. (Note that these aren't yet printed, so they won't get shipped out for a while. They will eventually be available in the Multiplex Store, as well.)
Keep those pledges coming! I'll cook up another special reward/incentive random drawing soon, and (if you don't win now) you will be eligible for the next drawing!
Please don't feel like I'm asking for donations, here! I'm trying to make this more than worth your pledge: with bonus strips, the free copy of the Chapter 1 HD edition (and Chapter 2, when it's out) and $2 off any of the T-shirts in the Multiplex Store. The book will almost definitely have a cover price of $25 (judging from the quotes I'm getting back from printers so far), and you're getting free shipping anywhere in the US or Canada, too. With such ridiculously low interest rates these days, that's a bigger return on your investment than any bank is offering now, believe me!
There is one more update left this week! See you on Friday!
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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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