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#464: Sweet Little Sixteen

April 19, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #52: Young Love

Welcome, new readers from C2E2! If I didn't get the chance to explain it to you, the humor in Multiplex is largely character-based, not gag-based, so it would be best for you to start from the beginning.

If you aren't familiar at all with the cast of Kick-Ass, you might not know that Chloe Grace Moretz — a.k.a. Hit Girl — is 13. (She was 11 when she filmed Kick-Ass.)

Anyway!

Apparently I come across as grumpy on the internet. That's because I use Twitter to bitch about shit and like to swear. I'm actually a very nice person when you meet me, as those of you who visited me at C2E2 (hopefully) realized. :) Thanks to everybody who came out and chatted with me or bought stuff! You rock.

The con was a blast, Joel Watson (Hijinks Ensue) couldn't have been more fun to share a table with — and as I found out on a Friday night karaoke excursion with a ton of other fellow cartoonists, he is a force to be reckoned with at singing "Mr. Roboto" by Styx. I kid you not. S. Dave Shabet (Dead Winter) also does an awesome James Hetfield impression, as well.

And thanks again to Harrison Pious (My Little World) for bringing me a flask of brandy. You get the Reader of the Year award, Harrison. All you Kickstarter backers collectively got it last year. :)


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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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