Notes from the Manager
It doesn't come up too often, so if you've forgotten, Becky is Melissa's roommate.
There will be three strips this week — plus at least one comic at my new blog.
In the big hullaballoo last Thursday about the pre-orders, I neglected to mention this, but there is a new feature here at the Multiplex site — Multiplex: Deleted Scenes (or, just Deleted Scenes). It's sort of a sketch blog and then some, basically, featuring comics, drawings, movie reviews, and occasional other stuff from yours truly. Some of the comics may be Multiplex-related (but non-continuity or out-of-continuity — such as bonus strips that will appear in Book 2). Some of them won't be. But I think if you like Multiplex, you'll enjoy seeing me cut loose from all the rules of (semi-)realism that I adhere to in Multiplex.
I'm running into some technical hurdles about putting the articles on the front page of this site, so for right now, it just shows the headlines — but you can head over to blog and check out what's gone up so far. Most of the archives is populated with older stuff (reviews from my Gapers Block days, comics from various places, etc.), but there are a couple of new things from near the end of last week.
How often I update Deleted Scenes depends on how much time I can devote to comics. I'd love to post something two to three times a week — basically whenever Multiplex isn't updating, so that this site has new content every single weekday — but if I'm forced back to work come November (after I get a few comic book conventions out of the way), then it won't update quite so much — to say nothing of the fact that Book 2 will be a lot farther away.
(2) Multiplex: Deleted Scenes only, or
(3) A combined feed with both the regular Multiplex updates and Deleted Scenes.
As the book gets ever closer to arriving from the printer, and I plug away at the last of the Kickstarter rewards, I'm finding that the extra two months of production time has eaten into my finances… about as much as you would expect two months without significant income to affect someone living in a major city.
So… I need some help, but rather than doing another fund-raising sort of thing (ugh), I just want to sell these books fast. If you love Multiplex and want to see it thrive, please consider pre-ordering the Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show book — either the regular edition, or the Artist's Edition with a quick sketch on the opening page. If you missed out on being a Kickstarter backer, you can now pick up just everything offered as a reward through the Multiplex Store, including hand-drawn sketches and vector portraits of yourself (or a friend).
As for the book, though, I wanted to sweeten the pot a tiny bit: if we can make it to 250 pre-orders by September 18th, everyone who has pre-ordered the book — including Kickstarter backers and anyone who has pre-ordered a book in the past four days — will get a little something extra: namely, a Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show bookmark. It's not much more than a "thank you," but, you know… that's what it is. (If we don't make it to 250 pre-orders, then… no bookmarks for anyone, but thank you all the same.)
If you've already pre-ordered the book, or you're already a Kickstarter backer, tell your friends (especially the ones who read Multiplex!) — or pre-order another book as a gift for someone.
How well Book 1 does will determine how quickly I can move forward onto Book 2. So help spread the word!
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Saturday, March 8, 2014
We’ve just hit the second milestone goal ($600)!
What this means is, once my patrons’ accounts are charged next (around the first of next month), MULTIPLEX WILL BE COMPLETELY READER-SUPPORTED AND DEVOID OF THOSE ANNOYING THIRD PARTY ADS. Thank you so incredibly much to all of the Patreon backers and anyone else who spread the word about the project (or Multiplex, really)!
Once I can roll out the reworked site, strip images will be significantly larger (most likely 900px wide), yet the website should still load a bit faster. My programmer Jelly and I are looking at making the site both responsive and retina-friendly at the same time, but those may take a while longer… so no promises for those just yet.
I would just yank the ads now, because I hate them, except that would screw up the site layout. Removing them is not quite as simple as it might seem, I’m afraid, and will involve a bit of a redesign, as I mention in the Milestone Goals sidebar over at Patreon.
When we reach the NEXT milestone goal ($1000): I will post (at least) four Multiplex Movie Reviews or other bonus comics per month here for patrons! So it will be allllmost like three strips per week.
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