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#503: You What, Part Three

August 25, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #501: You What, Part One; #502: You What, Part Two

If you were scared by the long note on Monday, you may have missed the bit about me mentioning sort-of launch of the new Deleted Scenes blog here. Yesterday's update featured one of the custom comics I did for super-generous Kickstarter backers, and it featured the girls of Multiplex acting a bit oddly about a visitor to the theater. Check it out, if you haven't already! Even though it's not in continuity, it's still a Multiplex strip!

I don't want to count my chickens before they hatch or whatever, but it looks like I may have found a distributor for Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show. I'll let you know as soon as the ink is dry. So the chances of seeing the book at Amazon and in comics shops and bookstores around the US and Canada are, I think, a fair bit higher. I'll let you know more as soon as I know more.

This doesn't affect the Multiplex website's sales, of course — which I naturally make a significantly larger cut — as in the entire cut, so buying directly from me will always be the best way to support the strip.

Whether or not this is finalized, the promotional thingy still stands, no matter what — if I get 250 pre-orders before September 18th, everyone who has pre-ordered gets a free Multiplex bookmark.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

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Thank you very much for the outpouring of kind words since last Friday. It meant a lot to me, and I’m happy to say that I have great news: things may not be quite so bleak as I thought last week.

For some background, since I haven’t shared much of this publicly, my cat Punk very nearly died in September from a urinary tract infection. A slew of medicines turned things around after a rough couple of weeks, and he had two great weeks but then relapsed. As it turned out, the strain of infection he had was resistant to the antibiotics he was on, so he had to go on some new meds.

Because he wasn’t back at 100% (as close to 100% as an 18 year old cat with three chronic diseases gets, anyway), the recovery this time was very, very hard on him. Punk had to be taken to the emergency room last Wednesday evening, then he wasn’t handling the pain medication they prescribed very well — or eating, except when I would spoon feed him baby food — so I was… in a very bad headspace last week.

With non-stop attention and some tweaks to his medication dosages, he began improving steadily on Friday evening, started to eat on his own and seek out my company on Saturday, and he even meowed for the first time in two weeks on Sunday.

If this keeps up, this will be the third time he’s cheated death (last month, and a bout with pancreatitis a couple of years ago), but I’m still nervous about him relapsing yet again. There’s also the very real possibility that there is something else going on behind all his recent troubles…

But… he’s a tough little guy, and he’s had a great couple of days,which is very encouraging. He has even managed to get back to work on the strip with me (pictured above!), and we’ll hopefully be able to keep at it.

The Multiplex update schedule may be a little erratic for the next couple of months. If that happens, hopefully it will be because I need more time to finish my MFA thesis, not another downturn in Punk’s health. Either way, thank you for reading, and thank you for all your support — financial, emotional, and… egotistical?

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