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#539: What Did You Do?!

December 16, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #529: I Never Kid, Part Two

Thanks to Peter Talhame for the brainstorming help on this two-parter.

If you don't follow me on Twitter or haven't "Liked" the Facebook page, you might not have seen that I was interviewed by Newsarama's Chris Arrant again, this time about Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show. It was a really solid interview (as always, with Chris), so if you like to hear me talk about comics and shit, check it out. It was conducted a few months ago, though, so keep that in mind; when I mention in it that a long-time character was about the leave the theater, I was referring to the now-departed Whitey.

Speaking of the book, if you wanted to get the book (or anything else) from the Multiplex store in time for Christmas, TODAY is probably your last day to do that. I ship the books (in the US) via Media Mail, which isn't exactly speedy.


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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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