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#560: Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #517: Too Young; #527: Got My Eye on You; #530: Outie 5000; #533: Away with Words

Multiplex will be updating Monday/Wednesday/Friday for the rest of February… I hope.

After a month of basically not having any work at all, all of a sudden, my freelance production docket is filled up again and then some. I'll still try to get the three strips a week I've promised, but… we'll see.

As Jason mentioned, the Best Short Film (Live Action) and Best Visual Short Film (Animated) 2011 Oscar nominees are shown in two special programs every year — one for each category, naturally, and they're always worth checking out. In Chicago, those have been playing at the Landmark Century, and they'll start this Friday, but check your local theaters' showtimes, because they might already be playing near you!

See you on Wednesday!


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Multiplex 10: the web series is coming!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Thanks to 130 backers at the Indiegogo Second Chance campaign, we’ve raised a healthy budget for the Multiplex 10 animated short’s release, film festival submission fees, and other promotional expenses — including all-new animated videos featuring some of the staff of the Multiplex 10 Cinemas. In other words: Multiplex 10 is going to be a web series.

Now, the web series will be a little different from the animated short. Because the budget is much tighter, they’ll feature a limited cast (only Jason and Kurt at first) and only be a minute or two long. At least one of them will run between 2–3 minutes, because that’s what the second Indiegogo stretch goal was for, but not necessarily the first one. In other words, a little like the thank you video above.

Over time, and with enough funding, we’ll hopefully be able to bring back some of the other cast members from the short, as well. But this is also uncharted territory for me, so I need to start small. This all feels very much like the early days of the comic strip, which is really exciting to me.

You can help support the production of the web series (as well as the production of Multiplex bonus comics for the collected editions) by joining my Patreon, buying stuff from the Multiplex 10 Store, or renting or buying the Multiplex 10 short through Vimeo On Demand!

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