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#596: It’s for the Children!

June 6, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #63: Take a Stand; #248: Training Day; #258: Parental Discretion Is the Better Part of Valor; #591: Blood Thirst; #592: It’s All Fun and Games…

Well, it looks like a last-minute freelance gig fell into my lap this week, and I'm planning on heading up to Minneapolis this weekend to find an apartment (since, y'know, I'm moving up there in August) — so, it's highly unlikely I'll get the three updates I had hoped to do. Maybe next week…

See you (sigh) on Thursday. Kurt will be in it, I promise. In fact, you can see proof (and a tease of what happens in the strip) by voting for Multiplex at TopWebComics.

Happy birthday to my brother Lawrence, who programmed the Multiplex website and the iPhone app!

The customers you see here are Bad Dad and Pumpkin, who first appeared in a bonus comic for the Chapter 1 eBook, although I've used them a number times since then. I've tweaked Pumpkin's character design a bit here to show that she's getting older. (I've actually made her taller gradually over the years, but this time, I've changed her model in more significant ways, like her hair and eyes.) 

So! Those of you who saw X-Men: First Class, what did you think? Worth seeing? Was it another X-Men 2 or another X-Men: The Last Stand…?


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Multiplex is taking a short break.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Longtime readers of the strip know I don’t just stop updating. Three years of grad school, and I’ve missed maybe one update. But as some of you may know (from Twitter or the Multiplex Facebook page), a friend of mine died in a car crash on Wednesday.

Ryan Love and I went to school together from 3rd grade until graduating high school, and he was probably the one person most responsible for me getting interested in comics. When we were kids, I read all his He-Man mini-comics, because my parents never bought me any of those toys. After I got into comics, he read my DC stuff, and I read his Marvel comics. He bought my comics for me on the sly when my mother banned me from reading them for getting “bad grades.” We co-created a ton of really dumb superheroes together, plus a couple of cool ones.

We drifted a bit after high school — different colleges and just part of growing up and being interested in different things. We kept in touch (not as much as we should have), and when we got together, we mostly talked about comics, he would badger me to join our high school friends’ Fantasy Football League (never going to happen), and we’d argue about something or another. He was great at arguing.

Since I was back in my hometown (Peoria, Illinois) for the Artist and Comic Expo, we had lunch on Monday, two days before he died. I hadn’t seen him in about three years, since the last time I had visited Peoria. This time we talked about comics, Age of Ultron, Game of Thrones, and how we’ve both recently become engaged. He badgered me to join our friends for their annual get-together to watch “the draft.” I think that has something to do with football.

I also gave him a copy of Multiplex: There and Back Again. I inscribed it, “This book is all your fault.”

Even though we didn’t talk nearly as often as we did when we were little, time doesn’t change how much friends meant before, or how much of them was and continues to be a part of you.

Multiplex needs to take a short break while I head back to Peoria to go to his memorial service, and then immediately turn around and head over to Denver Comic Con. Hopefully I’ll find time to work on the strip somewhere in there, but in any event, I’ll start posting new strips in two weeks.

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