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#612: Maybe This Wasn’t Such a Great Idea

August 1, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #610: Gods and Monster Movies; #611: Fear Pressure

Despite the fact that all of my belongings are in boxes, there will be five updates this week — but three of them will be guest strips. (Sorry if you just sighed at that little caveat.)

I don't know which day my seecond update will go up, because I still have to draw it, after I've moved myself, my girlfriend, and our two cats to Minneapolis tomorrow, so… you'll just have to keep coming back. Let's pretend it's a belated 6th anniversary party, alright?

I hope you enjoy the guest strips, and I'll see you soon.

By the way — Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1) hits comics shops' shelves this Wednesday, August 3rd — although a few comics shops apparently got theirs last week, so… whatever the deal is, check it out at your local comics shop. Or, if they haven't ordered one, scold them about it and make them order it! Send them to the Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show product page here at the site for more details.

 


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Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

Leonard_Nimoy

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