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#618: Romantic Comedy Theater 3000

August 22, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #617: History Repeats Itself

Duncan (Angie's boyfriend) is a quiet guy. He'll talk more, sooner or later.

I saw Fright Night on Saturday and thought it was a blast. There are a few dodgy CG effects, particularly with a few cheesy shit-flying-at-you shots obviously meant to show off the 3D effects (I saw it in 2D), but the script by Buffy the Vampire Slayer alum Marti Noxon plays like a mash-up of Freaks & Geeks, Buffy and The Lost Boys, with Colin Farrell and David Tennant added in. It hasn't done well at the box office, so see it soon.

Did anyone else check out Fright Night this weekend?


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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.*

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— Gordon


* Speaking of Kickstarter projects, there will be an announcement about Multiplex: Book Three… very soon.

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