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#630: Imitation of Life

October 3, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #619: Jackpot

Thanks to everyone who came out to Webcomics Con to see me — especially Kevin Bernstene, who is now the second reader to have given me a flask filled with brandy at a convention. What distinguishes Kevin's gift from Harrison Pious's is that the new one has the Multiplex logo engraved on it.

I have no objection to this becoming a running joke with me at cons, by the way. Give me all the flasks of brandy that you want to.

The title, "Imitation of Life," is a reference to the 1959 Douglas Sirk film with Lana Turner.

This strip takes place not long after #629; that's why the calendar still says September. Not that it's important to know that.


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