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#660: Calling the Shots, Part Three

January 19, 2012

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #658: Calling the Shots, Part One; #659: Calling the Shots, Part Two

Welcome back. If you stopped by yesterday, you know that I had a little redirect going on, blacking out the site in protest of SOPA and PIPA.

And, as you can see, we've got another pencils-only post. I'm afraid this will likely continue for a few more updates. I'll post the inked and toned strips as I can get through them and hopefully get caught up soon.

But I've been more than a little swamped between a few freelance projects all hitting the fan this week and into next, and so that's what's up. Bills come first, and unfortunately, Multiplex doesn't pay them.

UPDATE (1/22): Got sidelined by a freelance project that I can't tell you about just yet, Multiplex #661 won't be up until Monday afternoon, I'm afraid — but it's a comic strip! For a very cool website! So hey, that's good, right?


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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:

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