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#822: You’ll Find I’m Full of Surprises

July 4, 2013

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #768: Anticlimactic, Part Two; #802: Motivational Speaker; #803: Refraction; #808: The Neutral Zone; #812: Ev’rybody’s Gonna Be Happy

Happy Independence Day, my fellow Americans! I hope you’re overeating and drinking beer or whatever today. Please don’t screw around with fireworks unless you know what you’re doing (and it’s legal).

Those of you who haven’t checked since the last update will have missed a little site-related reshuffle. I’m going to be mostly keeping the Notes from the Manager strip-specific and using the Deleted Scenes blog more for the irrelevant rambling that I sometimes put here (like this). Website visitors will note that the most recent Deleted Scenes post is now reproduced just below this — down there ↓ — on the homepage of the site, and RSS feed readers will want to make sure they have their Multiplex RSS feed address up to date!

See you Monday, everybody!


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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.*

Thank you for allowing me to tell this story.

Thank you for reading.

— Gordon


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

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