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#824: Fandumb

July 12, 2013

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #468: It’s a Miracle

So yeah. Late last night, a teaser trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2 leaked to Movie-List.com; I won’t link to it, because it was not a legitimate trailer release, and I generally try to avoid doing that. They tend to get broken or taken down quickly anyway — and that’s exactly what happened while I was working on this strip this morning.

Turns out, Dreamworks ended up officially/legitimately releasing of the HTTYD2 teaser trailer only a few hours later, which I’ve posted about just seconds ago over at the Deleted Scenes blog.

This means, yes, sometime in the next year or so (possibly sooner, possibly later), one of my favorite Multiplex supporting characters will be coming back.

EDIT: I feel bad that I totally forgot to thank my friend Jessie for giving me the heads-up to the leaked version late last night. Thank you, Jessie!


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Multiplex: The Revenge pre-orders are OPEN

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Now that the Kickstarter project has ended and Multiplex: The Revenge is funded (yay!), I can open up the floor for pre-orders to non-backers via BackerKit. I’m using BackerKit instead of handling things through the Multiplex store (as I did with Book Two), because merging everything and keeping track of essentially two separate crowdfunding projects proved to be a huge headache; BackerKit streamlines that process for me tremendously.

NOT all of the Kickstarter rewards are available, and some are slightly different: i.e. you don’t get your name on the Acknowledgments page of the book, and while you can get vector portraits, I can’t promise that you’ll make it into the third book. (There is only so much room!) Some of the higher level rewards (like original comic strips) are not available, either — although if you have your heart set on one of those, just shoot me an e-mail, and we can probably figure something out.

The current stretch goal is to fund a second printing of Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book One), a necessary step before I can doing a fourth printed book. The amount needed is $7500, with roughly $1,238.97 of Kickstarter’s surplus (the amount over the $24,000 funding goal) applicable toward that. Once this goal is reached, I’ll add Book One  as a reward goal for ANY Kickstarter or BackerKit backers (“preorder backer,” as they call them).

I’ll put up a few more visible graphics on the site later — there’s no urgency at this time, so I won’t be bugging you guys about it often. These BackerKit pre-orders will be open for several months and only “lock” in the summer shortly before Book Three goes to press.

If you do want to get your funding dollars in to help support the ongoing production of the book series, check out the Multiplex: The Revenge Pre-Order page on BackerKit today!

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