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#874: The Spirit of the Season

January 3, 2014

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #872: The Dork World

A little late, but this is as close to a Christmas strip as I’m getting this year. There will be a little more related to the films series before this chapter wraps up. It’s running a little longer than planned — obviously, since the strip is meant to be set in real time. But I’ll get caught up.

FYI, the dialogue in their promo is verbatim from Gremlins this time.

Just as a heads up for those of you who (like many people) weren’t on the Internet over the holidays, I’ve launched a Patreon project to (1) get rid of the ads, and probably more interestingly for you, (2) give you more fun stuff to enjoy. 50 people have signed up to support the strip already, and I hope you consider joining them. Check out the Patreon page to watch Jason explain a little more about it! 

In case you’ve already checked it out, another heads up: as of today, Patreon now takes PayPal!


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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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