Notes from the Manager
The film, of course, is Her. (You can read, right?) Here is its first trailer:
In case you guys don’t remember Jimmy, he’s a refugee from Theater Hopper, the late, lamented movie comic by my good friend Tom Brazelton.
Speaking of Tom and late, lamented movie-related things, this Sunday (January 26) at 9 PM Central, Tom and Joe Dunn of Joe Loves Crappy Movies and myself are joining forces once again for a video reunion of The Triple Feature, our old movie podcast. We’ll be discussing a trio of topics: Jack Reacher (the Christopher McQuarrie Tom Cruise flick), the first few episodes of Helix (the new sci-fi series from Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore), and Slayground (the fourth and latest in Darwyn Cooke’s series of comics adaptations of the Parker novels)! Chances are we’ll run a bit long, because there’s so much to talk about!
You have to be one of my Patreon backers at the $10 level or higher in order to call in live — I’ve had enough technical difficulties already with the ones so far; I’m new to this stuff! But I’ll have more information about where you can watch (posted to the Deleted Scenes blog), and unlike future editions of the Patreon video hangout things I will make this one available for anybody to watch on YouTube after the fact.
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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.
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