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This is more of a fan art sort of thing, I guess…? But whatever. Today's update has been brought to you by McFadyn and Jay Fantástico of Louder Than Bombs, a gorgeous little comic that you ought to check out right now. Thanks, guys!
Since I don't run guest strips in with the rest of the archives, Benj Christensen's guest strip from yesterday has vanished into the ether now. Or, actually, I've just moved it over to the Guest Strips section.
I'll be back with an update of my own tomorrow (as per usual), and then on Friday we'll have another guest strip in celeberation of Multiplex's 5th Anniversary. It looks like the Stripstravaganza will be continuing into next week, to some extent, because I've got a couple more of these babies.
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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.
* Speaking of Kickstarter projects, there will be an announcement about Multiplex: Book Three… very soon.
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