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Guest art by McFadyn and Jay Fantàstico (Louder Than Bombs)

July 14, 2010

Notes from the Manager

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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Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

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