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Guest Strip by Pizdzius Swedzioszek (Regnum Online: The Comic)

December 30, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Thanks to Pizdzius Swedzioszek (seriously!), who does Regnum Online: The Comic, a fan comic about an MMO I've never heard of. Lovely drawings, though, and I loved this guest strip.

You should also check out the latest Joe Loves Crappy Movies, wherein Joe borrows Kurt and Jason (again) in a shorter and better TRON: Legacy strip than I would've come up with, myself.

You Monday/Thursday-only people, will need to back up a day, since I surprise-posted a second regular update yesterday. I'll see you tomorrow with the second part to Wednesday's comic… or, you can vote at TopWebComics and see it today. (My hand-drawn guest strip for my own comic had to get bumped until next week, sorry.)

In case you're not following the Deleted Scenes blog, too, I recently posted a review of The King's Speech over there yesterday and will probably have a review of Tangled (a bit late, yes) up in the near future, as well.

I've been a bit slow in getting the other guest strips added to the Guest Strips section, but until I get around to that, you can find them via the calendar in the left sidebar!


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Multiplex is taking a short break.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Longtime readers of the strip know I don’t just stop updating. Three years of grad school, and I’ve missed maybe one update. But as some of you may know (from Twitter or the Multiplex Facebook page), a friend of mine died in a car crash on Wednesday.

Ryan Love and I went to school together from 3rd grade until graduating high school, and he was probably the one person most responsible for me getting interested in comics. When we were kids, I read all his He-Man mini-comics, because my parents never bought me any of those toys. After I got into comics, he read my DC stuff, and I read his Marvel comics. He bought my comics for me on the sly when my mother banned me from reading them for getting “bad grades.” We co-created a ton of really dumb superheroes together, plus a couple of cool ones.

We drifted a bit after high school — different colleges and just part of growing up and being interested in different things. We kept in touch (not as much as we should have), and when we got together, we mostly talked about comics, he would badger me to join our high school friends’ Fantasy Football League (never going to happen), and we’d argue about something or another. He was great at arguing.

Since I was back in my hometown (Peoria, Illinois) for the Artist and Comic Expo, we had lunch on Monday, two days before he died. I hadn’t seen him in about three years, since the last time I had visited Peoria. This time we talked about comics, Age of Ultron, Game of Thrones, and how we’ve both recently become engaged. He badgered me to join our friends for their annual get-together to watch “the draft.” I think that has something to do with football.

I also gave him a copy of Multiplex: There and Back Again. I inscribed it, “This book is all your fault.”

Even though we didn’t talk nearly as often as we did when we were little, time doesn’t change how much friends meant before, or how much of them was and continues to be a part of you.

Multiplex needs to take a short break while I head back to Peoria to go to his memorial service, and then immediately turn around and head over to Denver Comic Con. Hopefully I’ll find time to work on the strip somewhere in there, but in any event, I’ll start posting new strips in two weeks.

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