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Guest Strip by Tom Brazelton (Theater Hopper)

March 7, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Thanks very much to Tom Brazelton of Theater Hopper — one of my best buds in webcomics — for helping me out with a guest strip. Tom and I have been in the Boxcar Comics collective together (in fact, he brought me into the fold, I think) and, of course, the late, lamented Triple Feature podcast, and we still talk constantly on Twitter and via e-mail and all of that. He's an awesome guy; very, very funny; and you should check out his comic RIGHT NOW.

I've been in Seattle for Emerald City Comicon, which was seriously the best time I've ever had at a convention. I sold every book I brought by 4pm on Saturday (oops!), I met a ton of awesome readers, made a bunch of new readers (I think), and got to hang out with Dave Willis (Shortpacked!) and Joel Watson (HiJINKS Ensue) a bunch, which is always a lot of fun.

I'll post a couple of sketches I did at the show over at Deleted Scenes in the near future (and if I gave you one at the show, I'd love you forever if you took a photo or scanned it and sent it to me).

I'm still aiming for two updates of my own this week — on Wednesday and Friday, so I'll see you then.


SHIRTS ON SALE! I have a clearance sale on all of the T-shirts in my store at the moment. Copyright shirts have sold out (thank you!!), but the Workplace Romance, Popcorn and Breakfast Club are all $4.99and even the über-popular Michael Bay is the Devil shirt is only $12.99.

There's a new T-shirt design up in the story — the Ozu's the Boss? T-shirt worn by Jason in Multiplex #555 is now available for PRE-ORDER at the bargain price of $14.99.

Order it NOW (especially if you want a Ladies size, or either a Men's Small or 2XL+) because otherwise they might not get made, or available in your size!

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

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Thank you very much for the outpouring of kind words since last Friday. It meant a lot to me, and I’m happy to say that I have great news: things may not be quite so bleak as I thought last week.

For some background, since I haven’t shared much of this publicly, my cat Punk very nearly died in September from a urinary tract infection. A slew of medicines turned things around after a rough couple of weeks, and he had two great weeks but then relapsed. As it turned out, the strain of infection he had was resistant to the antibiotics he was on, so he had to go on some new meds.

Because he wasn’t back at 100% (as close to 100% as an 18 year old cat with three chronic diseases gets, anyway), the recovery this time was very, very hard on him. Punk had to be taken to the emergency room last Wednesday evening, then he wasn’t handling the pain medication they prescribed very well — or eating, except when I would spoon feed him baby food — so I was… in a very bad headspace last week.

With non-stop attention and some tweaks to his medication dosages, he began improving steadily on Friday evening, started to eat on his own and seek out my company on Saturday, and he even meowed for the first time in two weeks on Sunday.

If this keeps up, this will be the third time he’s cheated death (last month, and a bout with pancreatitis a couple of years ago), but I’m still nervous about him relapsing yet again. There’s also the very real possibility that there is something else going on behind all his recent troubles…

But… he’s a tough little guy, and he’s had a great couple of days,which is very encouraging. He has even managed to get back to work on the strip with me (pictured above!), and we’ll hopefully be able to keep at it.

The Multiplex update schedule may be a little erratic for the next couple of months. If that happens, hopefully it will be because I need more time to finish my MFA thesis, not another downturn in Punk’s health. Either way, thank you for reading, and thank you for all your support — financial, emotional, and… egotistical?

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