Notes from the Manager
Thanks to Tom Brazelton of the recently ended Theater Hopper for today's guest strip. This one is actually sort of a passing of the torch strip for this character, Jimmy. If you read Theater Hopper regularly, you'll know him from that comic and possibly have seen Tom's recent announcement that he'll be joining the Multiplex 10 crew starting in Book 7, taking on a Shift Supervisor position. Tom's one of my best buds in webcomics, and I'm really happy to keep Jimmy alive for a little longer (mwah ha ha ha… kidding).
Whether or not you've read Theater Hopper, though, please check out Tom's recently launched Kickstarter project for Theater Hopper eBooks! It's a really funny strip, chock full of movie jokes (oh man, do you guys remember when I used to do movie jokes? memories…), and I even make a cameo in it once in a while. It's good times!
Oh, and sharp-eyed readers will notice that the URL in the copyright line for this doesn't actually say Theater Hopper — it says Midwestern Nice. What's Midwestern Nice?! I'm not telling. Mostly because I don't know. But I'm still not telling!
See you Thursday with one last guest strippy sort of thing. Book 7 starts on Monday.
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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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