Multiplex #893: Love’s a Bitch
“Love’s a Bitch” is the English translation of Amores Perros, I guess? Movie connection!
I’ve missed doing Lydia’s condescending facial expressions. She is the best.
Trailer Watch: Captain America: The Winter Soldier 4-minute preview trailer
Be warned: this is really a three minute clip from the movie with a 1-minute trailer at the end. AND there is one or two spoilery things that you may not want to see, if you want to go into the theater with as close to a blank slate as possible.
However. If that doesn’t bother you, it is pretty awesome. The action we see here is a lot of fun.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Cobie Smulders, Frank Grillo, Emily VanCamp, Hayley Atwell, Robert Redford and Samuel L. Jackson. It hits theaters on April 4, 2014. http://dlvr.it/54zCZB
Trailer Watch: Stage Fright, a horror-comedy-musical
Stage Fright actually looks like a fun, campy horror flick. The film premieres at SXSW soon, but it will hit VOD on April 3, before a limited theatrical run beginning May 9th.
Here’s the synopsis, courtesy Twitch:
Starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a Broadway diva, but she’s stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theatre. http://dlvr.it/54FY1H
Trailer Watch: Boom! Kaboom! Pazow! Zap!
Michael Bay’s fourth attempt to make a decent Transformers movies hits theaters on June 27. http://dlvr.it/54Clb1
Multiplex Chapter eBooks: the pre-release editions — and a word about Book Three
Announcing the pre-release editions of the Multiplex Chapter eBooks!
The “pre-release” versions don’t include any of the bonus comics that will find their way into the official Chapter eBook release or the print collections, because they don’t exist yet. They haven’t been formatted to fit each strip on its own page, either, but the commentary is new (and likely to change before the official/final release), so if you like the PDF eBooks because of the commentary and the high resolution vector art, you will enjoy re-reading the archives this way, too.
Chapters 31 and 32 are available NOW (dig through the Activity Stream for links!), with future chapters coming roughly every month until I’m all caught up. I’m starting with Book Seven, and then I’ll go back to Book Six (a.k.a. the movie storyline), then Book Five — and moving forward, I plan to release future chapters shortly after they’re wrapped. I know this might sound a little weird. It makes sense in my head.
Books Three and Four will have to wait for the official releases, because it doesn’t make as much sense to me to do the pre-release edition only to replace them a year later.
Now that the Multiplex: There and Back Again Kickstarter is winding down… I want to set my sights on producing the bonus material for Book Three next (assuming sales of Book Two merit moving forward with the print collections).
So this summer, I hope to get started on the bonus material for the third print collection. But rather than launch a Kickstarter project that could take two years to fulfill, I’d like to use Patreon to cover the living expenses I’ve built into the first two Kickstarters (and badly underestimated). That way, when I do launch a Book Three Kickstarter, it is solely for the printing costs of the book and the cost of the Kickstarter rewards. Hopefully, that will mean rather than waiting almost two years for a book like with Book Two, it’ll only be a matter of months. http://dlvr.it/53cQQN
Multiplex #892: Wedding Bells
Multiplex #891: People Die of Exposure
Thanks to Mike Norton (illustrator of a billion comics, including Battlepug and Image Comics’s excellent Revival), for the okay to use the Revival logo on Red’s T-shirt. My buddy Sean Dove also designs the Revival books, and you should check out his stuff, too.
Sorry for the late update, but I was getting the vast majority of the Kickstarter books shipped out. In case you didn’t notice, Multiplex: There and Back Again is now available for PRE-ORDER — which means if you order it now, I’ll do my best to make sure it’s in your greasy little hands the week of March 17th (if not sooner). At least if you’re in the US. International shipping is, sadly, ridiculously expensive and unpredictable date-wise.
They PRE-ORDERED Multiplex: There and Back Again (Book Two). What happened next blew their frickin’ minds out.
(They got copies of it in the mail.)
Anyway, yep: it’s time. Surly film snob Jason, his horror buff BFF Kurt, and the rest of the staff of the Multiplex 10 Cinemas return in the second print collection of your favorite movie-themed webcomic, Multiplex. In this volume, we meet the Multiplex 10’s archnemeses, the staff of Flickhead Video, and Jason & Devi’s relationship hits the rocks.
Multiplex: There and Back Again collects strips #103–216 from the archives, plus over 20 bonus comics — and it is now available for PRE-ORDER from the Multiplex Store!
Book Two officially goes on sale on March 15, 2014. Order your copy now to make sure it’s shipped in the week of March 17th!
AND THAT’S NOT ALL. NOPE. The “This Isn’t Your Living Room” workplace poster featuring Jason is also available — also as a pre-order — and shipping alongside Book Two. The 18″x24″ poster is $10, and it is fucking awesome. http://dlvr.it/52Jv2n
Trailer Watch: Godzilla official main trailer
Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla hits theaters on May 16. http://dlvr.it/51MRYq
Multiplex #890: Old, Familiar Faces
For the first time in a long time, I’m actually not sure what will happen in Friday’s comic! Possibly a scene from Franklin’s going-away party. Possibly something completely different.