Hello! The Multiplex 10 Kickstarter project ends in just over 14 days. As of this writing, we are a little north of $12,000, so just over 80% of our base goal. Judging from my last two Kickstarters, we’re doing very well. The final week should pick up considerably over this past week.
BUT don’t forget that we still have a milestone goal of Jason reviewing every Harry Potter movie if we make that $15,000 baseline goal on/before Wednesday, April 26th, though! (Plus Fantastic Beasts if we make it on/before Monday, April 24th. But that seems kind of unlikely at this point.) I thought that was a fun premise… but it’s up to the Gods of Kickstarter now.
I also officially added our first (and, at this point, only) STRETCH GOAL. At $20,000, we’ll be able to do a few extra things:
Smoother, 4K animation
5.1 Surround Sound mix (courtesy sound designer Ian Vargo)
AND… a theatrical premiere at the Somerville Theatre here in Somerville, MA. (All backers at the Special Thanks level and up will get free admission… and, of course, transportation is not provided.)
Thanks so much for all your support. I’m exciting at how the Kickstarter project is coming together, and I can’t wait to get started on the animated short. (Full time, I mean. I’m already working on it!)
In case you missed it… in order to — fingers crossed — hit the Multiplex 10: the animated short’s base goal sooner rather than later, if we can reach $15,000 on or before Wednesday, April 26 (according to Eastern Daylight Time), I’ll write and draw Multiplex Movie Review comics for all eight of the Harry Potter movies. And if we do it on or before Monday, April 24, I’ll throw in Fantastic Beasts, as well.
These strips will be different than previous review comics, though: Jason will review them at the age he was when each movie was released. So the first ones will be set before the comic strip began, and we’ll get a glimpse of his life before the Multiplex 10, then see him get older with each new movie along with the characters in the movies, etc.
Hello! Miss me? I’ll be posting Multiplex Movie Review comics here occasionally for the near future, so don’t forget to come back by or cyberstalk me on one of the umpty-million places you can do that.
The Multiplex 10 Kickstarter project has passed $10,500 (as of this writing) in its first week thanks to over 300 backers. There’s plenty of time left, and that’s nearly 70% of the goal — so things are looking good. But the sooner the project passes its goal, the better chance it has at getting pledges from people who aren’t as familiar with Multiplex and my work as you guys are.
Thanks once again for all your support — especially to my Patreon backers — and for all the heartfelt messages over the last week.
First, a little round-up of things from the past week:
The Kickstarter project for Multiplex 10: the animated short started really strong. As always, things have slowed down a lot since the first day, but… fingers crossed. At the time of this writing, it was just a few hundred dollars away from the 2/3 mark — fantastic for the first week.
I’ve had a few people ask me about the future of the books and the website, so I wanted to say what the current plans are:
Multiplex: The Revenge (Book Three) should still be out in June — slightly earlier for Kickstarter backers, I’m hoping. I don’t have an estimate on when those will arrive yet.
Starting… soon… I’ll be posting bonus comics for Book Four on my Patreon page. For the next few weeks, I’ll post some things here, like an occasional Multiplex Movie Review or something else, in the Deleted Scenes blog, so… you know, don’t unsubscribe to this feed just yet. (At some point, I should redesign the homepage for the Multiplex site to reflect that the strip has ended, but I’m working on other things right now.)
After all of the bonus comics for Book Four are done — and after the Multiplex 10 short is completed (assuming it gets funded) — I’ll do a Kickstarter to fund the printing of the fourth book. By doing the Kickstarter after all the content is finished, I should be able to have a much lower goal than Book Three’s. (At some point in there, I have to reprint Book One, too, because I’ve been sold out of that for over a year now.)
After that, I’m hoping to do a slipcase for Books One through Four (“Act One”) and then hardcovers for Act Two (Books Five and Six on the site) and Act Three (Books Seven through Nine)… but there’s a lot that needs to happen first.
So, like I’ve said many times: I’m not through with these characters yet.