The Multiplex 10: The Web Series Kickstarter ends in ONE WEEK

As of the RIGHT NOW — 10pm on Tuesday, July 10 — there are exactly seven days remaining in the Multiplex 10: The Web Series Kickstarter project! We’ve raised over 83% of our funding goal, putting us well within striking distance of the base goal for the upcoming final push!

Thanks to hitting a $16,000 milestone goal really early, the Kickstarter campaign funds more than just additional web series episodes and animated movie reviews:

  • There will be three shorter movie reviews with Jason (rewards for our Co-Executive Producer backers).
  • It will also fund a series of strips where Kurt and Jason “review” (from a certain point of view) the Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings (and Hobbit) movies — twenty-four of the nerdiest movies you all know and love. I’m going to have a little fun with the format, and while the animation deadlines will take precedence, I’m hoping to make them one a fairly regular basis — so the Multiplex 10 Cinemas staff (or two of them) will be in a webcomic again.
  • AND while this is an unofficial reward, Joe Dunn has threatened to feature the Multiplex 10 cast in two strips a week for three months. Here’s one of his recent misappropriations of these characters:
I can’t believe Joe doesn’t know how to spell my name right by now.

But none of this happens unless we hit that base goal, so don’t wait! No matter how good things look right now, the sooner we hit the base goal, the better. Funded projects always see a big boost in pledges — people just love “betting” on a sure thing.

Other News & Updates

  • Animation for Adults interviewed me about Multiplex and Multiplex 10! Most of you already know the origins of the comic strip, but we talked a little about my influences and my goofy ass elevator pitch for a Multiplex 10 TV series.
  • Multiplex 10: The Animated Short has been officially selected by the Independent Cinema Summer Showcase! It will screen at the event in Los Angeles, CA, on July 29th, but I don’t have any more details beyond that right now.
  • Leigh Lahav (who will be writing an upcoming Multiplex 10 episode provided the project gets successfully funded) just posted a new video TODAY — “The Infinite Place.” Check out that shirt, because it’s funny as fork!

Meet Leigh Lahav!

Leigh Lahav, writer extraordinaire
Leigh Lahav

We have an awesome announcement today: “Fangirls” creator Leigh Lahav will be scripting an episode of Multiplex 10: The Web Series—if we hit our base funding goal of $20,000 by Tuesday, July 17th at 10pm Eastern. That’s EIGHT DAYS (and twelve hours) away!

If you don’t know her by name, you’ve almost undoubtedly seen her own animated videos skewering various aspects of geek culture: her OnlyLeigh YouTube channel has nearly 390,000 subscribers and over 35 million views. Leigh has also written and/or created for Fine Bros., Rooster Teeth, Disney, Newform Digital, and more!

Here’s one of my personal favorites:

What’s she gonna write for us?! WHO KNOWS. The writers’ room will be convening the second we hit our funding goal to break down what we want to do in the new videos.

BUT… of course, we can only bring Leigh into the team if we hit the funding goal! So please check out our Kickstarter page for details about all the cool stuff you get for helping us produce the show and pledge your support today!

9 Days Remaining! + The second cameo giveaway is closing off fast!

Nine days left in the funding period!

We’re at 82% of the goal with NINE DAYS left in the funding period! We’re in really shape to pass that and start funding even more videos than the “at least ten videos” that the base goal covers!

Don’t forget that we’re giving away one cameo given away per 100 backers — and we’re fast approaching the 200th backer, which will close off the eligibility for that cameo. Pledge soon so you don’t miss your chance!

10 Days Remaining! We’ve passed $16,000!!!

We passed the $16,000 milestone last night (or 80% of our base goal) — in large part due to our new Co-Executive Producers, ReKindle Studios and some guy named… Lawrence McAlpin? (It’s my brother. He’s the smart one in the family; he’s not a professional artist.)

That means all the Co-Executive Producer reward levels are CLAIMED — for now. If/when we pass the base goal, I will open up more producer level rewards afterward. (After that point, a new Co-Executive Producer level reward would fund additional videos. I’ll talk more about stretch goals later.)

What passing $16,000 on Friday night ALSO meant is that I am also going to write and draw movie review comics with Kurt and Jason reviewing twenty-three nerd movies: the first nine Star Wars features — wait, technically the Clone Wars movie counts, so I guess that should be ten.

Shit.

What passing $16,000 on Friday night ALSO meant is that I am also going to write and draw movie review comics with Kurt and Jason reviewing twenty-four nerd movies: the first TEN Star Wars features; the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions; and the Harry Potter movies.

These review comics will be posted in the Kickstarter backer updates, on Patreon, and here on the Multiplex 10 website. They will be collected into the Art of Multiplex 10 ebook — and, because there are so many of them, possibly into a separate ebook that will be for available for purchase — UNLIKE the Art of Multiplex 10 ebook.

I am going to aim to release one every week, but the deadlines on the videos will come first, so it may be slower than that. Also, note that these comics can only get produced IF we actually make it to the funding goal… but that seems pretty like a pretty good bet at this point.

So it looks like I’m going to be doing a (semi-)regular webcomic for a little while, too, in addition to the animation. Even though a review comic isn’t QUITE the same as the old webcomic, it’ll be interesting to see where this goes. I hope. I’ve had a little fun with the comic strip review format in the past, and I’ve been tossing around some ideas so all I can really promise is that they will be roughly twenty-two pages of comics, and they will be movie reviews… from a certain point of view.

11 Days Remaining! The Multiplex 10 Cinemas needs your help!

Eleven days left…

We’re about half-way through the funding period and at 68% of our funding goal. This is okay shape to hit the goal, but even though people are still recovering from the Fourth of July (in the US, anyway), I’m still hoping to cross the 15,000 (75%) milestone as early as possible; the sooner that happens, the better chance we have of exceeding the goal and being able to make longer, more character-driven videos—or just more videos!

A couple of large pledges could get us there and unlock a whoooole bunch of nerdy movie review comics—so if any of you have entertained the idea of being a film producer, this is your chance!

ALSO! The Multiplex 10 short was recently selected to screen at the Palm Springs International Animation Festival in August, where it will compete in the 2D Comedy Short category! Cross your fingers for us, and if you can make it there, cheer us on!

Announcing… new Movie Review Comic milestone goals!

The $15,000 (75%) milestone is a huge one. Hitting it as early as possible means we’ll spend more time on the Nearly Funded page on Kickstarter and put us in a much better position to hit or exceed the funding goal.

In addition to all the other giveaways and bonuses (detailed on the Kickstarter Project page), Jason and Kurt will review up to twenty-three nerd movies in comic strip form—IF we hit these milestone goals…

There’s also information about a new reward that includes a custom vector illustration by yours truly (a.k.a. Gordon)! So if you’d like the character of your choice drawn sort of like one of the illustrations below, head over to the Kickstarter project page today!

Don’t wait! Pledging early encourages others to pledge, too, and the increased discoverability of being on the Nearly Funded page will help the project even more — so every dollar you pledge could get magnified greatly.

Happy Fourth of July, stay safe, don’t eat too much, and I’ll talk to you soon!
— Gordon