Multiplex 10: the comic book?! (addition to the $20k stretch goal)

The Multiplex 10 Kickstarter project ends in TWO DAYS. (Sunday, May 7th, at 11pm Central, to be precise. Kickstarter rounds down.) Right now, we’re thisclose to $17,000 — nearly 40% of the way to our first and only stretch goal (so far).

I wanted to help encourage a few Multiplex readers who loved the webcomic but haven’t pledged to support the animated short by adding a new reward onto that $20,000 stretch goal: a Multiplex 10 comic ebook free to all $25+ Kickstarter backers. I’ve run a few “story comics” over at the Multiplex 10 site (two of which also ran here), and I will be a few more of those no matter what, but this stretch goal/reward will add even more new comics and make the ebook into essentially an “episode zero” of the animated series.

It will be at least 16 pages long, with the existing comic strips and new material  slightly reformatted into a single, continuous story rather than a collection of comic strips like the Multiplex Chapter eBooks.

#3: Creepshow

Warning: There is a (minor?) spoiler for Life in this strip.

With the Kickstarter project not only funded but comfortably past the goal, I’ll be posting more in this series of strips leading up to the events in the animated short. They are an introduction to the new versions of the characters and will hopefully give you a sense of the (very) slightly different tone in this new take on the characters.

I’m going to aim for about once a week, but don’t want to commit to a regular schedule yet, because work on the animated short comes first.

Multiplex 10: the animated short is FUNDED!!!

Thanks to Phat Do and 477 other backers and also the one person who just pledged since I started typing this — the Multiplex 10 animated pilot is FUNDED!

I think I can safely speak for the cast & crew and say that we are incredibly thrilled to have this opportunity to bring Kurt and Jason and the rest of the Multiplex 10 gang to life. Thank you so much for all your support.

What’s even better is that we still have four days to go! As I’ve said before, the more money we raise, the better the short can be.

We do have one official stretch goal. At $20,000, we’ll be able to add…

  • Smoother, 4K animation (involving a couple of additional animators)
  • 5.1 Surround Sound mix
  • A theatrical premiere at the Somerville Theatre here in Somerville, MA. (All backers at the Special Thanks level and up will have free admission, though you will need to RSVP. Transportation is not provided.)

And, of course, the more money we raise, the more money we have to promote and distribution the finished short — which will help increase our chances of producing MORE Multiplex 10.

Thank you, again. This is going to be fun.