Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1)
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Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show (Book 1)

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The cinema-loving and customer-weary staff of the local movie theaterstar in this

premiere collectionof the webcomic Multiplex, which features the series'first 102 strips. Showcasing a unique blend of comedy anddramawith real-world film commentary and criticism, this compilation also includes more than 30 bonus comics, character bios, and an all-new, exclusive 12-page prequ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 22nd 2010 by Chase Sequence Co. (first published September 2010)
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David R Y
I think this must have been my third or fourth read through of the material in Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show but it was by far the best experience yet. Something about holding a psychical object created a new excitement as I flipped page after page. From the moment I saw the cover I was already blown away and how different McAlpin's drawings looked. Maybe there's some tricks going on but the cover definitely felt like it had some depth to it that you would never get on a computer screen (yet - I'm...more
Nov 03, 2010 Jesse rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Those who work in the service industry or who love movies
Awesome! I've been reading this strip online ( since about 2006. You really get to see Gordon McAlpin's writing and art grow in the course of these strips. The bonus material is fantastic and well worth the wait. Plus, it was just nice to go back and revisit these old strips, but be able to hold them in my hands while I did it. And just on a format note, I do wish this was available as a Hardcover. That being said though, its is probably the best constructed Trade Paperbac...more
Mike Aragona
I've tried to think about just what it is that I enjoy so much when it comes to Multiplex and I'm not sure I can pick out just one thing. Yes, the whole interplay between Kurt and Jason reminds me a lot of the kind of interplay I used to do with my friends back-in-the-day when talking (and often dissing) movies was very much a part of our weekly life. But that's just what first drew me to the original web comics. Once I spent a bit more time reading through more and more of the strips, it became...more
Rating: 3.5 stars (after some internal struggle)

My Thoughts: Because I feel like I've become friends (or at least acquaintances) with Gordon McAlpin through Twitter and through the crowd-funding project that enabled him to bring Multiplex to print form, I had the urge to just paste a 5 star rating onto this. But that wouldn't be an honest assessment of the book, and I'm sure Gordon would rather have an honest review than a kiss-ass/flattering one.

So why 3.5? Because I've grown so accustomed to w...more
While searching for movie webcomics to read, I stumbled upon this little gem. I read a few strips and they made me laugh so I decided to buy this book. And I'm glad I did.

What makes Multiplex so enjoyable for me is that I love movies, I like comics, I've had all sorts of crazy co-workers, and I've had shitty jobs where I've had to deal with stupid customers. It's a great combination of it all.

I've not read many webcomics, but I believe what makes this stand out is that the characters have their...more
I Stumbled upon Multiplex a couple of years ago and it pulled me in. The book is a fantastic compilation of Gordon McAlpin's work, with an exciting new story at the beginning, as well as comments along with each strip. I really enjoyed seeing the "bonus strips" chronologically, as well as all of the bonus features at the end of the book.

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Didn't make laugh as much as Ctrl+Alt+Del, but anyone who works with the general population can sympathize! These younguns working in the theaters are geeky, cute, and pathetic enough to make me want more! You can also tell in this first book how McAlpin is slowly growing in confidence and style.
very lame.. in a good way!! Seriously
The characters make this strip work.
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Gordon McAlpin lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his girlfriend Karyn and their cats Punk and Sydney. Gordon has written movie reviews, co-hosted a movie podcast, and edited a movie news blog. Currently, in addition to Multiplex, he is pursuing an MFA in Graphic Design (Interactive Design track) at the University of Minnesota, where he is a graduate instructor. While he has never worked at a movi...more
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