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Strip 120 - Click on page above to goto the next page. -- First Seen: 2009-02-27
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Quantum Vibe X 1000!

  Quantum Vibe Times 1000!

Today's (April 17, 2015) Quantum Vibe strip is the one thousandth strip of the Quantum Vibe saga. (This does not include the "Leap of Faith" guest strips, or the "Tales From The Front," "Our Story Thus Far" and other fillers which had pushed our total update count past 1,000 several weeks previously.)

Not many web-comics make it to the 1,000-strip milestone, and we thank our readers for staying with us through this epic story, especially those of you who have supported us with your purchases and donations. We would never have made it this far without you.

So, sit back and take in your place in history. Do you hear birds chirping? Drink deeply the sights, sounds, and smells of the moment. Or maybe have a drink. We have.


New Colorist

We are pleased to announce that Lea Jean Badelles, who had filled in as a temporary colorist for Zeke Bieser last Spring, is joining us as our regular colorist. She colored the Leap of Faith guest strip for us and is doing the colors over Scott's line art going forward. Lea Jean hails from the Philippines, and you can see some of her other work at her Deviant Art page.

Zeke is continuing on his own, doing commission work and a bit of real-life work out from underneath his father's shadow. We wish him the best.


The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Establishing shot of the Poker Room at Callahan's. Guy is sitting between Babbette and Reggie at one end of the table. Also present are Bert and Ernie, Cathy and Neil, Vinney, Rosemarie and Davey (from page 30). Adult beverages are being consumed, and Mary is picking up empty glasses. Guy is speaking, and smiling at his own joke.

Guy: Guys, I guess I understand why you did what you did, and I cannot fault you.

Guy (2): At least you didn't pitch me out the airlock.

Panel 2
Looking over Guy's shoulder in Neil's direction. People on either side of Neil are looking sideways at him, as he looks at the ceiling and 'whistles' silently. Guy is realizing his 'joke' may be more real than he'd expected.

Guy: – er – In any case ...

Panel 3
Close in on Guy, with Babbette on his left and Reggie on his right, speaking to Reggie. Reggie is looking at his drink.

Guy: Why did you have to humiliate me with that cruel 'World Ceres Pennant' gag?

Guy (2): My UWRS colleagues teased me unmercifully.

Panel 4
Angle this shot so that we're seeing Reggie from the side and looking past him at Guy, Babbette, and the Guzmán brothers. B and the bros are looking guilty. Reggie is speaking quietly. Guy has his usual annoyed look.

Reggie: What did it make you feel like doing, Guy?


Panel 5
Medium close-up of Guy, nearly shouting at Reggie.

Guy: It made me feel like crawling under a rock!


Panel 6
Medium close-up of Reggie, smiling back at Guy gently:

Reggie: Welcome to the rock, Guy.


Panel 7
Pull back to show as many as you can seated around the table, focus on Guy, Reggie has a hand on his shoulder. People are lifting their glasses as if preparing to make a toast. Guy has a look of one who is breaking free of a dark spell.

Reggie: I wanted you to have every reason to escape from Terra.

Reggie (2): I can see your heart, Guy, and you belong with us.


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