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-- First Seen: 2009-01-09
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Porcfest XII Next Month!
Big Head Press is returning to Roger's Campground in New Hampshire the last week of June to attend Porcfest XII
Quantum Vibe creator, Scott Bieser will be there signing books and talking to fans at site 27, starting Wednesday 6/24 through Saturday 6/27. (The event itself runs from Sunday 6/21 through Sunday 6/28, for those who enjoy a whole week of camping.) Porcfest attendees will get a chance to buy a pre-release print copy of Quantum Vibe Volume 3: Seamus. The print edition of volume 3 will be officially released on Monday, June 29th, 2015. If you're going to Porcfest this year, be sure to come see us for a chance to buy your very own signed advance copy.
This Week: The Making of Quantum Vibe
This week, before we take a short 2 week hiatus, Scott is going to treat Quantum Vibe fans to a look behind the scenes, at it were, of the making of Quantum Vibe. Each day this week, readers will be given a guided tour through Scott's process for creating the daily strip we've all come to love.
And though there will be a brief hiatus, Scott and team will be creating the first few weeks strips of the next volume in the Quantum Vibe universe, Quantum Vibe: Venus23. First strip of this exciting new volume will go live Monday, June 8th, 2015.
The Transcript For This Page
Regular-sized panel. This time we’ll run the logo across the top of the strip like we’ve done a few times before.
Caillard is seated at a table in the Water Bros. Café, having breakfast. In the foreground, we see Stellina from the back, in silhouette. Caillard is sipping his coffee and not looking at her in this frame.
Guy: Ah, Fiorella. Sorry to start without you but I was …
Switch angles. Now Guy is in the foreground looking at Fiorella. Instead of her customary business suit she is wearing Cererean clothing – stylish-but-practical, and has her auto-pistol holstered on her right hip. Guy is taken aback.
Guy: Er, well, the new outfit does suit you, but it’s hardly professional.
She sits down across the table from him. Her back is to the bar.
Guy: And while the firearm is a common accessory here, but you won’t be able to keep it back on Terra.
Fiorella: Guy …
Guy and Fiorella, from the side. Fiorella looks sad as she speaks. Guy is reacting in shock.
Fiorella. I’m not going back.
Guy: You’re – what are you saying?
Looking over Guy’s shoulder at Fiorella. In the background we can see EMILY ROSE, who works there as a waitress, doing something with the glassware behind the bar.
(Emily Rose is about 16, and happens to be Billy’s older sister (of Billy and Wally fame). She’s cute but not strikingly beautiful – no particulars on how she looks except that she should look like she’s related to Billy.)
Fiorella: The truth is, I don’t like what we are doing to people. In the year and a half I’ve been in the Service, I have become more and more disillusioned.
Now looking over Fiorella’s shoulder at Guy, who is struggling to maintain his composure.
Guy: Fiorella, none of us really likes what we are doing. But someone has to, right?
Fiorella: No, I don’t think so. Anyway, it’s not for me.
Pull back so we can see them both from the side, Fiorella on the right.
Fiorella stands up, reaching out with one hand to touch Guy’s hand on the table. Guy looks up helplessly at her. Emily Rose is approaching the table with a fresh pot of coffee.
Fiorella: I’m going to escape from Terra, Guy.
Fiorella: You could too, you know.
Fiorella walks away from the table in the direction of the café exit, a sad but determined look on her face. Guy just sits there, shattered. Emily stands by, looking confused.