Strip 994 -- First Seen: 2012-07-07
Escape From Terra is updated with new pages every Monday through Friday.
A Short Break For the Holidays
Hey gang, it's that time of the year again when folks step away from their computers and enjoy family and friends. We'll be doing that here at Big Head Press too.
Quantum Vibe will be update free next week. But never fear, we'll have 3 new strips the first week of the year starting Wednesday, January 2nd 2019.
Any of our U.S. readers wishing to purchase Big Head Press titles via Paypal for direct shipping, if you place your order after Saturday December 22nd, it will ship after new year's day. We will work to get them out as quickly as we can after we return.
We at Big Head Press would also like to thank all our readers for their support and wish you all safe and happy holidays.
About the Patreon Contretemps
Patreon's recent moves to de-platform some popular YouTube personalities who have upset a censorious subset of progressives has alarmed all of us who value an ethic of open discussion, even when opinions expressed are sometimes quite difficult to tolerate. Maybe especially then.
I have had several Patrons drop out of the system and ask me to set up an account with an alternative subscriber service. However, there seems to be a Twitter-based activist group of "Social Justice Warriors" which can attack and shut down alternative services lest they become a haven for the wrong crowd. Maker-Support and SubscribeStar have both fallen victim to these racketeers.
Now, I know that some of my readers are here because they like my politics, but many others don't care about the politics but enjoy the stories. And all of you are important to me. But some of you want an alternative subscription service and I am open to any such that seems able to withstand assaults from the Blue Meanies. I have word of such a system in the works and will adopt it quickly if it pans out.
I'm also following Minds.com and Steamit.com, which offer a means for people to support creators, but they deal in crypto-currencies, which at present are not as easy for most people to deal with as their national currencies. But new innovations may change this, so I haven't written them off either.
In the meanwhile, I'm sticking with Patreon, out of financial necessity. If and when I make a move to either add an alternate service or replace Patreon, I will announce it here and elsewhere. And I understand those of you who cannot bring yourselves to consider supporting me through Patreon and will happily welcome you back when I can offer you a better choice.
Thanks for hanging in there with me!
The Transcript For This Page
Escape From Terra is approaching its 1,000th srip. That represents the better part of four years of five weekly strips. During that time, EFT has nearly always been listed as one of the top 100 most favorite web comics. Wow! We could not have done it without you. You took time out of your life to vote for us and we appreciate it. Thank you readers. We have really enjoyed bringing the EFT universe, and its characters, to life for you.
However... Big Head Press has decided that in the current economy, it will have to concentrate its resources and efforts on Quantum Vibe. The EFT team accepts this and we continue to have the highest respect for Big Head Press for their support and cooperation over the years. Nevertheless, EFT will be comming to an end... or will it?
The EFT team, with the full cooperation of Big Head Press, is looking for a new home for EFT. Big Head has graciously agreed to continue the EFT forum during our search. New stories are not a problem. We have several finished, plus dozens of blocked-out new stories and hundreds of themes and ideas for years of entertainment.
What we need is a new venue. Currently, we are in discussions with a traditional comic publisher about offering EFT as a monthly "comic book". These are the comics some of us grew up on, so we find the idea intriguing. In addition, we are exploring the possibility of offering a portable EFT app for smartphones. We might even offer EFT books internationally in various languages. There are many possibilities.
It also occurs to us that we have the brightest and cleverest readers inthe world. So we would like to solicit your suggestions as t the best way to keep EFT alive and available. Please go to the EFT forum
The EFT Team
P.S. If you would like to be notified about EFT plans and opportunities, please get on our mailing list. We will be setting up something a bit more sophisticated, but for now, just send Sandy an email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) with EFT Mailing List in the subject line and we will put you on the list.