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Strip 105 - Click on page above to goto the next page. -- First Seen: 2009-02-06
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More Goodies To Come!

Image of Quantum Vibe: This Means War (Part 1 of 3) trade paper back and indiegogo campaign mini-poster.

As another incentive, when we hit our first goal of $7,000, we will add a new perk to the mix: the trade paper back including a mini-version (8.5" x 11:) of the full size poster we'll be adding when we hit our first stretch goal. As announced last week, the art is still in-progress and we'll post more updates on the poster as Scott is able to refine it.

And to correct last week's post, the full size poster will be 18" x 24".

Help us reach our goal by continuing to spread the word! And if you haven't contributed yet, then click on the image and help us out.


The Incentive

Our IndieGoGo campaign got off to a strong start, but now it's time to add more incentive, so...
Check out the work-in-progress sample of the official promotional poster for Quantum Vibe: This Means War (Part 1).

The finished poster will be made available to donors when we make our first stretch goal of $10,000. It will be offered in two sizes: 8.5" x 11" (which can be mailed flat) and 18" x 24" (which must be shipped in a tube).

So please help us make this poster a reality, check out our campaign page if you haven't already, and choose the best reward tier for you.


The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Inside the Water Bros. café. Billy Rose and his friend Wally are crouching behind the counter that stands to the left of the entrance (as seen from inside the café looking towards the exit hatchway). Wally is fiddling with some small device a bit bigger than one of those Blackberry phone/PDAs, which is attached by a thin wire to a standard desktop holo-monitor.



Billy: Now what’s this supposed to do, Wally?

Wally (whispers): Shh!! It looks at people coming in the door, and projects a 3D ‘body’ of our choosing onto them.

Panel 2

Closer 2-shot of Billy and Wally. Hunched over and whispering conspiratorially.

Billy: What, for real?

Wally: No, just in the recorder. We edit and broadcast this on Tanglenet. Imagine this joint full of freak-show, Billy. We’ll go viral and become famous.


Panel 3
In this and the following 3 panels, we are seeing the action on the holo-monitor, with Wally and Billy at the far opposite edges of the frame. The monitor is showing the café entryway from a somewhat elevated point at the far end of the room (the camera is hidden in the sign above Babbette the Elder’s usual station), zoom set to provide a full-length view of whoever is passing the counter behind which the boys are hiding.

In the first frame, we see Bert coming through. But his head is on top of the body of a gorilla.

Wally (still whispering): Ape-Bert


Billy (quietly): *snort*
Panel 4

Next, a youngish-looking couple. He has a body something like the Gorn from Star Trek, she is dressed in a clown-ballerina outfit with tutu over candy-striped leggings, flower-print leotard and grotesquely oversized, sagging breasts

Wally: Lizard-man and his bozo ballerina

Billy: *chortle*

Panel 5
Next up, Neil Isher (the gunshop owner). He is wearing ridiculously exaggerated “cowboy” garb – big floppy hat, vest with the “Woody” black-and-white cowhide pattern, a pair of comically oversized cartoon sixguns slung low on his hips, bolo tie, oversized cowboy boots with very pointy toes and oversized spurs. And a rope coiled and looped over his left shoulder. Billy is visibly shaking with mirth.

Wally: Lariat Neil

Billy: *snicker*

Panel 6
Last but not least, Emily Rose. She is portrayed in a Medusa get-up, with brass brassiere, tattered skirt, and snake-hair. Billy is bursting out laughing now.

Wally: Aaaand – Emilydusa!

Billy: (losing it) HAW!!!


Panel 7
Make this panel narrow so we have more room in the last panel. The boys, in the lower foreground, are looking over their shoulders at Bert, the unnamed couple, Neil and Emily (in their true appearances) glaring down at them from across the counter.

Billy and Wally in unison: Uh-oh!


Panel 8
Exterior entry to the Water Bros. establishment. Billy and Wally are scrambling out the door, enraged Emily in hot pursuit. (Don’t forget the low gravity – these kids are really leaping.

Emily: Billy Rose! You are so DEAD!

Billy: Not if I can run fast enough!



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