Strip 230 -- First Seen: 2009-07-31
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Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux Now On Sale!
How does a society without a formal government deal with crime and criminal conspiracies? In the far-future space-city known as Bubbleopolis, they do it with a mixture of wit, grit, and a culture based on rolling up one's sleeves and doing what must be done. Diana Martelli, a recent arrival, likes to call it compassionate individualism.
Big Head Press announces the release of the latest graphic novel in the QUANTUM VIBE series: Château Périlleux, in which young Diana is tasked with finding out who killed a supposedly un-killable android -- and uncovers a conspiracy which shakes the very foundations of the city and its culture.
Available now direct from Big Head Press.
Staple! This weekend! Yikes!
Yikes! We almost forgot to tell visitors to the Quantum Vibe page that Scott will be making an appearance at Staple! the indie comics expo, in Austin, Texas this coming weekend, October 12-13.
Scott will be premiering his latest collection of Quantum Vibe strips, QUANTUM VIBE: Château Périllieu. Exclusively available at this show! The trade-paperback will go on sale in other channels soon afterwards.
Sorry for the late notice, hope to see readers there.
The Transcript For This Page
Illustrative panel. Younger Tobi wearing 'office casual' clothes, giving a presentation on a stage, pointing at various charts and graphs being displayed on a very large screen behind him. His posture indicates he's not having a good time.
Caption (Tobi): Look, when I started working on the Tanglenet, every physicist in the world laughed at me.
Caption (2): They said that while entangled particles seemed to communicate instantaneously without regard to distance, there was no way one could use them for human communications.
Medium close-up of Tobi at the table, in full bore professor mode, gesticulating with the pointed index finger.
Tobi: However, Kantor's 1977 book, Information Mechanics, implied an end-run.
Tobi (2): I found that end-run and the rest is history.
Looking back at Bert and Ernie, not the best of students. Ernie is looking overwhelmed, resting the side of his face in his palm. Bert just looks exasperated.
Bert: So now –?
Tobi leans forward, rests his chin on his fists, which he clasps together before him, elbows on the table.
Tobi: I am trying to apply that end-run to space travel.
Tobi (2): I think there is a way to travel from any point in the universe to any other point in the universe, instantaneously.
Bert and Ernie looking at one another in jaws-a-slack amazement.
Tobi: (OP): And maybe even from one point in Time to any other point in time, but I'm not making book on that part.
Illustrative panel. It's a small-scale political rally full of fail, in some sort of auditorium. The stage is festooned with banners, balloons, and politicians, but there are only three bored-looking rallyers standing out in an area large enough to hold hundreds.
Caption (Tobi): 'So you see, if such a possibility existed and it was cheap enough, no government would be able to hang onto its citizens.
Caption (2): 'They could basically pick up and leave.'
Medium 3-shot of the men at the table, the brothers on the left and Tobi on the right. Tobi is about to sip the last of his drink.
Tobi: So I think that has something to do with this guy who's gunning for me.
Same shot. Bert and Ernie are blurting out their line as Tobi sips his drink.
Bert and Ernie (in unison): What's he doing now?