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Strip 843 -- First Seen: 2011-12-09
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Roswell, Texas Deluxe Pre-Launch Deal

Click here to sign up on the Indiegogo Roswell, Texas Rides Again campaign pre-launch page.

As we get ready to launch our Roswell, Texas Deluxe Indiegogo campaign next week, we have an early bird deal to offer. If you sign up to our campaign before the campaign starts, you will get a 15% discount on your contribution to help us print 500 copies of the limited deluxe edition of the popular retro-sci-fi comedy romp. By signing up, you will receive updates on the campaign as well.

To sign up for our early-bird special, just go to our Indiegogo Roswell, Texas Rides Again campaign pre-launch page. And stay tuned for more announcements!

Roswell, Texas - Full Color Hard Bound

Front cover of Roswell, Texas - By L Neil Smith, F Rex May, Scott Bieser, & Jen Zach.

ROSWELL, TEXAS, the retro-sci-fi comedy romp written by L. Neil Smith and Rex F. May, and illustrated by Scott Bieser and Jen Zach, is getting a new lease on life from Big Head Press. The new deluxe printed graphic novel will be in a full-color, larger format hard-back book, and limited to 500 copies available exclusively through, the crowd-funding platform. This new edition will also include an afterward by Rylla Smith, daughter of author L. Neil Smith, who discorporated in late August.

The crowd-funding campaign is scheduled to commence October 25, ending November 23. Stay tuned for more announcements.

The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Medium shot of Pablo at his desk, his demeanor and tone are softer now.
Pablo: Emily, no matter how many people you kill, it will never bring back your family.
Pablo: Everyone has seen the video – there was no joy in your face, only the emotional blackness of a shark's eyes.
Panel 2
Medium shot of Emily – we can see Madame Defarge and some other audience members behind her. Emily has her head bowed slightly forward, her lips tightened.
Pablo (OP): You did the right thing with Harris.
Pablo: If Young had shown even a glimmer of personal responsibility and regret, I think you might have let him live.
Panel 3
Medium shot of Pablo.
Pablo: But you still carry a burden of anger that caused you to lash out against Anton. This cannot stand.
Pablo: So as a … a favor to yourself, get counseling to deal with your anger.
Pablo: In the meantime, you should not arm yourself, until you can carry weapons responsibly.
Panel 4
Medium shot of Emily. The audience behind her is looking shocked. Angle the view so we don't see Defarge this time.
Emily: I agree, Pablo. I deserve this.
Panel 5
Pablo at his desk, looking stern again.
Pablo: Okay, here is my ruling:
Pablo: One, you will become Anton's personal attendant and assistant. You will wheel him around, later help him walk, do his work at Sherwood Forest, and be on call … uh, 100/10.

Panel 6
Emily listening to Pablo. We can see Defarge behind her, knitting while clearly listening to Pablo.
Pablo (OP): If Anton agrees to this, he will provide you with room and board at Sherwood Forest.
Pablo: This relationship will continue until your debt – including the room and board – has been paid in full.
Emily: I agree.

Panel 7
Close-up of Pablo, his face softened, leaning forward on his elbows.
Pablo: Emily, there is tranquility, life and beauty in Sherwood Forest. Immerse yourself in this patch of nature.
Pablo: Sit beside the koi ponds and reflect on what you want to do with your life. I think you can do great things.
Panel 8
Medium shot of Madame Defarge, cutting the last thread from whatever it was she's been knitting. She is looking satisfied, and a tear falls from one eye.
Pablo (OP): Case closed.

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