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The El Neil Collection on Sale Now!

El Neil Collection for $14.95 USD

So you've wanted to buy all 3 of L. Neil Smith's classic Big Head Press graphic novels? Well, wait no longer. That day has arrived. All 3 of El Neil's books can now be ordered direct from the publisher for the low price of $14.95 USD (sorry, offer only available in the USA).

Included in this collection: El Neil's space pirate swash-buckler, Phoebus Krumm, his alternate Texas history sci-fi spy thriller, Roswell, Texas, as well as his twice Prometheus award winning sci-fi adventure, The Probability Broach: The Graphic Novel. The collection's art by Quantum Vibe creator Scott Bieser. You won't find a better deal this side of LaPorte. Order now while supplies last!


Scott @ LP Con 2020!

2020 Libertarian Party Convention in Austin, Texas

Been wishing you could meet Quantum Vibe creator Scott Bieser and get his autograph on one of his many graphic novels? If you're going to be in Austin, Texas the weekend of May 22nd through the 25th this year, you're in luck. Big Head Press will be selling books in the exhibit area for the 2020 Libertarian Party Convention. Scott will also be at the table, helping out and chatting with fans.

You don't have to be a libertarian or have any interest in politics to come see us. The exhibit area is open to the public, in the JW Ballroom on the 4th floor of the JW Marriot in downtown Austin.


The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
A well-dressed, blond gentleman strolls along Park Avenue in 22nd-Century New York City (which actually looks a lot like early 21st-Century New York, except for the clothing fashions of the citizenry, and the visible CCTV cameras placed all around, and more bicycles and pedi-cabs than cars in the street.
Title: Vesta, Massachusetts
Caption: Pilgrim Boner was a product of his history.
Caption: Born in California, just after his artsy parents had chosen to move to 'more progressive' Plymouth Massachusetts. Hence, his given name.
Panel 2
Boner walks towards the entrance to a century-old, high-rise apartment building, flanked by a doorman in traditional doorman's attire, and another man in a policeman's uniform with a sub-machine gun slung across his chest. The doorman cheerfully holds the door open for Boner while the armed guard grimly regards Boner through narrowed eyes.
Caption: His parents had always pronounced the family name, bohn-Air, but to their great irritation, people invariably called them BONE-er.
Panel 3
Boner is in his not-large but tidy apartment, hanging up his coat. On one wall we can see a portrait of Ayn Rand.
Caption: When Pilgrim came of age, he rejected his parents' progressivism and moved to New York City, where he got into the Objectivist scene.
Panel 4
Boner is seated in an overstuffed chair, a drink on the table beside him. In his lap he has a computer keyboard. A 40-inch diagonal holoscreen is materializing 2 meters in front of him.
Caption: When he had a falling-out with the Randian crowd, he decided he would just be an anarcho-capitalist.


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