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Quantum Vibe - Strip 1020 First Seen: Fri 2015-01-30

The sci-fi adventures of a girl, a mad scientist, and a robot.
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Our Story Thus Far - Guide For New Fans

New Colorist [ Jan 15, 2015 ]

We are pleased to announce that Lea Jean Badelles, who had filled in as a temporary colorist for Zeke Bieser last Spring, is joining us as our regular colorist. She colored the Leap of Faith guest strip for us and is doing the colors over Scott's line art going forward. Lea Jean hails from the Philippines, and you can see some of her other work at her Deviant Art page.

Zeke is continuing on his own, doing commission work and a bit of real-life work out from underneath his father's shadow. We wish him the best.



And We Are Back! [ Jan 11, 2015 ]

  Nicole and Murphy are back!

Quantum Vibe returns this week. So you thought exploding in the rings of Saturn would slow our intrepid heroines down? And what in the world is going to happen to Seamus? These questions and more will be answered in the upcoming daily strips of Quantum Vibe.

We at Big Head Press also hoped you enjoyed our guest story installment "Leap of Faith" by Mike Baron and Lee Oaks! A short story set in the Quantum Vibe universe telling the tale of a woman and how hard it can still be to get by in the solar system.



 

The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
The girls are again standing in front of the whiteboard. This time a somewhat different design is displayed. Nicole's hair is a bit longer.
Caption: Several tendays later:
Murphy: That should be everything. Trans-universal probe Mark V.
Nicole: We've refined the refinements to a fine edge.

Panel 2
Now they're at the launch systems monitor, as before.
Murphy: We've got as big a power supply and as much shielding as we can pack onto one of these launch vehicles.
Nicole: Keep your fingers crossed.
Panel 3
Exterior view of the probe rocketing away from the planetoid.
Murphy (from below): The probe is on-track, all systems show green ...
Panel 4
The girls at the monitor. We see the probe with its engines cut ...
Murphy: Coasting to maximum altitude ...
Nicole: Breach engine activation in 3 2 1 ...

Panel 5
The girls watch in astonishment as the probe seems to squeeze in on itself.
Murphy: Oh, no
Nicole: A singularity?
Panel 6
The probe disappears in a tiny flash.
Nicole: FEEK! When it falls back down here
Murphy: No worries it's too small and will 'evaporate' long before it reaches the planetoid.

Panel 7
Close 2-shot of Nicole and Murphy looking up at the monitor.
Nicole: Well, at least that was something.
Murphy: Something, but worse than nothing. We have no salvage to examine.

Panel 8
Murphy lays an affectionate arm across Nicole's shoulders.
Murphy: We need a fresh approach. Let's take some time off.
Nicole: And do what?
Murphy: I have an idea ...

Web-comics Scott Reads

For thrills and chills:
Girl Genius
Schlock Mercenary
Gunnerkrigg Court
Spacetrawler
Bad Machinery
Cura Te Ipsum
Unsounded
Supermassive Black Hole
Westward
Trekker

For laughs and giggles:
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Girls With Slingshots
Octopus Pie
Scenes From A Multiverse
Oglaf (NSFW)
Questionable Content
Diesel Sweeties
Sub Culture
Two Guys and Guy
XKCD

For news and reviews:
The Beat
The Comics Reporter
Bleeding Cool
Fleen
Comics Worth Reading

For hypertension:
The Libertarian Enterprise
LewRockwell.Com
Wendy McElroy's blog
Reason Magazine Online
Freedom's Phoenix
Day By Day
Rational Review News Digest
Freedom Feens
Antiwar.com

 

Quantum Vibe Story Contents © 2015 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2015 Big Head Press