Strip 16 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe:
Welcome to Castle Hodge-Podge

Strip 16 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2011-01-10

Story & Art: Scott Bieser

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Scott @ Alamo City Comic Con! [ May 9, 2017 ]

Alamo City Comic Con - May 26th - 28th 2017 in San Antonio Texas.

Buckle up Quantum Vibe fans, the summer season is fast upon us, and in Texas that means Alamo City Comic Con. And why is that good news for QV fans? Good news because Quantum Vibe creator and artist Scott Bieser will be on hand for the three day event, hanging out in the artist alley, drawing pictures, meeting fans and signing autographs.

Alamo City Comic Con runs May 26th through the 28th at the Henry B. Gonzalez convention center, in downtown San Antonio, Texas.




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The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Nicole, in her Bubb, in an airlock that's a bit darker than the one she left a few minutes before. A sigil on the wall reads 'EG1.' She's still shaky but recovering.
Electronic voice: Outer door sealed, lock pressurizing.

Panel 2
A door in the airlock ceiling opens, Nicole looks up at it.
Electronic voice: Please proceed through overhead door to reception area.
Nicole: Overhead -?
Panel 3
Nicole in her Bubb enters another room about 5 meters square. In the corner we see an airlock door in the floor through which she has egressed. Nicole is looking around with a mixture of nervousness and curiosity. The walls are covered in a pattern of large, circular dimples.
Electronic voice: Welcome to Castle Hodge-Podge. Please dismount your Bubb and approach the inner door.

Panel 4A
Split panel – having dismounted, Nicole stands before a rectangular doorway. There is no indication of a button or means of opening it.
Nicole: Uh – hello?

Panel 4B
The door whooshes upwards. We see Nicole through the doorway, and she's taken aback by the sudden movement.
Nicole: {GASP!}
Panel 5A
Split panel again. Medium close-up of Nicole looking slightly downward, eyes wide.
No dialog.

Panel 5B
Another split panel. A close-up of a man's rather pudgy hand held sideways across a broad torso, clad in dark, flowing clothing
No dialog

Panel 6A
Nicole looking slightly upward, still eyes wide
Nicole: huh ...

Panel 6B
View of the same man from the chest up to the treble-chin
No dialog.

Panel 7A
Nicole looking up at a 45 degree angle, her mouth agape.
Nicole: ... ubbuh ...

Panel 7B
Looking up at the face of Dr. Seamus O Murchada – clean-shaven, a broad, generous mouth, a prominent nose, a mop of curly hair, and tired , brow-less eyes looking down at the camera.
No dialog.

Panel 8A
Full-length shot of Nicole and Seamus facing each other across the doorway. Seamus is nearly two heads taller than Nicole and a bit more than a meter wide. His clothing is loose and drapes almost to the floor. On Earth he'd weigh 500 pounds.
Nicole: .. um ...

Panel 8B
Seamus turns around and motions Nicole to follow him.
Seamus: I get that rather a lot.
Seamus: Please come with me.

Our Story Thus Far - Guide For New Fans

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 © 2017 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2017 Big Head Press