Strip 408 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe:
A classic model

Strip 408 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2012-07-30

Story & Art: Scott Bieser

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Scott @ Oni-Con XIII [ Sep 10, 2016 ]

Oni-Con XIII October - 28th-30th, 2016 - Galveston , Tx - Annual Japanese Pop Culture & Multi-Genre Fan Expo

Hey kids! As the cold weather creeps in this fall, what better way to make summer last a little longer than to head down to the Texas island of Galveston, October 28 - 30, and enjoy margaritas on the beach while getting to meet (and get an autograph from) your favorite sci-fi comic artist and creator of the slightly mad Quantum Vibe webcomic, Scott Bieser, at Galveston's annual Japanese Pop Culture & Multi-Genre Fan Expo: Oni-Con XIII. Hosted at the Galveston Island Convention Center you're a short walk from the beach. You're margarita won't have time to start melting before you begin imbibing that last little taste of summer.




BHP Alumni Adi Tantimedh New Book Series [ Aug 18, 2016 ]

Cover for Her Nightly Embrace, Book 1 of the Ravi PI Series, by Adi Tantimedh

Entertainment Weekly announced today that, Adi Tantimedh, author of Big Head Press's super hero fashion graphic novel, La Muse has signed a deal with Atria Books to publish his new crime fiction series, Ravi PI. The first book in the series will be titled, Her Nightly Embrace. But wait, there's more. In addition, this series is currently in-development as a TV series with Heroes star, Sendhil Ramamurthy in the lead role.

If you click here you can read what EW had to say about it, as well as an excerpt from the first book.

We at Big Head Press are both proud of, and excited for Adi in this new venture and wish him the best of luck.



 

The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
A stand-up display case for androids. We see three 'sleeping' androids – on the left, a butler-type; on the right, a repairman type. In the center is Veronica, who we met in Book 1. She is dressed like a stripper, in bustier, lacy bra and panties. There are traces of cobwebs about, indicating this case is little-used.
Nicole (OP): Hey Seamus, look over here!

Panel 2
From Veronica's POV, we see the Shopkeeper (a middle-aged-looking Asian), Seamus, and Nicole.
Shopkeeper: Ah, yes, these are some of our older models, not so much interest in these.
Seamus: What can you tell me about this one?
Nicole: Hey Buford, check this out!

Panel 3
Third-person view: Seamus is looking over Veronica very closely. The shopkeeper is looking hopeful. Nicole is looking off-panel right with a disappointed expression.
Shopkeeper: This V-287 model is around a century old, one owner. She was brought in three decadays ago – that's all I know.
Seamus: Interesting.
Buford (OP): I'd rather not be a part of this.

Panel 4
Two-shot the shopkeeper and Seamus.
Shopkeeper: A classic model, for sophisticated tastes …
Seamus: Is that why there's 'not much interest?'


Panel 5
Now Nicole is looking at Veronica closely. The shopkeeper stands by.
Nicole: Does she have a name?
Shopkeeper: Her memory of her previous owner has been erased, per standard procedure.
Shopkeeper: If you rent her you can assign whatever name suits you.

Panel 6
Three-shot Seamus, the shopkeeper, and Nicole. Seamus and the shopkeeper are dickering, Nicole looks thoughtfully at the android.
Seamus: I'll pay 30 keyin* for three days' rental.
Shopkeeper: I cannot accept less than 60 keyin for this, with a 200 keyin damage deposit.
Caption: * 1 keyin = one silver gram

Panel 7
Two-shot Seamus and the shopkeeper.
Seamus: I'll agree to your deposit but no more than 40 for the rental.
Shopkeeper: 50 keyin and that is my bottom line.
Seamus: 45.
Shopkeeper: Deal.

Panel 8
Four-shot of the Shopkeeper, Seamus, Nicole, and the still inert Veronica. Nicole looks at Veronica dubiously.
Shopkeeper: You drive a hard bargain, sir.
Shopkeeper: If you will wait in the lobby I will get her prepared and bring her out to you in a few minutes.
Nicole: I have a weird feeling about this.

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

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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 © 2016 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2016 Big Head Press