Today on Quantum Vibe:
A man in his position
Strip 504 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Fri 2012-12-21
Story & Art: Scott Bieser
Colors: Zeke Bieser
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A personal message from the cartoonist: [ Aug 31, 2015 ]
Hey everyone, I really appreciate all my readers, new and long-standing, who enjoy reading my fanciful stories. Even though only a small percentage of you buy the printed volumes. I understand, times are tough. Yesterday I saw a pimp driving an old Honda Civic.
That said, I still need to pay rent, keep the lights on, and feed myself and my disabled child.
Maintaining a 5-day-per-week schedule on this strip is a full-time job, even with the help of a hired colorist. Advertising, book sales and sporadic donations help support me but to put it plainly, after the death of my wife I need more income to keep the strip going. I've been supplementing my income with savings which will run out next year if I don't bring in more dough. So, I've turned to Patreon.
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Quantum Vibe, Volume 3: Seamus On Sale Now! [ Aug 17, 2015 ]
You may have heard rumors that the 3rd volume of Quantum Vibe is available in print. Well, it's true! Quantum Vibe, Volume 3: Seamus is now available from Amazon and Barnes & Nobel. For QV's fans in the continental US, you can order directly from Big Head Press.
In the third volume of Quantum Vibe, Nicole, Murphy, and Seamus continue their journey outward to the fringes of the solar system to finish Seamus grand experiment to create new frontiers for humanity. Will they succeed? Or will Seamus dark history put an end to their quest before they can finish?
The Transcript For This Page
Seamus and Peng-Bo Shen in the drawing room, with the holoscreen still up.The atmosphere is tense.
Seamus: Mr. Peng-Bo, this is the second time you've threatened me and frankly it's getting tiresome.
Seamus: You risk a major incident between HuoJinGong and S&H Resolutions.
Medium close-up on Peng-Bo.
Peng-Bo: Not really. I know how your L-5 – how do you call them, Dispute Resolution Organizations? – operate.
Peng-Bo: All I need do is say that you assaulted me, or attempted thievery, and a man in my position would not be challenged.
Looking past Seamus at Peng-Bo, who is now looking disconerted.
Seamus (OP): A man in your position would know Lee Wei-Ling, supreme adjudicator for HuoJinGong, yes?
Peng-Bo: Yes …
Seamus: We have been friends since we negotiated the trade treaty of 414, after the Second Mercorps War.
Medium shot of Seamus, sitting back and looking a bit smug.
Seamus: You don't live as long as I have without getting to know a lot of people.
Seamus: I rather doubt that foul play directed against me here would be easily explained away.
Two-shot of Peng-Bo and Seamus. Peng-Bo looks crestfallen.
Peng-Bo: It appears … that I have overreached here.
Peng-Bo: This seems to be a problem I have from time to time.
Seamus: So I have heard.
Looking past Seamus at Peng-Bo. Peng-Bo is brightening a bit.
Seamus: However, you need not leave here empty-handed.
Seamus: You were prepared to pay 12 million gold grams for 20 percent of an unknown project.
Seamus: What if I offered you 50 percent of a proven technology for the same amount?
In the right foreground we see the back of Xie-Po Tong re-entering the drawing room. In the left background, Peng-Bo and Seamus notice his entry.
Seamus: I can guarantee it will – ah, Mr. Tong has returned.
Peng-Bo: Tong, what is the matter?
Looking past Seamus, an ashen Tong leans shakily against the back of his chair, as Peng-Bo looks on in shock.
Tong: My cousin, Ma-Bo Nu, he ...
Tong: He has been murdered.