Today on Quantum Vibe:
The Junction Matrix
Strip 1766 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2018-03-05
Story & Art: Scott Bieser
Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
Creepy moves in darkness dares discovery.
Sci-Fi Adventure Monday - Wednesday - Friday.
About the Patreon Contretemps [ Dec 18, 2018 ]
Patreon's recent moves to de-platform some popular YouTube personalities who have upset a censorious subset of progressives has alarmed all of us who value an ethic of open discussion, even when opinions expressed are sometimes quite difficult to tolerate. Maybe especially then.
I have had several Patrons drop out of the system and ask me to set up an account with an alternative subscriber service. However, there seems to be a Twitter-based activist group of "Social Justice Warriors" which can attack and shut down alternative services lest they become a haven for the wrong crowd. Maker-Support and SubscribeStar have both fallen victim to these racketeers.
Now, I know that some of my readers are here because they like my politics, but many others don't care about the politics but enjoy the stories. And all of you are important to me. But some of you want an alternative subscription service and I am open to any such that seems able to withstand assaults from the Blue Meanies. I have word of such a system in the works and will adopt it quickly if it pans out.
I'm also following Minds.com and Steamit.com, which offer a means for people to support creators, but they deal in crypto-currencies, which at present are not as easy for most people to deal with as their national currencies. But new innovations may change this, so I haven't written them off either.
In the meanwhile, I'm sticking with Patreon, out of financial necessity. If and when I make a move to either add an alternate service or replace Patreon, I will announce it here and elsewhere. And I understand those of you who cannot bring yourselves to consider supporting me through Patreon and will happily welcome you back when I can offer you a better choice.
Thanks for hanging in there with me!
Scott @ Alamo City Comic Con 2018! [ Oct 1, 2018 ]
Buckle up again Quantum Vibe fans, fall is here and in San Antonio, Texas, so is the Alamo City Comic Con 2018. Get your pens ready 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 2018 runs October 26th through the 28th at the Alamo Dome, in downtown San Antonio, Texas.
The Transcript For This Page
Diana's flyer is moving past us toward a Junction Matrix, which allows egress from one giant bubble to another in Bubbleopolis. Other vessels of varying sizes (but no Bubbs) are entering and leaving various Matrix portals.
Caption: I lived and worked mostly in one of the central, older Bubbles in Bubbleopolis.
Caption: Getting considerably less benefit of the Five Suns' energy than the outer spheres, my home neighborhood abides in perpetual twilight.
Diana's flyer nears an appropriately-sized portal.
Caption: One travels among the spheres via the Junction Matrix, which works on a principle similar to the Displacement Drive.
Caption: Here, you could jump to the adjacent sphere, or entirely across the City. It's all in the code you send to the portal controller.
Diana's flyer emerges from another Matrix and zooms across the sky. Here the lighting is brighter, the colors more vivid.
Caption: My interview subject – Lorelei Wodenstar deClayre – lived in one of the outer spheres.
Caption: Where it was perpetually bright and sunny.
Caption: That shit always gives me a headache.
Diana's flyer arcs in towards a large floating, European-style palace, with considerable landscaping on a wide platform. A few other widely-spaced buildings of differenty styles can be seen floating in the distance.
Caption: deClayre was Hayami's first charge while working for Gianturco Garantia.
Caption: She's also as rich and influential as, well, Alyss Roaz. But definitely with a different taste in architecture.