Strip 231 of Quantum Vibe
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Strip 231 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2011-11-07

Story & Art: Scott Bieser

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About the Patreon Contretemps [ Dec 18, 2018 ]

Scott here.

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 ]

Alamo City Comic Con 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

Panel 1
A somewhat nervous Nicole approaches another Customs station, with a tough-looking female Customs agent, standing next to a control console of some sort. The agent points to a 1-meter-square rectangle taped onto the floor.
Agent: That's right, miss, come this way and stand in the square.

Panel 2
Two-shot of customs agent and Nicole.
Agent: Now, raise your arms so we can scan you.
Nicole: Scan? Why do you want to scan me? What did I do?

Panel 3
Agent crosses her arms and growls at Nicole, who looks intimidated.
Agent: Look, miss, my advice is not to give me any trouble.
Agent: I get L-5 people here all the time, thinking they can just do whatever they want.
Agent: Now, spread your arms or I'll have a colleague come over and spread them for you. Got it?
Panel 4
A cone of light shines down on Nicole, who has spread her arms. A light flashes on the console.
SFX: BWAARP!
Agent: Yeah, I thought so.
Nicole: What is it?


Panel 5
The Agent, intimidating as ever, and Nicole, the intimidatee.
Agent: I'll ask the questions here, miss.
Agent: Are you wearing any sort of holographic projection device?

Panel 6
Medium close-up on Nicole, still stressed.
Nicole:Well, sure, my anysuit uses holographic …
Agent: Deactivate your anysuit, please.

Panel 7
The agent and Nicole. Nicole looks around her nervously..
Nicole: Here? In the open?
Agent: Holography interferes with the scanner. Now, do as you're told.

Panel 8
Two-shot of the agent and Nicole. The agent is rolling her eyes, as Nicole stands with her suit deactivated, exposing its true leotard-like form, along with her utility belt. Feeling naked, Nicole is covering her breasts and her crotch almost instinctively.
Agent: {sigh} Hold your arms outward for the scanner, miss. I doubt you have anything I haven't seen already.
Nicole: Then why do you need to scan me?

Our Story Thus Far - Guide For New Fans

Web-comics Scott Reads

For thrills and chills:
Schlock Mercenary
Gunnerkrigg Court
Spacetrawler
Bad Machinery
Trekker

For laughs and giggles:
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
Girls With Slingshots
Scenes From A Multiverse
Oglaf (NSFW)
Questionable Content
Diesel Sweeties
XKCD

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

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

 

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Framing Graphics © 2018 Big Head Press