Strip 469 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe:
Punitive malware

Strip 469 - Click on page above to goto the next page.
First Seen: Mon 2012-10-22

Story & Art: Scott Bieser
Colors: Zeke 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
Back to the drawing room at the Po estate. Seamus is apparently sleeping on the sofa. Peng-Bo is standing a few meters away, looking at him thoughtfully.
SFX (Seamus): zzzzzzzz

Panel 2
Drawing closer, Peng-Bo pulls a gadget from a hidden pocket in his robe. It looks a bit like a Star Trek TNG tricorder, but with a short muzzle pointing out its back.
SFX: (Seamus): zzzzzz

Panel 3
Peng-Bo holds the gadget with the muzzle pointed at Seamus' head, and dons a visor.
SFX: (Seamus): zzzzzz

Panel 4
Peng-Bo holds the gadget with both hands pointed at Seamus. An inset panel shows what Peng-Bo is seeing (translated into Anglish for the reader):
Inset Panel: Scanner-Decoder Dragon-5
Scanning for logic nodes within range ...
Node located.
Accessing node ...
Firewall encountered ...
SFX (Seamus): zzzzzz

Panel 5
Closer shot on Peng-Bo and his scanner, with the inset panel; his eyes widen with anticipation:
Inset Panel: Scanner-Decoder Dragon-5
Decrypting firewall password....
Volume AA23 accessed ...
Downloading ...

Panel 6
An electrical feedback shocks Pen-Bo, knocks him off his feet
SFX: BBZZ-ZAP!!!

Panel 7
Peng-Bo lies stunned on the floor, the tricorder lays smoking nearby. We have pulled back to see Seamus still apparently sleeping.
SFX (Seamus): zzzzzz

Panel 8
Peng-Bo half-stumbles away from Seamus, taking his tricorder with him. Seamus opens one eye to look at him -- maybe he wasn't sleeping after all.
SFX (Seamus): zzzzzz

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

 

Quantum Vibe Story Contents © 2018 Scott Bieser
Framing Graphics © 2018 Big Head Press