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Strip 120 -- First Seen: 2009-02-27
Escape From Terra is updated with new pages every Monday through Friday.

End Of The War

Today's strip wraps up Part 3 of QUANTUM VIBE: This Means War, and also wraps up the whole story.

Still, there is cover art to be done, and I should have a draft ready for next Monday's update, if not the finished art. We plan to run a crowdfunding campaign for the printed book in September. And, after that?

Afterwards we start with a new story, set almost 400 years before This Means War, as Alyss tells her grandchildren the story of how she helped establish an early colony outside the home solar system.

We will see some older characters return, and some new characters populating this story. In the weeks before I begin this new story (I haven't settled on a title for it yet,) I'll post some character designs and development art, so keep coming back.

See you soon.


Not-Safe dot Kickstarter

Not Safe Comics logo

The big news this week is that Scott is preparing to launch a Kickstarter for his other comic, the very much NSFW Not-Safe.Space.

This over-sized (8.5 x 11-inch), 48 page book contains Chapter 1 of this naughty sci-fi spin-off, featuring Eithne Lamdagan, who happens to be Alyss Roaz' 7th-great granddaughter, in case you didn't know.

The story picks up roughly 2 years after QUANTUM VIBE: Assimulation left off, as Eithne and her K'Tagon boyfriend Ralff, wander through the Galaxy of the Gamer Godz, playing as the CUSH Queen, working to re-balance a real-life RPG that her travelling companion Hugo Galvez left in a bit of a mess.

Only instead of Eithne's CUSH turning people into techno-zombies, as the Godz originally intended, Eithne wants to make them techno-Succubi/Incubi, spreading what she calls an "Erogene" factor rendering them too busy making love, to make war. And of course, Eithne gets wrapped up in her work.

The campaign will start on May 14, and the link for the pre-launch page is here.


The Transcript For This Page

Panel 1
Establishing shot of the Poker Room at Callahan's. Guy is sitting between Babbette and Reggie at one end of the table. Also present are Bert and Ernie, Cathy and Neil, Vinney, Rosemarie and Davey (from page 30). Adult beverages are being consumed, and Mary is picking up empty glasses. Guy is speaking, and smiling at his own joke.

Guy: Guys, I guess I understand why you did what you did, and I cannot fault you.

Guy (2): At least you didn't pitch me out the airlock.

Panel 2
Looking over Guy's shoulder in Neil's direction. People on either side of Neil are looking sideways at him, as he looks at the ceiling and 'whistles' silently. Guy is realizing his 'joke' may be more real than he'd expected.

Guy: – er – In any case ...

Panel 3
Close in on Guy, with Babbette on his left and Reggie on his right, speaking to Reggie. Reggie is looking at his drink.

Guy: Why did you have to humiliate me with that cruel 'World Ceres Pennant' gag?

Guy (2): My UWRS colleagues teased me unmercifully.

Panel 4
Angle this shot so that we're seeing Reggie from the side and looking past him at Guy, Babbette, and the Guzmán brothers. B and the bros are looking guilty. Reggie is speaking quietly. Guy has his usual annoyed look.

Reggie: What did it make you feel like doing, Guy?


Panel 5
Medium close-up of Guy, nearly shouting at Reggie.

Guy: It made me feel like crawling under a rock!


Panel 6
Medium close-up of Reggie, smiling back at Guy gently:

Reggie: Welcome to the rock, Guy.


Panel 7
Pull back to show as many as you can seated around the table, focus on Guy, Reggie has a hand on his shoulder. People are lifting their glasses as if preparing to make a toast. Guy has a look of one who is breaking free of a dark spell.

Reggie: I wanted you to have every reason to escape from Terra.

Reggie (2): I can see your heart, Guy, and you belong with us.


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