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Strip 687 -- First Seen: 2011-04-26
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
Tall panel, a shot from just behind and just above Ed, so we see his head in the bottom of the panel. But the focus is farther up, where we see Ed's 'target' standing a few meters in front of the cafe. The 'target' is a young man wearing sandals, baggy shorts, dark glasses and an aloha shirt. He has a camera on a strap around his neck and a Ceres Chamber of Commerce map in his hand. His stance should mark him as military, despite his costume.
A few uniformed soldiers are standing nearby, but they are moving away at Ed's approach.
Ed (thought): Could he be any more of a cliché?

Panel 2
Ed meanders around in front of the hotel, a few meters from the Target but not walking towards him.
Caption: Ed meandered in front of the hotel, waiting for a signal.

Panel 3
Medium shot of Ed, with the Hotel Cafe area sort of over his shoulder and to one side of him. We can see a very agitated-looking Rhonda among the soldiers there, all watching him.
Caption: Finally, Rhonda's increasingly obvious agitation forced him to zero in on his target.

Panel 4
Ed casually saunters up to the Target, who is looking confused.
Ed: Hi, friend, you look lost.
Ed: Let me help you find what you're looking for.
Target: I …


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