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Strip 772 -- First Seen: 2011-08-19
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
Close-up on Jim, surprised as someone shoves a cloth into his mouth to silence him.
Jim: – ut!

Panel 2
Outside the hab, the three boys, Libby and Robyn hustle the still-gagged Jim, whose hands are now bound behind him, into the larger airlock, which is 3x3x2.5 meters inside, used for moving equipment. (think freight elevator) All except Jim have their helmets on, with their faceplates slid open.
Caption: Jim was too surprised to resist as he was quickly hustled into the larger airlock, used for moving equipment.
Panel 3
Medium shot of Jim, now struggling, the other five Scouts around him. Robyn is facing him, removes the gag from his mouth
Jim: Halp!
Robyn: We know what you did to Ernie's air, Jim.
Robyn: We're giving you some frontier justice. Consider this a lynching.

Panel 4
Close-up of a panicked Jim.
Jim: No, wait!
Jim: It was only a joke!
Jim: He'll be alright once the oxygen is back up.

Panel 5
Close 3-shot on Libby, who is behind Jim, who is facing Robyn. Angle slightly so we can see Robyn's face best, and Libby's not too well, and Robyn is looking deadly serious. She practically snarls at Jim.
Robyn: He's dead, Jim!
Robyn: You killed Ernie and now we are going to execute you!

Panel 6
Pull back a bit to show all of the scouts. Robyn is closing her face-plate, which is both a gesture to Jim and a signal to her accomplices.
Jim: No, no! I just cut his oxygen down a little!
Jim: It was a joke! I didn't mean to kill him!
One of the boys: Tampering with a man's air, out here, is a capital offense.

Panel 7
Same shot, but shifted over now so that we can still see Jim but can also see a control panel on a wall next to Libby. Libby's face-plate is now closed, and she is touching a button on the console. The other scouts still in the frame are snapping their face-plates closed. Jim, realizes his predicament with a panicked look.
Jim: (thought): MY HELMET!

Panel 8
Medium close-up on Jim, eyes wide, mouth gaping, nostrils flaring, face starting to bulge a bit. The corners of the frame are darkened to evoke a 'tunnel' feel.
Caption: Jim's eyesight narrowed to tunnel vision, then everything went black ...



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