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Strip 85 - Click on page above to goto the next page. -- First Seen: 2009-01-09
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
Regular-sized panel. This time we’ll run the logo across the top of the strip like we’ve done a few times before.

Caillard is seated at a table in the Water Bros. Café, having breakfast. In the foreground, we see Stellina from the back, in silhouette. Caillard is sipping his coffee and not looking at her in this frame.

Guy: Ah, Fiorella. Sorry to start without you but I was …

Panel 2
Switch angles. Now Guy is in the foreground looking at Fiorella. Instead of her customary business suit she is wearing Cererean clothing – stylish-but-practical, and has her auto-pistol holstered on her right hip. Guy is taken aback.

Guy: Er, well, the new outfit does suit you, but it’s hardly professional.

Panel 3
She sits down across the table from him. Her back is to the bar.

Guy: And while the firearm is a common accessory here, but you won’t be able to keep it back on Terra.

Fiorella: Guy …

Panel 4
Guy and Fiorella, from the side. Fiorella looks sad as she speaks. Guy is reacting in shock.


Fiorella. I’m not going back.

Guy: You’re – what are you saying?

Panel 5
Looking over Guy’s shoulder at Fiorella. In the background we can see EMILY ROSE, who works there as a waitress, doing something with the glassware behind the bar.

(Emily Rose is about 16, and happens to be Billy’s older sister (of Billy and Wally fame). She’s cute but not strikingly beautiful – no particulars on how she looks except that she should look like she’s related to Billy.)

Fiorella: The truth is, I don’t like what we are doing to people. In the year and a half I’ve been in the Service, I have become more and more disillusioned.

Panel 6
Now looking over Fiorella’s shoulder at Guy, who is struggling to maintain his composure.

Guy: Fiorella, none of us really likes what we are doing. But someone has to, right?

Fiorella: No, I don’t think so. Anyway, it’s not for me.

Panel 7
Pull back so we can see them both from the side, Fiorella on the right.

Fiorella stands up, reaching out with one hand to touch Guy’s hand on the table. Guy looks up helplessly at her. Emily Rose is approaching the table with a fresh pot of coffee.

Fiorella: I’m going to escape from Terra, Guy.

Fiorella: You could too, you know.

Panel 8
Fiorella walks away from the table in the direction of the café exit, a sad but determined look on her face. Guy just sits there, shattered. Emily stands by, looking confused.

No dialog.


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