Quantum Vibe
Strip 1100 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: The making of QUANTUM VIBE part 5
Strip 1100 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Fri 2015-05-22
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles
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Quantum Vibe

A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly 100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.

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Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux Now On KIndle & DriveThru [ Nov 2, 2020 ]

Quantum Vibe: Château Périlleux, by Scott Bieser now on sale direct from Big Head Press.

The hiatus is over, but now's still a good time to go back and read the previous volume of QUANTUM VIBE: Château Périlleux. Now available in digital format on Kindle and Drive Thru Comics!

QUANTUM VIBE: Château Périlleux asks how does a society without a formal government deal with crime and criminal conspiracies? In the far-future space-city known as Bubbleopolis, they do it with a mixture of wit, grit, and a culture based on rolling up one's sleeves and doing what must be done. Diana Martelli, a recent arrival, likes to call it compassionate individualism. And speaking of, young Diana is tasked with finding out who killed a supposedly un-killable android -- and uncovers a conspiracy which shakes the very foundations of the city and its culture.

As a bonus, we've added sixteen pages of "The Trial", a supplement to "Château Périlleux" which was not included in the printed version. Enjoy!

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Transcript For Strip 1100

How a quantum vibe strip gets made

I normally write scripts a week at a time, first consulting with an outline I create in Open Office Calc at the start of a volume. Heres a fractional screen-shot:


I dont follow the outline slavishly, often adding or subtracting bits or diverging completely if an idea inspires me. A bit less of that as I get close to the end of an arc or volume.
The scripts are written in Open Office writer. Heres a screen-shot of a script for strip #101 of
Volume 3:


Then I open a template file in Photoshop and fill the panels with the text from the script. The text tends to direct eye-flow and should be the first thing that goes into a panel design. at full resolution this panel is 1200 pixels wide.


Then, while zoomed to 50% magnification, I draw in the pencil roughs on my WACOM tablet. I like Photoshop for penciling because I often select elements and move, rotate, scale or duplicate them at this stage and its a lot easier in this application.


Then I move over to Manga Studio, which has far superior inking tools, giving smooth, scrisp lines and also better tools for drawing smooth curved lines. When done with this I bring the page back into Photoshop where I will add some notes about coloring and lighting for the colorist.


When the colors come back, I may add some tweaks, then bring the text back in from the pencil version of the file (because Manga Studio rasterizes Photoshop text), and then import the page into Adobe Illustrator. This application has the best text and object-handling tools, for word balloons and special-effects lettering.


Then for the web page, I export a low-resolution version of the page, open it in Photoshop and cut the panels out and stack them vertically, and save to a jpeg file. The high-resolution version in Illustrator will later be imported into an InDesign file for book Design and publication.

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