Today on Quantum Vibe: Ingvar Ranphal Strip 1745 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Mon 2018-01-15
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Colors: Lea Jean Badelles Sci-Fi Adventure Monday & Thursday.
Creepy moves in darkness dares discovery.
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.
Updates delayed by Thundersnow [ Feb 21, 2021 ]
Scott's home and studio were without electric power for three days after the freak winter ice/snow storm hit Texas last week. That plus needing a day to recover and recuperate has eaten up his buffer of strips and put him a week behind schedule. We regret that a one-week pause in uploads is unfortunately necessary.
Ingvar Ranphal, a lean, angular man with dark skin and blue-white hair, is sitting in a booth at a diner, a cup of joe and a small Screen in front of him, which he's reading.
Caption: Ingvar Ranphal was a friend of Juan's back at Smith & Holder, who moved into the position Juan vacated when leaving that company.
Caption: Not a close friend, mind you. But friendly enough he agreed to m eet Juan in the middle of the morning at Jantar de Juana.
Juan is sliding into the opposite seat at Ingvar's booth.
Juan: I hope you haven't been waiting long.
Ingvar: That's okay, this is more or less my office away from the office.
Ingvar: Fewer distractions here. Order the tangerine scones.
Juan is poking a finger at an image that has appeared on the table before him. It's an interactive menu.
Ingvar: So, the old broad really did hire you?
Juan: I have no idea what you're talking about. Did you bring what I asked for?
Ingvar: Yes, but I need some assurances.
Ingvar crosses his arms and regards Juan carefully.
Ingvar: That you won't tell the old broad where you got this.
Juan: A good detective never reveals his confidential sources.
Ingvar: Yeah, but how good are you?