Small Press Day- 2017

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Following on from the success of the event in 2016, Small Press Day is back for 2017!

 

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There are quite a few folk that have contributed to FQP who got started in small press, from the mighty Michael Carroll right on through to newcomer Dan Cornwell so you never know who is going to be providing the comics you are reading.

I’ll be part of the fun at Nostalgia & Comics in Brum, but there are many more events all up and down the country!

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I’ll specifically be pimping FutureQuake 2017 but will also have copies of some of the other, excellent books we produce.

Hopefully I’ll see a few of you there!

FutureQuake 2017- Now available

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Cover art by:        Romain Brun (colour by Julien Brun)

FutureQuake is back to brighten the boring, Inspire the indolent and render the jaded jubilant! Within the 100 page issue witness 18 possible futures including the latest instalment of the astounding epic, Idea Space.

100 pages for the incredible price of £6.50

Strips this issue:

A Hundred Hurts Written by Christian Gilbert Art & Letters by Gustaffo Vargas.

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Art by Gusaffo Vargas

A Week Written by Alexi Conman Art by Sketchy Magpie Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Sketchy Magpie

Action & Consequence Written by Alexi Conman Art by Scott Twells Colour by Owen Watts Letters by Bolt-01

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Art By Scott Twells & Owen Watts

Conservationists Written by David Tallerman Art by Anthony Summey Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Anthony Summey

 

Flawed Design Written by Veronica Tomasiello Art by Alex Paterson Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Alex Paterson

From Tiny Acorns Written by Alexi Conman Art by Richard Waugh Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Richard Waugh

Idea Space: All Good Things Written by JJ Robinson Art by Darren Stephens Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Darren Stephens

Jamie Evolutionary Written by Jeff Bowles Art by Romain Brun Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Romain Brun

Jungalow Written by Dick Jillings Art & Letters by Fran Strukan

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Art by Fran Strukan

Kron Written by Chris Tresson Art by Nico Assirelli Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Nico Assirelli

Late Stage Detection Written by Josef Cuddy Art by Łukasz Kowalczuk Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Łukasz Kowalczuk

London Rocks Written by Tim West Art by Rafael Romeo Magat Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Rafael Romeo Magat

Nuclear Family Written by Danny Nolan Art & Letters by Dave Dye

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Art by Dave Dye

Painful Truths Written by Dominic Teague Art & Letters by Anthony O’Donnell

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Art by Anthony O’Donnell

 

Shards Written by Dave Wednesday Art by RH Stewart Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by RH Stewart

 

Stick Up Written by ‘Fred Jenks’ Art by Rui Mendes Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Rui Mendes

Teething Written by Katie Cunningham Art by Boy Phaff Letters by Bolt-01

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Art by Boy Phaff

 

Turing’s Prisoner Written by Alexi Conman Art & Letters by Bolt-01 Greytones by Barry Renshaw

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Art by Bolt-01 & Barry Renhaw

As always, available through the FQP Webshop!

Birmingham Comics Festival

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This weekend sees the next gig for FQP. We are exhibiting as part of the Birmingham Comics Festival in the heart of the city centre at Birmingham City University, in the Parkside Building in a room called ‘The Shell’. The gig is open to the public between 10am and 5pm and is completely Free!

Get your free tickets from: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/birmingham-comic-art-show-academic-day-tickets-35135753986

 

On the day itself we will have the usual range of top quality comics, including an early chance to get hold of FutureQuake 2017 and there is the possibility of a talk on lettering by FQP’s Bolt-01 as well.

it might help you to have a map in case you need directions . The following link will take you to the map page but there is other info on the venue as well.

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Aces Weekly- Symbolism Rewired

aces-weekly-headerAces Weekly, the superb, web only anthology has just begun running SYMBOLISM REWIRED. A complete in this volume strip by writes Joshua Spiller, Artist Roland Bird and letters by Bolt-01.

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Below is the first screen, from the first of seven weeks.

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ACES weekly is a steal at £6.99 gbp per month- the anthology has been running for over three years now and it is well worth it.

Help wanted- Anyone want to greyscale a strip for FutureQuake?

Hi, I’ve got a seven page strip for FutureQuake that is all drawn, but I’d like to see the pages with grayscale on.

If there is anyone out there who would be interested in doing this, please get in touch. I ‘could’ do it myself, but I would prefer someone with actual talent…

As usual for FQP, we cannot afford to actually pay, but a contributor pdf of the entire comic will be your reward- alongside my respect and gratitude.

Ta!

FutureQuake & Something Wicked- Closed to scripts

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Thanks to all out there who have submitted scripts- we have had in the region of 120 scripts in this time, not including those who arrived late last night (and at least one who was too late). Of those we have read approx 50 and only 19 have so far been accepted.

The rest we will be working through in the coming weeks- so good luck.

It is worth noting that many of the simplest reasons for a script being rejected come down to the writer not actually reading either of the books they are pitching for.  All the titles are available in both print and digital editions so there is really no excuse. Writers, do your homework.

Remember that both Zarjaz & Dogbreath are still open to scripts- so if you have a 2000 AD based script idea- get in touch!