The GALAXY KILLERS, by Leigh Shepherd.
As usual, click on the image to get a readable version.
Sometimes putting out a comic will be fairly straightforward: You get a good script, you comission the art and it arrives on time. Sometimes you don’t get that- which is the subject for a later rant. Sometimes though, you will get a complete surprise- like this time.
Traumatised Astronauts is a fairly straightforward tale. Chris- the writer, had delivered possibly (to now) my favourite script of his, and I wanted an artist who would be able to deliver artwork of sufficient quality to make this look as good as I wanted it to. So I asked Steve Denton. I make no apologies for liking Steve’s work- he’s a damn fine illustrator and he knows his way around a colour pallette as well. “So what is the point of this?” I hear you mutter?
Take a look at these.
These are CG designs for the space station the lead character finds himself working on, and Steve spent so much time on these that the strip had to move issues (originally for 12) to accomodate. It is nice to see that even though the strip wasn’t being paid for, Steve still wanted to deliver work that for me is of pro quality. Check out FutureQuake 13 for yourself if you don’t believe me.
As some of you might have noticed- we are closing the forums over at the main FQP website. This is mainly because the bloomin’ thing was dead, and also it was getting hacked again the other week. If you have any feedback, please use the email addresses.
As of yesterday (23/05/2009) the stock for the national chain of FP stores was dispatched. Given that it is a bank holiday here in the UK on Monday, I don’t think the stock will arrive at the warehouse till Tuesday, but from then it should only take a couple of days for the shops to receive copis of the finest fanzines in all the galaxy.
Remember that these are only going to be available for a limited time through the shop- only till the end of August, so if you want a copy to peruse before you buy- make sure you don’t miss out.
It’s that time of the month again! This month the might FutureQuake 08 becomes available to read for free! Just click
HERE! to visit the stripviewer and find another slice of classic FQP action.
Not content with Hi-Ex, Bristol and Brum, I’m going to be taking the FQP and Zarjaz table up to sunny Leeds on the wrong side of the Pennines for THOUGHT BUBBLE in november.
Hopefully this will be as much fun as I’ve been promised…
I’m fairly sure many of you here will already know about this, but the nominations for the Eagle awards for the year are open.
Eligible for the voting this year are FQ 10 & 11, MQ 06 and SW 04. There are some cracking strips in those issues and it would be remiss of me not to encourage you to vote.
The voting is open till the 22nd May HERE!
Remeber to vote for FQP, we’ve been nominated twice, surely this time we get something!
Been back from Bristol a week now, and I’m still getting straight and sorted from everything that happened.
However I need to start getting moving on things for the future, so with that in mind let me tell you of a rather earnest and enthusiastic young man who stopped by many of the tables over the course of the weekend. Dennis Morrison represents Zzizzl, and they are keen to provide a platform for comics to be viewed in other mediums, in this case Video! The preview he showed me was made from 100 Bullets and was very interesting indeed. Take a look and get in touch.
Final reminder for those heading to Bristol tomoorow to check out Zarjaz & Dogbreath. The BEST fanzines on the market today.