Well, it has taken almost exactly a year, but we are finally in a position to accept scripts for FutureQuake and Something Wicked once again.
If you have a story- one that is so awesome it deserves to be in the pages of the finest Small Press anthology on sale today; then you should mail it over to futurequake.comic@gmail .com
Scripts will be read on a first come, first served basis, and you should be warned that it maight take us a while to get round to it.
Way back in the mists of time, there was an idea. Why not see if we could generate enough ‘manga’ style strip to put a comic out. We could, so we did, and MangaQuake forst appeared at the Brighton comic expo in 2005.
“Woo!”, thought the team at FQP, we’ve got another comic out, lets get a second issue done… Well we had a bit of a mishap with the cover but we managed to put that behind us and get a solid comic out.
We completed 7 issues of MangaQuake in the end before we realised that it just wasn’t working anymore. The issues were getting increasingly difficult to compile, and we never managed to get the audience right for the title; so it was with regret, we let it go.
Why am I wittering on now? Well I’ve just sold the last set of issues 04-07 that we had. Which means that all that remains are a few copies of 04 that were left over from an artist asking for 50 copies to be shipped over to the US for him to sell on- only to discover that he could not afford it, after promising me that payment was made. Lesson learned there. We also have the last few copies of issue 07, which features an astounding adaption of an Oscar Wilde story. If you ever drop by the FQP table at a con, ask me for a copy of MQ- You can have one gratis. I’d rather give them away than let the comics languish in my front room any longer than I have to.
Thanks to everyone who read MangaQuake, and by extension everyone who has supported FQP over the seven years we’ve been putting comics out. It really means a lot to us all to know you are there.
2012 is going to be a big year for us here at Dogbreath and Zarjaz. We will be releasing Dogbreath 25 and 26. Zarjaz 15, 16 and 17 and at the end of the year plans are already afoot for a very special title. All this and you know we’ll have some astounding covers, too.
Thanks to all who have supported us over the years, and here is looking to many more!