Coming soon- SPOD!

Word has reached me here at FQP towers of an upcoming anthology using kickstarter to get published:

Space Oddities was a short run idea utilised in Mark Millar’s comic platform Clint. Artists and writers were actively encouraged to post their work on the Millarworld forums, in the hope that some of them would eventually be printed. What resulted was a ton of incredible strips, however to this day not one was chosen for print. A group of us from the forums (Jimmy Fulrong, Gordon Robertson and Blas Bigatti) decided that it would be a cool idea to gather all these great stories into a single volume and unleash it on the world. Spod! Oddities From Space is the result. Thank you.- Jimmy Furlong.

Why am I telling you this? Well it turns out that at least one of the strips featured in this volume will be familiar to readers of FQ. Jimmy wrote Apocalypse Now Or Never and that strip is being coloured for presentation in SPOD

John Freemans astounding news site Down The Tubes has more to say on the comic HERE

Update- I’ve been told that the Kickstarter reached target, so all systems go for this!

Dogbreath- A Call to Arms!

Exciting news, readers!

The Galactic Crime Commission is an organisation committed to bringing justice to the furthest fringes of the known galaxy. With a highly trained and motivated workforce, the GCC is the premier agency for frontier justice in this most competitive of markets. Known informally as Strontium Dogs, GCC agents are almost exclusively made up of mutant humans from the planet Earth. This hardy breed are uniquely suited to this high stakes and challenging career. You can keep up with the latest from the GCC in the pages of Dogbreath.

Dogbreath was first published back in the late 20th Century by original editor Dr Bob. Dr Bob single handedly produced 14 issues of Dogbreath before deciding in 2007 or thereabouts to stand down. Since then Dogbreath has been published by Bolt-01 and my good compadre Richmond Clements (Though a simulated version of Dr Bob was good enough to stay on to introduce each issue)

The first issue of Dogbreath from FQP was issue 15 and we determined to bring you the best fanzine possible. We have just launched issue 27 and  our contributors read like a list of the finest creators you will ‘ever’ see including: Boo Cook, Nigel Dobbyn, Monty Nero, Graeme Neil Reid, Jim Campbell, Simon Coleby, Steve Roberts and those are just the one’s  I think of as I’m typing.

Why am I telling you this? Simple really- we need scripts. Stories, strips, features we need them all. Dogbreath is THE longest running fanzine for 2000 AD. Zarjaz doesn’t come close and the rest don’t even get a mention.

The situation at the moment is that unless we get more content Dogbreath 28 will be the last one. How’s that for exciting?

Email if you want to communicate confidentially.

SummerWatch: Zarjaz 18 & Dogbreath 27

Thought it might be nice to have a round-up of those places where the new comics get a mention. If anyone out there sees a mention for anything I am involved in that I don’t post here, please let me know about it.

First up: Everything Comes Back To 2000 AD and Thanks to Rich McAuliffe (KTT) for his continued support (Though he does have a strip in this issue)

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Next up is The Forbidden Planet Blog and thanks to Joe and Richard for this. Still the best comics news blog in my opinion.

Over at the wonderful Down The John Freeman gives us a good launch plug!

Back with Richard at ECBT2000 AD for his review, one from Mick Cassidy, one for Zarjaz from Sandsy, a Dogbreath review from Luke Foster and the Dogbreath review from Sandsy

Thanks all, this would be a lot harder without the support from you all.

FutureQuake 23: Contents.

On sale NOW! through either this link or via the button on the right, FutureQuake 23 is packed to the very top with storytelling talent.

Behind the amazing cover by Kev Levell we have 11 strips to entertain and astound you.
This issue we present:

A Soldiers Guilt by Writer Ollie Masters and Artist Dan Cornwell

ApocalypseNow Or Never by Writer Jimmy Furlong and Artist Andrew Hartmann

 FutureOrganic by Writer Chris Redfern and Artist Darren Mullen

Interpretations by Writer Paul Penna and Artist Jim Lavery

Invasionby Writer Jon Hayes and Artist Alex Paterson

LivingThe Dream by Writer Ryan Hickling and Artist Alex Paterson

OutOf Time by Writer Christopher Sides and Artist Simon Bennett Hayes

Palindrome by Writer/Artist Kirill Chernov

PerksOf The Job by Writer Robert Lefebvre and Artist Dan Cornwell

Planet5379 open for business by Writer Ricky-Marcel Pitcher and Artist James Evans

Ratings by Writer Chris Boette and Artist Paul McCallan

Still only £3.50

Dogbreath 23: contents

Available now- Dogbreath 27
Behind the astounding cover by Ben Willsher Dr Bob gives you more files from the GCC archives.
This issue we present:

 Durham Red- Neon Nights by Writer Lee Robson and Artist Bolt-01

Maeve the many armed- One Woman Army by Writer Richmond Clements and Artist Nigel Dobbyn

SD- Malak’s Brood by Writer Shaun Avery and Artist John Hutcheson

SD- The Gilpin Extraction by Writer Richmond Clements and Artist Bruce McLaren

SD-All That I Have by Writer Shaun Avery and Artist David Broughton

SD-Apocalypse Then by Writer Richmond Clements and Artist Bolt-01

SD’s-Special by Writer Kehaar and Artist Stevie Denyer

Case File 30- The Rammy by Writer Leigh Shepherd
Starscan: Johnny Alpha by Artist Graeme Neil Reid

Available from The FQP Webshop Still only £3.00

Zarjaz 18: Contents

Available now- Zarjaz 18
Behind the cover by Ben Willsher, Peeps the droid brings more thrills lifted directly from the thought processes of The Mighty One Himself.
This issue we present:

JUDGE DREDD- A Helping Hand by Writer Richard McAuliffe and Artist Tom Berry

JUDGE DREDD- Barely Legal by Writer Andrew Williams and Artist Daniel Bell

Judge Dredd- Jurassic Farce by Writer Lee Robson and Artist Stewart Moore

JUDGE DREDD- Mans Greatest Achievement by Writer Karl Stock and Artist Jared Souza

JUDGE DREDD- Masqueraid of Death by Writer Andi Ewington and Artist Kev Crossley

Max Normal-The Comeback King by Writer Mark Howard and Artist John Cahill

Judge Rico- Cursed Earth Patrol by Writer Richmond Clements and Artist Jake Lynch

Tales Of Mega-City 1-Baby Jays by Writers Alistair Mclean & Richard Swabey and Artist David Broughton

Available from The FQP Webshop for still only £3.00