Thanks to all the creators of the strips, along with all those who bought copies of the book, FutureQuake 14 has gone to join the giant archive in the sky. Remember- at FQP we can’t maintain eternal print runs- and when they are gone they are gone. We might produce a digital version, but the print edition will never be back.
As covered on the astounding Down the Tubes 100% Biodegradable is a new anthology edited by Dave Hailwood. Dave has contributed many times over the years to FQP comics, two of which are presented here (Spare Parts and A Better Place)
The cover and lead strip (IMO) are by the mighty Dave Thomson
The 30 page first issue of 100% Biodegradable is on sale now for just one measly Earth £1 (or $1.62) from Comicsy or Drivethrucomics
Word has reached us here at FQP of an upcoming event for those of you in the Greek vicinity!
Something Wicked creators Pavlos Pavlidis and Valia Kapaldi are exhibiting artwork on Thursday 21st.
Pavlos will be sharing the full size art pages for the strip ‘Shambling Towards Bethlehem that is available now as part of the current issue of Something Wicked.
Pavlos has promised photos of the event and a full write up-
Fingers crossed for an awesome event Pavlos, wish we could be there!
The Golem, By Chris Kent.
What is it?– Alfred Larchmont is a struggling magician in the late 19th century. He comes into posession of the titular Golem and his life changes forever. Relationships are changed and secrets revealed.
The good- Chris has built a solid story with a memorable lead. The design work throughout is flawless, with some beautiful page layouts. The artwork, all lovingly rendered pencils, is expressive and dynamic throughout the book. Chris has based the majority of the pages on a nine-panel grid and he uses this technique very effectvely, leading the reader through the work at a pace he dictates.
The bad- Occasionally the story isn’t as clear as it could be, especially once the story hits the final act. This is a shame as the plot builds to a grand climax and the final closing pages are almost perfect in their execution. I would have liked some more scenes with the secondary characters exploring their motives, but I am aware that every story presents its own challenges for the creator in terms of what to show, and what to imply.
The result- Chris Kent is going to tell you a story. It’s not all obvious, it’s not all pleasant, but it is gripping and will stay with you long after you finish the initial read. I really recommend this book and will be looking forward to more from Chris.
The Golem is a self- published work by scots author Chris, and is available from Graphite Fiction
…and I’m getting my act together!
Going to have some really cool stuff this year, what with the new comics and the Zarjaz postcards too. Drop by and say hi.
and look what David Frankum did for me!
This time next week everyone will be able to get there hands on paper copies of the book to see why this is such an awesome comic. Don’t miss your chance.
Here we go with attempting to put all the reviews in one place for the latest crop. First up is Forbidden Planet, who had some words to say about Drokk!
As always- if you spot anything, drop me a mail and let me know where to find it.
Available now- DROKK
Every now and then we at Zarjaz are pitched a story we can’t really do in Zarjaz proper, for many, many reasons. This is a collection of stories that either could not, or should not exist. It is also one of the finest issues we have ever compiled. Warning-
This comic may hurt you:
Judge Death- Personal Business. 5 pages by writer Richard McAuliffe and artist Roland Bird
Kingdom. 3 pages by writer Richard McAuliffe and artist Roland Bird.
M.A.C.H. 3- Conflagration. 3 pages by writer Derek Hamill and artist John Hutcheson
Mechanismo. 12 pages by writer Derek Hamill and artist Mike Bunt
Robo-Hunter- Slade B.C.P.D. 8 pages by writer Dirk Van Dom and artist Mike Bunt
Rogue Trooper- I Am Mad But North North West. 5 pages by writer Dan Hill and artist David Broughton
Savage/Zenith. 6 pages by writer Chris Denton and artist Dave Frankum
Add to this a superb look at the creation of the book’s cover and this would be superb value if we demanded double for it, however you can get it for only £3.00 in print and in a first- we are selling a digital download of this issue for only £2.00 via the comicsy link on the right. We really are too good to you…
Available now- Zarjaz 19
Behind the cover by Simon Fraser, Peeps the droid brings more thrills lifted from the thought processes of the Mighty One Himself.
This issue we present:
A.B.C. Warriors- Hammerstein: It’s All In The Programming 7 pages by writer Steven Denton and artist Crow.
Balls Bros: Big in the 90’s. 5 pages by writer David Withers and artist Jerome Canty.
Judge Dredd: Collectors Market. 5 pages by writer Lee Robson and artist Stephen Downey
Tales of Mega-City One: A Hanging Door 5 pages by writer Shaun Avery and artist Nathan Webb
Tales of Mega-City One: Baby Jays: Destiny’s Plaza. 18 pages by writers Alistair Maclean & Richard Swabey and artist David Broughton
Still only £3.00, you don’t deserve it, but you can get it from the click on the right.
Available now- Something Wicked 09
Just when you thought it was safe to visit the shop- here comes this year’s edition of SOMETHING WICKED!
Behind the cover by Brett Buckle we present 12 strips filled with that much horror, something has to spill out somewhere. Caution is recommended as you read this issue. A Massive 52 pages for only £4.00
Beyond the Hall of the Auroch. 5 pages by writer Michael DeShane and artist Onofrio Cirillo
Beyond. 2 pages by writer Mike Lynch and artist Matthew Harrower
Bound. 5 pages by writer Paul Penna and artist David Blankley
Cat Nap. 2 pages by writer Lawrence Conquest and artist James Feist
Last Train to Vienna. 2 pages by writers Chris Walker and Eric Jackson and artist Leigh Kuilboer
Maybe He Made it. 5 pages by writer Michael DeShane and artist Roland Bird
Of Wolf And Man. 4 pages by writer Dave Roberts and artist Astrom Chang
Saint’s Tears. 5 pages by writer Alec Charles and artist Sam Weller
Shambling Towards Bethlehem. 5 pages by writer Sam Verrall and artist Pavlos Pavlidis with lettering by Valia Kapaldi.
Siren Song. 6 pages by writer Alistair Robb and artist Stephen Prestwood
Snapper & Drilby. 4 pages by writer Tim West and artist BMB
The Good Behaviour Act. 5 pages by writer David McCluskey and artist Andrew Morrice
Available from the link on the right.