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
Pavlos has promised photos of the event and a full write up-
Fingers crossed for an awesome event Pavlos, wish we could be there!
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
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.