Greetings out there!
Got some news and reviews to pass your way so I’ll do a long rambling post that could well get updated lots before the next wave of comics are ready!
First off- Small Press Day was a blast. Myself and NanoBolt attended at both ‘The Comic Shop‘ in Macclesfield and Nostalgia & Comics back in the wastes of Brum on the day.
Macc was a grand trip. It was great meet Dan, catch up with Chris and see a proper nice comic shop. We sold a few comics, talked some nonsense and left the shop with stock of both the Zarjaz summer special and the latest issue of FutureQuake.
Since taking on the initial stock, Dan of TCS Macc, has been back in touch to have more stock! They have had a whopping 10 copies overall. It seems that folk just shy of the Wall really do have better taste in comics than folks further south. Of course if anyone out there wants to dispute that, then let me know how many copies of FQ are stocked in shops in London…
Nostalgia & Comics is the closest thing FQP have to a ‘home’ shop so it was a treat to be able to sit and actually chat to the staff and other SP dayers there. We met up with Steve of TimeBomb Comics, who was selling copies of Flintlock, which has some lovely lettering if I do say so myself and got to have a nice long chat with long time collaborator Roland Bird, who provided NanoBolt with a sketch of the Legion of Superheroes ‘Lightning Lass.’ Roland was knocking it out of the park with his sketches that day.
We’ve had a couple of reviews out there so far:
PIPEDREAM COMICS have some nice things to say, as does COMIC TIME.
New on 27/07/2016 is the review from John Freeman of Down The Tubes. John is perhaps the person in comics whose opinion I respect most. So a positive review from him is a total pleasure.
What else is going on? Well work has begun on the second volume of Neroy Sphinx, with the first new stories set to appear sometime next year.
Of course if anything else turns up I’ll do my best to mention it on here!