Newstime! Summer 2016.

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!

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Summer 2016 news!

Hi all, and here we go with another collection of reviews for the new issues as well as any bits of news while I think of it.

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. 

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.

Dave Broughton has been in touch to let us know that he was interviewed on the AWESOME COMICS PODCAST. I really do need to make time to listen to this, as Dave is a great conversationalist and a comics making machine to boot!


Other news while I think about it: We have sold out of copies of Zarjaz 05, 19 & 20. There are currently no plans to reprint those issues so a huge thanks go out to all those who either contributed or purchased a copy of those issues!


I’m sure there is plenty of other stuff I’ve not thought of, but once I do- I’ll post it here!

Small Press Day 2016

Seeing as there are only two days to go till Small Press Day, think it worth reminding folks that this is a vital part of the UK comics scene these days and should be supported.

There are events all over the country- Visit http://www.smallpressday.co.uk/ to see the updated list of what is going on.

I’ll be at the Comic shop in Macclesfield between 11 and 1 (or thereabouts depending on traffic) before heading back to the Brum wastes to join in with a massive list of creatives taking part at Nostalgia & Comics between 2-3.

I’ll have the latest issues of FutureQuake and the Zarjaz summer special with me, as well as a few copies of the Neroy Sphinx trade. Drop by and say hi.

Small Press Day

Seeing as there are only two days to go till Small Press Day, think it worth reminding folks that this is a vital part of the UK comics scene these days and should be supported.

There are events all over the country- Visit http://www.smallpressday.co.uk/ to see the updated list of what is going on.

I’ll be at the Comic shop in Macclesfield between 11 and 1 (or thereabouts depending on traffic) before heading back to the Brum wastes to join in with a massive list of creatives taking part at Nostalgia & Comics between 2-3.

I’ll have the latest issues of FutureQuake and the Zarjaz summer special with me, as well as a few copies of the Neroy Sphinx trade. Drop by and say hi.

FutureQuake Summer 2016

Cover art by: Alex Paterson– Click to see a larger version.

NEW FORMAT! 96 pages, trade paperback. Featuring 20 strips by the finest talents in the Small Press. See the latest chapter in ‘Idea Space’ as Tyler Dann visits Birmingham’s ‘Nostalgia & Comics’ store. And that is just the opening story in the finest issue we have produced yet. All for £6.00

Strips:

Bait And Switch by writer Fred Francis and artist Keiran Squires

Beyond The Machine by Boy Phaff 

Child Star by writer Mike Kalin and artist Rafael Romeo Magat

Come Home by writer Lee Robson and artist Justin Woods

 Ghost Town by writer Marcello Bondi and artist Martina Marzullo

Hel comes to Baltitown by writer JJ Robinson and artist Alex Paterson

Men In Green by writer River Apparicio and artist Marc Ducrow

Murder He Read by writer Matthew Collyer and artist Jack Davies

Point of Contact by writer Eddie Robson and artist Matt Sandbrook

 Post Mortem by writer Tim Perry and artist David Valente

Prison Conditions by writer Chris Tresson and artist Terrance Whitlow

Second Chances by writer Alec Charles and artist Boy Phaff

Sentience by writer Jonathan Stevenson and artist Chris Connelly

Sleeping Life Waiting by writer Derek Adnams and artist Chris Geary

Slight by writer David Tomas and artist Aidan Gilman

Super by writer Jonathan Stevenson and artist Daniel Bell

The Happiest Dan Alive by writer Russell Hillman and artist Scott Twells

The Healers by writer Mike Kalin and artist Rafael Chrestani

These Things Happen by writer Dominic Teague and artist Roland Bird. 

Roland will be joining Team FQP as part of Small Press Day in July 2016 at Nostalgia & Comics in Birmingham. More news closer to the event.


Unbound by writer Niall Kitson and artist Michael Adam Kindred

Only £6.00 From the link on the right!

Zarjaz Summer Special 2016

Cover by Nigel Dobbyn– click to see a larger version.

It’s the summer, so what better way to celebrate than with an oversized edition of the Galaxies greatest fanzine! Zarjaz goes A4 for a summer like no other! 


Inside the pages you will discover new stories for Judge Dredd, Devlin Waugh, the ABC warriors as well as Strontium Dog and making his Zarjaz debut- NEMESIS THE WARLOCK.

48 pages for the astounding price of £4.50 including a full colour centrespread!

Strips:

ABC Warriors- The Final Battle by writer Matt Sharp and artist David Broughton



Devlin Waugh- A Night At The Opera by writer Lee Robson and artist Paul Moore

Judge Dredd- Dreddfall by writer Mark Howard and artist Paul Williams
Nemesis the Warlock- Loving the Alien by Mick Cassidy with colour by Kaya Dzankich
Strontium Dog- All Time Low by writer Matt Sharp and artist Bryan Coyle

Strontium Dog- Close To The Edge by writer Matt Sharp and artist Chris Geary
Strontium Dog- Quickfire by writer Richmond Clements and artist Jon Taylor

Only £4.50, you don’t deserve it!

Available from the link on the right.