David Broughton Artist. has written a massively detailed blog post on the creation of the ABC Warriors strip for this years summer special. Thanks to David for all his work supporting Zarjaz and all the other titles at FQP.
Thought Bubble really is the best comic con in the country in my opinion.
This year we were lucky enough to be table neighbours with the Psychedelic Journal, Killing Moon, Neil McClements and our very own Gingerdan who spent the weekend working on a series of increasingly superb commissions.
Thanks to all who stopped by, bought comics and chatted. We had a spot near the front of the New Dock this year and there was a lot of passing trade.
The most common discussion point this weekend was ‘When are you opening for scripts again?’ and the simple answer is ‘Not sure, but soon.’ There is a much longer, involved answer using spreadsheets and stuff, but you don’t need me to start on that.
Another awesome (and believe me, this is not just being used as hyperbole) event last weekend was the showing of the Strontium Dog fan film: ‘Search & Destroy’ at the Everyman cinema in Leeds. A huge congratulations to all involved in making this happen, and for inviting us along to the screening.
The version shown wasn’t quite finished, but having John Wagner himself approve of the film in its current state is a sure sign that the film is heading the right way.
Martin Currie, also known as ‘The Raygun Consultant’ recorded a podcast at the gig, and asked me to take part. The podcast is a lot of fun and if you want to take a listen it is available here. I’m speaking between 09.28 and 11.10 but the whole recording is a lot of fun. Martin also took this rather superb pic of me and the kids. I don’t normally post pics like this, but this is a great shot.
As normal, I’m going to be posting links as and where I find them to reviews of the new comics.
If you come across a review I’ve not mentioned here, can you let me know so I can find!
Cover artist Neil Roberts brings us the latest look in law enforcement as Peeps the droid delivers yet another issue of Zarjaz. Guest writer Jim Alexander and 2000 AD Thought Bubble art competition winner 2014 Daniel Dwyer join the creators as we bring you another selection of Tales from Thargs toy box.
48 pages for the astounding price of £3.00
Strips inside this issue:
Judge Dredd- The Hold out. Written by Mike Lynch. Art by Chris Askham. Letters by Bolt-01
Lobster Random- Snippety Snap. Written by James Alexander. Art by Neil Sims. Letters by Bolt-01
Slaine- Godhead. Written by David Fenn. Art by Sam Weller. Letters by Bolt-01
Tales Of Mega-City One- HowIMetMary. Written by Ryan Hickling. Art by Norrie Millar. Letters by Bolt-01
Tales Of Mega-City One- Law In Exile. Written by Santiago Mayaud. Art by Daniel Dwyer. Letters by Bolt-01
Tales Of The Black Museum- The Last Constable. Written by Jim Alexander. Art by PL Woods. Letters by Bolt-01
The V. C.’s- Raid On Caliban. Written by Matt Sharp. Art & Letters by David Broughton
Dogbreath is on the case once again to bring to trial the finest stories the Galactic Crime Commission can dig up. Dirty deeds- check. Time travelling murderer- check. Betrayal- check.
All wrapped in a wonderful cover by the one and only D’Isreali.
48 pages for the astounding price of £3.00
Durham Red- Cold Turkey. Written by Alexandar Altman. Art by JP Vilchis. Letters by Cristian Docolomansky
Strontium Dog- Dogmash. Written by Paul Eldridge. Art by David Broughton. Letters by Bolt-01
Strontium Dog- Fight For the Future. Written by Richmond Clements. Art by Disreali
The story behind the cover
Strontium Dog- Last Chance. Written by Matt Sharp. Art by Patrick Brown
Strontium Dog- The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Knight Times. Written by Matt Sharp. Art & Letters by Bolt-01
Strontium Dog’s- A Day In The Life Of Silent Weerd. Written & Drawn by James Feist. Letters by Bolt-01
Strontium Dog’s- AnOldDog’sTale. Written by Alec Charles. Art by Scott Twells. Letters by Bolt-01
Also in this issue Leigh Shepherd continues his ‘Case File’ review by looking at ‘Tales from the Doghouse’, ‘The Town That Died Of Shame’ and ‘Incident At The Birth Of The Universe’
Can you feel it? The season has changed, the nights are drawing closer and there is a chill in the air. Time to hunker down and read the latest collection of tales from Something Wicked. In the latest 100 page issue we have Demons, Hauntings, posessions, a race for the presidency and at least one psychotic home appliance.
All this is wrapped in a cover by RH Stewart. All for only £6.50– Trade paperback format.
Strips this issue:
All You Zombies. Written Kirill Chernov. Art & Letters by Barry Renshaw.
Betrayal. Written Marcello Bondi. Art by Marco Renna. Letters by Bolt-01
Bloody Mother. Written Scott Melrose. Art by Denis Vermesse. Letters by Ken Reynolds
Chivalry Isn’t Dead… Written Chris Tresson. Art by Joe Palmer. Letters by Bolt-01
Creator. Written Matt Finney. Art by Scott Twells. Letters by Bolt-01
Desert Odyssey. Written Marcello Bondi. Art by Martina Marzullo. Letters by Bolt-01
Jormungandr. Written Karl Brandt. Art by Damian Johnston. Letters by Bolt-01
LeadRole. Written Alec Charles. Art & Letters by Barry Renshaw.
Mischief. Written Emmet Kiernan. Art by Mattia Marini. Letters by Bolt-01
Orders. By Damian Johnston
Physician, Heal Thyself. Written Patrick Scattergood. Art by Rui Mendes. Letters by Bolt-01
Plug. Written David McCluskey. Art by Pavlos Pavlides. Letters by Valia Kapaldi
Serial Comic. Written Virgil Yendell. Art by RH Stewart. Letters by Bolt-01
The God Squad. Written David Thomas. Art by P. L. Woods. Letters by Bolt-01
The Half Baked Sacrifice. Written Nick Bryan. Art by Łukasz Kowalczuk. Letters by Bolt-01
The Last Neanderthal. Written Dan McKee. Art by Rui Mendes. Letters by Bolt-01
The Thinking Dead. Written Russell Hillman. Art & Letters by Glyn White.
Twenty Seven. Written George Pickett. Art by Scott Twells. Letters by Bolt-01
Visio. Written Steven Fraser. Art by George Coleman. Letters by Bolt-01
Only £6.50 From www.futurequake.co.uk
FutureQuake 2016-Winter. Time to brace yourself as once again, FQP bring you the finest collection of stories available. This issue we explore the problems of time travel, run for the presidency, swap our brain into a robot body and in the continuing saga of Idea Space we take a pause to focus on Alan Chance. All this wrapped in a cover by ECH.
96 pages for £6.50. Trade paperback format.
Bad Timed Time Travelling. Written by Mario Fernandez. Art by Rafael Chrestani. Letters by Bolt-01.
Be Careful What You Wish For. Written by Alexander Altman. Art by Fran Strukan. Letters by Cristian Docolomansky
Erased. Written by Matthew Comer. Art by Adam Caudill. Letters by Bolt-01
Escapism. Written by Ethan Burns. Art by Carlos Angeli. Letters by Bolt-01
Escort Duty. Written by Matthew Allen. Art by Dan Goodfellow. Letters by Bolt-01
First Contact. Written by Lee Robson. Art & Letters by Bryan Coyle
Horror House Of Death. Written by Lawrence Conquest. Art by Nathan Webb. Letters by Bolt-01
Idea Space- The Ynyslas Olympics. Written by JJ Robinson. Art by Darren Stephens. Letters by Bolt-01
King Of The Hill. Written by Dave Tomas. Art & letters by Ech.
Mr Byrd Written by Andre Mateus. Art by Denis Vermesse. Letters by Ken Reynolds
Obsession. Written by Marcello Bondi. Art by Martina Marzullo. Letters by Bolt-01
Part Exchange. Written by Matthew Allen. Art by Ech. Letters by Bolt-01
Pearls Before Swine. Written by Kevin Bovy. Art by Norrie Millar. Letters by Bolt-01
The Hangover. Written by Jeff Bowles. Art by Andrew Hartmann. Letters by Bolt-01
The Rules Of Time Travel. Written by Chris Nicholson. Art by Matt Sandbrook. Letters by Bolt-01
The Tale Of The Lover. Written by Dan Whiston. Art by Jaye Franklin. Letters by Bolt-01
Time To Let Go. Written by Inderjit Bhullar. Art & letters by Gustavo Vargas
Virtual Voyeurism. Written by Rob Jones. Art by Aidan Gilman. Letters by Bolt-01
Waiting. Written by Adam Breen. Art by Scott Twells. Letters by Bolt-01
Who’s The President. Written by Carlos Pozo. Art & Letters by Edward Whatley.
Only £6.50 From www.futurequake.co.uk