Thought Bubble 2016


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.



Winter 2016- Reviews

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!

First up is the ever wonderful Down The Tubes, where John Freeman had This to say.

Art by Bryan Coyle

Over on his blog, writer Lee Robson talks a little about ‘First Contact‘, his strip with artist Bryan Coyle in the pages of FutureQuake 2016-Winter

The good folk over at the Fobidden Planet blog have promoted the new titles as part of their Friday news round up. Thanks to Joe Gordon for thinking of us!




Art by Neil Roberts

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

Art by Chris Askham


Lobster Random- Snippety Snap. Written by James Alexander. Art by Neil Sims. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Neil Sims


Slaine- Godhead. Written by David Fenn. Art by Sam Weller. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Sam Weller


Tales Of Mega-City One- HowIMetMary. Written by Ryan Hickling. Art by Norrie Millar. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Norrie Millar


Tales Of Mega-City One- Law In Exile. Written by Santiago Mayaud. Art by Daniel Dwyer. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Daniel Dwyer


Tales Of The Black Museum- The Last Constable. Written by Jim Alexander. Art by PL Woods. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by PL Woods


The V. C.’s- Raid On Caliban. Written by Matt Sharp. Art & Letters by David Broughton



Dogbreath #32

Art by D’Isreali

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

Art by JP Vilchis

Strontium Dog- Dogmash. Written by Paul Eldridge. Art by David Broughton. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by David Broughton


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

Art by Bolt-01


Strontium Dog’s- A Day In The Life Of Silent Weerd. Written & Drawn by  James Feist. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by James Feist


Strontium Dog’s- AnOldDog’sTale. Written by Alec Charles. Art by Scott Twells. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Scott Twells


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’


Something wicked 2016

Art By RH Stewart

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.

Art By Barry Renshaw


Betrayal. Written Marcello Bondi. Art by Marco Renna. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Marco Renna


Bloody Mother. Written Scott Melrose. Art by Denis Vermesse. Letters by Ken Reynolds

Art by Denis Vermesse


Chivalry Isn’t Dead… Written Chris Tresson. Art by Joe Palmer. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Joe Palmer


Creator. Written Matt Finney. Art by Scott Twells. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Scott Twells

Desert Odyssey. Written Marcello Bondi. Art by Martina Marzullo. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Martina Marzullo


Jormungandr. Written Karl Brandt. Art by Damian Johnston. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Damian Johnston


LeadRole. Written Alec Charles. Art & Letters by Barry Renshaw.– bah- update.


Mischief. Written Emmet Kiernan. Art by Mattia Marini. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Mattia Marini


Orders. By Damian Johnston

Art by Damian Johnston


Physician, Heal Thyself. Written Patrick Scattergood. Art by Rui Mendes. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Rui Mendes


Plug. Written David McCluskey. Art by Pavlos Pavlides. Letters by Valia Kapaldi

Art by Pavlos Pavlides


Serial Comic. Written Virgil Yendell. Art by RH Stewart. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by RH Stewart


The God Squad. Written David Thomas. Art by P. L. Woods. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by PL Woods


The Half Baked Sacrifice. Written Nick Bryan. Art by Łukasz Kowalczuk. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Lukasz Kowalczuk

The Last Neanderthal. Written Dan McKee. Art by Rui Mendes. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Rui Mendes


The Thinking Dead. Written Russell Hillman. Art & Letters by Glyn White.

Art by Glyn White


Twenty Seven. Written George Pickett. Art by Scott Twells. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Scott Twells


Visio. Written Steven Fraser. Art by George Coleman. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by George Coleman


Only £6.50 From

FutureQuake 2016- Winter

Art by Ech!

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.

Art By Rafael Chrestani


Be Careful What You Wish For. Written by Alexander Altman. Art by Fran Strukan. Letters by Cristian Docolomansky

Art By Fran Strukan


Erased. Written by Matthew Comer. Art by Adam Caudill. Letters by Bolt-01

Art By Adam Caudill


Escapism. Written by Ethan Burns. Art by Carlos Angeli. Letters by Bolt-01

Art By Carlos Angeli


Escort Duty. Written by Matthew Allen. Art by Dan Goodfellow. Letters by Bolt-01

Art By Dan Goodfellow


First Contact. Written by Lee Robson. Art & Letters by Bryan Coyle

Art By Bryan Coyle


Horror House Of Death. Written by Lawrence Conquest. Art by Nathan Webb. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Nathan Webb


Idea Space- The Ynyslas Olympics. Written by JJ Robinson. Art by Darren Stephens. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Darren Stephens


King Of The Hill. Written by Dave Tomas. Art & letters by Ech.

Art By Ech!


Mr Byrd   Written by Andre Mateus. Art by Denis Vermesse. Letters by Ken Reynolds

Art by Denis Vermesse


Obsession. Written by Marcello Bondi. Art by Martina Marzullo. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Martina Marzullo


Part Exchange. Written by Matthew Allen. Art by Ech. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Ech!


Pearls Before Swine. Written by Kevin Bovy. Art by Norrie Millar. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Norrie Millar


The Hangover. Written by Jeff Bowles. Art by Andrew Hartmann. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Andrew Hartmann


The Rules Of Time Travel. Written by Chris Nicholson. Art by Matt Sandbrook. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Matt Sandbrook


The Tale Of The Lover. Written by Dan Whiston. Art by Jaye Franklin. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Jaye Franklin


Time To Let Go. Written by Inderjit Bhullar. Art & letters by Gustavo Vargas

Art by Gustavo Vargas


Virtual Voyeurism. Written by Rob Jones. Art by Aidan Gilman. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Aidan Gilman


Waiting. Written by Adam Breen. Art by Scott Twells. Letters by Bolt-01

Art by Scott Twells


Who’s The President. Written by Carlos Pozo. Art & Letters by Edward Whatley.

Art by Edward Whatley

Only £6.50 From