In Memoriam – Nigel Dobbyn.

It’s with great sadness that I write these words. Nigel Dobbyn, artist of so many of my favourite things, has died.

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Aged just 56, Nigel was a true hero to me. His work was and is one of the reasons I make comics, from his early work on Medivac 318 in 2000 AD to the most recent 28AR in Brawler, Nigel was always a treat to see work from.

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I was lucky enough to meet Nigel many times over the years, and I was lucky enough to be able to present covers from him on four of our books, Dogbreath 17 & 24, Zarjaz 09, 17 and the 2016 summer special, a personal highlight of mine.

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Nigel was also the first artist I actively sought out for a commission. His rendition of Kid Knee for me is a piece I will always treasure.

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Nigel was generous with his time, and always a pleasure to spend time chatting and laughing with.

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Nigels pencil rough for the cover of Dogbreath 17.

Thanks for reading and rest in peace Nigel, our thoughts are with your family on this most horrible of days.

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ACES Weekly – Velicity Jones is back!

Horrifically remiss of me not to have told you all sooner, but if you head over to Aces Weekly at the moment they have just launched vol 41 (really, has it been that many?) which contains the first week of the third adventure for Britich spy Vwlicity Jones by writer Lee Robson and artist Bryan Coyle  (both of whom are old friends of FQP)

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This is Velicity’s third outing for ACES, she was also in The Devil’s Breathavailable in Aces Weekly issue 29 and The Godcutter Affair, available in issue 37.

You can read the first episode of The Silent Forest exclusively in Aces Weekly volume 41which launched on August 26th, and each subsequent episode will arrive on the screen of your choosing every following Monday for the next seven weeks. A subscription to Aces Weekly will cost you £6.99 – or £1 a week, if you prefer! Back issues are available here.