New Comic – Symbolism Rewired.

 

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Art by Roland Bird.

Here’s the thing – I lettered this strip for ACES Weekly by writer Joshua Spiller and artist Roland Bird. So there you have my ‘vested interest’ out of the way.

Creator blurb–

“Silence… silence and poetry fills my thoughts…”

From a deeply surreal and disturbing dream, a woman awakes in a strange sleeping pod, in a disconcertingly deserted laboratory. She has no idea who she is. And even her own mind now feels alien to her…

Set in a faintly estranging London of the not-too-distant future, Symbolism Rewired is a cerebral and grounded piece of sci-fi, that both explores how symbolism may be at the root of human consciousness, and operates as a kind of low-key biography of a fictional future human being.

So now the strip is back to being creator owned (as all ACES WEEKLY strips are, David Lloyd just asks for an exclusive for two years) and Joshua has collected the strip to be read in one sitting and made it available via Gumroad.

Joshua Spiller on Gumroad

The complete strip is available for a mere £1.50 and it is recommended.

 

 

FQP writer wins Top Cow award

Word reached us here at FQP recently that ADAM BREEN has won the Top Cow talent hunt for writing this year.

Link.

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Art by Alan Byrom – Stranded appeared in FutureQuake 2019

Adam has been contributing to FQP since 2013 and hasn’t stopped yet! His work has appeared in Dogbreath 35, Something Wicked 2019, FutureQuake 2018, 2019 & 2020 and also Zarjaz – 23, 28, 30 and has strips yet to be seen.

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Art By Lyndon Webb – Submission appeared in Something Wicked 2019

We want to send our heartfelt congratulations to Adam, and wish him all the best in his next steps.

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Art By Leigh Shepherd – Full House appeared in Dogbreath 35.

Zarjaz #37 – Now on Sale

Available now from The FQP webshop

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Cover by Simon Fraser

The world may be changing but some things stay the same. Zarjaz is still delivering the highest quality fan thrills available. This issue sees both Lulu Romanov and Judge Storm make their debut under a cover by 2000 AD icon Simon Fraser. 48 pages for a mere £3.00

 

Strips:

Judge Dredd – Great Escapes by writer Kev Hopgood and artist and letterer David Broughton.
Judge Dredd – Monsters by writer Michael Crouch artist Jim Lavery and letterer Bolt-01

Lulu Romanov – Iron And The Maiden by writer Santiago Mayaud artist David Thomson and letterer Bolt-01

Robo-Hunter – Game For A Bath by writer David Fenn artist Gail Nedry and letterer Bolt-01

Slaine – Beginnings by writer Alan Holloway artist Ed Doyle and letterer Bolt-01

Storm Warning – The Sentinels by writer Charles Murphy artist Daniel Reed and letterer Bolt-01

Tales of Mega-City One – Alien Town by writer artist Scott Twells and letterer Bolt-01

Tales of Mega-City One – Children of the apocalypse by writer artist Robomonkey147 and letterer Bolt-01

Tales of Mega-City One – He Is The Law by writer Alan Holloway artist John Cahill and letterer Bolt-01

 

Also there has been a restock of recent back issues for both Zarjaz AND Dogbreath. The new print of Zarjaz 36 now features a colour Harlem Heroes centrespread!

FutureQuake Press- Open to new Scripts.

FQP are pleased to announce that from today, June 3rd to August 31st they are open to new scripts.cover-fq2020-s

FQP titles FutureQuake and Something Wicked are two premiere level titles with a focus on new talent & developing talent and a proven track record in help new creatives hone their skills. Scripts are being welcomed for both titles- script length of ideally 4-6 pages with a ‘twist’ in the tail.

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The 2000 AD fanzines Dogbreath & Zarjaz are still open to scripts so there is room for writers of all levels to contribute.

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Note that all scripts will be read in the order received and only short stories are being sought. FQP do not publish serials or complete graphic novels.

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If accepted, writers will be informed of the next steps towards getting the script commissioned and turned into a comic strip.

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Currently both titles can accommodate around 40 strips a year, so it may be that scripts have a significant delay between acceptance and commission. If that is an issue to you, keep in touch with editorial to see where you are in the lists.

Send all script submissions to futurequakepress@googlemail.com and good luck.

Zarjaz 37 – Strips locked in.

Hi all – Zarjaz 37 is due to be on sale in 4 weeks, July 1st to be exact so I have been juggling running orders for the comic for a few weeks.

I’ve been balancing out strips already completed, alongside those commissioned with a relevant deadline, to build a strong running order for the summer issue.

As of today, that running order is decided and the rest of the editorial team have been informed and started their work towards getting the issue finished.

If you have a completed and ‘locked for print’ strip waiting for Zarjaz, then you may have gotten an email from me this morning. If you did, then I’m sorry as that was the email letting folk know they are being held over to next issue.

If you are working on a strip for Zarjaz, and have not had confirmation that your strip is ‘locked for print’ then it is not finished yet, so is not going to be in the new issue.

Zarjaz only has 44 pages of strip each issue, so building an issue is a matter of availability and balance.

This is awkward, as many of you out there have worked hard to hit the deadline I gave you only to be told you are not running. I apologise for this and thank you again for all the work. Remember, no-one gets paid at Zarjaz. We are all doing this for the love of comics.

Thanks again and I hope to share more from Zarjaz 37 in the next week.

Zarjaz & Dogbreath – Old Stock wanted?

Hi All, I’ve had a couple of emails during lockdown from Squaxx wanting to ‘fill gaps’ for Zarjaz or Dogbreath. I’ve had to politely let folk down as in all honesty I just can’t store the numbers of comics it would require to keep a complete back issue selection in place.

BUT! 

If you ‘could’ pick-up any back-issues from the runs of the galaxies greatest fanzines – what would you want? Something recent that has just dropped off the site or maybe something from well back in the day. If it was published by us here, then I can make it happen if demand warrants it.

Drop me a line, with ‘back issues’ in the header somewhere and if any of the issues get anywhere near making it worth me getting some more printed (around 20 is the minimum) then I’ll make it happen.