The reformed bastion of British horror has acquired the dark, modern war story Disconnect for digital release
United Kingdom, 2019: Mallet Productions continues to carve out its place in the world of digital comics with the newly acquired war story, Disconnect.
Kelly McLuhan is doing her best – a single mother with a child to raise, bills to pay and a persistent deadbeat ex. Kelly also happens to be a drone operator, watching and killing people half a world away.
As the trauma of her day job begins to seep into her home life, Kelly must meet her waking nightmare head on or risk losing it all…
Written by Dan Hill, with art by Gav Heryng, Disconnect is a dark, psychological tale about the horrors of modern warfare.
United Kingdom, 2019: Mallet Productions continues to carve out its place in the world of digital comics with the newly acquired war story, Go Home.
After his ship is torpedoed, a young sailor finds himself stranded on a secluded island in the Pacific during World War 2. As he explores his newfound surroundings he discovers he is not alone, that death, madness and the war itself have followed him to this pictueresque paradise.
Hunted and alone, the sailor finds himself giving into his darker impulses.
Written by Dan Hill, with art by Andrew Herbst, Go Home is a dark, psychological tale about the horrors of war.
The Light is a new book by Jim (Good Cop, Bad Cop) Alexander and he sent me the press release for the new work:
The book explores a world where you wake up and know this is the day you die. How would such a world shape the way we think, our views on each other and society, how we conduct our personal and financial affairs; how we live and how we will die?
This is Alexander’s second novel after the award-winning GoodCopBadCop.
More on ‘the Light’:
On a daily basis, people are required to take the Light; a device that ascertains whether this will be their last day. The story alternates between showcasing and building up this new world and telling the story of an ordinary person having to cope in extraordinary circumstances. We will see through his eyes a world so achingly similar to our own, but different in one shattering, all-pervasive way.
When approaching death, whether it’s dying in your sleep or experiencing your whole life flashing in front of your eyes, in the end it is no longer a case of floating towards the light. The Light wants to find you first.
Alexander has not finished with comics. He is one of the writers on a new Marvel Graphic Novel, Uncanny Origins: Myths and Magic. He writes ‘The Song of Storm’ where we discover how a girl worshipped as a goddess became a wind-riding hero.
GoodCopBadCop is available now at Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Etsy, and lots of other places.
Uncanny Origins: Myths and Magic is published by Marvel and out on 31st December 2019.
the Light, coming in at 320 pages, is on sale now. Some links to follow:
Now that the dust is settled and the work of making comics begins to start again – it’s worth taking five to catch up on recent events and look forward.
Thought Bubble 2019 was, for FQP, a roaring success. We had our second best ever weekend sales (and considering that we just sell comics of either £3.00 or £6.50 that means we cleared quite a few comics) and saw several new artists join the team. Almost all of whom are now commissioned and working on strips intended to see print next year.
FQP continues to be a successful path for artists, with four of the nine finalists in the 2000 AD art competition being artists who have worked on strips for FQP.
We have also changed our print supplier for FutureQuake & Something Wicked, which has resulted in having copies of both FQ2017 and FQ2018 back in stock – get copies quickly as there are only a limited number of copies available.
We’ve added more detail to the shop pages – now when clicking on the issue you want as well as the option to purchase a print copy you will be given the links for the various digital options that exists.
Moving on, we have some interesting projects that we are taking part in. Launching at the Birmingham MCM this weekend, Richmond and Bolt-01 are part of the team the created ‘18’, a comic created by 23Red and edited by Timebomb comics’ Steve Tanner.
Richmond is the writer and Bolt-01 is onboard for lettering duties. The artwork is by Gary Crutchley and colours by Matt Soffe, who has also worked for FQP before going on the colour for Rebellion among others.