True Believers 2020 is this Saturday, at the Jury’s Inn in Cheltenham. Tickets look to be £8.00 in advance and £10.00 on the day.

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Appearing this year, for the first time – FQP! Yep, your favourite small press comics will be making the hazardous trip along the M5 to Cheltenham for the very first time, bringing visitors copies of FutureQuake, something Wicked, Dogbreath, Zarjaz and Neroy Sphinx!

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But wait, that’s not all – scanning through the list of attendees you can also find:
Accent UK,
The Awesome comics podcast folk,
Steve Sims – (who produces the Beast Huntin’ Battle Badgers comics – you have to see these to believe just how good they are),
Big Punch studios (That’s probably going to be Jon, off of Afterlife Inc),
Dan Cornwell,
Dave Broughton (with new Shaman Kane, I believe),
Disconnected Press (You ‘do’ have a copy of Sentient Zombie Space Pigs, right?)
Dylan  Teague,
Gustffo Vargas – His comics are just incredible.
Mike Collins,
Nick Bryan and finally
Timebomb comics – Some lovely lettering on their books…

Doors open at 10.30, so come along and say hi!

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Post Thought Bubble Catch-up

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.