Velicity Jones Flies Solo!

That cracking creation of Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle, secret agent Velicity Jones, has just arrived on Comixology and Gumroad.

First published in Volume 29 of the digital anthology Aces Weekly, the character’s first adventure, Velicity Jones: The Devil’s Breath (reviewed here) has been re-packaged under the Mallet Productions brand into a stand alone one-shot comic, re-lettered by Bolt-01, with new cover art from Brian Coyle.

The Devil’s Breath is available now via Comixology, priced $2.99, and you can also buy it from Gumroad, too, for the same price.

All text shamefully pinched from John Freeman on Down the Tubes – the finest comics news service available.

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 FQP do not publish serials or complete graphic novels.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.

FutureQuake 2020 – now on comiXology

In the past it has taken a fair few weeks to get this notification, but the fine folk at comiXology have notified me that FutureQuake 2020 is now available!

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The direct link to the issues is:- Right here for your ease and convenience!

And the reduced price should help you digital readers to keep up. Remember that the best way to experience FutureQuake is to read a printed copy – these books are specially designed to enhance your experience.

Print copies have been leaving FQP all week (seriously, all I’ve done for the last two weeks is pack envelopes) but you can get your copy from The FQP webshop!

War Cars – New comic

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Mallet comics have once again delivered us a slice of vintage entertainment that we were most likely not even aware of. Archivist, Bryan Coyle has finally managed to hunt down and restore this classic run from Ian Furman and Carlo Ferringo.

Now available from comiXology this is a welcome addition to the line-up from Mallet, certainly a publisher to watch!

 

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Arnie – The Flaming Bag Of Dog-Poo!

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Now available on comiXology – Arnie is a project by writer Joe Cervelin and artists Jackson Gebien and Denis Pacher. Stating right now that I lettered this, so that is why I’m plugging it.

Arnie is one of the more unusual projects I’ve worked on in the last couple of years, but it is a fun book that deserves to find an audience.

A direct descendant of the ‘underground comix’, Arnie appears light and fluffy but there is a heart to the book that is worth finding.

Get it from here on comixology.

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Now available via comiXology – Something Wicked 2019.

For all of you out there who prefer to take your SP Thrills digitally, Something Wicked 2019 is the ideal solution to the post festive slump.

Gorge your senses on the very latest issue and whilst there satisfy your urges by purchasing the rest of the series.

Discover just why FQP is responsible time and again for the next generation of comic creators!

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.