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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THOUGHT BUBBLE 2019 – FQP Details

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This weekend (09-10 November 2019) sees the annual trip to the North (relatively speaking for our Scots readers) to exhibit at Thought Bubble.

As usual, FQP will have a full selection of titles to enjoy – from FutureQuake to Something Wicked, From Dogbreath to Zarjaz and even copies of the Neroy Sphinx collection.

Come along, say hi and discover why FQP really are the finest comics in the small press.

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BTW – if you are entering the 2000 AD pitchfest or art comp – I’d love to see the work at some point. More droids are discovered at TB, and via FQP than at any other gig (I believe)

 

Lego Strontium Dog

It should come as no surprise to you that we here at FQP are massive Strontium Dog fans – but thanks to the 2000 AD message board – and in particular David Rees I am as pleased as punch to present for you my very own Lego Johnny Alpha!

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After contacting David through the message board, he very kindly sent me the build elements I would need to use in order to begin creating the fig.

After sorting myself an account to actually purchase Lego online I was able to generate the orders for the shops to let me obtain the relevant part. I was well impressed that the whole set of parts was bought by using only two suppliers. So parts ordered and paid for I just needed to wait.

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Within a week I had these two beauties waiting for me at home so I just needed to find some time.

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Opening the packages I was presented with this glorious display of Lego. Which in no time at all (in reality about an hour) became…

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Below is a link to a pdf of ‘all’ my photo’s taken during the build – so I don’t need to post them ALL here.

Lego Alpha!

Thanks again to David Rees for the work in designing this and to TMO for allowing these to happen.

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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Available now – Dogbreath 36!

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Art by Colin MacNeil

 

The longest running 2000 AD fanzine is back again and demanding your attention. This issue, in addition to strips featuring Johnny Alpha and Durham Red we welcome the Kev Hopgood droid as he writes a thrilling Middenface McNulty tale and Leigh Shepherd reaches the last tales in his case-by-case review of the classic S/D run.

48 pages for a mere £3.00.

 

Strips this issue:

Durham Red – The Giza Job by writer Matt Sharp and artist Gail Nedry. Letters by Bolt-01

Middenface McNulty – McNulty’s Law by writer Kev Hopgood and artist Rich Waugh. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Strontium Dog – Back To Basics by writer Daniel Whiston and artist David Broughton. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Strontium Dog’s – Spud Murphy- One Patoot, Two Patoot by writer Mark Keenan and artist Scott Twells. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Strontium Dog’s – Weyland by writer David Fenn and artist Adam Caudill. Letters by Bolt-01

 

 

Strontium Dog’s – What Goes Around by writer Matt Sharp and artist Matt Sandbrook. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Available from: The FQP Webshop

Review:

The imaginarium – Alan Holloway reviews DB36.

Down The Tubes – John Freeman reviews DB36.