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.
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.
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)
Concluding the latest daily strip, for more Dr Undermind pick up FQ2019 and he’ll be back in FQ2020 next spring.
Thanks to Matt and Rich for their work here and join us tomorrow for a first look at the covers for both Zarjaz 35 and Something wicked 2019!
Continuing the latest installment in the exploits of Dr Undermind. Join us tomorrow for the inevitable conclusion.
To coincide with the imminent launch of both Zarjaz 35 and Something Wicked 2019 we are pleased to present a short featuring another slice of supervillain life featuring Dr Undermind.
New stock is now available of both FutureQuake 2017 and 2018 – both of these issues have been out of print for well over a year and the new stock is limited to only 20 copies of each.
I plan on having them for Thought Bubble, but if they go sooner, then they are gone for good, so please – don’t miss out.
Recently – Joseph Simon over at First comic News spoke to the three editors here at FQP.
The results are available here: You’re Next Punk!