FutureQuake 2019 – the digital edition

FutureQuake 2019 on comiXology

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The link above takes you to comiXology where it gives you more info on the comic, as well as the option to pick up back issues.

Thanks all!

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News round-up.

Hi all, and apologies for what might become a long post.

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A lot is going on here at FQP that is just swimming below the surface. We are still wading through the scripts for FutureQuake & Something Wicked following on from the last submission window and the shout out last week for scripts for Zarjaz & Dogbreath has only added to that workload. The editorial team are busy plowing through the scripts and trying to be as fair to new writers as we can be whilst keeping up the standards we expect.

As well as that, humble (mostly) lettering & design droid Bolt-01 is hard at work supporting a number of other projects. Such as:

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BLACK NORTH is a new project for 2000 AD writer Mark McCann and 2000 AD artist Steven Austin. Bolt-01 is on board for lettering and editorial wrangling.

Here is a short tease vid, and the project is going to be a Kickstarter at some point in the near future.

Early days for this, but it looks like this is going to be a heck of a book.

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Lawless is the new name for what was Lawgiver, and May 18th sees the gig taking place in Bristol. Team FQP are putting together to convention programme this year, with a focus being on the works of the late, great Carlos Ezquerra.

We’ll even have a table this year, with copies of the latest and greatest small press comics to sell.

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Brawler is a Kickstarter from TimeBomb comics and Bolt-01 has lettered two of the strips for the book. Also Richmond has emerged from the writing cave to bring us 28AR along with fave artist Nigel Dobbyn. This is something that we have been looking forward to for a very long time.

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Exciting news update! Just had confirmation of the table for Thought Bubble 2019! Fingers crossed that we’ll have a full contingent of team FQP there!

 

Bolt-01 is also working on:

A book for Neroy Sphinx scribe Daniel Whiston collecting comic strips he’s written for his family.

Providing letters for Baden James Mellonie on a strip he commissioned from 2000 AD artist Patrick Goddard.

And finally working with a greetings card manufacturer to provide graphic design and layout for a series of cards.

Not able to show anything for those (yet!) but when we can promote, we will.

 

I’m hopefully going to be doing something like this more regularly in future, and sharing more images and snippetts of news when I can.

Script Submissions closing this week-Reminder!

This is just a reminder to all those out there interested that the script submission window for FutureQuake and Something Wicked will close at midnight on March 31st.

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Any scripts received for FutureQuake or Something Wicked after that point will be returned unread and the email deleted from my service.

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Script submissions for both Zarjaz and Dogbreath are still open and actively welcomed (if you’ve ever fancied trying your hand at a Judge Dredd script, now your chance- we’ve not got any) as both of those titles have a quick turnover of strips.

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For info- as of time of writing there are currently 46 scripts in the pile and another 17 are currently being discussed and/or worked on with the writers. 11 scripts have been accepted and 17 have been rejected.

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FutureQuake 2019- Available now!

FutureQuake 2019 arrives to shock, surprise and scintillate as only the finest Small Press anthology can. Over 20 strips featuring the most astounding array of talent combining to bring you a whopping 100 pages for only £6.50- available here!

Strips:

Because It’s There by writer Matthew Hockey and artist Michael Walters. Letters by Bolt-01
Cereal Wars by writer Ryan Haack and artist Tom Barton. Letters by Tom Barton
Diabolical Device of Doctor Undermind by writer Matt Sharp and artist Richard Waugh. Letters by Bolt-01
Fax Man & Robbing by writer Chris Redfern and artist Luke Kemp-James. Letters by Bolt-01
Fragile Vessels by writer Mark McCann and artist David Yeh. Letters by Bolt-01
Infernal Technology by writer Drew Dillon and artist Michael Walters. Letters by Bolt-01
Insidious Invention of Doctor Undermind by writer Matt Sharp and artist Richard Waugh. Letters by Bolt-01
Mika and the god heart by writer Tim West and artist Rafael Romeo Magat. Letters by Rafael Romeo Magat
NeroySphinx-Junkyard Shopping by writer Daniel Whiston and artist Dave Thomson. Letters by Bolt-01
On the ledge by writer Thomas Trang and artist J.P. Vilchis. Letters by Bolt-01
Plot Hole by writer Lawrence Rider and artist Sinclair Elliott. Letters by Bolt-01
Resignation Notice by writer Brian Pearlman and artist Miguel Echemendia. Letters by Miguel Echemendia
Starship SOS by writer Ant Garnon and artist Alex Paterson. Letters by Bolt-01
Temple of the Giant by writer Joshua Spiller and artist Mike Bunt. Letters by Bolt-01
The Farm by writer Lee Robson and artist Brett Burbridge. Letters by Bolt-01
The Future Is Actually Pretty Great by writer Alexi Conman and artist Scott Twells (with colour by Owen Watts). Letters by Bolt-01
The Gods Thought Otherwise by writer Stephen Frame and artist Richard Waugh. Letters by Bolt-01
The Tale of the Privy by writer Dan Whiston and artist Will Pickering. Letters by Will Pickering
The Way of the dinosaur by writer Adam Breen and artist Anthony Summey. Letters by Anthony Summey
Tito’s Homegrown by writer Gilbert Smith and artist Jim Lavery. Letters by Bolt-01
Too Much Like HARD Work by writer Dan Pollard and artist Dan Goodfellow. Letters by Bolt-01

 

Remember that print copies are limited- the last 2 issues of FQ have both sold out and these days print costs make small runs prohibitively pricey. Get yourself a copy while you can.

Thought Bubble 2018

 

Well, it is almost time for my favourite gig of the year, Thought Bubble!

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As usual we’ll have a table heaving with the finest comics we have to offer, and the latest issues of FutureQuake, Something Wicked, Dogbreath and Zarjaz as well as a limited number of copies of the classic Neroy Sphinx collection.

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Table from a couple of years back…

This year we are in the ‘Originals Marquee’ situated on Cookridge Street. We are at Table number 01, and we are next door to the lovely folk from Disconnected Press.

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If you take a gander at the rather huge list of exhibitors you will notice that we are in pretty good company this year, so here’s hoping for a successful convention.

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Remember, that many of the past winners of the 2000 AD writing and art competition have been published extensively in FQP books, so if you are wanting to see who is going to be a start next year, you need to be reading these books.

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As usual the Gronk will be with me, ensuring that any and all medical emergencies are covered and remember that all sales that reach over £10 earth money will be able to choose from a selection of sketches that will be available (examples of which are over on the Instagram)

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Drop by, say hi and treat yourself to the finest selection of Small Press comics around!