New Covers! Zarjaz 38, Dogbreath 38 and FutureQuake 2020 Winter.

Available very soon (November 1st)

Zarjaz 38 – Kev Crossley

Zarjaz 38 features a cover by 2000 AD artdroid Kev Crossley and brings an all Dreddworld Issue containing a whopping 10 strips!

Dogbreath 38 by Kevan Maguire

Durham Red is the cover star of Dogbreath 38, a packed issue of Dogbreath containing 9 tales from the files of the GCC. Cover painting by Kevan Maguire

FutureQuake 2020 Winter by Kaydee Artistry.

FutureQuake 2020 Winter sees the team at FQP attempt to reset the year! This issue features 19 strips, all covered in a stunning image by Kaydee Artistry.

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 FQP do not publish serials or complete graphic novels.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!

FutureQuake 2020 – on sale now!

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Cover art by Tom Bonin

Join us for our biggest issue yet as we present 23 titanic tales to thrill you. Marvel at the latest chapter of Neroy Sphinx and wonder why we tolerate Dr Undermind! Discover why FQP is truly the home of tomorrow’s comic superstars. 100 pages for a paltry £6.50 from the FutureQuake homepage

Strips this issue:

Bigger Fish

writer: Charles Murphy artist: Scott Twells letters: Bolt-01

Children

writer: Michael J Lyle artist: Ken Best letters: Bolt-01

Competitor 101

writer: PD Loupee Artist: Sinclair Elliott Letters: Bolt-01

Doomed To Repeat

writer: Charles Murphy  artist: Mattia Marini letters: Bolt-01

Funeral March

writer: Joshua Pardo artist: Marco Cantilliana letters: Bolt-01

Hot off the press

writer: Joshua Pardo artist: Sinclair Elliott letters: Bolt-01

Deploy

writer: James Sarandis artist: Scott Twells  letters: Bolt-01

How To Get Ahead In Bounty Hunting

writer: Ed Whiting artist: Andy Lambert letters: Bolt-01

Neroy Sphinx – Misguided Pursuits

writer: Daniel Whiston artist: Dave Thomson letters: Bolt-01

Recall

writer: Michael J Lyle artist: Dave Peloe letters: Bolt-01

Samurai Steel

writer: James Alexander artist: Jonathan Scott letters: Bolt-01

Stranded

writer: Adam Breen artist: Alan Byrom letters: Bolt-01

The Duck That Ate Tomorrow

writer: Ali Knowles artist: Kaydee Artistry letters: Bolt-01

The Emancipation of Corduroy Blacktop

writer: Nathan McWhinnie artist: Matt Sandbrook letters: Bolt-01

The Future Of True Love

writer: Logan Makwana artist: Ken Best letters: Bolt-01

The Retrieval

writer: Danny Nolan artist: Patrick Walsh letters: Bolt-01

The Tale of the Gourmet

writer: Daniel Whiston artist: Jerome Canty letters: Bolt-01

The Terrifying Transformation of Doctor Undermind

writer: Matt Sharp artist: Rich Waugh letters: Bolt-01

Twenty Light Years or Less

writer: Mike Lynch artist: Tom Bonin letters: Bolt-01

Valiance

writer: Alexi Conman artist: Sinclair Elliott letters: Bolt-01

We Interrupt This Broadcast

writer: Matthew Hockey artist: Jerome Canty letters: Bolt-01

Worst Enemy

writer: Ed Whiting artist: Edward Whatley letters: Bolt-01

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)

 

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.