The world may be changing but some things stay the same. Zarjaz is still delivering the highest quality fan thrills available. This issue sees both Lulu Romanov and Judge Storm make their debut under a cover by 2000 AD icon Simon Fraser. 48 pages for a mere £3.00
Judge Dredd – Great Escapes by writer Kev Hopgood and artist and letterer David Broughton.
Judge Dredd – Monsters by writer Michael Crouch artist Jim Lavery and letterer Bolt-01
Lulu Romanov – Iron And The Maiden by writer Santiago Mayaud artist David Thomson and letterer Bolt-01
Robo-Hunter – Game For A Bath by writer David Fenn artist Gail Nedry and letterer Bolt-01
Slaine – Beginnings by writer Alan Holloway artist Ed Doyle and letterer Bolt-01
Storm Warning – The Sentinels by writer Charles Murphy artist Daniel Reed and letterer Bolt-01
Tales of Mega-City One – Alien Town by writer artist Scott Twells and letterer Bolt-01
Tales of Mega-City One – Children of the apocalypse by writer artist Robomonkey147 and letterer Bolt-01
Tales of Mega-City One – He Is The Law by writer Alan Holloway artist John Cahill and letterer Bolt-01
Also there has been a restock of recent back issues for both Zarjaz AND Dogbreath. The new print of Zarjaz 36 now features a colour Harlem Heroes centrespread!
Available very soon – Zarjaz 37 features a first for Zarjaz – a strip featuring Lulu Romanov, so what finer choice could we ask for but to have Simon Fraser provide a stunning cover featuring the lady herself.
FQP are pleased to announce that from today, June 3rd to August 31st they are open to new scripts.
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.
The 2000 AD fanzines Dogbreath & Zarjaz are still open to scripts so there is room for writers of all levels to contribute.
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 FQP do not publish serials or complete graphic novels.
If accepted, writers will be informed of the next steps towards getting the script commissioned and turned into a comic strip.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and good luck.
Hi all – Zarjaz 37 is due to be on sale in 4 weeks, July 1st to be exact so I have been juggling running orders for the comic for a few weeks.
I’ve been balancing out strips already completed, alongside those commissioned with a relevant deadline, to build a strong running order for the summer issue.
As of today, that running order is decided and the rest of the editorial team have been informed and started their work towards getting the issue finished.
If you have a completed and ‘locked for print’ strip waiting for Zarjaz, then you may have gotten an email from me this morning. If you did, then I’m sorry as that was the email letting folk know they are being held over to next issue.
If you are working on a strip for Zarjaz, and have not had confirmation that your strip is ‘locked for print’ then it is not finished yet, so is not going to be in the new issue.
Zarjaz only has 44 pages of strip each issue, so building an issue is a matter of availability and balance.
This is awkward, as many of you out there have worked hard to hit the deadline I gave you only to be told you are not running. I apologise for this and thank you again for all the work. Remember, no-one gets paid at Zarjaz. We are all doing this for the love of comics.
Thanks again and I hope to share more from Zarjaz 37 in the next week.
Hi All, I’ve had a couple of emails during lockdown from Squaxx wanting to ‘fill gaps’ for Zarjaz or Dogbreath. I’ve had to politely let folk down as in all honesty I just can’t store the numbers of comics it would require to keep a complete back issue selection in place.
If you ‘could’ pick-up any back-issues from the runs of the galaxies greatest fanzines – what would you want? Something recent that has just dropped off the site or maybe something from well back in the day. If it was published by us here, then I can make it happen if demand warrants it.
Drop me a line, with ‘back issues’ in the header somewhere and if any of the issues get anywhere near making it worth me getting some more printed (around 20 is the minimum) then I’ll make it happen.
Rewind time to late 2014 – and in the pages of Zarjaz 24, you will find Judge Dredd – Cal’s Arena by Steven Austin & Mike Lynch. This was a pretty important strip for us at team Zarjaz, as Steven had been steadily submitting to Tharg (‘TMO’) for a while and was making steady progress in becoming a droid.
This strip grew out of an Entry Steven made to the 2000 AD messageboard art competition and it was a delight to have it in Zarjaz.
What could be better? Well how about presenting the strip in full colour?