Sunday, 27 July 2014

Meet FQP- ICE in Birmingham August 2014

Following on from the triumphant not-winning of the Best British B&W comic at the True Believers last month, you will have the opportunity to discover for yourself why FutureQuake has consistently placed in the top five nominees for the last 6 years.


FQP will have a table for the entire event selling copies of all of the comics currently available, including FutureQuake, Something Wicked and the 2000 AD fanzines Zarjaz & Dogbreath.

Editor Dave Evans will be there to critique art portfolios and considering the number of creatives to pass through the pages of FQP, this is an opportunity you won't want to miss.

Don't forget- everyone who spends more than £10.00 can claim one of artist Bolt-01's sketches, for more details talk to the man at the table- he'll only be too happy to chat.

Monday, 14 July 2014

FutureQuake in the press: Birmingham Mail

Paul Birch over at the Birmingham Mail has posted about the stories being weaved by JJ Robinson for FQ.

From Second Chance by JJ Robinson; art by Alex Paterson. Available in FQ 24.

From The Grimaldi, art also by Alex Paterson; available in FutureQuake 25.

Friday, 4 July 2014

A bit of a song and dance...

(Poster by Alex Paterson)

Coming soon to a theatre in Bristol for one night only- A BIT OF A SONG AND DANCE is a 'Script in hand' session for an upcoming play (I think it is a workshop type thing where the actors get to work through the script to make sure the stage directions work, but I might be talking out of my hat- D) that is available for one night only.

The reason I'm bringing this to you? The writer, Gill Kirk wanted a comic artist for the poster. Dan Whiston (writer of the Neroy Sphinx stories) passed Gill our way and via a combination of timing and the right artist being in the right place Alex Paterson was able to provide the superb image above.

Tickets are available HERE and we wish Gill a successful night.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

FutureQuake 25

FutureQuake 25

Cover by Conor Boyle (who has already blogged about the creation)


 Cover by Bruno Stahl

The Finest Small press anthology reaches issue 25 in fine style with two covers! Inside the whopping 52 pages we present 12 tales featuring contributions from the finest writers and artists the Small press has to offer. The time has come to discover why FutureQuake has been consistently nominated for best British Black & White Comic at both the Eagle and the True Believers awards.

Only £4.00 for 52 pages- you don’t get better value than that!

Strips:


Call of Duty by writer Chris Redfern and artist David Clifford


Consumer Channel X by writer Lawrence Rider and artist Patrick Brown

I Don't Like Monday Quests by writer David Griffiths and artist Jim Lavery

Junk Box by writer Jimmy Furlong and artist Brian 'Clank' Bennett

Out of the Closet by writer Dave Roberts and artist Danos Philopoulos

Packaged Holiday by writer Andi Ewington and artist Conor Boyle

Pleiatoc Monaidies by writer Tom Davies and artist Leonardo Vergari


Synched by writer Mo Ali and artist Indio

The Final Terminal by writer Arran Frood and artist Steven Austin

The Grimaldi by writer JJ Robinson and artist Alex Paterson

The Idiot Box by writer Jonathan Stevenson and artist Stephen Prestwood

The Travelling Salesman by writer Tim West and artist Matthew Harrower


From The FQP Webshop

Thursday, 19 June 2014

PJ Holden- Blogging



Over on his blog, artist PJ Holden, the man behind the art on Dept of Monterology, loads of strips for 2000 AD and the first artist in my sketchbook, has made This post talking about Small Press comics.

He's right about pretty much everything in it.

Thanks to PJ for the kind words and if you agree with them, feel free to vote FutureQuake at the TrueBelievers!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

FutureQuake 25- Cover(s)

FutureQuake 25 is late.

No two ways about it, this issue should have been on sale in March, but for reasons that I'll not be going into here, that didn't happen.

I did get the cover sorted though, this little beauty from Bruno Stahl...

Flash forward and FutureQuake 26 should have been getting prepped right about now, and I'd already sourced a cover for the issue by Conor Boyle...
but hold on, I'd gotten a cover already from last issue that wasn't used! What to do?

Should I hold the Conor cover back, along with the strip that it goes with? Hold back the Bruno cover, and the strip that one goes with? I did consider both of those options, but I am not planning on there being an issue of FQ in November this year so that would mean holding the cover for almost another six months before it saw print.

That's bad form, and If I was a contributor to that title I'd be having words.

So, my only solution really was to run both covers. Therefore FutureQuake 25, available July 2014 for as long as the print run lasts will feature two covers and two lead strips!

Fingers crossed I've got the formatting on this one right.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Voting Open! True Believers

Face Front FQP Followers! On the 12th July the inaugural True Believers awards will be given out and FutureQuake is nominated!

Click Here! to visit the site and vote for any of the fine titles available.

Favourite British Comic: Black and White

  • Dexter’s Half Dozen
  • Futurequake
  • GoodCopBadCop
  • School of Bitches
  • Wolf Country


Best of British to all nominee's, and I see to titles there from Planet Jimbot!