Monday, 27 July 2015

Incoming: ORIONID!

Art by Neil Sims- Click to see larger.

Coming later this year to the pages of FutureQuake- ORIONID is by writer Virgil Yendell and artist Neil Sims.

Virgil "edits the anthology T4L Comic about fantastic and strange happenings on transport in London. Other imminent releases include Knights of Cademus with Unseen Shadows and Serial Comic in Something Wicked."

Neil "has worked as an artist in numerous fields over 20 years, predominantly sculpture, currently tattooing. LOVE creating stories, hope you enjoy my work. Check out Neil Blackbird Sims on Facebook."

ORIONID is currently slated to appear in november as part of FutureQuake #28.

Sunday, 26 July 2015

FutureQuake #27 reviews.

As usual, I'll be posting any reviews I see (or get sent) of the new comic right here, so if you see a review out there and it isn't here as well- let me know!


FutureQuake #27 reviewed by Down The Tubes- Thanks for the fair and balanced review John.

In Review: Wolf Country 04




Art By Luke Cooper- Click to see larger.

Wolf Country 04 by Jim Alexander & Will Pickering (letters by Jim Campbell)

Wolf Country 03 review.

I'm getting closer to actually reviewing things when it is relevant, which is good for me as it means I'm getting to read some flippin' good comics. I've said plenty of nice things about Planet Jimbot in the past, and this time is no different. The main plot of the book is carried on, as Settlement is under attack by a big ol' force of Werewolves and the special forces lads step up to deal with things.



Art by Will Pickering- click to see larger.

Meanwhile in the city, Halfpenny, the leader of settlement has got his hands full in a street brawl that made me think of Deadwood (Where Dan takes on Herst's man- yeah?) and the gore factor is as high as that might lead you to think.

For the new reader there is now a 'previously' box in the inside cover, so now there is almost no excuse not to get stuck in.

In fact, over at the Planet Jimbot store on ETSY, they are doing a combo pack of all four issues for a tenner. That is solid value and highly recommended.


Really looking forward to the next issue.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

In Review: AMONGST THE STARS




Amongst The Stars by Jim Alexander, Mike Perkins & Will Pickering.



From the publisher blurb:
Following on from the success of GoodCopBadCop at last summer's True Believers/Eagles awards, I'm delighted to say that 'Amongst the Stars' has made the Scottish Independent Comic Book Alliance (SICBA) shortlist for Best Graphic Novel 2015.

The 64-page trade is written by Jim Alexander (Metal Hurlant, Star Trek Manga) and drawn by Mike Perkins (Stephen King's The Stand, Astonishing X-Men, Deathlok).

To celebrate we've put together a wee PDF sampler of the book, which features 5 pages of the story. This is absolutely free to everybody, so please feel free to publish/share/comment on as you wish. Also, the book is on sale at the Planet Jimbot online shop for a special SICBA price of £5.50 plus P&P.

For the Amongst the Stars PDF sampler, click on the following link
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1mcab4gr8utanu7/ATS_SICBA_Sampler.pdf?dl=0

Amongst the Stars is available at the Planet Jimbot shop:
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PlanetJimbot

For details of how to vote check out the official SICBA site:
http://www.sicba.org.uk/

Review:

As usual I’m ridiculously late at this (Jim sent me the press release a month ago for gosh-sakes) but having read the book a second time I feel better placed to actually talk about it.

As a high concept Sci-Fi this is as ambitious as anything I’ve read in the last few years. It boils down to (In my opinion) A race of beings who have transcended the physical to exist between the stars and live as beings of pure consciousness. They discover that rarest of things- life- on our planet. Of course our sheer chaotic physicality is too ‘alien’ for them and causes their very life support system to fail. Trapped inside the minds of human beings there is little hope for escape, unless we, the very humans who are unaware of their existence, can help them.


I hope that enough folk out there have read this book in time for the voting for SICBA, as I think it deserves to do well for Jim.

The story rewards paying attention, and Mike Perkins’ art is really well suited to the strip- able to convey the reality of the human world and the transcended reality of the Tchailling.

Also included is a short by Jim and Will Pickering featuring a one-shot about what happens when a father lets things get out of hand. Absolutely hilarious and well worth inclusion.

Highly recommended.



Saturday, 18 July 2015

FQP & Comixology











Exciting news, readers!

We are trying out for Comixology

So far FutureQuake #27 has been submitted, and hopefully will be appearing on screens all over the globe in the next few months.

However, this marks a change in how we do things here at FQP. Historically we have only ever commissioned a strip on a ‘first-run’ basis. This has allowed the creators to go off and place the strip elsewhere (like Apocalypse Now or Never or Projections) if they were able.

What is changing is we are going to be asking all new commissions moving forward if they are happy for FQP to include their strip as part of a Comixology submission. That is because according to the guidelines:

"You must own the copyright or have the necessary rights for any content you upload."

Taken from: https://submit.comixology.com/site/guidelines

We are also going to be working through the back catalogue of issues (assuming we get accepted at all) and the plan is eventually to make the entire runs of both FutureQuake and Something Wicked available.

Exciting news indeed!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

FutureQuake 27- Now Available!

Art by Andrew Hartmann- Click for a larger version.

FutureQuake is back! The finest talents in the small press are here again to save you from boredom. Where else in the printed world can you get this much variety for such a small outlay? 48 pages for only £4.00 It would be an insult to all of creation to ask for less!

Available now from the FQP Webshop!



An Intellectual Era by writer Chris Tresson and artist Miguel Echemendia

Chris Tresson (Writer: An Intellectual Era) is a writer from the North-West of England. Look him up on Twitter or Facebook and say hello!

Miguel Echemendia (Art: An Intellectual Era) (Ech) is a first generation Cuban-American from Chicago. His parents were born in a town in Cuba called Piedrecita, which means "Little Rock". He was born in a town in Illinois called Elmhurst, which probably means nothing. As an illustrator, Ech has contributed art to many comic books and magazines such as Punk Planet, Free Mars (Ape Entertainment), and FutureQuake (UK). He currently resides in the Chicagoland area and splits his time between being bored and not bored. http://www.miguelechemendia.com http://www.facebook.com/migechart



End Of The road by writer Lee Robson and artist Jim Lavery

Lee Robson (Writer: End Of The Road) is the writer/co-creator of the critically acclaimed OGN Babble. His work has appeared in FutureQuake, Something Wicked and the Accent UK themed anthologies. Find his blog at http://www.imaginarystories.co.uk.

Jim Lavery (Art: End Of The Road) Aspiring comic artist, pugilist, amnesia sufferer and pugilist. Bereft of trousers, desperate for human contact and urgently requiring chocolate. Seek me on Twitter: @jimlavery1 and be my friend. YOU HAVE THE POWER!



Loan Sharks by writer Chris Mole and artist Joe Palmer

Chris Mole (Writer: Loan Sharks) is a writer based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. Since 2011, he has written comics for several small press publications (including the Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel and Professor Elemental Comics, (which he also edits) as well as for his own projects.

Joe Palmer (Art: Loan Sharks, The Immortal lives of Working Men) Comic book artist and modern day viking. His work has appeared in FutureQuake, The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel, 100% Biodegradable and N.S.E.W. www.joepalmerart.com


Murder at Apartment 104 by writer Josh Spiller and artist Matt Herbert

Josh Spiller (Writer: Murder in Apt 104) Lives in London. Published writer of comics, short stories, and scripts. For anyone interested in a collaboration, especially artists and editors, you can contact him at: joshua.spiller@gmail.com

Matthew Herbert (Art: Murder in Apt 104) done the pitchers for Solar Wind, Omnivistascope, Zarjaz, Dr WTF and lots of other things that needed drawings for the words in them.



Operation: Oops by writer Owen Crabtree and artist Dan Goodfellow

Owen Crabtree (Writer: Operation Oops) is an Irish writer, who is much better at writing fictional stories than he is about himself. He has a movie review website called crabtreereviews.com

Dan Goodfellow (Art: Operation Oops) is an internationally published artist/illustrator living and working in Glastonbury UK. As well as illustrating numerous books from Celtic mythology to childrens stories, album covers and posters, he has drawn the critically acclaimed graphic novel 'Krik' ( 'The Scream' 2014) for Serbian publishers 'Rosencrantz' and is currently drawing the series 'Highlander 3030' for Emerald Star Comics to be released later this year. When not drawing his ass off he can be found playing his drum on top of Glastonbury Tor.


PTSD by writer Chris Nicholson and artist Rafael Chrestani

Chris Nicholson (Writer: P.T.S.D.) is a writer from the UK. Based in West Yorkshire he lives with his wife and young son. Follow him on twitter @chrisnic1980

Rafael Chrestani (Art: P.T.S.D.) Born in 1990, abandoned career as a teacher to devote himself entirely to comics. His first professional job at age 21, with a magazine for the Canadian market. Currently, part of the renowned group of Brazilian comic artists ED Benes studio.


Retirement Day by writer Daniel Bell and artist Alfie Gallagher

Daniel Bell (Writer: Retirement Day) is a writer and artist best known for his work on Psircus and the medieval set graphic novel, Defiant! Follow Daniel at facebook.com/danielbellcomics

Alfie Gallagher (Art: Retirement Day) has had comic material printed through Uproar Comics, SCAR comics, Water Closet Press and Zarjaz. He has also self-published his own series ‘Charlatan Tales’ in the past few years. www.alfiegallagher.com


Ten by writer Stu Perrins and artist Scott Twells

Stu Perrins (Writer: Ten) 'Creator and writer of Demonic Advisory Centre, Prime and Harvey Spig follow him at www.twitter.com/stuperrins'

Scott Twells (Art: Ten) is the comics underground best kept secret, as in almost no one knows of his existence. Let's just keep it that way a while, huh?


The Immortal Lives of Working Men by writer Rhys Ware and artist Joe Palmer

Rhys Ware (Writer: The Immortal lives of Working Men) is slowly trying to be somebody. You can follow some of his work at www.swampeye.com 

Joe Palmer (Art: Loan Sharks, The Immortal lives of Working Men) Comic book artist and modern day viking. His work has appeared in FutureQuake, The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel, 100% Biodegradable and N.S.E.Wwww.joepalmerart.com



The Root of it all by writer Pete Hobson and artist Andrew Hartmann

Pete Hobson (Writer: The Root Of It All) is truly thankful for the opportunities he has been blessed with and for the love and support from his family and friends. Thank you, God bless. petehobson53@hotmail.co.uk

Andrew Hartmann (Art: The Root Of It All) is a graphic artist/illustrator from Pennsylvania. He is currently hard at work on a variety of projects, including the Shit Flingers, Obscurist, and The G.A.T.E. He once saw a UFO abduct three out of four cows grazing in a field. He is still not sure why they didn't take that fourth cow. bless. petehobson53@hotmail.co.uk



What Am I Bid For the First Man In space by writer Mark Howard and artist George Coleman

Mark Howard (Writer: What Am I bid for the first man in space?) is currently homeless and writing short stories on an old BlackBerry. He's still smiling, though.

George Coleman (Art: What Am I bid for the first man in space?) is the ideal gift for any occasion. Beautifully presented in an attractive gift box he comes complete with moving "Eagle Eyes" and speech function with phrases such as "Big boys made me do it " and "I'd give it ten minutes". Order now to avoid disappointment!

Available now from the FQP Webshop!


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

MAULRATS Page 5

Art by Richard Rudge- click to read.

To celebrate the imminent release of the new issue of FutureQuake- we are pleased to present for you an exclusive strip by  newcomers Dick Jillings and Richard Rudge.


MAULRATS will be running each day up till the launch of FutureQuake #27


Dick Jillings (Writer) prevaricates over draft 2 of his first novel, a redemptive love story between Frankenstein's monster and a clay zombie, by penning comic strips. Dick originally hails from Lowestoft.


Richard Rudge (Art) is a UK based artist with his head so far in the clouds it’s in outer space! When not inking comics for FutureQuake he’s publishing his own webcomic “Galactic Scrap Collector” Twitter: @RLRudge

Galactic Scrap Collector : http://tapastic.com/series/Galactic-Scrap-Collector

Thanks to Dick and Richard for allowing us to run the strip on the blog.


Don't forget, FQP comics are always available via the FQP webshop!