Wednesday, 27 May 2015

INCOMING! The Final Boss!


THE FINAL BOSS is written by Dave Cook and illustrated by RH Stewart.

Based in Edinburgh, Dave is creator and author of comic series Bust (www.bustcomic.com), an award-winning videogame critic and digital marketing guy. Lv99 beard. This is Dave's first script with FQP.

RH Stewart is based in Leeds UK and spends most of his time illustrating in the sequential medium previous works include Aleister Crowley OGN & Sinners issue 1. Find RHSIllustrator on Facebook, Twitter & Hire An Illustrator

THE FINAL BOSS is scheduled to appear in FutureQuake #28.


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

INCOMING! Cop Killer


COP KILLER is by writer Tim Perry and artist Joe Palmer. 

Tim is a Sydney-based writer. In addition to comics, he has written for radio (the BBC Radio4 sketch comedy 2525). Follow Tim @freudenvollere on twitter.

Joe is a 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

COP KILLER is scheduled to be in FutureQuake #28.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

In Review: Amazing & Fantastic Tales Issue 05.

Amazing & Fantastic Tales Issue #05 from Planet Jimbot.

Cover by Glenn Fleming.

The Planet Jimbot anthology reaches its final issue with the bizarre situation that the two of the stories in this five part anthology are six episodes long! Both Kroom (Jim Alexander & Glen Fleming) and The Last Posse (Jim Alexander & Paulina Vassileva) have two episodes in this issue.

The only strip in this issue that is not part of the ongoing serials is Facts of Life by Jim Alexander and Jon Haward. A touching tale of life, love and fish. Jon has turned in a superb set of Black & White pages for this and his quality as an artist shines through.

From Facts of Life, art by Jon Haward.

As usual I’m not about to give spoilers for the stories here, but I want to give a little room to praise the series overall. We here at FQP are used to putting out anthologies, in fact that is pretty much our core, but we don’t do serials. The sheer length of time it takes to get new issues ready can be a massive negative for serials. 2000 AD is out every week- so they can maintain a blistering pace but FutureQuake is only out 3 times a year at best. Reader inertia is a huge obstacle.

Jim and the rest of the planet Jimbot team have juggled the number of ongoing stories well in my opinion. Each issue of the series has had at least one self contained strip as well as the serials and that helps greatly with new readers who will then hopefully be intrigued enough to go back and fill the gaps in the stories.

And this is really my only negative- Jim & co should have given the series a sixth issue. To be fair, they probably didn’t know they needed one when they started the book, but I think that they have missed out here by squeezing the last chapters of Kroom and The Last Posse into this issue. Of course, if Jim and the team had known they may have used the option to run the extra chapters earlier in the series as well, giving more room in this issue for a self contained work.

Do I think the series works as a whole? You bet. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the whole run and would recommend it to anyone.

Planet Jimbot now have a shop via the ETSY platform- and the full run of Amazing & Fantastic Tales is available as a single item. Highly recommended.

Review of Issue 04
Review of issue 03

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

INCOMING! The Irony Fairy.


THE IRONY FAIRY is coming to Something Wicked. Written by Andy Oldfield and illustrated by Rui Mendes

Before becoming a psychotherapist, Andy Oldfield used to write for comics. He has now returned to his previous calling: instilling angst, dread and awe in unsuspecting readers. This is the first script by Andy to feature at FQP.

Rui Mendes:  "This is the second story that I have designed and I liked a lot, the script is very well written and I hope that the drawings correspond to the expectations." Rui has now drawn three strips for FQP, and is hard at work on another!

THE IRONY FAIRY is scheduled to appear in Something Wicked #11.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

INCOMING! The Last of the Camel Leopards.

The Last of the Camel Leopards is by writer Karl Brandt and artist PL Woods.

Karl is an Australian writer whose work can be found in The School Magazine, Decay, and Strange Stories of Fantasy and Fiction. He lives in Jakarta with his wife, Ita. karlnickolas@yahoo.com This is Karls first work for FQP- it is not his last...

PL Woods work has previously appeared in Zarjaz, FutureQuake, Metaverse, Food Chain and a self published anthology called “Strange Stories” he is available for commissions and collaborations www.plwoods.weebly.com This is his third strip for FQP- Previously he has worked on Valour & Mettle in FutureQuake #24 and The Rogue Trooper strip 'Sniper Alley' in Zarjaz, the 2000 AD fanzine.

The Last of the Camel Leopards is scheduled for Something Wicked #11.


Saturday, 16 May 2015

INCOMING! An Intellectual Era



AN INTELLECTUAL ERA is written by Chris Tresson and illustrated by 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) 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

AN INTELLECTUAL ERA is scheduled to be published in FutureQuake #30

Friday, 15 May 2015

INCOMING! End Of The Road


END OF THE ROAD is written by Lee Robson and illustrated by 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!

END OF THE ROAD is scheduled to be published in FutureQuake #27