Sunday, 4 October 2015

FutureQuake #28- 28 days to go!

To herald the launch of the next wave of comics from FQP, we will be updating the blog each day with a look at one of the strips.

Today we look at The Final Boss, which will be appearing in FutureQuake #28.

Art By RH Stewart

Dave Cook (Writer: The Final Boss) Based in Edinburgh, Dave is creator and author of comic series Bust (, an award-winning videogame critic and digital marketing guy. Lv99 beard.

RH Stewart (Art: The Final Boss) 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 &

Join us tomorrow as we take a look at another upcoming strip!

Friday, 2 October 2015

Something Wicked #11- 30 days to go!

To herald the launch of the next wave of comics from FQP, we will be updating the blog each day with a look at one of the strips.

Today we look at Greed and Other Human Compulsions, which will be appearing in Something Wicked #11.

Art by Shaun Speight

Chris Tresson (Writer: Greed And Other Human Compulsions) is a writer from the North-West of England. Find him on Twitter (@christresson) and

Shaun Speight (Art & Letters: Greed And Other Human Compulsions) Born and raised in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, Shaun is a digital illustrator, colourist and inker and wannabe Time Lord. Loves pasta and Superheroes.'

Join us tomorrow as we take a look at another upcoming strip!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

FutureQuake #28- 31 days to go!

To herald the launch of the next wave of comics from FQP, we will be updating the blog each day with a look at one of the strips.

Today we look at BARRY'S NOSE.

Rory McConville has previously written for publishers including DC Comics, The O'Brien Press and Foras na Gaeilge. See more of his comics at This is Rory's third strip for FQP, following on from 'To the Extreme' in Something Wicked #04 and'Discipline' in FutureQuake #13.

Scott Twells 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? This is Scott's fourth work for FQP and will not be his last.

Join us tomorrow as we take a look at another upcoming strip!

Sunday, 20 September 2015

In Review: APP-1 #1

#1 by by Jim Alexander (Samurai Jack, Penguins of Madagascar) Eva Holder (Bad Tooth), Conor Boyle (Dead Roots) & Iella (The Ugly Duckling) underneath a cover by Hal Lauren.

Publisher stuff: "Planet Jimbot has a new book out; a super-hero comic with a difference. I know you've probably heard this a thousand times before, but...

In a world overrun by terror, despair and monsters, 3 kids cling on to the belief that there once existed a champion of good, a super-hero now gone and all but forgotten. Despite the dangers and sheer hopelessness of the situation, they decide to go in search of the super-hero known as App-1.

App-1 is a fun, family friendly series with I'd say - in terms of content - Dr Who sensibilities. The reader is taken through three different time periods (the Present, the Recent Past and the Past). Discover how all three stories are connected as we ask the question, how can a world protected by a super-hero at the height of his powers end up being taken over by monsters known as Bogeys?!"

FQP Review

The Good: An honest to goodness ‘all ages’ comic that does exactly what it says on the tin. There are three main story strands here, and all of them contribute to a feeling of a greater whole. Mystery abounds and the world very much needs to be saved. The stories all work well and are immediately accessible. Conor Boyle, in particular, does an outstanding job with the limited page count for his stories.

The Bad: As an anthology editor, I am always judging scripts by an artists strengths or weaknesses to try and help the script become the best version of itself I can. For Planet Jimbot I don’t know who takes that role, but I assume it is Jim Alexander himself. Of the artists on display in this first issue I think they all suit the style of tale they present, but of the three, Iella is the weakest link. Her work has a ‘raw’ quality that in places almost looks unfinished and lacking in finesse. A swift ‘Google’ reveals that Iella is a far from inexperienced artist so I’m hoping that this is merely a result of Iella moving into sequential art from illustration.

The Verdict: Fun, Capable and engaging. App-1 is a cracking addition to the Planet Jimbot stable and a title I will be eagerly waiting for the next chapter of.

Art By Conor Boyle

App-1 #1 is available at the Planet Jimbot shop:

Saturday, 19 September 2015

FutureQuake & Something Wicked- CLOSED TO SCRIPTS


Due to the sheer volume of scripts with us here at FQP, both commissioned and under submission; we are closing the doors to new submissions for FutureQuake & Something Wicked. Any scripts received after posting this will be returned unread for the foreseeable future.

Many thanks to all of you out there for supporting FQP.

FQP will be back with new issues of both FutureQuake and Something Wicked in November 2015 and will be at Thought Bubble.

A preview of the cover for FutureQuake #28 by artist Steven Austin.

Background: FQP currently has over 60 strips active, with a further 50 waiting for an artist and over 30 scripts waiting to be read. As FQP only publish around 50 strips a year we are approaching the point where there are significant delays to both writers and artists seeing their work in print. All scripts currently received will be read and those of sufficient quality will be commissioned.

The cover to Something Wicked #11 by artist Matt Sandbrook

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Presenting: Mattia Marini

Mattia Marini is a new artist to the pages of FQP, and is the artist on the 'Wanted' strip scheduled to appear in FutureQuake.

Mattia Marini (Art: Wanted) Born in Venice in 1992, in 2011 he graduated from Artistic Highschool in Venice. Ranked in the top 8 position in the national contest “Liscapaz” in 2010. Currently is studying incision at the Art Academy of Venice.

Mattia has mainly worked for writer Marcello Bondi, and it was Marcello that sent us the following pages. We declined to present this strip in print, but we feel the artwork os so strong that the pages deserve to be seen.

Presenting- Hobo:

We at FQP are sure you will all agree that Mattia is a talent and once his work begins to appear in the pages of FQP you will see why.

Thanks to Marcello & Mattia for agreeing to let us present these pages.

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.