Friday, 31 December 2010


Due to the sheer volume of scripts with us here at FQP, both commissioned and under submission; I am having to close the doors to new submissions. Any scripts received after posting this will be returned- unread for the forseeable future. Many thanks to all of you out there for supporting FQP we will see you in the spring with FutureQuake 17.

1st Look: EX LIBRIS

EX LIBRIS is  by Eoghan Ahern (writer) and David Frankum (art & Letters) and is due to be published in FutureQuake 17.

Friday, 24 December 2010

Friday, 3 December 2010

1st Look! A FREE RIDE

A FREE RIDE is by writer John Howson and artist Jack Davies. 5 pages long and currently scheduled to appear in FutureQuake 17. This is the first strip for either of them for FQP, though John has had a 2000 AD FutureShock in prog 1641, in 2009.

Friday, 26 November 2010


The final strip to present to you from the aborted MQ08 is 'Flower Story' by Azure and Sophia Grant. A real treat, readers.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

MangaQuake: Hunter/Prey

Hunter/ Prey was written by Mark Smith and illustrated by Paul Johnson.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

SOLD OUT! Something Wicked 04

Many thanks to all those out there who purchased copies of Something Wicked 04, the latest title from FQP to reach 'Sold Out' status. Don't forget folks, all FQP comics are by there nature limited editions- when they are gone, they are gone.

...And we're back!

Well, that was a nice break- but time is not my friend and so I've got to get caught up on stuff. Congratulations to all those at ACCENT UK for the Eagle win this year. I've got the book on the shelf and can highly recommend it! The script file has reached Frankenstein levels of monstrousness- please bear with us while we try to get caught up a little more. Got loads to blog about- but I'll have to post them as they come up! Next- THOUGHT BUBBLE.

Monday, 18 October 2010


After today, Dave is away for 3 weeks, sunning himself on a long awaited holiday. He'll be back as of the second week of November, so if anyone emails him, or buys any comics he'll pick them up when he gets back.

He's also trying to get the last of the contributor copies away before he goes, but if he doesn't manage- he's really sorry, and will catch up with you asap.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Pimpery FQ16 02

 From 'The Last Laugh' in FutureQuake 16, by Karl Stock and Chris Fenoglio. To be honest, if he wanted the last laugh- I'd let him.

There's an old line- 'In space, no-one can hear you scream' Remember that? Well, I bet the poor radio operative this guy is talking too wishes he couldn't hear what is being said here, either! From 'Generations' by Russell Norriss and David Frankum.

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Pimpery SW06 01

Are you thinking- what is she looking so stunned for? In 'Like Mother, Like Daughter' (by Ben Jennings, Chris Godfrey and Johnny Hoang) you'll find out.

And just when you think things can't get any worse, someone shoots you in the head! From 'A hobby a day' by Dan Hill and Matt Birks.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Pimpery FQ16 01

The lead strip in this issue of FQ is 'Bargain Hunter' by AD Smith and BMB. You will have to read it to find out why I made it the cover strip.

Meet the Cabbie, he'll make sure that you reach 'A Better Place' in a tale by Dave Hailwood and Stu Giddings.

Monday, 4 October 2010

NEW Comics! FQ16, SW06 and MQ collector pack NOW AVAILABLE!

They are out! The latest issues of FutureQuake, Something Wicked and the MangaQuake collector pack. Visit The FQP Shop or click on the covers on the right hand side to get your copies.

FutureQuake 16 contents.

Something Wicked 06 Contents

Also available is the collector pack of MangaQuake 04-07. This is almost 200 pages of quality storytelling from the much missed title. Quantities are limited- so don't miss out.

Friday, 1 October 2010

MangaQuake: Halloween in Hero Town.

Presenting the first of the strips that would have been in MangaQuake 08- HALOWEEN IN HERO TOWN, by Dan Rafter and Triluz. This is Dans only work for FQP, but Triluz has also presented her adaption of THE HAPPY PRINCE in MQ07.


Friday, 24 September 2010

FQP in the Press: Comic Heroes! #3

The new issue of comic heroes is out at the moment, for the rather pricey £7.99. It has amongst its features a rather well written piece on the UK Small Press scene written by Matthew Badham. as part of the feature Both Richmond and Myself are quoted, and Gibson Quarters rather spiffy cover for FQ15 is presented.

Also shown is the new cover for Dogbreath 23 by James Feist, but I'll be putting that on The Quaequam Blog!

Thursday, 23 September 2010

The End for MangaQuake

MangaQuake is no more. The last issue released was 07, back in Early 2008 ready for the first Hi-Ex up in Inverness. Since then, despite the best efforts of all here at FQP, we haven’t been able to get an issue together.

The strips that are completed will be running here on the FQP Blog for the next few weeks, and they are fantastic stories that I would have been proud to print.

There are still issues of MQ available in the shop, and that is not going to change. In the launch of the new titles I will be changing the issues available over to a low-price bargain pack to hopefully allow those of you out there who haven’t tried MQ to see some of what you missed.

I want to take the opportunity now to thank all those who took the time to work on strips for us for MangaQuake- the title will be missed.

Friday, 10 September 2010

FutureQuake 16: Cover!

The cover to the latest FutureQuake, which will be on sale in time for the BICS gig in October, was very graciously provided by Lee Carter. Lee was asked about this back at Bristol in May (and within a half hour of talking to Boo Cook about the cover for Something Wicked 06) and he was kind enough to agree.

I sent Lee the script for 'BARGAIN HUNTER' and he sent me the rough below, which I was only too happy to approve.

Lee Sent me the final image at the start of this week and I am proud to be able to present it to you. A fantastic, horrible image that serves to highlight the talents of one of the rising stars in UK comics. Thanks Lee.

This Just In: Tales of the Scooper- DOWNTIME

Meet Scooper, he's one of the good guys, despite appearances to the contrary. He'll be appearing in Something Wicked 07, courtesy of writer Oscar Maltby and Artist Brian Beardsley.


On sale in time for the BICS gig over the weekend of 15-16-17 October, this issues cover was provided by the stupendously talented Boo Cook! I asked Boo about this back in May at the Bristol expo, and despite being horrendously busy he said yes.

Fast forward to the start of September, and I sent Boo the script for Pawnshop Heart to read, as I had decided that it would be the lead strip for the issue. Boo sent me the pencil roughs for the pencil images below on the left and centre.

Then I got the pages through from strip artist George Coleman. Just in time for Boo to ask if he could have a squizz at them. In what to me was an astonishingly short time, Boo sent me the pencils on the above right, which he was realy excited about getting to grips with..

And here is the resulting final pencils; which Boo worked up seemingly overnight into the final image at the top of the post.

I'm incredibly proud of this cover, and think that it is a fantastic showcase for one of our finest homegrown talents- Thanks Boo!


If you were this doctors patient- you might have some questions- such as "Why aren't you wearing a mask?" "What are those stains on your shirt?" or even "Why are you smiling?!"

The answers will be revealed in AN UNDERCOVER OPERATION by Writer Lawrence Conquest and Artist Shaun Gardiner, available soon in Something Wicked 06.


Originally sheduled to appear in FutureQuake, Highest Bidder has made the leap to Something Wicked; and once you read it- you'll see why...

HIGHEST BIDDER is by Writer Rob Burton and Artist Roland Bird. Available in Something Wicked 06, on sale soon.


Recognise the fella with the knife? That's 'Porkeyes', and he's one to watch, believe me.

PAWNSHOP HEART is this issues coverstrip, courtesy of writer Robert Murphy and artist George Coleman. 5 pages of quality storytelling from Something Wicked 06, available soon.