Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Gibson Quarter scores!

You will not believe This!

Serious congratulations to GQ and Keiren, and I hope to be able to score a copy as commissioning editor!

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Julia Bax needs you!

Yes YOU! Julia Bax who some of you may well remember for
The Injuries of Mr. Indestructible,
Deadline &
Tides & Currents
has posted this on her blog: ZUDA!!

From the ever so talented lady herself:

I would like to announce that I, along with writer Brian Joines and letterer Michael Thomas have been selected for the April 2010 Zuda Comics competition!
Our project is called 'Mr Trildok Sings the Blues' and its about a demonic creature going through the woes of divorce. Its humor with a bunch of fantasy in a modern day setting.

For those who don't know, Zuda is the webcomics site of DC Comics. The first place on every monthly competition gets a contract for at least a year, producing the winning project. And everyone can follow the story, on the website, for FREE!

The competition is decided by popular vote! Hence, my email. I would like to invite you all to read our entry:

'Mr Trildok Sings the Blues'

And after, if you deem us worth your while, please take some minutes of your day and VOTE for us!! It's pretty quick, you just have to sign in, get the password in the email they send you, then log in and click the big VOTE on the right side of our story. Also, you can also add us to favorite and give us stars for extra support. And tell a few friends and family.

I thank you all for the attention and time spent helping us out.

So come on! Help out a FormerQuaker!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Eagle Awards 2010 (For comics released in 2009)

The Eagle Awards Nominations are now open for this year. For comics released in 2009.

FQP was fortunate to be represented in both 2007 and 2008 with a nomination for best british black & white title, and FutureQuake is proud have been named in the preliminary nominations again this year.

This is by no means a guarantee that FQ will be nominated in the finals for the year, as there were many fine titles produced that year, but our eligible titles for 2009 were:

FutureQuake 12

FutureQuake 13

FutureQuake 14

Something Wicked 05

All of the creators of these strips are fine individuals and are worthy of your support. Remember, if you don't vote- you cannot complain about who wins.

Friday, 9 April 2010

This Just In: The Everything Box.

THE EVERYTHING BOX, Written by Mike Morgan, Art by Joe Ward and lettered by Ryan Taylor. 6 pages due to be printed in FQ16.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Get your head in the game.

Back from Hi-Ex and finally getting round to sorting myself out. First off the next time I’ll be at a con will be in May, at the Bristol Event. Hotel booked and everything. Check out the pic on the right hand side.

Hi-Ex was great fun, always a pleasure for me to be there as it is perhaps my favourite gig in the country. It was great to meet up with old friends and make new one’s too.

Whilst there though I had a bit of a revelation. I’m a bit of a soft touch on the whole- I’m a fairly easy going kind of guy, so I tend to bend over a bit more than I should as far as strips are concerned. When it comes to scripts it is much easier to be tough- as there are a team of script readers who will all be aiming for the highest level of quality, after all entire strips will stand or fall on the quality of the scripts. I like to think that the team at FQP, as well as Dogbreath & Zarjaz, is pretty hot at sorting strong scripts.

It is the Artists that I need to push more. Most of the artists involved in the titles I produce are of a level where they are polishing their craft ready to approach publishers (I’m not going to put any names in this, just not fair) but there are some that need to be pushed a little harder. This is not a judgement on their drawing ability, not at all- it is mainly to apply the same harsh standards we use for scripts to art. I’m going to start asking for more re-working of panels, and where possible I would like to be able to get hold of a set of pencilled pages for strips so that I can pass judgement before ink is put to paper.

After all, the artists providing the work want to reach a standard where they can approach professional editors and gain paid work- so if I let them submit art that I feel needs work I am letting them down.

Therefore if you are an artist working on a strip for me and I tell you that there is something I want you to change- I’m not being awkward for the sake of it- I genuinely want you to submit artwork that knocks me out. I may be called SMALL PRESS, but that doesn’t mean we have to have small standards.


BARGAIN HUNTER is a 5 page strip by the beings known as AD Smith, BMB and Bolt-01. It is due to appear in FQ16.

This just in: B.O.O.B.I.E. Trap

B.O.O.B.I.E. Trap is a five page strip from the minds of Tony McVeigh and Bruno Stahl. It is currently due to appear in FQ16.