Saturday, 31 December 2011

Artists Required-

Attention artists,

Tony McVeigh FQ & Zarjaz contributor and is looking for an artistic collaborator for his new action\adventure webcomic.
Some info on the job:
 1.) Looking for an artist who can pencil and ink (colour is welcome also but optional).
 2.) The webcomic will be updated with 3 new pages every month. With an eye
 toward making finished story-arcs available in print through IndyPlanet or
 something similar.
 3.) This is unfortunately an unpaid position.
For a look at Tony's previous work check the Published Works slideshow on the sidebar of his blog or have a look at his other ongoing webcomic Better Angels (
Anyone who is interested and wants to know more can contact Tony at

Friday, 30 December 2011

1st Look: Five Minutes

Coming to the pages of Something Wicked 08- FIVE MINUTES is a tale of discovery and sacrifice from writer LIZZIE BOYLE and artist CHIE KUTSUWADA.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

1st look: Five Minutes To Midnight

Coming to the pages of Something Wicked 08, Five Minutes To Midnight is by Dirk Van Dom and Tim KiKydd. 

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Strip: Long Overdue.

Every now and then here at FQP we'll get a script from a writer that we like, but we know that it isn't quite 'there' for want of a better word. However, it can be difficult to determine exactly what needs to be done to the script to really get it right. This is one of those scripts. When John sent it in I thought seriously about rejecting it, but then I had an idea- what if, instead of rejecting it we instead passed it over for a training strip that once completed was placed on the blog for all tosee and comment on?

John was happy for this to go ahead, and so began the next stage; the artist. I'll not mention any names of artists attached to the strip, save for one- Owen Watts. Folk who've been around for long enough will know that Owen has contributed a few times to FQ- once he reworked an existing strip that had already run in FQ, the second time he produced a set of pages for the first FQ Family special, which were themselves reprinted in FQ proper.

Owen has turned in a cracking pair of pages for the strip, and so I present to you:

Long Overdue.

As always, click on the images for full size versions, and if you have any comments- constructive ones most especially- feel free to post them.

Fanzine of the month for something wicked 07.

Just seen this in Asda. Made my day. Congrats to all involved.

This is a proper scan from the copy I've bought. Click on it to read it easier!

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Autumn 2011- Reviews and that...

If you spot a review of FQ comics anywhere, please feel free to email me a linky and I'll post it here!

First off Joe Gordon, over at the FPI Blog writes about the new crop.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Something Wicked 07- Contents

Available now! Something Wicked 07 brings you the the best use of £3.50 you will find all halloween! Inside the awesome cover by Adam Bolton you will find:

Fiends of the Eastern Veldt by The Emperor and Adam Bolton

Everythings Gone Green by Karl Stock and Vladimir Kuzmanov

Witch Of The Mists by Matthew McLaughlin and Vicky Stonebridge

The Path by Lee Robson and John Cahill

Caveat Emptor by Tom Proudfoot and John Hutcheson

Curse of Rama-Set  by Colin Dinnie and Adam Bolton

Voices  by Scott Schmidt andEl Chivo

Day At The Park by Neil Daniels and Jack Davies
Tales from the Scooper: Downtime  by Oscar Maltby and Brian Beardsley

Something Wicked 07 is for sale now from the button on the left with the cover on. This issue, along with others is available from the FQP Shop. You will also be able to get your copy in person over the weekend of 19th -20th Novemeber at the Thought Bubble convention.

FutureQuake 19- Contents

Now available! FutureQuake 19- 52 pages of top quality comics for a mere £3.50 plus post.
Strips this issue:

A Bigger World Than Yours by Alex Wilson and  Ben Michael Byrne (also featured on the cover)

Parts Such As These by Ruaan Stuart and Crow

Neroy Sphinx by Dan Whiston and new artist Dave Thomson 

Scientific Progress goes by Alexi Conman Andrew and Chiu

Utopious by Pardeep Singh and John Cahill

Little Things by Alexi Conman and Mike Bunt 

Yesterday Today by Matt Gibbs and James Reekie

Pak512 by Rob Burton and Rachael Stott 

Jay by Terry Stock and Jim Lavery.

Click the cover on the right to go visit the FQP shop and pick up this issue, along with all the other available issues. This issue will also be available to buy from the Thought Bubble festival on the weekend of 19th -20th November.

Friday, 21 October 2011


The final part of FQ19 has just dropped into place. PARTS SUCH AS THESE is by Ruuan Stuart and the enigmatic 'Crow'. FutureQuake 19 is going to be on sale from November 1st.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Neroy Sphinx- he's back...

Last seen in FutureQuake 13, Neroy Sphinx makes his long awaited return in FQ19. Writer Dan Whiston and new artist Dave Thomson bring us the penultimate chapter in the story that began all the way back in FutureQuake 04, back in 2005.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Coming imminently to Something Wicked 07, Fiends of the Eastern Veldt by the Emperor and Adam Bolton.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Something Wicked 07: Cover

This is a special issue of Something Wicked, as not only does Adam Bolton open the issue, with art on both the cover and lead strip; he also gets to close the issue with the final strip which finishes on the back cover! A first for us, but as I'm sure you will agree- well worth it. Something Wicked 07 is available from the 1st November.

Monday, 17 October 2011

FutureQuake 19: Cover

Here is the cover to FutureQuake 19, by Ben Michael Byrne. The issue will be available from November 1st, and as ever- click on the image for a larger version.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

This Just In: Utopious

Coming soon to FutureQuake- UTOPIOUS by Pardeep Singh (first timer) and John Cahill ( Mirage SW06)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

This Just In: JAY

Coming soon to FutureQuake: JAY by Terry Stock (War Diaries- SW03) and Jim Lavery (The Secret Origin Of Suspension X- FQ17)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011


Coming soon to FutureQuake: SCIENTIFIC PROGRESS GOES BOSH by Alexi Conman (Fat Chancers over in Zarjaz 12) and Andrew Chiu (2000AD) 

Monday, 10 October 2011

This Just in: PAK512

Coming soon to FutureQuake: PAK 512 by Rob Burton (Highest Bidder- SW06, Praxis- FQ18) and Rachael Stott (New, but sure to be back)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


Appearing soon in Something Wicked: Monsters Brawl by Craig Collins and Sam Weller

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Coming soon to Something Wicked! Everthings Gone Green by Karl Stock and Vladimir Kuzmanov

Monday, 3 October 2011


coming soon to FutureQuake: LITTLE THINGS By Alexi Conman and Mike Bunt.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

1st look- Witch of the Mists

Coming to Something Wicked. With of the Mists by Matt McLaughlin and Vicky Stonebridge.

This is without doubt one of the most visually striking strips we have ever presented- and one you will need to see the rest of the strip to understand why. We are very proud to present this work to you.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

FQ18: Reviews!

Over on Everything Comes Back To 2000ADMike Donachie takes time from raising his fine crop of ankle biters to review FQ18.

Friday, 15 July 2011

FQ18: Pimpery 01

It occurs to me that I've not been very forward at sharing what is in the new FQ- well we've got:

Praxis, by Rob Burton and Roland Bird- the cover strip for this issue.

Not This Time, Johnny Tomorrow- a cautionary tale from the past, courtesy of Robert Ferrie and Simon Hayes.

Oscar Maltby- By The Bloody Code.

Oscar Maltby? What has he got to do with FQP? Well, he's written a strip for us for the next Something Wicked, Tales of the Scooper- Downtime (pic to the left) and he's also written an E-book!

By The Bloody Code is available from Amazon for a paltry 86p- so what are you waiting for?

Friday, 8 July 2011

FutureQuake 18 Launched!

Behind the awesome cover by Neil Ford, we present:

  • Addicts (writer) William Tennant, (art) James Feist, (letters) Bolt-01
  • Spirit Leveller (writer) Lawrence Conquest, (art) Conor Boyle, (letters) Bolt-01
  • Praxis (writer) Rob Burton, (art) Roland Bird, (letters) Bolt-01
  • Counter Reality Incident (writer) John A Short, (art & letters) Alex Paterson
  • Sam (writer) Mark Woodland, (art) Steven Denton, (letters) Bolt-01
  • In His Kiss (writer) Lawrence Conquest, (art) Jack Davies, (letters) Bolt-01
  • The Replacement Heroes: Butch Stone (writer) Mike Moreci, (art) Andy Scordellis, (letters) Jim Campbell
  • Not this time Johnny tomorrow (writer) Robert Ferrie, (art) Simon Hayes, (letters) Bolt-01
  • Social Engagement eXperiment (writer) Steven Fraser, (art) Will Pickering, (letters) Bolt-01

  • The new issue is now available from the FQP Webshop (see the cover on the right- click it, I dare ya!) and previews will be available soon.

    Thursday, 26 May 2011

    1st Look! In his Kiss!

    Writer Lawrence Conquest and Artist Jack Davies bring you three pages of unique reading matter scheduled for FutureQuake 18.

    In his Kiss is a cautionary tale regarding the creational habits of teenage boys! Be Warned!

    Friday, 20 May 2011


    Flippi-Neck! I've been back a week and I've barely had time to breathe- let alone catch up on the weekend that was Bristol 2011.

    Huge thanks go to my travelling companion- artist Dunk! Nimmo, for helping the trip there and back again pass by in less time than I'd have believed possible.

    Saturday was a treat and it was great to both catch up with folk and finally meet some folk I've known for years!

    Pic shamelessly nicked from the 2000AD board, pictured at the FQP table are Matt McLaughlin, The Emperor, Owen Watts, Simon, Richmond and Bolt-01.

    I've not picked up much this weekend- regretfully, but of the titles I did, I can heartily recommend Dr WTF? and, of course- the new issue of West!

    Next up is the single day gig in Brum during August- but before that there is the little matter of FutureQuake 18 hitting contributors deadline on the 31st May. 

    Wednesday, 11 May 2011

    Bristol countdown- Richmond talks to the FP Blog

    Over on the rather wonderful Forbidden Planet Blog Richmond talks some about the process of getting ready for a convention. You can read the whole thing here!

    Monday, 9 May 2011

    FutureQuake 17 reviewed...

    ... by Chris Denton, half of the Massacre for boys team and, surprisingly- not a contributor to FQ. Click on the link to see what he thinks. I know I'm curious to find out more...

    Thursday, 5 May 2011

    1st look! Counter Reality Incident!

    Coming soon from the creators who brought us Planet 18-30 in FQ17- Counter Reality Incident. Writer, John A. Short and Artist Alex Paterson present to us the thrilling tale of how three people saved not just the world- but reality itself!

    New gig announced! FQP Will be there!

    Bit late to the party I know, but the pic on the left should take you to the website for the Birmingham comicon, to be held on august 27th in the Brum-Wastes!

    FQP will have a table here- after all we'vee been at every other gig these chaps have organised since the first one in the Custard Factory!

    Thursday, 21 April 2011

    1st Look- PRAXIS!

    Coming soon! Praxis is a 5 page strip by Rob Burton and Roland Bird for FutureQuake.

    New Link- John Cahill.

    John Cahill is an artist who should be familiar to many of you- he's illustrated many strips for us here, mainly for Something Wicked. John has now started his very own blog which is already showing off pages from his strips for us. Go take a look and tell 'em we sent ya!