Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Saturday, 30 November 2013
Thanks to all the creators of the strips, along with all those who bought copies of the book, FutureQuake 14 has gone to join the giant archive in the sky. Remember- at FQP we can't maintain eternal print runs- and when they are gone they are gone. We might produce a digital version, but the print edition will never be back.
As covered on the astounding Down the Tubes 100% Biodegradable is a new anthology edited by Dave Hailwood. Dave has contributed many times over the years to FQP comics, two of which are presented here (Spare Parts and A Better Place)
The cover and lead strip (IMO) are by the mighty Dave Thomson
The 30 page first issue of 100% Biodegradable is on sale now for just one measly Earth £1 (or $1.62) from Comicsy or Drivethrucomics
Monday, 18 November 2013
Word has reached us here at FQP of an upcoming event for those of you in the Greek vicinity!
Something Wicked creators Pavlos Pavlidis and Valia Kapaldi are exhibiting artwork on Thursday 21st.
Pavlos will be sharing the full size art pages for the strip 'Shambling Towards Bethlehem that is available now as part of the current issue of Something Wicked.
Pavlos has promised photos of the event and a full write up-
Fingers crossed for an awesome event Pavlos, wish we could be there!
Sunday, 17 November 2013
The Golem, By Chris Kent.
What is it?- Alfred Larchmont is a struggling magician in the late 19th century. He comes into posession of the titular Golem and his life changes forever. Relationships are changed and secrets revealed.
The good- Chris has built a solid story with a memorable lead. The design work throughout is flawless, with some beautiful page layouts. The artwork, all lovingly rendered pencils, is expressive and dynamic throughout the book. Chris has based the majority of the pages on a nine-panel grid and he uses this technique very effectvely, leading the reader through the work at a pace he dictates.
The bad- Occasionally the story isn't as clear as it could be, especially once the story hits the final act. This is a shame as the plot builds to a grand climax and the final closing pages are almost perfect in their execution. I would have liked some more scenes with the secondary characters exploring their motives, but I am aware that every story presents its own challenges for the creator in terms of what to show, and what to imply.
The result- Chris Kent is going to tell you a story. It's not all obvious, it's not all pleasant, but it is gripping and will stay with you long after you finish the initial read. I really recommend this book and will be looking forward to more from Chris.
The Golem is a self- published work by scots author Chris, and is available from Graphite Fiction
Saturday, 16 November 2013
Friday, 1 November 2013
Available now- Something Wicked 09
Just when you thought it was safe to visit the shop- here comes this year’s edition of SOMETHING WICKED!
Behind the cover by Brett Buckle we present 12 strips filled with that much horror, something has to spill out somewhere. Caution is recommended as you read this issue. A Massive 52 pages for only £4.00
Beyond the Hall of the Auroch. 5 pages by writer Michael DeShane and artist Onofrio Cirillo
Beyond. 2 pages by writer Mike Lynch and artist Matthew Harrower
Bound. 5 pages by writer Paul Penna and artist David Blankley
Cat Nap. 2 pages by writer Lawrence Conquest and artist James Feist
Last Train to Vienna. 2 pages by writers Chris Walker and Eric Jackson and artist Leigh Kuilboer
Maybe He Made it. 5 pages by writer Michael DeShane and artist Roland Bird
Of Wolf And Man. 4 pages by writer Dave Roberts and artist Astrom Chang
Saint's Tears. 5 pages by writer Alec Charles and artist Sam Weller
Shambling Towards Bethlehem. 5 pages by writer Sam Verrall and artist Pavlos Pavlidis with lettering by Valia Kapaldi.
Siren Song. 6 pages by writer Alistair Robb and artist Stephen Prestwood
Snapper & Drilby. 4 pages by writer Tim West and artist BMB
The Good Behaviour Act. 5 pages by writer David McCluskey and artist Andrew Morrice
Available from the link on the right.
FutureQuake hits issue 24. Find out why this is one of the best kept secrets in British comics. Behind the amazing cover by Mauro Lirussi we have 11 strips to entertain and astound you.
This issue we present:
Deconstructing Alex. 5 pages by writer Raz Greenberg and artist Darren Mullen
Knock Knock. 5 pages by writers BJ Fox, Chris Godfree and artist Johnny Hoang
Power & the Glory. 5 pages by writer Lee Robson and artist Jim Lavery
Second Chance. 5 pages by writer JJ Robinson and artist Alex Paterson
Singles Night. 5 pages by writer Tony McVeigh and artist Jaye Franklin
The Man with 268 bodies. 5 pages by writer Dan Haycock and artist Andrew Hartmann
The Sounds Unnatural. 9 pages by writer Adkins P Jones and artist Bruno Stahl
Think I'm Paradroid. 3 pages by writer Mark Hobby and artist Tim Cassford.
Truth Justice & the American Way. 1 page by writer BJ Fox and artist Johnny Hoang
Valour And Mettle. 5 pages by writer Michael Consoli and artist Peter Woods
Write Man For The Job. 5 pages by writer Buster Willoughby and artist Mauro Lirussi
Only £4.00 from the link on the right.
Thursday, 31 October 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
NEW! FutureQuake Archive 04-06
See where it all started! Over 140 pages of small press shocker featuring the talents of:
Al Ewing, Alan Donald, Arthur Ranson, Arthur Wyatt, Barny Shergold, Bolt-01, Bryan Coyle, Charlie Adlard, Colin Dinnie, Cullen Bunn, Daniel Whiston, David Knight, Derek Hamill, Dunk! Nimmo, Ed Berridge, Ed Traquino, Eddie Robson, Gary Wilkinson, Geoffrey Shane, Gibson Quarter, Greame Cluskey, Inaki Miranda, James Kircough, James Mackay, Johnny McMonagle, Josh Idehen, Julia Bax, Keith Burns, Kieran Murphy, Lonny Chant, Mark Woodland, Martin Gooch, Martin Timmins, Matthew Banwell, Matt Timson, Mick Trimble, Micheal Carroll, Mike Molcher, Paul Crilley, Paul Glasswell, Paul Scott, Paul Williams, Peter Anckorn, Richmond Clements, Robert Timmins, Simeon Aston, Simon Penter, Steve Roberts, Stewart McKenny, Vicky Stonebridge, Yul Tolbert
Unavailable for many years, see early works by some of the rising stars of today’s comics!
All for only £2.00, available as a digital download via Comicsy!
Saturday, 26 October 2013
With issue one of this new comic just hitting the shelves we thought it only fair to let you know what we think of it here at FQ.
As I’m sure all of you know, the comic is written by 2000 AD writer Gordon Rennie, with art by PJ Holden, colours by Steven Denton and lettering by Jim ‘eff you’ Campbell… quite a line up, but is it as good as the credits suggest it should be..?
Well, the short answer to this is yes. Yes it is.
Briefly then: the Department of Monsterology is divided into different sections who deal with different types of supernatural events. This issue opens at the bottom of the sea, with the members of Team Challenger investigating the ruins of a submerged city and in the process getting into a scrape with some distinctly Lovecraftian beasties. Holden and Denton really get to go to town on the art here, which is detailed in the inking and atmospheric in the colouring. And of course, Campbell’s lettering is never anything less than perfect.
This first half of the book is textbook first issue writing. Rennie effortlessly introduces us to the team and explains their function within it without it ever sounding like clumsy, plodding exposition.
I was just settling down to enjoying the company of this team when halfway through, we have an abrupt scene change and are dropped in with another group. This time we’re in Budapest with Team Carnacki. I was initially a bit put out – I was enjoying the company of Team Challenger, but soon forgot all about them as this half of the tale quickly gripped.
Will I be coming back for more? Absolutely I will. This was a brilliant first episode. I am curious at the odd choice of splitting the first episode into two, but am curious to see how, if at all, the separate storylines intertwine as the issues go on.
Images and links from the Renegade Arts Website- Many thanks.
Images and links from the Renegade Arts Website- Many thanks.
Saturday, 19 October 2013
Friday, 18 October 2013
Coming soon to FutureQuake 24, Singles Night by Tony McVeigh and Jaye Franklin.
That guy? That's Zeus, that is. Yup, 'Father of the gods' and all that... Singles night... This isn't going to end well is it? On sale soon.
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Hmm, how to describe this- 'International businessman clones himself so he can run entire business'? or maybe 'Newly 'awakened' slave discovers he is really the boss'? hmm, this is a tough one.
Tell you what, buy FutureQuake 24 and you can decide for yourself...
THE MAN WITH 268 BODIES is by Dan Haycock and Andrew Hartmann, on sale in November!
Wednesday, 16 October 2013
You have to ask yourself 'who in their right mind would take a pill from a chap looking like this? You can find out for yourself in 'Saints' tears' by Alec Charles and Sam Weller. On sale in Something Wicked 09, due November 2013.
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Monday, 14 October 2013
Sometimes you don't need words to tell a story- and sometimes you do. Maybe he made it is 95% text free and it is down to the talents of writer Michael DeShane and artist Roland Bird that we are able to get away with that.
MAYBE HE MADE IT will be in Something Wicked 09, on sale very soon.
Saturday, 12 October 2013
It's not very often that we get an actual piece of promo art for a strip. Many is the time I wish a strip artist had thought to do something like this, but Jim Lavery has and by Jovus it's a corker!
This is from the strip he has in FQ24 written by the one and only Lee 'Babble' Robson and any other time this would have been the cover...
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Eric Jackson, Chris Walker and Leigh Kuilboer present 'Last Train to Vienna', coming to the centre pages of Something Wicked 09. Trust me when I say that the panel above is one of the quieter ones...