Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Coming soon- Out Of The Closet...

Coming soon to the pages of FutureQuake- Out Of The Closet by Dave Roberts and Danos Philopoulos. Keep telling yourself it is only a story...

Saturday, 30 November 2013

FutureQuake 14- All Sold out!

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.

Digital comics! Biodegradable

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

FQP Creators Exhibition!

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

In review: The Golem

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

Only a week to go...

...and I'm getting my act together!

Going to have some really cool stuff this year, what with the new comics and the Zarjaz postcards too. Drop by and say hi.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Something Wicked 09

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 24

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

Happy Halloween...

Can you believe it is 7 years since we started Something Wicked..?

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

FQP Archive: FutureQuake 04-06

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

In Review- The Dept of Monsterology!

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.

Department of Monsterology is available now from Renegade Arts Entertainment. 

Print Edition

Digital Dowload

Saturday, 19 October 2013


Closing FutureQuake 24 is SECOND CHANCE by JJ Robinson and Alex Paterson.

Friday, 18 October 2013

Coming soon- SINGLES NIGHT

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

Coming Soon- The Man With 268 Bodies.

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

Coming soon: SAINTS' TEARS

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

Coming Soon- SIREN SONG

Coming imminently to the pages of Something Wicked: Siren Song by Alistair Robb and Stephen Prestwood. A strip that has art created on the IPAD!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Coming soon: MAYBE HE MADE IT.

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

Coming very soon- POWER AND THE GLORY

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

Coming soon- Last Train to Vienna

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...

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Coming soon- Shambling Towards Bethlehem

Shambling Towards Bethlehem is brought to you by Sam Verrall, Pavlos Pavlides and Valia Kapaldi. Set in a post Zombie apocalypse world- the strip warns of keeping your cool under testing situations...

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Coming soon- Beyond

'Beyond' is a short for Something Wicked by Mike Lynch and Matthew Harrower.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Coming Soon- This Sounds Unnatural

Coming soon to FQ- This Sounds Unnatural. A strip by Adkins P Jones and the artistic monolith that is Bruno Stahl. For a clue as to how unnatural the sound is- check out this guy!