Monday, 27 October 2014
Available very soon now. Something Wicked 10 boasts this superb cover from artist Jon Taylor. To celebrate the comic reaching issue 10 Jon gifted us with the awesome wraparound cover.
Something Wicked 10 will be available early November for only £4.00 from the FQP webshop
Sunday, 26 October 2014
Good Cop, Bad Cop Casebook 02 published by Rough Cut Comics, written by Jim Alexander and with art by Luke Cooper and Will Pickering.
Cover by Joel Carpenter
Casebook 01 of Good Cop, Bad Cop (GCBC) won the True Believers award this year- and I was there to witness Jim Alexander accept his award, and very pleased I was for him to win. C
GCBC 01 is a really good book.
I enjoyed this second volume even more. There are two stories in this collection; 'Tiny Facts Of Kindness' with art by Luke Cooper and 'Twisting the knife' with art by Will Pickering.
Art by Luke Cooper from 'Tiny Facts' of Kindess'
Casebok 01 was reviewed here. Casebook 02 gets straight into the action as DI Fisher, along with partner DI Spencer pick-up on a robbery at a supermarket and finish up with a very interesting visit from a local priest. The second story in this volume focuses on DI Spencer and highlights her thoughts on her partner and her relationships with those 'further up the food chain' in the police.
The second story- Twisting the knife- is my favourite of all the GCBC stories I've read so far. A cracking little study in storytelling.
My only real gripe would be that for new readers we don't get to be reminded of names early in the stories. DI Spencer isn't named until page 30 of the book. Every book is going to be somebodies forst, so while I'm not saying that the readers need to be spoon-fed the relevant data, an early heads-up for returning cast would be welcome.
Now for the science bit:
68 Pages/Original Graphic Novel/£7.99.
The first copies of GoodCopBadCop: Casebook#2 will be on sale at Thought Bubble (the Rough
Cut Comics/Planet Jimbot table situated in New Dock Hall).
Saturday, 25 October 2014
Now available from the FQP archive: Something Wicked 01-03. Collecting the first three issues of the annual horror extravaganza!
Including stories by:
Adrian Bamforth, Al Ewing, Alec Worley, Arthur Wyatt, Ben Womack, Bolt-01, Brett Buckle, Brian Janchez, Bryan Coyle, Cavan Scott, Charles Paul Wilson & Steve Talaba, Chris Chapman, Chris Fenoglio, Chris Steifvater Thomas, Christine Harper, Cullen Bunn & Shaun Lee, Dan Hill, Dan Kennedy, Dave Roberts, Dean McDowell, Dom Reardon, Dunk! Nimmo, Ed Berridge, Ed Traquino, Flint Hazabudak, Gibson Quarter, Graham Plowman, James Feist, James Fletcher, James Mackay, James McEwan, Johnny Mcmonagle, Julia Bax, Keith Burns, Kieran Murphy, Lee Robson, Lonny Chant, Mark Woodland, Nick Andreychuk, Paul Carter, Paul Scott, Richmond Clements, Robert Murphy, Scott Clements, Steven Denton, Terry Stock, Tim Twelves, Vicky Stonebridge.
Over 140 pages of strip for only £2.00- these comics are no longer available so this is the only way to experience the creeping dread as Something Wicked this way comes!
Available via the FQP page on Comicsy
Note- The comicsy download is around 30 meg, the most that comicsy will allow. For a higher resolution edition (around 180 meg) email firstname.lastname@example.org with your paypal receipt and I'll get in touch.
Amazing & Fantastic Tales Issue 04 from Planet Jimbot.
The anthology headed by Jim Alexander reaches issue 04 with a few new additions to the line-up.
Cold Blooded by Ed Murphy is a new addition to the line-up and the story featured on the cover. This text story is of a revenge that will stay with me for quite a while.
Luke Cooper, best known for his striking B&W art provides another text story called 'Don't read this'
Jim Alexander pens two new stories- Pipe with art by Graeme MacLeod and Bad Tooth with art by Eva Holder.
Kroom and The Last Posse both reach their fourth chapters and are racing to their respective conclusions in next issue.
A panel from my favourite strip this issue- Bad Tooth by Jim Alexander, Eva Holder & Jim Campbell
Contact Jim directly for a copy of the book- it is a mere £2.95 for a copy via email@example.com and while you are there pick up the rest of the issues as well.
Sunday, 19 October 2014
Copper trap is the latest strip by writer Mike Lynch and he is joined on this occasion by long-time friend to FQP Johnny McMonagle. Copper Trap is one of my favourite strips in Something Wicked and when you read it, you'll find out why. Something Wicked 10 is on sale in early November.
Saturday, 18 October 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014
Coming soon to the pages of Something Wicked- A Jagged Piece Of A Broken Heart by Robert LeFebvre and Justin Wood.
If you have ever come home from work early to surprise your nearest and dearest- then you could find yourself in this situation...
Sunday, 12 October 2014
Saturday, 11 October 2014
Let's get something out of the way- I'm not big on Kickstarting stuff. I'd much prefer to see this set up as a normal title where the publisher puts it all in up front. However I'm not in charge of this but I am friends with the folks that are.
The link above will get you to the relevant KS page, and there is a lot more info there on the first rate creators involved.
2000 AD fans will be interested to know that Rob Williams, PJ Holden, David Baillie and Alwyn Talbot are among the creators who have contributed writing and artwork, and Matt Soffe has provided some promo work as well. That's without putting out that the whole shebang is the brainchild of two of our own- Conor Boyle and his wife Lizzie, both long time contributors to FQP titles.