Sunday, 31 May 2015

HEADS UP! 'Peach'

Back in April, at the Birmingham comic Expo I had the pleasure to meet with a young artist with an interest in working for FQP, except she is in the middle of finals and has no time to spare for comic. However, she has gotten in touch with...

A message from Matilda:

"Dear All at FutureQuake

It was a pleasure meeting some of you at Birmingham Comics Festival back in April, I admire all of the work I have seen come out of FutureQuake! 

I would like invite all artists, editors, writers and publishers to our Illustration Degree Show. We'd be delighted if you would come to the Opening Night in a few weeks time on the 18th June. Your invite below and the attached flyer have all the details, and links to our website and social media for a sneaky peak of our work.
I hope this finds you all well,

Best Wishes

Matilda - Illustrator"


University of Westminster BA (hons) Illustration and Visual Communication 2015 presents to you our graduate show - PEACH. Showcasing the work of 32 graduating visual artists. The work will span a range of mediums including traditional, performance, 3D and moving image, as well as exhibiting alongside BA (hons) Graphic Communication Design.

You are invited to join us for the OPENING NIGHT on 18th JUNE (18.30 – 20.30) FREE REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE. Please feel free to spread the word, and bring along others who may be interested in an artistic evening, the more the merrier!

If you would like to see who is exhibiting and preview some of the work, please visit our website -

We look forward to seeing you there,
from all of us at IVC & GCD

Ambika P3
University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road
(Directly opposite Baker Street station)

Friday 19th – Saturday 20th June (11:00 - 17:30)
Sunday 21st June (12:00 - 18:00)

Instagram - peach3degree
Twitter - wminivc – #F8BBA2

So, if anyone out there is in the area and want s to drop in and see the show, tell 'em FutureQuake sent you.

Saturday, 30 May 2015

HEADS UP! FQP creator in US talent competition WIN!

It is with great pleasure that I can announce that Paul Penna is one of the runners-up in this years 'Top Cow' Talent search.

"In previous years, Runners-Up have been given the chance to write 8 page backup strips for Top Cow. I think the plan is to do the same again this year. Which means, sometime next year, I'll have a professional writing credit." says Paul.

Paul has had three strips already published here at FQP:

Projections in FQ #20 (recently reprinted in 100% biodegradeable) with Artist Stewart Moore

Interpretations in FQ #23 with artist Jim Lavery

Bound in SW #09 with artist David Blankley

Paul also has a strip currently in production for ZARJAZ- The Ghosts of Mega-City one.

Congratulations to Paul and here's hoping this is the start of big things.

Friday, 29 May 2015


WANTED is by writer Marcello Bondi and Artist Mattia Marini.

Marcello is an Italian writer with projects in many countries. Website:

Mattia was born in Venice in 1992, in 2011 he graduated from Artistic Highschool in Venice. Ranked in the top 8 position in the national contest “Liscapaz” in 2010. Currently is studying incision at the Art Academy of Venice.

WANTED is scheduled to appear in FutureQuake #28.

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

INCOMING! The Final Boss!

THE FINAL BOSS is written by Dave Cook and illustrated by RH Stewart.

Based in Edinburgh, Dave is creator and author of comic series Bust (, an award-winning videogame critic and digital marketing guy. Lv99 beard. This is Dave's first script with FQP.

RH Stewart is based in Leeds UK and spends most of his time illustrating in the sequential medium previous works include Aleister Crowley OGN & Sinners issue 1. Find RHSIllustrator on Facebook, Twitter & Hire An Illustrator

THE FINAL BOSS is scheduled to appear in FutureQuake #28.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

INCOMING! Cop Killer

COP KILLER is by writer Tim Perry and artist Joe Palmer. 

Tim is a Sydney-based writer. In addition to comics, he has written for radio (the BBC Radio4 sketch comedy 2525). Follow Tim @freudenvollere on twitter.

Joe is a comic book artist and modern day viking. His work has appeared in FutureQuake, The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel, 100% Biodegradable and N.S.E.W.

COP KILLER is scheduled to be in FutureQuake #28.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

In Review: Amazing & Fantastic Tales Issue 05.

Amazing & Fantastic Tales Issue #05 from Planet Jimbot.

Cover by Glenn Fleming.

The Planet Jimbot anthology reaches its final issue with the bizarre situation that the two of the stories in this five part anthology are six episodes long! Both Kroom (Jim Alexander & Glen Fleming) and The Last Posse (Jim Alexander & Paulina Vassileva) have two episodes in this issue.

The only strip in this issue that is not part of the ongoing serials is Facts of Life by Jim Alexander and Jon Haward. A touching tale of life, love and fish. Jon has turned in a superb set of Black & White pages for this and his quality as an artist shines through.

From Facts of Life, art by Jon Haward.

As usual I’m not about to give spoilers for the stories here, but I want to give a little room to praise the series overall. We here at FQP are used to putting out anthologies, in fact that is pretty much our core, but we don’t do serials. The sheer length of time it takes to get new issues ready can be a massive negative for serials. 2000 AD is out every week- so they can maintain a blistering pace but FutureQuake is only out 3 times a year at best. Reader inertia is a huge obstacle.

Jim and the rest of the planet Jimbot team have juggled the number of ongoing stories well in my opinion. Each issue of the series has had at least one self contained strip as well as the serials and that helps greatly with new readers who will then hopefully be intrigued enough to go back and fill the gaps in the stories.

And this is really my only negative- Jim & co should have given the series a sixth issue. To be fair, they probably didn’t know they needed one when they started the book, but I think that they have missed out here by squeezing the last chapters of Kroom and The Last Posse into this issue. Of course, if Jim and the team had known they may have used the option to run the extra chapters earlier in the series as well, giving more room in this issue for a self contained work.

Do I think the series works as a whole? You bet. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the whole run and would recommend it to anyone.

Planet Jimbot now have a shop via the ETSY platform- and the full run of Amazing & Fantastic Tales is available as a single item. Highly recommended.

Review of Issue 04
Review of issue 03

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

INCOMING! The Irony Fairy.

THE IRONY FAIRY is coming to Something Wicked. Written by Andy Oldfield and illustrated by Rui Mendes

Before becoming a psychotherapist, Andy Oldfield used to write for comics. He has now returned to his previous calling: instilling angst, dread and awe in unsuspecting readers. This is the first script by Andy to feature at FQP.

Rui Mendes:  "This is the second story that I have designed and I liked a lot, the script is very well written and I hope that the drawings correspond to the expectations." Rui has now drawn three strips for FQP, and is hard at work on another!

THE IRONY FAIRY is scheduled to appear in Something Wicked #11.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

INCOMING! The Last of the Camel Leopards.

The Last of the Camel Leopards is by writer Karl Brandt and artist PL Woods.

Karl is an Australian writer whose work can be found in The School Magazine, Decay, and Strange Stories of Fantasy and Fiction. He lives in Jakarta with his wife, Ita. This is Karls first work for FQP- it is not his last...

PL Woods work has previously appeared in Zarjaz, FutureQuake, Metaverse, Food Chain and a self published anthology called “Strange Stories” he is available for commissions and collaborations This is his third strip for FQP- Previously he has worked on Valour & Mettle in FutureQuake #24 and The Rogue Trooper strip 'Sniper Alley' in Zarjaz, the 2000 AD fanzine.

The Last of the Camel Leopards is scheduled for Something Wicked #11.

Saturday, 16 May 2015

INCOMING! An Intellectual Era

AN INTELLECTUAL ERA is written by Chris Tresson and illustrated by Miguel Echemendia.

Chris Tresson (Writer: An Intellectual Era) is a writer from the North-West of England. Look him up on Twitter or Facebook and say hello!

Miguel Echemendia (Art: An Intellectual Era) (Ech) has contributed art to many comic books and magazines such as Punk Planet, Free Mars (Ape Entertainment), and FutureQuake (UK). He currently resides in the Chicagoland area and splits his time between being bored and not bored.

AN INTELLECTUAL ERA is scheduled to be published in FutureQuake #30

Friday, 15 May 2015

INCOMING! End Of The Road

END OF THE ROAD is written by Lee Robson and illustrated by Jim Lavery.

Lee Robson (Writer: End Of The Road) is the writer/co-creator of the critically acclaimed OGN Babble. His work has appeared in FutureQuake, Something Wicked and the Accent UK themed anthologies. Find his blog at

Jim Lavery (Art: End Of The Road) Aspiring comic artist, pugilist, amnesia sufferer and pugilist. Bereft of trousers, desperate for human contact and urgently requiring chocolate. Seek me on Twitter: @jimlavery1 and be my friend. YOU HAVE THE POWER!

END OF THE ROAD is scheduled to be published in FutureQuake #27

Wednesday, 13 May 2015


THE WARM WELCOME is by writer Ryk Brink and artist Matt Sandbrook

Ryk Brink (Writer: The Warm Welcome) A Doncaster based writer; known currently for a spat of anthology comic work throughout the UK and US, straddling numerous genre's, inspired by H.P Lovecraft, David Lynch and Alan Moore.

Matt Sandbrook (Art: The Warm Welcome) is an animator and artist from England who has worked for the BBC, Aardman and several children's book publishers. His website is and his twitter is Matt Sandbrook

THE WARM WELCOME is scheduled for Something Wicked #10.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Incoming!- The Long Sleep.

THE LONG SLEEP is by writer Robert LeFebvre and artist David Valente

This will be Roberts third strip with FQP- Previous works were A Jagged Piece of Broken Heart in Something Wicked 10, and Perks of the job in FutureQuake 23.

This will be Davids first work for FQP, and hopefully not his last.

THE LONG SLEEP is scheduled for FutureQuake.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Neroy Sphinx- Back in the game MEGA-POST

As usual with things like this I want to have some place where I can store all the various little bits we get in regarding the Sphinx collection.

First up is this amazing post from Johnny McMonagle after his discovery of the pencils for the original first episode!

Next is a review by Win Wiacek at the 'Now Read This' Blog. In my opinion this gets top marks for bombast and should be read aloud to achieve the right style! Thanks folks!

Over on Bleeding Cool, Olly Macnamee posts his review of the book, and possibly falls foul of the spellchecker...

We've also been promoted over on Irish Comic News. Thanks to David Ferguson for the post and to Johnny McMonagle for bringing it to our attention!

If any of you out there visit Bath, make sure you drop into The Oldfield Park Bookshop as there is a rather familiar looking title available on their shelves

Thanks to the ever resourceful Dan Whiston for making this happen.

Also in Bath- American Dream Comics are stocking copies of the book, 

Don't it look great on the shelf?

Next up we have a review by Steve Hargett, a prolific reviewer and sometime contributor to Dogbreath. Thanks for the kind words, Steve

Over at The Arcade, the reviewer passes on an amusing comment, That 'The set-up is pleasingly reminiscent of the Karma Sutra'!

Thanks to Jack Dempsey over at the Arcade for the review!

Over at Geek Syndicate- Neroy makes an appearance in the "Elevator Pitch" slot, while at the legendary Starburst, Neroy gets a full review courtesy of Andrew Marshall.

Over at Review Fix, the lads take time to interview Dan regarding the origin of the book and where it may be going next...

Many thanks to the good folk over at Shelf Abuse, and in particular Carl Doherty for this excellent review.

Many thanks to Helena Nelson over at Sphinx- All About Poetry Pamphlets for the lovely review

'Ain't It Cool' cover Neroy Sphinx courtesy of reviewer Lyzard. A more serious review but still a successful one. Thanks!

have given writer Dan a guest post. Read it here! Warning it includes teaser pics for the next volume including work by new to the team artist George Coleman.