Saturday, 21 November 2015

Zarjaz 25 Review Fest!

Now that the new issues are all out in the wild, I'll be rolling any reviews I see up into this post.

Of course, I may not see everything, so if anyone out there in blog land spots a review or a mention I've not posted, let me know.

First off is the content of an email from contributor Simon Bennett Hayes:

"Hi Dave, I hope you had  a successful Thought Bubble. I saw the pic on the FP Blog. Very good!

I just wanted to compliment you (and all the creatives obviously), on the last Zarjaz.
Great issue with no duff stories, and 2 outstanding stories that really showed the Big Meg in all it's distopian glory:The Epiphany of Treasure Highland and the story of JJohn Pepps."

Thanks for getting in touch Simon, and for those out there who missed the pic- here it is:
Picture harvested from: The FPBlog photo by Richard Bruton

Creator Detail- David Broughton talks Judge Dredd.

Pencils by David Broughton- click to view a larger version.

Over on his blog, Dave Broughton has posted a fully detailed post regarding his work on Judge Dredd- Yet Another Rainy Day.

Thanks to David for Sharing.

Zarjaz #08- Sold out.

SOLD OUT! It had to start somewhere! Zarjaz #08 is no longer available from the FQP webshop.

Plans are afoot to enable the long term availability of older comics from FQP, but if you were waiting for your chance to sample the amazing quality of stories from FQP, take my advice - don't. As a rule we do not support the comics past the initial print run, so once they are gone- they are gone for good.

Thanks to all the creators involved with this issue.

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Thought Bubble 2015!

It is almost time for possibly the biggest comics gig in the UK- Thought Bubble.

As usual FQP will have a table at the party and we have some fantastic new comics for sale. 

FutureQuake #28- Cover by Steven Austin & Darren Stephens heads the table.

next we present issue #11 of Something Wicked, cover by Matt Sandbrook.

Rounding out the new comics for this year we have the astounding Zarjaz #25, with a cover by Daniel Dwyer, who was the winner at the 2000 AD competition at Thought Bubble 2014.

This will be the seventh time that FQP has had a table at the gig and as this is the tenth anniversary of the first year of FQP we've decided to drop the price of all bagged back issues. Yup. Whether you want to fill your gaps in your Zarjaz collection, or dip your toes into the astounding worlds on show in FutureQuake, all back issues (the bagged ones) are going to be available for 50p off cover.

This year FQP are in the New Dock hall, and can be found at table #133 (The link goes to a map- nifty, eh?)

Still wanting more? Well we also have the amazingly good value collection of the NEROY SPHINX stories from the pages of FutureQuake.

This collection, reviewed extensively here, is starting to become limited in numbers, so if you want to read what all the fuss is about, make sure you pick up a copy. Available for a paltry £5.00

News Just in: I've been sent some copies of 'El Bigote- La Noche de los Muertoads' issue 01 courtesy of the creative team. I've got 10 copies of this book, all available for £1.00.

Remember, all purchases over £10.00 get to choose a complimentary mini sketch, as drawn by Bolt-01 over the last few months. At the Edgbaston comic expo in April, we gave away 100 of these with the premier goody bag. 

If I can think of anything else, I'll mention it here in the run up to the gig! Drop by and say HI!

Sunday, 1 November 2015

ZARJAZ 25- Now on Sale (Pending website update)

Beneath the cover by Daniel Dwyer, the winner of the2000 AD thought bubble competition in 2014, we bring you more thrills than you should be allowed to access in a single sitting. 48 pages for the amazing price of £3.00.


A.B.C. Warriors- Red Spice by writer Lee Robson and artist Alfie Gallagher

A.B.C. Warriors- Rover by Martin Currie

Future Shock- Trash Ed by writer Ryan King and artist Stephen Prestwood

Judge Dredd-The Epiphany Of Treasure Highland by writer Mark Howard and artist Daniel Dwyer

Rogue Trooper - Lone Gunnar by Martin Currie

Rogue Trooper - The Walking Dead by writer Lee Robson and artist James Newell

Shakara- The fourth Buggerian by Scott Twells

Tales Of Mega-City 1- The Story of Jjon Pepps by writer Alistair Mclean and artist Danos Philopoulos

Still only £3.00, you don’t deserve it! From TheFQP Webshop once the website is updated...

Remember all orders over £10.00 will receive a mini sketch by Bolt-01.

For those of you who prefer to collect your thrills in person, we will be at the Thought bubble Gig in Leeds for the weekend of 14-15 November. Further details soon.

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Zarjaz #25- 01 days to go!

To herald the launch of the next wave of comics from FQP, we will be updating the blog each day with a look at one of the strips.

Today we look at the cover, kindly provided by Daniel Dwyer and featuring Rogue Trooper, which will be appearing in Zarjaz #25.
Art By Daniel Dwyer- click to view larger version

Daniel Dwyer (Art: Cover) After winning 2000 AD's portfolio competition at Thought Bubble 2014, I was happy getting my first gig drawing a Future Shock for prog #1932. At this very same festival I met Bolt-01 and came to know FQP!

Many thanks to Daniel for this astounding piece of work.

Join us tomorrow as we launch Zarjaz #25!

Monday, 26 October 2015

Zarjaz #25- 06 days to go!

To herald the launch of the next wave of comics from FQP, we will be updating the blog each day with a look at one of the strips.

Today we look at A.B.C. Warriors- Rover, which will be appearing in Zarjaz #25

Art By Martin Currie- click to view larger version

Martin Currie (A.B.C. Warriors- Rover) first drew Dredd in 1978, in the margins of his school books. Now in his fifties you'd think he'd have grown out of it. It would seem not.

This is Martins second strip in Zarjaz #25, and his inventive storytelling never fails to impress.

Join us tomorrow as we take a look at another upcoming strip!