Thursday, 30 July 2015

First Look! Strontium Dog- No Choice At All.

Art By David Broughton- click to see larger.

Currently being worked on by artist David Broughton for Dogbreath, Strontium Dog- No Choice At All has been written by Lee Robson and is currently scheduled for Dogbreath #31, on sale spring 2016.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

INCOMING! Judge Dredd- The Epiphany of Treasure Highland



Art by Daniel Dwyer- click to see larger.

Coming soon to the pages of Zarjaz, Judge Dredd- The Epiphany of Treasure Highland is by writer Mark Howard and artist Daniel Dwyer.

Mark "is struggling manfully against life's slings and arrows."

Daniel " won 2000 AD's portfolio competition at Thought Bubble 2014, and got his first professional gig drawing a Future Shock for prog #1932. www.danielpdwyer.com"

Judge Dredd- The Epiphany of Treasure Highland
is scheduled to appear in Zarjaz 25- on sale November, just in time for Thought Bubble!

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

FIRST LOOK: Hershey- A Day In The Life.

Art by Conor Boyle- Click to see larger.

A first look here at a strip that is currently only a work in progress.

Hershey- A Day In The Life is written by Santiago Mayaud and is currently being worked on by artist Conor Boyle. I think you will agree that if the rest of the strip looks as good as this, then we are in for something special.

Thanks to Conor for sharing.

Monday, 13 July 2015

The Great Summer 2015 Review Post

Seeing as the new comics are out in the wild now I'm going to be opening this post for all reviews and comments that I see or get sent.

Starting with:
Mac's Books over at Bleeding Cool.
Thanks to Olly Macnamee for writing this and to Cal's Arena artist Steve Austin for telling me about it before anyone else.



Next up is long time friend of FQP- The Fobidden Planet blog, thanks guys!




We've also had a cracking review over at Starburst Magazine, giving special mention to THE WEE NAP. Thanks to Alister Davison.




As always- if you see anything more- please send me a link!

Sunday, 12 July 2015

INCOMING! SHAKARA- The Fouth Buggerian

Art by Scott Twells- Click to see a bigger version.

Coming soon to the pages of ZARJAZ- SHAKARA! The fourth Buggerian. Written and drawn by Scott Twells. Not really anything more we can say about this yet...

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

ZARJAZ 24- Now available

Art By Mike Collins- Click to view larger version.

Mike Collins provides his first cover to Zarjaz and kicks the summer Dreddworld issue of in fine style. Containing a whopping 8 strips, Zarjaz 24 shows you the fanzine of the future. 48 pages for the amazing price of £3.00.

Mike Collins (Art: Cover) A lifelong fan of 2000 AD, Mike has contributed to the Prog and the Meg over the last 25 years, as an artist working on Dredd, Slaine, Rogue Trooper, Hondo City and Sinister Dexter; as a writer- numerous Future Shocks. He co-created American Gothic with Ian Edginton. Currently storyboard artist on Doctor Who Series 9, and artist on Eddie Robson scripted 'Commercial Break' 3riller. www.freakhousegraphics.com



JUDGE DREDD- Cals Arena by writers Steven Austin & Mike Lynch and artist Steven Austin

Mike Lynch (Script: Cal’s Arena) is a writer based in the West of Ireland. His work has appeared in several small press titles in Ireland and England. www.abandonedcomics.com

Steven Austin (Idea & Art: Cal’s Arena) lives in a cave in deepest Cambridge, he surrounds himself with comic and movie memorabilia only venturing into the wilds occasionally to gather coffee beans, hot water and milk.


JUDGE DREDD- Prometheus Unchained by writer David Griffiths and artist Stephen Prestwood

David Griffiths (Writer: Prometheus Unchained) is a Liverpool writer of comics, films and play. He is currently looking for artists to collaborate with on creator owned projects. Contact David on Twitter @daveygriff

Stephen Prestwood (Art:Prometheus Unchained) As well as my own Dark Zone comic I have illustrated for The Jock, Zarjaz, BAM!, Violent!, Paragon and many others.




JUDGE DREDD- Stance by Martin Currie.

Martin Currie (Judge Dredd- Stance) 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.


JUDGE DREDD- Video Nasties by writer Lee Robson and artist John Hutcheson

Lee Robson (Writer: Judge Dredd- Video Nasties) is the writer/co-creator of the critically acclaimed OGN Babble. His work has also appeared in FutureQuake, Something Wicked and the Accent UK series of themed anthologies. Find his blog at http://www.imaginarystories.co.uk.

John Hutcheson (Art: Judge Dredd- Video Nasries) has produced work for the small press such as Zarjaz and Dogbreath, as well as illustrations for a variety of commercial clients. His next major comic work will be "Watson Watt's world of the mysterious"


JUDGE DREDD- Yet Another Rainy Day by writer Mark Howard and artist David Broughton 
Mark Howard (Writer: Judge Dredd- Yet Another Rainy Day) Beware the Archons and stay away from the light!

David Broughton (art: Judge Dredd- Yet another rainy day) has drawn various comic strips for Zarjaz, Dogbreath and other small press publications. visit his blog for more information and illustrations at http://dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/ or email him at dbroughton@hotmail.co.uk



Lowlife-Attack of the Naturists by writer Tony McVeigh and artist Eddy Lyle

Tony McVeigh (Writer: Lowlife- Attack of the Naturists) Tony is an aspiring comic book professional from Northern Ireland. Why not check out his blog at http://youarecomicscomicsblog.blogspot.com/ and his new web-comic http://serpenteen.thecomicseries.com/

Eddy Lyle (Art: Lowlife- Attack of the Naturists) is some guy, who draws comics. He is currently trying to figure out how to draw ornate buildings and hands and a few other things. eddy-lyle.tumblr.com


Red Razors- Masquerade by writer Matt Farr and artist Simon Petersen

Matt Farr (Writer: Red Razors- Masquerade) is a blogger, amateur reviewer and co-host of the Dissecting Worlds podcast with many years experience of reading and watching stuff before trying his hand at creating it too. His favourite 2000 AD character is Deputy Chief Judge Grampus. 

Simon Petersen (Art: Red Razors- Masquerade) is an artist from Denmark. He's been reading Judge Dredd since 1984 and he's met Bisley two times! www.sajmonsays.blogspot.com



Tales of Mega-City One- Death In Pictures by writer Shaun Avery and artist Bhuna

Shaun Avery (Writer: Tales Of Mega-City One- Death In Pictures) recently co-created the comic Spectre Show. When not writing horror stories, he likes to watch arty, subtitled movies. Because he enjoys them. Not because he is pretentious. Honest.

Bhuna (Art: Tales Of Mega-City One- Death In Pictures) Small press doodler and all round good guy! Series artist for Buck Tucker for Vanguard Comic, Massacre for Boys, and is currently working on Killing Moon for Pigdog Press.

This issue is so packed we didn't have room for the creator bio Page! So it is here!
Click it to see a larger version.

Still only £3.00, you don’t deserve it! From the FQP Webshop

DOGBREATH 30 Now Available.

Art By Jim Lavery- Click to see larger version.

The longest running 2000 AD fanzine is back with 6 new strips featuring the world of the Strontium Dog. Dogbreath 30 also contains the latest chapters of Leigh Shepherds case by case history of the Strontium Dog. All wrapped in a cover by rising star Jim Lavery. 48 pages for the amazing price of £3.00.

Strips:


Durham Red- Come On You Reds by writer Luke Foster and artist P. L. Woods

Luke Foster (Writer: Durham Red- Come on you reds) Wanted: for committing excessive acts of cartooning. A complete archive of his crimes can be found at http://centerofsomewhere.com. He resides in a far-off colony world named "America."

P L Woods (Art: Durham Red- Come on you reds) (AKA: Pencils Pete) Wanted; the notorious criminal Pencils Pete last seen in the vicinity of the Londinum area, crimes include hoarding and gathering of pencils, terrible jokes and bad puns. Previous victims of his crimes include Zarjaz, Food Chain and FutureQuake. His online activities can be traced to www.plwoods.weebly.com If seen prepare for terrible surreal puns.

Middenface- The Wee Nap by writer Gavin Johnston and artist Simon Bennett Hayes

Gavin Johnston (Writer: Middenface- The Wee Nap) Office drone who occasionally writes comics for attention. Wanted for witchcraft and poor grammar. Evidence of his crimes at modernpanther.wordpress.com

Simon Bennett Hayes (Art: Middenface- The Wee Nap) Wanted Dead or alive. Wanted in 8 systems and 240 worlds for shocking crimes of violence and vandalism against paper and pencils.




Strontium Dog- Cart of Darkness by writer Mark Howard and artist Jim Lavery

Mark Howard (Writer: Cart of Darkness) Wanted for vagrancy, contrary notions and having a big mouth. Last seen escaping (very slowly) on a barge.

Jim Lavery (Art: Cover, Cart of Darkness) WANTED For crimes against personal hygiene, impersonating wildlife and wearing outlandish undergarments. Jim Lavery, AKA: Lavo, AKA: the Earl of Funk, AKA: Don Shlong. Last heard bothering twitter: @jimlavery1

Strontium Dog- Tremor wings by writer Jim Alexander and artist Barry Renshaw

Jim Alexander (Writer: Tremor wings) Wanted for the crime of co-creator of Calhab Justice, which was good fun to start out with until the writer decided to climb up his rear passage. Subsequent literary misdemeanours include Wolf Country, Metal Hurlant and GoodCopBadCop.

Barry Renshaw (Art: Tremor wings) Wanted for crimes against vermicious wangdoodles and facial hair. Alias include Engine Comics. Reward: Three tons of grateful hornswagglers. Last seen in vacinity of www.barryrenshaw.co.uk.



Strontium Dogs- The First Day by writer Matt Sharp and artist David Broughton

Matt Sharp (Writer: The First Day) Sometime writer of Rookie's Guides and parts thereof (and Stuff). Wanted for callous disregard for word limits and excessive verbosity. Sentence: Unknown, but it almost certainly has far too many words in it.

David Broughton (art: The First Day) has drawn various comic strips for Zarjaz, Dogbreath and other small press publications. visit his blog for more information and illustrations at http://dbroughton.blogspot.co.uk/ or email him at dbroughton@hotmail.co.uk


Tales of the Doghouse- The Second Chumming by writer Matt Sharp and artist Bruce McLaren

Matt Sharp (Writer: The Second Chumming) Sometime writer of Rookie's Guides and parts thereof (and Stuff). Wanted for callous disregard for word limits and excessive verbosity. Sentence: Unknown, but it almost certainly has far too many words in it.

Bruce McLaren (Art: The Second Chumming) This dangerously unhinged cyborg has reconstructed itself from old agricultural machinery, with state-of-the-arse arm upgrades. Last sighted pulling the wings off chickens at a remote haggis farm in Moray.
Still only £3.00, you don’t deserve it! Available from the FQP Webshop!