Tuesday 7 December 2010

Over on the rather excellent 'Everything comes back to 2000 AD' Blog, Richard has posted a review of Dogbreath 23. Do you agree?

Friday 3 December 2010

Zarjaz 10 Review- Kek-W

Over on his blog, Kek-W comments on his contributor copy of Zarjaz 10.

Friday 26 November 2010

First Look! ABC Warriors- MONGROL

Coming up in Zarjaz 12, Mongrol- Blogging is written by David Withers and has art by Bolt-01 and the amazing Mike Carroll.

Sunday 14 November 2010


The first strip to be completed for Zarjaz 11 is Lee Robson & Chris Askham's Joe Pineapples- Tin Man.

Monday 18 October 2010


After today, Dave is away for 3 weeks, sunning himself on a long awaited holiday. He'll be back as of the second week of November, so if anyone emails him, or buys any comics he'll pick them up when he gets back.

He's also trying to get the last of the contributor copies away before he goes, but if he doesn't manage- he's really sorry, and will catch up with you asap.

Tuesday 12 October 2010

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 From Strontium Dog- 'Death to the Future' You really wouldn't mess with these guys, would you? By Lee Robson and Dunk! Nimmo.
Dogbreath 23 is also the finale to Laura Gonzalez' adventure 'From Below' a strip that features an underage mutant wielding fearsomely overpowered weaponry! By Alec Robertson and Bruce (I'm in every issue because I'm brilliant) McLaren.

Sunday 10 October 2010

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 Slaine makes a most welcome return to the pages of Zarjaz in 'A Place of Shelter' by Alec Robertson and Roland Bird.
In 'Death to the Future', Find out why Johnny Alpha made the trip to Mega-City one. By Lee Robson and Dunk! Nimmo.

Friday 8 October 2010

Pimpery: DB23 01

Johnny Alpha shows Iron Man what punching the floor is really for in 'The Good, The Bad and the Arsom' by Richard McAuliffe and Stephen Reid- from Dogbreath 23

Ever wondered what small town law enforcement will be like in the future? Leigh Shepherd gives us a clue in 'Damn muties!' in Dogbreath 23.

Monday 4 October 2010

NEW COMICS! Dogbreath 23& Zarjaz 10 AVAILABLE NOW!

What have we here? Why it is the latest editions of both Dogbreath and Zarjaz, the finest Fanzines in the Galaxy.

Both these titles are now available from The FQP Webshop or via the covers on the right hand side.

Dogbreath 23 is a whopping 56 page edition, featuring a stunning Sun & Moon Cover by James Feist and featuring 8 outstanding strips. This issue sees special guest Nigel Dobbyn starting an adventure for the Gronk, and Death to the Future sees a special guest from the pages of Zarjaz- Judge Dredd himself. All for a paltry £3.00.

Zarjaz 10 sees the longest strip we have ever presented, in the biggest issue we've ever published! 56 pages of thrill-powered action. See what happened after the past was strip-mined for food in FLESH-extinction and Johnny Alpha makes a trip to the big-meg in Death to the Future. All this for a mere £3.00- we're practically giving it to you!

Friday 24 September 2010

Dogbreath in the Press; Comic Heroes #3

On sale now is Comic Heroes issue 3, which contains a rather splendid article on the UK Small press scene. Written by Matt Badham, it quotes Both Richmond and myself, and presents the awesome cover to the new- bumper sized Dogbreath 23 by James Feist.

It also presents a small portion of Dylan Teagues illustration for Rose O'Rion (in Zarjaz) in a seperate feature and the fabulous cover to FutureQuake 15 is there too.

Friday 17 September 2010

Death to the Future!

Judge Dredd- Death to the Future is a 10 page strip for Zarjaz by Lee Robson and Dunk! Nimmo.
Strontium Dog- Death to the Future is a 10 page strip for Dogbreath by Lee Robson and Dunk! Nimmo.

Do you see what that means?

Zarjaz 10 and Dogbreath 23 contain between them 20 pages of crossover action from the minds of Lee and Dunk!

Over on his blog, Dunk has been posting preview panels for a little while, and he, like the rest of us here is justifiable excited about this- the first ever cross-over between the two oldest 2000 AD based fanzines. Dunk has also posted a step-by-step for the opening page of the saga.

Lee has also posted about the launch over on his blog, and his prose is mighty.

Both titles will be available in time for the BICS gig in October, and after that from the FQP Webshop.

Remember, it’s not called Zarjaz for nothing- and you sneckin’ norms really have never had it so good!

Friday 3 September 2010

This Just In: Judge Dredd

A panel from Dunk! Nimmo featuring our hero! The story for this is to be in Zarjaz 10, on sale soon!

Friday 27 August 2010

Zarjaz 11 starts to get Delivered

Zarjaz 10 isn't even out yet, but the first strip for Zarjaz 11 is in!

Well, Chris Askham has posted a panel from his strip for Zarjaz 11 and he has also mailed me the final art as well, which makes his the first strip in! I've still got a page and a half to ink, so the strip I'm working on won't be far behind!

This Just In: Sun & Moon: Hunters of Bounty- Brainspotting.

This issues cover strip features a certain lumpy headed individual teaming up with our heroes as they undertake a mission that could only be called 'Brainspotting' The strip is by the Emperor and art by the newly multi toned James Feist

Friday 20 August 2010

This Just In! The Gronk- Small Universe!

DOGBREATH is proud to present this exclusive strip by Artdroid Nigel Dobbyn. Small Universe is a five page strip appearing in dogbreath 24!

Tuesday 17 August 2010


Bit out of left field this one. A couple of weeks ago, we were approached by Richard McAuliffe and Conor Boyle with info on a project they were working on. A series of shorts for the four Dark Judges and were seeking script opinions.

Needless to say we were impressed, and then they told us that they wanted to have the strips ready for the BICS gig in October at the Brum Wastes!

Fast forward a few emails and now we are proud to be presenting a one-off ZARJAZ Special for the Event.

More news both here and at Conor's blog as it happens!

Remember, It's not called ZARJAZ for nothing!

Friday 13 August 2010


MIDDENFACE McNULTY- Heed-Nip is a six page strip from Tom Proudfoot and Stu Giddings. Due to appear in Dogbreath 23.

Sunday 1 August 2010


You may have read about this story elsewhere but I can now confirm that Rose O'Rion- Unfinished business is complete and ready to appear in the next (hopefully bumper-sized) Zarjaz. Written by strip Creators Kek-W and Dylan Teague, this is a huge honour for Zarjaz.

Friday 30 July 2010

Zarjaz 10: Cover

Woo Hoo! It is almost Zarjaz time again. This issue sees a very special story from Mark Howard and Chris Geary: Flesh- EXCTINCTION!

To celebrate this tale we contacted rising Art-droid Leigh Gallagher and he agreed to provide us with the amazing artwork you see above you.

Leigh has even completed his own BLOG POST on the making of as well!

Zarjaz 10 is full to bursting with Thrills, so remember to check back here soon for more from the Galaxies Greatest Fanzines!

Friday 23 July 2010


Freshly arrived at the Zarjaz sorting office, JUDGE DREDD- YOUR LUCKY DAY is a six page strip from Tom Proudfoot and the ever productive John Cahill.

Friday 9 July 2010

Dogbreath 23 COVER!

The rather wonderful image above will be the cover to the next issue of Dogbreath. Regular readers will know all about the adventures of Mr Sun & Mr Moon, and in this issue they finally get cover billing.

The artwork for the cover was provided by regular strip artist James Feist and is based on an idea by our very own Richmond Clements

Friday 25 June 2010

Coming not-so-soon!

Over on Imaginary Stories, Zarjaz & FQP Writer LEE ROBSON muses on his 'In-the'works' strip featuring Hammerstein.

Wednesday 9 June 2010

1st Peek- Sun & Moon: Hunters of Bounty-

I know that the pic above is of the one and only 'Kid' Kneeble, but this is the first pic I want to share with you from the upcoming Mr Sun & Mr Moon strip for Dogbreath 23. As you can see James Feist has altered his drawing style, and I think it looks aces!

Tuesday 8 June 2010

1st Peek- Strontium Dog- Wip

Arriving via writer Rich MacAuliffe, this is the first panel to emerge for his, as yet untitled, Strontium Dog strip. This one has a killer moment that I am looking forward to seeing; and so will you.

Monday 7 June 2010

Zarjaz progress round-up.

In my google reader this morning I spy that Matt Soffe is busy again, as is James Corcoran, on strips for Zarjaz. More news on these time progresses, but they do look interesting, don't they?

Needless to say- more pictures at the links.

Friday 4 June 2010

1st look- Judge Dredd- The Taking of Mopad 456

Kev Levell has posted the above on his blog, which is his first warm up for his Dredd strip for a later Zarjaz. Written by Lee Robson- this is a rollercoaster ride of Dredd action that will leave damaged thrill-baffles across the galaxy!

ABC Warriors- Joe Pineapples- Take 3!

Chris Askham is at it again- here is his third run at Joe in prep for his strip for Zarjaz 11.

Thursday 27 May 2010

ABC Warriors- Joe Pineapples- 2nd pass

Recently I posted about Chris Askham 1st pass at capturing the look of Joe Pineapples ready for his strip in ZARJAZ.

Well Chris is at it again.
Here, he muses on the version of Joe as depicted by Bisley.

Wednesday 26 May 2010


And that is that. I have now packed the last set of the previous volume of Zarjaz. The first issue to completely sell-out was the last issue- the anniversary special.

I still have some copies of the other issues: 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 available- but they will not be going in the shop as numbers are so low.

If anyone reading this wants to get any of the older issues- please drop me an email and hopefully we can fulfill your thrills for you.

Monday 17 May 2010

In Review: Zarjaz 09!

He's Back! The Beak reviews Zarjaz 09 over on 2000 AD- That reminds me of this.

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 bring the review to a close.

Interesting reading from a well thought out series of reviews.

Thursday 13 May 2010

ABC Warriors: JOE PINEAPPLES- 1st Look

Chris Askham has posted a rather nifty pic of Joe Pineapples over on his blog, as he begins to prep for his strip for ZARJAZ 11.

Monday 10 May 2010

In Review: Zarjaz 09...

2000 AD: That Reminds me of this... Has started it's review of the recent Zarjaz 09.

Thursday 29 April 2010

And now... A few important words

Hey fellow Zarjaz/Futurequakers,

My name's Tony McVeigh, a fellow Futurequaker from Northern Ireland. You may remember me from my rather unsavory Angel Gang story 'The Birthday Gift' in the latest issue of Zarjaz.

Anyway, I'm chuffed to say I have a project called 'Devil's Music' in Round 2 this year's SMALL PRESS IDOL competition.

The voting that will decide if our project will make it to round 3 has just opened up. I would greatly appreciate any support that my fellow Zarjaz/Futurequake alumni could give me.

To vote you need to sign up for an account on SPI (it's free of charge and of SPAM), which you can do here:


Then login and vote here: (just select 'I am a fan of this project' and click the VOTE button)

You can vote for the project once daily from now until next Wednesday. Every vote keeps us alive. So sign up and give your fellow droid a helping hand.

Thanks In Advance

Wednesday 28 April 2010

Jimps At Unicon!

Unicon was attended last week by the brothers Denton, and they were kind enough to take some copies of the latest Zarjaz & Dogbreath along as well. They even got a Jimped!

Thursday 22 April 2010

New Thrill! Rogue Trooper- A Tale of the Trenches

Title Rogue Trooper- A Tale of the Trenches is written by Richmond Clements, with art by George Coleman. The strip is five pages long and will feature in Zarjaz 10.

New Thrill! Slaine- A Place Of Shelter

This Just In!

Title Slaine- A Place of Shelter is written by Alec Robertson, with art by Roland Bird. The strip is four pages long and will feature in Zarjaz 10.

Prog 1681- Tharg Pimp!

Forgive me for posting this so late- but this weeks prog has a rather nice treat for the contributors to both Zarjaz & Dogbreath. An unsolicited pimp. His verdant majesty, Tharg the action-figure Model, saw it fit to mention that he liked the new crop, and he gave special mention to the mighty Teen Wulf strip by Richmond and Kev Picture from Kev's blog- Thanks, mate.

Tuesday 6 April 2010

This Just In: Judge Dredd- Xtras

Coming to Zarjaz 10, Judge Dredd- Xtras, following on from the strip in Dogbreath 20, another day in the life of a comic-book extra. Written by Lee Robson and art by Brett Buckle.

Friday 2 April 2010

That was fun- but it is time to get stuck in...

Back from Hi-Ex and finally getting round to sorting myself out. First off the next time I’ll be at a con will be in May, at the Bristol Event. Hotel booked and everything. Check out the pic on the right hand side.

Hi-Ex was great fun, always a pleasure for me to be there as it is perhaps my favourite gig in the country. It was great to meet up with old friends and make new one’s too.

Whilst there though I had a bit of a revelation. I’m a bit of a soft touch on the whole- I’m a fairly easy going kind of guy, so I tend to bend over a bit more than I should as far as strips are concerned. When it comes to scripts it is much easier to be tough- as there are a team of script readers who will all be aiming for the highest level of quality, after all entire strips will stand or fall on the quality of the scripts. I like to think that the team at FQP, as well as Dogbreath & Zarjaz, is pretty hot at sorting strong scripts.

It is the Artists that I need to push more. Most of the artists involved in the titles I produce are of a level where they are polishing their craft ready to approach publishers (I’m not going to put any names in this, just not fair) but there are some that need to be pushed a little harder. This is not a judgement on their drawing ability, not at all- it is mainly to apply the same harsh standards we use for scripts to art. I’m going to start asking for more re-working of panels, and where possible I would like to be able to get hold of a set of pencilled pages for strips so that I can pass judgement before ink is put to paper.

After all, the artists providing the work want to reach a standard where they can approach professional editors and gain paid work- so if I let them submit art that I feel needs work I am letting them down.

Therefore if you are an artist working on a strip for me and I tell you that there is something I want you to change- I’m not being awkward for the sake of it- I genuinely want you to submit artwork that knocks me out. I may be called SMALL PRESS, but that doesn’t mean we have to have small standards.

This Just In: JUDGE DREDD- Red In Tooth & Claw

Due to materialise in Zarjaz 10, Judge Dredd- Red In Tooth & Claw is by Mark Pexton, Bolt-01 and Lynsey Hutchinson.


Remember the competition we had in the ast issues of Dogbreath & Zarjaz? Did you enter? Be honest now, 'cause I know how many entries there were!

We have a winner for the Zarjaz comp!

The lucky Squaxx is Sean Steele of Liverpool, and your book will be on it's way this weekend, congratulations. I'll not spoil the name of the correct answer, as I want to put the comp up on the blog for a bit of fun.

However- we never had a correct entry for the Strontium Dog comp- so I'm going to put it here now!

Okay- the rules for this version- we have two copies of this book, so first 2 correct emails to me win. There, as simple as that. Remember, once you have found all the named characters, there is another one in the grid who is not named. That is the bad guy you are searching for- GOOD LUCK!

Have fun.

Wednesday 24 March 2010

DB22 & Z09 News!

In other news I collected the comics yesterday- and they look ace. The printer has used a slightly glossier paper this time and I think that the greyscale pages have never looked better. The first wave of pre-orders is going to the post this morning.

Z09 Preview: The Angel Gang- The Birthday Gift.

The Angel Gang- The Birthday Gift is written by tony McVeigh and drawn by Dunk! Nimmo.

DB22 Preview: Wulf Sternhammer: World Tree.

Teen Wulf- World Tree is written by Richmond Clements, with art by Kein Levell and centre page colour by Vicky Stonebridge.

Thursday 18 March 2010

Z09 Preview: Dreddheads!

They're Back! The little men that live in Dredd's head return for another adventure, care of Paul Glasswell, Bolt-01 and Richmond Clements.

DB 22 Preview: From Below

From Below Part 2 is written by Alec robertson and has art provided by Bruce McLaren

Wednesday 17 March 2010

Z09 Preview:

Judge Dredd- Death by Misadventure is written by Dave Hailwood, and has art by Stu Giddings

DB22 Preview: Teen Wulf- World Tree.

Teen Wulf- World Tree is written by Richmond Clements, with Art by Kevin Levell & Vicky Stonebridge.