Saturday 23 March 2013

Zarjaz 30th Anniversary special- SOLD OUT.

I 'think' I've said this before, but I've just been told by Peeps that the last copy of the Zarjaz 30th Anniversary special has now been dispatched from FQP. 

This means that the only issues of the previous run of Zarjaz available are: 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4. Numbers are pretty low for all of them but a couple have less than five of each left.

These issues are not under my control- so no plans exist for possible digital editions as far as I know, therfore when they are gone- they are gone for good.

Wednesday 20 March 2013

Judge Death- £1.00 fish!

Courtesy of artist Stewart Moore!

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Zarjaz 17 reviews.

As usual, if anyone out there has a copy of Zarjaz 17 and wants to mail me a review, I'll be happy to host it.

First up here is Rich McAuliffe from Everything Comes Back to 2000 AD. REVIEW. Cheers Rich!

Monday 18 March 2013

Zarjaz Postcards: Series 01

New from FQP and only available in a limited quantity; the first set of high quality art cards from ZARJAZ!

Featuring Judge Dredd, Rogue Trooper, Slaine, Robo-Hunter and the A.B.C. Warriors these are presentations of classic covers from Zarjaz history and only 100 of each have been made.

Each card costs £1.00 plus 70p postage and is available from the FQP Webshop

From Zarjaz 12: Judge Dredd by Alex Ronald
From Zarjaz 17: Robo-Hunter by Nigel Dobbyn
From Zarjaz 11: A.B.C. Warriors by Clint Langley
From Zarjaz 08: Rogue Trooper by PJ Holden & Steve Denton

From Zarjaz 07: Slaine by Dave Kendall

Also available as a pack of five cards for £4.00 plus 70p postage

These cards will not last forever and will not be reprinted.

Sunday 17 March 2013


Picture the scene: Saturday morning, postie delivers the prog, kettle goes on for my prog reading coffee and I got ready for my usual visit with Tharg and the guys. The prog was 1821, the 36th birthday prog and I was looking forward to something a bit special. I had no idea.

You see that bird headed chap? The one Johnny Alpha is talking to? Well that chap is named Whistlerby the good muties of the Doghouse and he's got a bit of history. 

Y'see, back in 2003 when a younger droid than I was just starting to think about making some comics of my own, I had the bright idea of putting a few strip up on the 2000ADonline message board to see if anyone out there liked my stuff. I thought about what to draw and looking through my piles of doodles I came across a rough that grew into Whistler. A few shorts followed over the course of a year and I put out the collected strips at Dreddcon in 2003, at the same event where I was first published in FutureQuake. The following year I, along with my good compadre's took over FQ and the rest was history. I left Whistler taking a job as a combat instructor on the Doghouse. I'm sure there is a good story to be told that can explain just how a mighty organisation can work. 

Eventually we were entrusted with Dogbreath and I took the opportunity to return to see what had happened to Whistler in the time since I had left him and discovered that he was still at the Doghouse and was still working with new recruits to help them get ready to face the scum of the universe. I left him after Dogbreath 20 as an outlaw following the events of 'The Final Solution'

Now, though, I know a little more about Whistler than I did. In prog 1692, he is seen as part of the group of muties apprehending Feral in a falshback recounted by Middenface Mcnulty. This paces Whistler on the Doghouse after it was rebuilt by the GCC, so I would assume that Whistler was back in action. Then, as is seen at the top of the post Whistler was involved in the second battle of Milton Keynes. I'm sure that at some point I'll realise what happened to Whistler in the gap between stories and Dogbreath will be home to those tales.

Thanks to John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra for the wonderful moment seeing my fan fiction cross over into canon.

Monday 11 March 2013

Coming soon: Tales of Mega-City 1: BABY JAYS

Every now and then we get a pitch that just will not work as a one shot. Most of the time we tell the team 'hard luck, deal with it. We don't do serials.' This isn't one of those times.

Premiering in Zarjaz this summer, Tales of Mega-City One- Baby Jays is a short serial by writers Alistair McLean and Richard Swabey and artist David Broughton. Part 1 is in the files ready for Zarjaz 18, with the remainder to run in Zarjaz 19. We trust you will see why we thought this one was worth it.

Saturday 9 March 2013

A little late, but...

Hope the convention was a good one, and can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

Dogbreath 10: Read for FREE!

This month sees Dogbreath 10 emerge from the GCC archive.

Dogbreath 10 has a cover by Rufus Dayglo and features contributions from Bruce McLaren, Scott Montgomery, Ian Millstead, Gary Simpson, Ian Ward, Eric Moore, Rufus Dayglo, Ez, Ed Traquino and Dr Bob herself among others.

Friday 1 March 2013

Judge Dredd- All the wrong Moves

The Judge Dredd strip in Zarjaz 17 is ALL THE WRONG MOVES by John A Short and Alex Paterson. Dredd is famously tough on his cadets; he has failed many over the years due to his exacting standards. He has never had a cadet like this before.