Friday, 17 April 2015

FQP at 10! The Birmingham comic Festival!

This weekend we hit the road for the first gig of 2015! The Comic Festival hits Birminghams Edgbaston Cricket ground for a full day of nerdery and comics.

FQP are proud to be at this event and hope it is only the first of many.



Launching at the gig is NEROY SPHINX- Back in the Game, (as mentioned a few times recently) alongside all the latest and greatest from FQP!

Also attending will be writer Dan Whiston- so you will be able to get your copy of the book signed by the author!

FutureQuake 26, cover by Matt Soffe.

Something Wicked 10, cover by Jon Taylor

Don't forget that a full range of back issues is carried at gigs and all sales over £10 get to choose from the sketches of Bolt-01.


Also available and of note is BLOODFELLAS. Written By Jasper Bark, with art by Mick Trimble and Aljosa Tomic and lettered by Bolt-01. Visit Armand Rosamilia for a guest post by Jasper regarding this new work.

Join us tomorrow for a fantastic day out!

Saturday, 11 April 2015

FQP at 10- NEROY SPHINX Collection.


Available now, NEROY SPHINX- Back in the game. Join writer Daniel Whiston and artists Johnny McMonagle, James Kircough and Dave Thomson as they chronicle the fall and rise of the one and only Neroy Sphinx.


Collecting all the strips from FutureQuake 04-20 alongside two new stories, NEROY SPHINX- Back in the game has been extensively reworked to fit the revised page layout and has been completely re-lettered throughout.

 Art above from 'The De'Splurge Job by Johnny McMonagle and on the right- the remastered page with tones by Dave Thomson (click to enlarge)


The collection is already available for pre-order via the FQP webshop and will be the centrepoint for the FQP table at the Birmingham Comic Festival on the 18th April.

Art above from 'Enter the Griffin' by James Kircough and on the right  the remastered page with tones by Dave Thomson (click to enlarge)

NEROY SPHINX- Back in the game. 98 pages, US Sized trade paperback, available now for a mere £5.00.



Saturday, 4 April 2015

FQP at 10! STARBURST GIVE-AWAY

FQP is celebrating 10 years since the release of FutureQuake 04.



The comic itself is now available as part of the FQP Archive via Comicsy

The first thing we are doing is publicising something we actually started back at Thought Bubble in 2014.


The latest issue of Starburst magazine features a page of actual honest to goodness comics, curated by Ed Fortune each issue for the forseeable will contain a single page of strip. The first of which is a strip by the title of Horror Stories by Jack Davies that is scheduled to be the back cover of this years Something Wicked.

We here at FQP have four copies of this issue and will be giving them away to a random selection of customers. The latest issue of FutureQuake went live for sales on March 1st and the Birmingham Comic Festival  is on April 18th (two weeks from time of writing) so all folk (Non-contributors) who bought a copy of FutureQuake 26 by that date will be entered into a random draw and four of you will get a copy of the mag. For those of you that want to join in with the opportunity the link to the FQP shop is here.

Thanks again to Ed and Jack for their help in making this happen.

Friday, 13 March 2015

FutureQuake 26 hits the road!


Brace yourself- FutureQuake 26 is on its way! Early postal orders will all be getting dispatched tomorrow first thing with a first class priority!

Order today to ensure that you get your copy of the finest small-press anthology available.

Friday, 6 March 2015

Spring 2015 Review fest!

As usual I'll be trying to get links up here to where I spot any mentions of the comics or strips.

If you have seen something and I've not mentioned it here, can you get in touch and point me the right way to find it?

Ta!

Bleeding Cool! Blogger Olly Macnamee get in with the first actual review, and its a pretty good one. Thanks to JJ Robinson for arranging this.

Xia, the astounding artist behind the cover strip for issue 26- The Sheperd- has posted about his work on the strip.

Down The Tubes gives a shout out for the new issue of Futurequake, courtesy of John Freeman, and also a tip of the hat for the upcoming Neroy Sphinx collection.

Starburst has a review written by Tony Jones. Another good review and justified praise for The Shepherd.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

FutureQuake 26

Cover by Matt Soffe

FutureQuake is back! The finest talents in the small press are here again to save you from boredom. Where else in the printed world can you get this much variety for such a small outlay? 48 pages for only £4.00 It would be an insult to all of creation to ask for less!

Strips:
Final Cut by writer Gary Chudleigh and artist Rui Mendes

Final Status by writer Umar Ditta and artist Marc Ducrow with Tones by Valentina Sannais

Higher Power by writer Alec Charles and artist Barry Renshaw

Letters Home by writer Alec Robertson and artist RH Stewart

Modern Security by writer Alec Charles and artist Darren Mullen

Part of the Process by Jim Lavery (Script by Lee Robson)

Revenant by writer ‘Alan Smithee’ and artist Jim Croasdale

The Day After The Earth Stood still by writer JJ Robinson and artist Alex Paterson

The Shepherd by writer Alexi Conman and artist Xia

As always- available via the link on the right to the FQP webshop

Saturday, 28 February 2015

In Review- Wolf County 03

Wolf country 03 by Jim Alexander & Will Pickering (letters by Jim Campbell)



From the publisher blurb:

Vampires v Werewolves in a wild west setting - and a lot more' continues, having been shortlisted for Best British Comic (b/w) at the Eagles/True Believers award; longlisted at the British Comic Awards and voted as a Top 10 book in last year's London Super Comic Con.

Review of issues 01 & 02: here!

Has it really been a year since the last issue? Jim and his talented team have certainly been busy in that time and it’s nice for me to see the third issue of Wolf County.

Issue 03 pick up pretty much where 02 left us last time, so if you haven’t read that issue you may want to contact planetjimbot@gmail.com to get hold of copies.

Spoiler free review:

Okay, stuff you may need to know about the set-up. A world that appears to be run by Vampires with a big ol’ dose of religion has a region known as ‘Wolf Country’ inhabited by... Werewolves. The majority of the vampire world is reflective of modern society but Wolf Country exists in a setting more like that of the Wild west. The vampires have a settlement called... Settlement that is within Wolf Country. The leader of ‘Settlement’ has been called into the big city to have his faith in the universe questioned. Meanwhile a group of military types stationed in Settlement are on patrol in Wolf Country when... and that’s about as much as I can say here.



The series is beginning to pick up some pace now as the setting is becoming more understood and the tale Jim wants to tell is beginning to unfold. Wills artwork is fantastically well suited to this- his understated storytelling really helps with the grounding of the strip- it has a real feeling of place to it that I find adds to the overall whole.

My only wish would be for a catch up box on the inside cover. New readers could well be confused, which is a shame as this is possibly my favourite of the titles from Planet Jimbot- and I am very much looking forward to the next issue- just don’t leave it a year!