FQP puts out urgent call for scripts its not-for-profit 2000AD-inspired comics zines

Independent British comic publisher FutureQuake Press has put out a call for more Script’s to consider for its 2000AD-inspired not for profit comic strip zines, Dogbreath and Zarjaz.

Zarjaz Issue 33FQP have been bringing you the very finest small press talent they can find in the pages of Zarjaz – a general zine featuring strips based largely, but not exclusively, on the world of Judge Dredd – and Dogbreath, centring on Johnny Alpha and the other Strontium Dogs. But unfortunately, of late, they’ve had fewer and fewer scripts to commission.

“If this carries on then the next issues of both books could be the last,” says editor Dave Evans.

Which, we think, would be a great shame, as on occasions both titles have proven a bit of a “test bed” for new creative talent, some actually ending up writing or drawing for 2000AD itself, its publishers Rebellion generously permitting FQP’s non-profit use of their Intellectual Property.

Dogbreath 35 - cover by Stewart Davies and Darren Stephens

Dogbreath 35 – cover by Stewart Davies and Darren Stephens

So if you feel like you have what it takes to tell a Judge Dredd story, or want to chronicle a case for a Strontium Dog, then drop FQP a line at either strontiumdogbreath.gmail.com or zarjazcomic@gmail.com. Stories should ideally be self-contained and run four – six pages.

Head over to the FQP blog for more about both zines, and archives of some past strips – and of course, you can buy the current issues of Dogbreath, Zarjaz and FQP’s creator-owned anthologies Futurequake and Something Wicked online at www.futurequake.co.uk – or track the team down and various comics events across the UK through the year.

Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog © 2019 Rebellion Publishing Ltd

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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  1. Cheers John, much appreciated.

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