Friday, November 25, 2005

The return of...

This week: Due to the launching of the second issue of Lost Property, I can now present some not before seen Jon & Gorath. These include a colour version of a strip that I could only print Greyscale.

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FutureQuake and MangaQuake both did respectably over the weekend in Brighton, with FQ selling slightly better. A grand time was had by all, and the experience has taught me that next time FQP should really have a table for itself.

A big hello to all the folks to came and collected their comp copies of the comic, it was great to meet so many of you all.

Mini-bolt proved he is the unquestioned king of the sketch yet again, by actually getting paid to get sketches.

Lost Property itself did very well. I now have a brand new 512 meg flash drive thanks to decent sales, though I have had to spend almost the same amount on posting comps out.

The weekend was great for meeting up with folk I’ve not seen for ages, and even getting the chance to have a decent face to face meeting with the other editors for FQP.


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Brighton TOMORROW!

I'm a bit on the early side as I've got the day off tomorrow- in fact I'm not back at work till Tuesday next week.

This weekend sees the launch of FutureQuake 05, MangaQuake 01 and Lost Property 02.

We've got a decent location for the table apparently, so all being well we'll be nice and visible.

I'm collecting the comics from the Printers in the morning, before collecting mini-bolt from school and making the drive down.

If you see me, say Hi and let me know you read this.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Brighton minus 1 week.

This week has been one long round of organising and re-organising. I had all the strips sorted for Lost Property (a total of 87 strips along with 7 pages of article) and had them all sorted into a fair mix, so that strips were not jumbled together. I reached number 86 in my plan only to discover that I’d used all the strips. Took me two days to find the one I’d counted twice.

Still, all sorted now, and almost all printed too.

A night on the town should be finished this weekend, just some lettering to do, and I’ve even plotted the last part of the runaround robot story for the Yammer! Hurrah. I’ll be starting to run new episodes of Jon & Gorath next week, seeing as the strips will be available at Brighton.

Talking of Brighton I’ve got to go sort out a large poster sized version of a certain cover.



Friday, November 04, 2005

Has it really been a month?

Well, doesn’t time fly?

Since Dreddcon it has been full steam ahead with getting the latest wave of FQPress titles ready for launch. As of Tuesday this week, FutureQuake and MangaQuake are at the printers, so barring anything unfortunate I’ll have a copy in my grubby digits next week. These titles go on sale at the Brighton Expo in just two weeks. We are sharing a table with The End is Nigh, which is having last minute prep as we speak (meaning I’m drawing a pic for it).

I’ve finished the lineart for A night to remember, and I’ve even made some decent attempts at greyscaling it.

Thanks to Andrew BartlettI’ve been sent this link to a review of Tales of the contrary by the folks over at Silver Bullet comics, which was nice.

Finally this week I’ve moved full time onto sorting the next issue of Lost Property, and by Jiminy it is going to be a whopper! At the moment the mag is 56 pages long, and my biggest worry is getting staples to handle that to fit my long arm stapler! I’ll have a full ad, next week.