jontaylor-artwork:

Some work I started with the Emperor for a competition, and sadly ran out of time on. Will try to finish it at some point in the future.

The challenge for the 2000AD forum competition was to show more of Dredd’s world in the style of the Dredd film. So I went with the obvious idea - the Dark Judges. Jon did a damn fine job, as you can see from the Judge Death and Judge Fire concept work, and the finished first page. I look forward to seeing the finished 3 pages (as I was happy with the way the script came together), but real life (and paid work) beats such free work. Plus we are also working on something else, so plenty to look forward to.

Anyway you can see all the entries on the voting thread.

jontaylor-artwork:

The Emperor and I’s entry to the 2000AD forum May art competition, themed around the olympics.

Jon did an amazing job on this, I couldn’t be happier.

The competition thread is here if anyone wants to enter, there is still the weekend. Thanks to CrazyFoxMachine for running it.

The Daft Judge Returns*
Yep my upcoming Dirty Frank story for Zarjaz, the 2000 AD fanzine:

Coming soon to Zarjaz, and just in time- Dirty Frank’s Holy Wrong. Join  The Emperor and Bruno Stahl as they show us a glimpse of just how wrong  some things can be. Available in Zarjaz 14, on sale from November. 

Special thanks to Bruno for going the extra mile and producing this image purely for promotion purposes (and because I thought it’d be funny) and to the FQP editors for letting me run even if I’ve had to sign a waiver exempting them from all blame.
* Returns in time to kill a certain comic creator

The Daft Judge Returns*

Yep my upcoming Dirty Frank story for Zarjaz, the 2000 AD fanzine:

Coming soon to Zarjaz, and just in time- Dirty Frank’s Holy Wrong. Join The Emperor and Bruno Stahl as they show us a glimpse of just how wrong some things can be. Available in Zarjaz 14, on sale from November. 

Special thanks to Bruno for going the extra mile and producing this image purely for promotion purposes (and because I thought it’d be funny) and to the FQP editors for letting me run even if I’ve had to sign a waiver exempting them from all blame.

* Returns in time to kill a certain comic creator

2000adonline:

ECBT 2000AD review the latest offerings from the 2000AD fanzines:

Flint is joined by Luke Foster to have a look at the latest offerings from team Futurequake : Zarjaz 12 and Dogbreath 24.

As with the regular 2000AD reviews the strips in question are gone into in detail so expect heavy spoilers.

More info on Zarjaz and Dogbreath including details on how you can get copies are here : http://thequaequamblog.blogspot.com/

Please note : These reviews were done with digital copies the gents at Futurequake were good enough to provide. As such some stories were read in a different order to that which was in the printed edition. Not that it really matters, just in case anyone is reading along. That said the one longer Dredd story was broken down into three parts in the print version.

Includes a review of my Sun & Moon story, not exactly glowing but the make some good points.

(Source: ecbt2000ad.libsyn.com)

FutureQuake Press have just announced the release of Dogbreath #24 which includes the sixth Sun and Moon story “Reservation Dogs” that I wrote and the sublimey talented James Feist drew. The spectacular Gronk cover is courtesy of Nigel Dobbyn who also writes and draws a Gronk story inside, it brings the days of the Gronkinator flooding back.
Zarjaz #12 is also out with a cracking cover from my Vampire Vixens collaborator Alex Ronald (his big return to drawing Dredd for a comic in 10 years and, despite his years working on the title in 2000 AD, his first cover for the character):

These are the Strontium Dog and 2000AD fanzines (respectively) and are jam-packed with thrills, I can guarantee it as I worked as script consultant on both of these comics, although not every story had my beady eye cast over them (as the FQP chaps try and work quite a way in hand) enough of them have my mucky metaphorical fingerprints on them for me to feel especially pleased at the results (I did get a script consultant credit for Zarjaz #11 but really I arrived after most of the scripts had been greenlit, so I feel these two are really the first ones I had a lot of input into and I’m suitably proud of the results).
Don’t forget that in the latest batches of releases there is also FutureQuake #18, an anthology of Future Shock-style stories with this blinding cover by Neil Ford:

So you should pop over to the FQP shop and get the chaps to bundle up all three of them for you into one envelope to save on shipping, or keep an eye out for them at any number of cons throughout the rest of the year (I believe Birmingham and ThoughtBubble will be two big ones they like to attend).

FutureQuake Press have just announced the release of Dogbreath #24 which includes the sixth Sun and Moon story “Reservation Dogs” that I wrote and the sublimey talented James Feist drew. The spectacular Gronk cover is courtesy of Nigel Dobbyn who also writes and draws a Gronk story inside, it brings the days of the Gronkinator flooding back.

Zarjaz #12 is also out with a cracking cover from my Vampire Vixens collaborator Alex Ronald (his big return to drawing Dredd for a comic in 10 years and, despite his years working on the title in 2000 AD, his first cover for the character):

These are the Strontium Dog and 2000AD fanzines (respectively) and are jam-packed with thrills, I can guarantee it as I worked as script consultant on both of these comics, although not every story had my beady eye cast over them (as the FQP chaps try and work quite a way in hand) enough of them have my mucky metaphorical fingerprints on them for me to feel especially pleased at the results (I did get a script consultant credit for Zarjaz #11 but really I arrived after most of the scripts had been greenlit, so I feel these two are really the first ones I had a lot of input into and I’m suitably proud of the results).

Don’t forget that in the latest batches of releases there is also FutureQuake #18, an anthology of Future Shock-style stories with this blinding cover by Neil Ford:

So you should pop over to the FQP shop and get the chaps to bundle up all three of them for you into one envelope to save on shipping, or keep an eye out for them at any number of cons throughout the rest of the year (I believe Birmingham and ThoughtBubble will be two big ones they like to attend).

Yes, more S&M:

What would an issue of DOGBREATH be without another outing for Mr Sun  & Mr Moon. This episode sees them working yet again with familiar  faces from S/D history. Who is it this time? Why are they Crying? And  why is this episode called ‘Reservation Dogs’? You will need to get  Dogbreath 24 to find out!

I’m just finishing off the next story, so everything is ticking along nicely.

Yes, more S&M:

What would an issue of DOGBREATH be without another outing for Mr Sun & Mr Moon. This episode sees them working yet again with familiar faces from S/D history. Who is it this time? Why are they Crying? And why is this episode called ‘Reservation Dogs’? You will need to get Dogbreath 24 to find out!

I’m just finishing off the next story, so everything is ticking along nicely.

crazyfoxmachine:

Drawn for The Emperor of FILTH 

More Dirty Frank mayhem. No helmet jokes.

crazyfoxmachine:

Drawn for The Emperor of FILTH 

More Dirty Frank mayhem. No helmet jokes.


Love these characters and the fact Dirty Frank shout and swear in German make it more attractive for me Concept for an upcoming story on ZARJAZ.

Bolt told me they were searching hard for an artist who could bring the weird to my Dirty Frank story, and by jingo they’ve clearly got the right guy in Bruno Stahl. I can’t wait to see the pages.

Love these characters and the fact Dirty Frank shout and swear in German make it more attractive for me :)
Concept for an upcoming story on ZARJAZ.

Bolt told me they were searching hard for an artist who could bring the weird to my Dirty Frank story, and by jingo they’ve clearly got the right guy in Bruno Stahl. I can’t wait to see the pages.

John Freeman gives a run down of the best bits of the Bristol Comics Expo and I get a mention (thanks, of course, to Conor's amazing art which has to be seen in the original to be believed, although you can have a peek here):

Top picks? As usual, I headed first to the Futurequake and Zarjaz stand, where the latest issues of both titles were on sale. Stand out strips for me in FQ have to be ‘The Secret Origin of Suspension X’ by Shaun Avery and Jim  Lavery,  ‘A Free Ride’ by John Howson and Jack Davies and ‘Robo Sapiens’  by Mark Smith and Steve Howard. The latest Zarjaz, and ABC Warriors special, is a must, and not just for the knock out Cliff Langley cover; ‘Little Jobs’ by The Emperor and Conor Boyle (Conor showed me some of his amazing work, which deserves wider  exposure), but the line up is hugely impressive, including strips by the  likes of Lee Robson, Conor Boyle, Mike Carroll, Ben Clark, Jim  Campbell, Gibson Quarter, Kev Levell and plenty more. Track a copy down,  or face a Meq Quake Big Job on you!

John Freeman gives a run down of the best bits of the Bristol Comics Expo and I get a mention (thanks, of course, to Conor's amazing art which has to be seen in the original to be believed, although you can have a peek here):

Top picks? As usual, I headed first to the Futurequake and Zarjaz stand, where the latest issues of both titles were on sale. Stand out strips for me in FQ have to be ‘The Secret Origin of Suspension X’ by Shaun Avery and Jim Lavery,  ‘A Free Ride’ by John Howson and Jack Davies and ‘Robo Sapiens’ by Mark Smith and Steve Howard. The latest Zarjaz, and ABC Warriors special, is a must, and not just for the knock out Cliff Langley cover; ‘Little Jobs’ by The Emperor and Conor Boyle (Conor showed me some of his amazing work, which deserves wider exposure), but the line up is hugely impressive, including strips by the likes of Lee Robson, Conor Boyle, Mike Carroll, Ben Clark, Jim Campbell, Gibson Quarter, Kev Levell and plenty more. Track a copy down, or face a Meq Quake Big Job on you!


ZARJAZ 11 is now available from the FQP Shop!  Contained within the cover by CLINT LANGLEY, you will find:Joe Pineapples- Tin Man   by Lee Robson and Chris Askham Mongrol- Blogging by David Withers, Bolt-01 & Mike Carroll Mek-Quake- Little Jobs by The Emperor and Conor Boyle Deadlock- Unrepentant by Richmond Clements, Gibson Quarter & Jim Campbell (inks & letters) Blackblood by Eric Moore and Dunk! Nimmo Steelhorn- Shadow of the titanic by Matthew Badham and Matt Soffe Robusters- Terror in the Baltic   Ben Clark and Nick Dyer A.B.C. Warriors- RICOCHET by Richmond Clements and Kevin Levell. Thanks to the amazing Mike Carroll for the astounding logo for the issue. Zarjaz 11 will be going to FPI and now ORBITAL of London in the next two weeks for those who buy their copies from shops.

The samples I’ve seen all look amazing, and Conor hit it out of the park on my story. Here are a few tasters to get you excited (and ordering, always ordering), in the order they appear in the issue (Bolt-01 also lettered most of them but is too humble to add his names specifically to the credits):
ABC Warriors: “Ricochet” by Richmond Clements and Kevin Levell
Deadlock: “Unrepentant” by Richmond Clements, Gibson Quarter and Jim Campbell
Joe Pineapples: “Tin Man” by Lee Robson and Chris Askham
Steelhorn: “Shadow of the Titanic” by Matthew Badham and Matt Soffe (also here and here)
Ro-Busters: “Terror in the Baltic” by Ben Clark and Nick Dyer
Mek-Quake: “Little Jobs” by Emperor (me, for those slow on the uptake) and Conor Boyle
Blackblood by Eric Moore and Dunk! Nimmo (also here)
Mongrol: “Blogging” by David Withers, Bolt-01 and Mike Carroll
Plus this is my first script consultant credit at FQP (or anywhere), not that I did much script consulting here (the Zarjaz and Dogbreath scripts I’ve worked on are coming later in the year), it was more proofreading the contents page and ads, but I’ll still take the credit ;)

ZARJAZ 11 is now available from the FQP Shop!

Contained within the cover by CLINT LANGLEY, you will find:

Joe Pineapples- Tin Man   by Lee Robson and Chris Askham
Mongrol- Blogging by David Withers, Bolt-01 & Mike Carroll
Mek-Quake- Little Jobs by The Emperor and Conor Boyle
Deadlock- Unrepentant by Richmond Clements, Gibson Quarter & Jim Campbell (inks & letters)
Blackblood by Eric Moore and Dunk! Nimmo
Steelhorn- Shadow of the titanic by Matthew Badham and Matt Soffe
Robusters- Terror in the Baltic   Ben Clark and Nick Dyer
A.B.C. Warriors- RICOCHET by Richmond Clements and Kevin Levell.


Thanks to the amazing Mike Carroll for the astounding logo for the issue.

Zarjaz 11 will be going to FPI and now ORBITAL of London in the next two weeks for those who buy their copies from shops.

The samples I’ve seen all look amazing, and Conor hit it out of the park on my story. Here are a few tasters to get you excited (and ordering, always ordering), in the order they appear in the issue (Bolt-01 also lettered most of them but is too humble to add his names specifically to the credits):

Plus this is my first script consultant credit at FQP (or anywhere), not that I did much script consulting here (the Zarjaz and Dogbreath scripts I’ve worked on are coming later in the year), it was more proofreading the contents page and ads, but I’ll still take the credit ;)