Zarjaz 11- Spread the word…
Thanks to Clint Langley for the Illustration, and to Mike Carroll for the logo.
This will contain my Mek-Quake story “Little Jobs” drawn by my fellow Fractal Frictioneer, the always excellent Conor Boyle. The first page is in the bag and it is a beauty, keep an eye out for teasers from this at some point in the future (damn, while typing this a preview of page 2 has appeared in my inbox, looking at it now and… bloody Hell that’s good. Just you wait you lucky people!!). It is almost a Fractal Friction special as Matt Soffe, Kevin Levell, Jim Campbell and Chris Askham are also on art duties for others stories, as is our guest artist Bolt-01. Almost a clean sweep there ;)
In equally thrilling news:
Due to the volume of top quality thrills, Zarjaz is now being published three times a year!
Look for new issues during the first weeks of March, July and November from now on!
This is a great development because Zarjaz has perhaps half a dozen scripts from me, accepted and sitting in their in-tray ready to roll - watch out for “Zenith” (kind of, I’ll have to explain what it is when the issue is out) Necronauts, Dirty Frank, Sancho Panzer, and… possibly something else I’ve forgotten, OK it might only be 4 (the first two were already being drawn when they were bumped from last autumn’s issue and given the ABC Warriors Special it meant it wouldn’t appear until autumn 2011, now at least one might appear in July - happy days). Plus I have been greenlit to write a Devlin Waugh story (for which the lovely Colin MacNeil has offered to do a matching cover, although I won’t hold him to it if Tharg is working him hard, but it is a nice incentive to get the script done soon, even if I also have to show it to John Smith who might tear me a new one) and to turn one of those 4 into a short series (even if they questioned my sanity when I outlined the story to them, they were gracious enough to let me run with it). I’m also working on another story with an artist (and some input from the writer) that the editors don’t even know about yet, so even they are in for a surprise - I just hope I can make it a pleasant one.
I’m also helping out the FQP chaps on Zarjaz in a script consultant role, so I can guarantee upcoming issues are going to be… well simply Zarjaz. Not because I’m now involved in a very minor capacity, of course, but mainly because I’ve got a sneaky peek at some of the upcoming stories and you are in for a treat. If you haven’t read the latest issues from FutureQuake Press then hop on over to their shop and get stuck in.