Saturday, 24 October 2009


So the latest issue of FutureQuake is out. Steve has a strip in it called Armstrong, featuring the noted astronaut during his early days in the US Air Force. Plenty of The Right Stuff on display throughout.

The script is by Chris Steifvater Thomas and Steve has contributed the art. Here's a panel:

FQ14 Armstrong

Buy it here.

Saturday, 17 October 2009


The new issue of Zarjaz (the 2000AD fanzine) was recently launched at BICS.

Zarjaz 08 cover

The rather lovely cover is by 2000AD's PJ Holden & our very own Steven Denton.

Steve also contributed the script for an 18-page Friday story, with art by the extremely talented Chris Askham, that appears in its entirety in this very comic. I would suggest you pop over to The Quaequam Blog and buy it now.

Still need some convincing? There's a preview here.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

About The Author

I recently read Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys. I know it's been out ages, but American Gods put me off.

Anyhow, whilst Anansi Boys was quite good in Gaiman's sadly now typical "I don't know if I'm British or American" kind of way, I was struck by the short bio on the opening page, and particularly this sentence:

He has written books and films and children's books and television.

So, ashamed of the comics then?

That is probably one of the least accurate but entirely true sentences ever devised. It's a bit like describing Alan Moore as a novel-writer and performance artist.

Still, given the Gaiman bio doesn't even mention Good Omens (still to my mind his only successful adult novel, excluding Stardust), I think we can safely assume that it is either purposefully omission-heavy or written by someone who hasn't got the first clue about Gaiman or his work.

In MFB news, I just booked us a table for Thing 2010. It will be our fourth glorious year at the show, and somewhere nice to show off Death on the Rock.