October Update

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Now that October is creeping its way around us, it’s time for a quick update on what we’re up to…

We currently have four – count ‘em! – projects in the pipeline, but, such is the way of these things, we’re not sure when they’re going to be appearing… Well, OK, we know one of them will be seeing the light of day later this month, but more on that closer to the time.

However, it’s already been announced over at the FutureQuake Press blog that we’re doing a short called Victoria for the horror anthology, Something Wicked – and because we love you so much, here’s a sneaky peek at the strip:

We’re not sure which issue the strip will be appearing in, but once we know for sure, we’ll post an update here.

Bryan will also be appearing in the next issue of the 2000AD fanzine Zarjaz, with a M.A.C.H.-1/Shako mash-up called Bearing Up, a preview of which you can see right here:

Zarjaz 22 – featuring this story – will be on sale in November.

In the meantime, though, be sure and grab a copy of Babble, if you haven’t already!

 

Zarjaz Presents… Judge Dredd: And All Because The Lady Loves… Ep 2

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And with that, our little run of stories is wrapped! I sincerely hope that you enjoyed then, and thank you for coming back here to read them all (or going to wherever you went to read them). Remember, if you want to read all of the stories we’ve posted this week, you can find them all here.

A sincere thanks to the lads at Zarjaz for giving me the opportunity to do these and special thanks to Bryan Coyle and Jim Lavery for stepping up to provide the art, and Bolt-01 for providing the lettering and giving it that authentic Zarjaz feel. You can, of course, still read the previous Dredd Daily with Bolt-01 here.

You can see my previous collaboration with Jim Lavery in FutureQuake #24, still available from the FQ Webs Shop or the FQ Comicsy shop.

And, obviously, myself and Bryan Coyle were behind the critically acclaimed UK graphic novel Babble, which is available via Amazon UK, Amazon US, Forbidden Planet, Comixology and Comics Plus.

With a little bit of luck, the Daily Dredd’s will return later this year with a new, full length story…

Zarjaz Presents… Judge Dredd: And All Because The Lady Loves… Ep 1

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Continues tomorrow! See all the previous stories here.

Zarjaz Presents… Judge Dredd: Job Market

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New story tomorrow! See all the previous stories here.

Zarjaz Presents… Judge Dredd: No Escape Ep 2

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New story tomorrow! See all the previous stories here.

Zarjaz Presents… Judge Dredd: No Escape Ep 1

It’s been a while since the blog was updated, so I thought it was time to get on that…

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So, over on the The Quaequam Blog, a new series of Daily Dredd’s are being posted in the run up to the release of the new Zarjaz, all written by me – Lee – and drawn by Bryan and Jim Lavery. In a bid to let anyone reading know that we’re still alive and working hard, I’m posting the strips here, too!

You can find all of the strips on my blog, on their own page.

So, be sure and come back tomorrow for the next episode of No Escape – but if you can’t wait, check out The Quaequam Blog early each day.

“Just Like You”

Over on his blog, Bryan has posted an old strip that we did together, Just Like You, which first appeared in the GN Predators from Accent UK. I’ve taken the liberty of re-posting it here for your reading pleasure:

Predators is still available from your local comic emporium and it’s well worth your money.

Looking Ahead…

Wow, it’s been a while since this blog was updated, eh?

So, what’ve we been up to since 2014 started, then? Well… *shuffles feet* We have a failed pitch under out belt, which is pretty gutting, really but, hey it’s all been chalked down to experience (you can see some WIP shots from it here).

However, rather than wallow in self pity, we’ve got another pitch in the pipeline that’s moving at quite a pace at the moment and should – fingers crossed – be ready to try and find a good home in the next few weeks.

We also have a short story in the bag, waiting for release. It’ll be a freebie – from us to, well, whoever wants to read it – but we’re still figuring out when would be the best time to release it. In the meantime, though, you can still read our previous freebie, produced in conjunction with the guys at FQ Press, Judge Dredd: The Right To Arm Bears, here.

And, we’re both scheduled to be back in the pages of Zarjaz, although not together (there’s a chance we might be, though – watch this space!). Bryan’s got something on his schedule and I – Lee – have got something coming later this year, in the shape of a Judge Dredd strip called True Believers, with Paul Williams on art. We should be releasing a teaser for that shortly, too.

In the meantime, I made an appearance in the latest issues of the aforementioned Zarjaz and made a return to the pages of the Eagle Award nominated anthology FutureQuake.

Zarjaz #19 features Judge Dredd: Collector’s Market, by me and Stephen Downey, artist extraordinaire of Cancertown and Jennifer Wilde. The issue features a cover by 2000AD Art Droid Simon Fraser and looks like this:

 

FutureQuake #24 features Power & The Glory by me and the ludicrously talented Jim Lavery. You can read more about the strip over at Jim’s blog. The cover was provided by Mauro Lirussi and looks like this:

 

 

Both Zarjaz and FutureQuake are currently available from The FutureQuake Shop and the FQ Comicsy Shop.

Remember, you can find my blog here and Bryan’s blog here. Be sure and follow us on Twitter, too @BrigonChomhgail and @lee_robson.

Babble – The Video Teaser

WOO! We get to reveal what we’ve been keeping under wraps for a wee while now, but the guys at Com.X have only gone and done a trailer for Babble:

 

That teaser’s a pretty awesome way to cap off a pretty amazing run of PR for the book, and here’s hoping it spreads as far and as wide as it possibly can… Which is a hint that we’d be grateful for anyone and everyone spreading this around on social media and wherever else (and maybe buying the book, of course). So, y’know, stop reading this and get on it.

Panel Borders Interview

Last week, we were invited to talk to Alex Fitch for his Panel Borders show, being broadcast on Resonance FM. The themed show was about the legacy of 2000AD, but we managed to squeeze in some talk about Babble as well as our work for Zarjaz.

Anyway, here’s the info for the episode:

Panel Borders: The Legacy of 2000AD

Concluding a month of shows about comic book creators who collaborate together, Alex Fitch talks to a pair of 2000AD fanzine contributors and a quartet of acclaimed 1980s 2000AD alumni about their work. Dogbreath and Zarjaz contributors – Lee Robson and Bryan Coyle – discuss their first graphic novel, Babble, which tells the tale of how researchers into ancient languages accidentally release a virus that turns the human race into psychopaths.
Also, in a tag team discussion recorded after a signing in Gosh! Comics, Brendan McCarthy, Peter Milligan, Jim McCarthy and Brett Ewins talk about their work in “The Galaxy’s Greatest Comic”, the new Dark Horse collection The Best of Milligan and McCarthy, and the various ways they broke into comics.
The show will be broadcast at 4.30pm, Monday 25th November, repeated TBCam Thursday 28th November, Resonance 104.4 FM (London) / streamed at www.resonancefm.com / extended podcast at www.panelborders.wordpress.com

Update: The podcast is available now, directly from the Panel Borders site or from the Resonance FM archives.

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