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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.
With a little bit of luck, the Daily Dredd’s will return later this year with a new, full length story…
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Continues tomorrow! See all the previous stories here.
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.
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.
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:
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
So, with Babble now out in the world and being very well received - which, really, is a hell of a nice surprise, and thank you to everyone who said nice things about it – our attention has been slowly shifting to what we’ve got planned next. While we’re still not ready to reveal the details, we can give you a couple of WIP shots from Bryan’s blog:
As our attention is moving onto this, we’re gradually winding up the social media side of Babble. The Twitter account is currently locked down and the Facebook page will be following soon after. The blog, on the other hand, is staying exactly where it is, so you can see preview pages, reviews and find out where to buy the book – and, of course, we’ll be using it keep people posted about what we’re doing with the thing above and other projects. However, you can find us both on Twitter: Lee is @lee_robson and Bryan is @BrigonChomhgail.
Apart from the thing above, we’ve got some other stuff brewing, which might be showing up before the end of the year. Watch this space…