Thursday, 8 August 2019

Out of Order No.1

A photographic record of all the broken stuff around us...
Is the engineer REALLY coming?
Are they REALLY sorry about your inconvenience?
..You couldn't fix any of this stuff either could you?

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Drawings from Marshland - FFNo.20 exhibited in Bournemouth.

Two double-page spreads from Marshland - Future fanatsteek! No.20 will be joining this exhibition in Bournemouth in July. The exhibition will explore graphic medicine and visualisations of anxiety and mental health.

Click on this link for more details....

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

FF no.19 off to two zine festivals!

Future Fantasteek! No.19 Death By Email is off to two Zine Festivals in the autumn.

ZineFestPt taking place in Porto in Portugal 15th October 2018

And... It's also off to the CanZine Festival as part of the 'International Zines' exhibit hosted by Broken Pencil - This is a huge expo for all things zine-related. With events in four major Canadian cities. Canzine Toronto will be taking place on Saturday September 22, 1pm-7pm, Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas St. West).

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Future Fantasteek! in 'The Lilly', The Washington Post's Magazine.

Great to find Future Fantasteek! in The Lilly, The Washington Post's Magazine.

The feature asked asked six zine librarians or enthusiasts to share a zine they’ve enjoyed. 
Future Fantasteek!
was recommended by Jeremy Brett, curator of the science fiction and fantasy research collection at Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library and Archives.

Here is the bit about Future Fantasteek!

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Future Fantasteek! No.19

-OUT NOW- Future Fantasteek! No.19
'Death by Email ' More drawings on the train, featuring Pet Manager and Brexit.
Is your garden chicer than you? Upgrading your life, whether you want to or not.

Softback zine laser printed in colour on ivory paper. 
A5 size with 20 printed pages, saddle-stitched. 
White card cover, laser-printed in colour. 
Brighton, April 2018, edition size of 30. 
All numbered, signed and embossed with maker's mark.
ISSN 2399-3022 (Online)

Read online here:

Monday, 26 June 2017

Future Fantasteek! No.18
is off to France for Zinefest No.4
5-9 July in Doves a Bordeaux

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Future Fantasteek! No.18

Softback zine laser printed in colour on ivory paper. 
A5 size with 20 printed pages, saddle-stitched.
Day-Glo cover, laser-printed in colour.
Brighton, February 2017, edition size of 30.

Is it even worth reading the news? Why aren't alternative facts lies?
who knows, this zine won't help you one little bit.
Featuring the Blue Bird of Happiness and Autocorrect.

Download to your on Kindle or e-reader (whatever they are).

Link to Future Fantasteek! ebook on Amazon

Great to see all the issues of Future Fantasteek! on display in the UWE Library this month.
Photo courtesy of Sarah Bodman, display by Steve Norton.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Future Fantasteek! Does Inktober 2016

I've just FINISHED Inktober 2016. The point being to make an image using ink every day during October and share of social media. There's a screen grab from Instagram below, I'll add the final images to this blog when it's all done and dusted. Here's a flick through my sketchbook...


My rules:
1. make image in sketchbook
2. only use black, white and red ink or felt pens
3. can add collaged elements ie. tape, paper, staples, stickers
4. can use rubber stamps I already have but only with black or red ink
5. show the materials used in the photos
6. stamp the date on the image

So here are the first batch as seen on Instagram

I'm also sharing them on Twitter

Friday, 12 August 2016

Manchester Metropolitan University to house new zine collection

You'll notice from the photo that MMU have added a large selection of Future Fantasteek! to get their new zine collection underway, so you can now go a read them in Manchester.

Read more about the MMU collection here...

"From artists books and poster collections, to Victorian ephemera and decorated papers: Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections is a valuable resource for students and staff at Manchester School of Art. Now they are looking to further enhance the expansive works they house, by developing a collection of zines. MMU Special Collections will join institutions such as the British Library, the Tate, the Women’s Library and the Glasgow School of Art in being an institution to establish a zine collection, reflecting the ongoing interest and scholarship surrounding the ‘zine’ and its history." Extract from MMU website.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Review from the Bookartbookshop

I love this review from Jon Lander for the Bookartbookshop (London).
The 'nits of truth' final sentence is one of my favourites - up there with "A luxury in these times of garbage!" from The Bedeteca Lisbon, Portugal.

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Future Fanatsteek! contribution to Spooky Woomb - The Heartbreak issue.

Future Fanatsteek! contributed to Spooky Woomb - The Heartbreak issue.
Edited by: Sprankenstein and Lorna-Leigh Harrington

Publishing Info:
UK 2016, Saddle stitched zine laser printed with card cover.
A5 portrait with 20 pages, Includes eyeball button badge.

My illustration is the hand holding the mobile phone (below).

More double-page spreads...

Featured artists in this issue are:
Lorna-Leigh Harrington; Sprankenstein; Sarah Cochrane; Chloe Dowsett; Rheo Santana
Sophia Maria; Jackie Batey; Zoe Jackson; Alex Pook-Leary; Nessa Finnegan

Link to Spooky Woomb Blog:

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Future Fantasteek! now in MMU

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Confia16 - presentation about art-zines

I was really pleased to get my paper about art-zines accepted for Confia16.
The conference is on illustration and animation and this year its venue was the
lovely TEATRO GIL VICENTE in Barcelos, Portugal.
(I'll add a link to my paper, when it becomes available).

My presentation title:
Satirical zines about computers, apps and social media: Art-zines from the Zineopolis Collection. 

For more on Confia

Monday, 30 May 2016

A luxury in these times of garbage!

"A luxury in these times of garbage!"
Best comment ever from 
The Bedeteca Lisbon, Portugal.

So, you can now read several issues of Future Fantasteek! in Lisbon.

Photo courtesy of 
The Bedeteca Lisbon
"The Bedeteca Lisbon continues to receive fanzines, zines and other copyright publications. The more regular these days is the British  Future Fantasteek! , English illustration zine Jackie Batey , that this number 14 reminds horse meat walking in our processed food. Viva Capitalism, mate ! Are also old numbers this title available for consultation in the third room Bedeteca in that room full of journals and "aperiodic-zinescos" after all is the only public institution (and private?) That have this type of publications !!! A luxury in these times of garbage!"
 Google translation might be a bit quirky but you get the drift...

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

NEW Thematic Compilation - 'Computers, Apps and Smartphones'

I've put together a thematic compilation, from all the previous issues of Future Fantasteek!, about our relationship with technology. Computers, Apps and Smartphones celebrates our miserable incompetence in the face of computer error messages, incomprehensible alert boxes and smart phone requests about their operating systems - that we simply can't help them with.

Here's the print version!
A5 at 66 pages, full colour.
email me if you're interesting in ordering a copy.

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Future Fantasteek! No.17

Softback zine laser printed in colour on white paper. 
A5 size with 20 printed pages, saddle-stitched.
Stationery A-Z divider as a cover, laser-printed in colour.
Brighton, January 2016, edition size of 40.

Art-zine that explores our relationship with technology and each other.
Why is your social tab empty?

Email WILL kill us heard it here first.

Read online at Issuu:

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Future Fantasteek! No.17 FINISHED

Future Fantasteek! Issue No.17 is ready to go in the envelopes.
This issue is called Photoshop Yourself Happier

More details to follow...

New issue! 'Photoshop Yourself Happier' no.17 is well underway.
I've been experimenting with drawing digitally as well as in my sketchbook with felt pens, for this issue. Kind of remixed photos or another version of collage, if you like.

I love that I can 'undo' drawn lines but the other half of me is saying "why should I undo anything?"
Does digital mean I faff around longer with an image?
I'm not sure yet, but will report back when I've thought about it more.

Here's an example of what I'm on about.
My old paper, my photo, my scribbles...oh my.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Future Fantasteek! No.17 well underway

Future Fantasteek! No.17 is coming together, not sure about the cover yet.
I have also been experimenting with drawing on a tablet using the Brushes App and a Jot pen.
So we shall see how that goes...not a replacement for paper, just another 'thing' in the art drawer.

Here's how it's coming along so far, should be ready end of Jan 2016

Thursday, 17 September 2015

The Comics Alternative weekly podcast has a review of Future Fantasteek! No.16

Future Fantasteek! No.16 has just been reviewed by:

Screenshot from the Alternative Comics Homepage

"The Comics Alternative is a weekly podcast and blog focused on the world of alternative, independent, and primarily non-superhero comics. (There’s nothing wrong with the superhero genre…we just want to do something different.)" Quote from

PODCAST REVIEW (for Future Fantasteek! scroll to 01.24.20)

Screenshot of the Alternative Comics Podcast page

The 'Two Guys' are Andy Kunka, a Professor of English at the University of South Carolina Sumter, where he teaches courses in literature, film, and comics. And Derek Royal a comics scholar and a professor at the University of Texas at Dallas in their School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication.

Their website has some fab links to further comics research and lots of reviews. Great site for anyone interested in comics and zines and sequential art/narrative.