Sunday, 31 December 2017

The Biodegradable apocalypse!

As a new year slithers purposefully towards us, the time of the Biodegradable apocalypse is at hand!

Issue 22, due out in September 2018, will be the last planned issue of 100% Biodegradable...but we'll be going out with a bang!  In fact, issues 20 to 22 have had to have their page count expanded (but not their price) just so we can fit all the carnage in.  There'll be classic strips from the likes of Alan Burrows, Alan Grant, Ian Edginton and many of our regulars, such as Brett Burbridge, Dave Thomson and Tony Suleri.

With such quality contributions on the cards, why is 100% Biodegradable ending, you might ask.  Well, it was always my intention to aim for the 5 year mark, and with issue 22 I'll have achieved just that.  Much as I'd love to keep the comic going, editing 100% Biodegradable is ridiculously time consuming and I rarely have a moment spare to get any writing done.  As well as the next Death Duty and Skowdogs series, I have several novels to finish off, more sitcoms to write, and various other comic mini-series to plan and release.

So, 2018 will be the year the comic beast died...though there's nothing to stop 100% Biodegradable crawling back out of its grave at some point in the future, once I've cleared my schedule a bit (after all, you can't keep a good undead hell-beast down).

To all the creators, readers, and reviewers who've supported 100% Biodegradable over the last 4 years, you have my deepest gratitude.  You have helped make it a comic that I'm extremely proud of, and I look forward to actually having the time to re-read past issues without the next issue's deadline looming on the horizon.

Before I sign off for the year, here's a preview of some of the strips appearing in 100% Biodegradable's last three issues.  As you'll see, there's still plenty to look forward to.

- Dave Hailwood

Funguys by Alan Grant and Alan Burrows

Time Waits by David Hailwood, Gary O' Donnell and Anne-Marie Webb

Rumblebot Rampage by Tim West and Edward R. Norden


Sunday, 10 December 2017

Biodegradable Collection 4...and more!

The 4th 100% Biodegradable print Collection, which collects selected strips from issues 15-18 of the digital anthology, is out now on Drivethru!


The 110 page collection features 15 strips from professional creators, indie regulars and promising newcomers across the UK and abroad, including Liam McCormack Sharp (Wonder Woman, X-Men), John Freeman (Judge Dredd Megazine, Dr Who), Brett Burbridge (Sliced Quarterly), Alan Burrows (2000ad, Commando), Mats Engesten (The Final Deathrace), Tony Suleri (Slumdroid, Bulletproof) and many more.

You can buy it at the following link, for just $12/£9:


And in celebration of its release, there's also a special '3 for 2' bundle available for a limited time, containing 100% Biodegradable Collections 1-3 for just $24/£18!


Over 350 pages worth of comics carnage from the likes of Dan Cornwell, Jim Alexander, Kek-W, Lukasz Kowalczuk, Dave Thomson and many more.






Saturday, 9 December 2017

100% Biodegradable 19...slithering out of a radioactive lake near you!



The latest issue of 100% Biodegradable has just been released on Comicsy and Drivethru, under a gloriously insane carnage filled wrap around cover by the Master Of Madness Lukasz Kowalczuk!


Inside issue 19 of 100% Biodegradable: A seaside clash between Mods and Rockers is met with nuclear retaliation in Mods Versus Mutants by David Hailwood, Neil Bryant and Tony Suleri.  


Captain Jerry Kowalski breaks out of the nut house and straight into a sanity-bending military mission in Off The Reservation by Chris Sides, P.L.Woods, Liam O’ Connor and Ken Reynolds. 


An ancient alien life form makes first contact with Scotland’s finest in part five of Skowdogs by John Freeman, David Hailwood, Dave Thomson and Ken Reynolds.  

An obsessive autograph hunter visits hell to seek favour from the devil in Sam Quadrant by Shaun Avery and Dave Snell.  

A psychotic headless chocolate addicted android assassin takes exception at a pushy client interrupting his cartoon hour in David Hailwood and Dave Thomson’s Faceless.


And the golden age of flight is brought to a swift standstill by a pernickety Traffic Warden in Fight Or Flight by David Hailwood and Brett Burbridge.



The digital anthology is 37 pages, full colour, and available for just 69p at the following links:

Drivethru:

http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/228489/100-Biodegradable-19

Comicsy:

http://www.comicsy.co.uk/biomekazoik/store/products/100-biodegradable-issue-19-digital-download/

A release will follow on both ComiXology and the Comichaus App.  In the meantime, you can download/view previous issues here:

https://www.comixology.co.uk/100-Biodegradable/comics-series/17594

https://www.comichaus.com/app/



Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Biodegradable In Da Comichaus

All 18 issues of 100% Biodegradable are now available to read on the newly launched Comichaus app - a streaming comic book app for Android and Apple devices.



Touted as 'the Netflix for comics', the app is free to download and includes a two week free trial.

There's hundreds of terrific Indie comics already included on the app, such as Ken Reynold's supernatural steampunk 'Cognition' series, Jon Laight's super heroic 'Brethren Born' and Jimmy Furlong's delightfully titled 'Shit Flingers' anthology. So, follow the link below and get speed reading now!



https://www.comichaus.com/app/

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Issue 18 is out now!


Issue 18 of 100% Biodegradable has just been released on Comicsy and Drivethru, alongside a rather lovely front cover by Brett Burbridge.


Inside issue 18: Paranormal Investigator 'Daversham Rex' attempts to solve the murder of a recently resurrected femme fatale, a fare dodger accidentally boards a train bound for hell in 'Bad Conduct' by David Hailwood, Mats Engesten and John Robbins, a pregnant woman on the run seeks refuge with a mysterious order of nuns in 'Nuns of Travena' by Jordan Sam Adams, Denis Vermesse and Ken Reynolds, the crew of the Skow 709 make contact with ugly alien life whilst escaping even uglier mercenaries in the fourth part of ‘Skowdogs’ by John Freeman, David Hailwood, Dave Thomson and Ken Reynolds.  All this, and more!




The anthology is 36 pages, colour and b/w, and available at the following links for just 69p:


A ComiXology release will follow at a later date.  In the meantime, you can grab previous issues here:


Right, time to get cracking on the next print collection which will contain many strips from issues 15-18 and hopefully be released before the end of the year.

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Dan Cornwell is...Judge Dredd!

...Well, alright, he's not actually Judge Dredd (as the photo below will attest.  Hardly regulation uniform!), but he is drawing a 5 part Dredd strip written by the mighty John Wagner which debuts in 2000ad next wednesday.


In celebration of this monumental achievement, issues 8 and 12 (which contain 'The Last Batch' by Chris Sides, Dan Cornwell and Ken Reynolds, and 'Area 101' by Chris Redfern and Dan Cornwell) are free on Drivethru for the next week!


You can download them at the following links:

http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/145662/100-Biodegradable-8

http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/178076/100-Biodegradable-12

And check out a preview of Dan's Dredd strip on Lew Stringer's comic blog here:

http://lewstringer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/dan-cornwell-makes-his-2000ad-debut.html

Don't forget to pick up a copy of 2000ad on Wednesday!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Xmas In July Sale!

As part of Drivethru Comics' Xmas In July sale, for the next week there's 25% off all but the latest issue of 100% Biodegradable.

Grab the comics here whilst they're cheaper than a Mars bar, and twice as tasty! (disclaimer: the comics are digital - please don't actually eat them)

And if ridiculously cheap comics are still too pricey for you, the latest issue of Ken Reynolds' experimental comic anthology Sliced Quarterly is out now (with a brilliantly designed cover by Lukasz Kowalczuk). You can download it for free here.