Saturday 28 September 2019

Vegetarian cannibals and alcoholic goldfish!

My latest comic release, Eat Me and Friends, is out now on Amazon, and collects almost a hundred darkly humorous comic strips from four distinctive series (two of which were finalists in the ROK Comics Humour competition, as judged by the editor of the Beano).

In Eat Me by myself and Ian Alexander, a vegetarian cannibal attempts to find his place in a man eat man world.

In Drink Like A Fish by myself and Toshiro De Smeyter, a hard drinking goldfish demonstrates why it's a bad idea to get between an alcoholic and his daily fix.

In Ups and Downs, a man on a ledge spars with God, Death and a priest in a monkey suit.

And finally, in Wormfood, two dead bodies lying in a ditch in Bognor Regis bide their time whilst awaiting the inevitable zombie uprising.

The collection is available both in colour and black and white, in print and on Kindle, and is perfect for fans of Cyanide and Happiness, or The Oatmeal (or anyone looking for a Secret Santa gift that isn't just a reindeer that poops raisins). Here's the links.

Kindle and Colour print version:

Black and White print version:

Buy it for yourself, a friend, or someone you hate!

Soon I will have news about a brand new children's comic anthology that I will be launching before Xmas, as well as artwork previews for the next Grynbad book (Grynbad and The Eye Of Griselda).

In the meantime, feel free to get stuck into some 100% Biodegradable Comic Collections, which are once again on sale on Amazon in the UK, US and EU markets at ridiculously cheap prices (but not for long!)

Tuesday 16 July 2019

Summer Sales and Biodegradable news

I've got an absolute heap of bargains on offer at the moment...books, comics, bellybuttons, you name it!

First up, my newly released comedy sci-fi novel Life Subtracted is just 99p/$0.99 on Kindle for the next few days. Grab it here.
Anthony Cresswell – accountant, deadbeat, key to mankind’s salvation. Humanity doesn't stand a chance!

My popular children's novel The Last Of The Navel Navigators is also available for just 99p/$0.99 on Kindle for the next few days. For all your goat wrangling, banjo strumming, hillbilly bellybutton needs, click here!

I recently released all 5 100% Biodegradable Comic Collections on Amazon (in both print and Kindle format), which contain the best strips from issues 1-22. Each collection is black and white (except for the Kindle version, which is full colour) and contains 110 pages of comic carnage from top comic creators, including the likes of Alan Grant, Ian Edginton, Alan Burrows, John Freeman, Kek-W, Lukasz Kowalczuk, Brett Burbridge and many more.

To celebrate reaching the end of 100% Biodegradable's 5 year journey, the print versions are available at the ridiculously cheap price of £4.99/$6.99 each, and the Kindle versions are just £1.99/$2.99 until the weekend.

So, grab them here whilst they're cheap!

For those who prefer to do their shopping on Drivethru, I have set up a very special bundle that contains all 23 of the single issue 100% Biodegradable digital comics (including the Apocalypse Special) for just $6.99 (just over a fiver). If you already own any of the comics on Drivethru, it will be even cheaper, as they deduct them from the price. You can grab that absolute bargain here. 

Lastly, Death Duty Renegade is down to just $9.99 in full colour print format for a limited time. Illustrated by Brett Burbridge and written by John Freeman and myself, this action packed tale of betrayal and revenge is available on Drivethru here.

As 100% Biodegradable is selling so well on Amazon, it's looking highly likely that I'll be bringing the anthology back next year (possibly alongside an all ages comic anthology), most likely as a themed collection. So keep your eyes peeled for more details!

For those comic creators who're interested in learning more about the mystic art of selling comics on Amazon, I have started up a Comic Creators Newsletter which comes with several free Amazon Ads guides. If you're interested, you can sign up here.

Saturday 9 March 2019

World Book Day Deals And New Biodegradable Comic Release!

So, it's World Book Day in the UK this week, and to celebrate I have made the Kindle version of Grynbad And The Seven Soups free to download for this weekend only, in all countries!

Treat yourself to some fun soup-related pirate hijinks here.

Also, as part of a UK-only deal, The Last Of The Navel Navigators is available for just 99p as part of a Kindle Countdown Deal for the weekend (and Amazon have even seen fit to temporarily reduce the price of the paperback). 

For all your hillbilly bellybutton needs, click here. 

And in other news, I've finally released print versions of the 100% Biodegradable Collection 1 and 2 on Amazon (with more to follow in the future). The first collection went straight to number 1 of the Amazon Best Sellers chart 'Cult Graphic Novels' category, so it's worth buying for just £6.99 whilst it's cheap.  

Both collections feature 25 self-contained strips from an amazing selection of creators, including the likes of Dan Cornwell, Alan Burrows, Brett Burbridge, Tony Suleri and many more.  You can buy them at the following links:

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Deadwood Hall children's book now available!

Late last year I was invited by the author Linda Jones to illustrate her upcoming children's novel 'Deadwood Hall', which launched just before Christmas.

It's a book about secrets, friendship and magic. Though what drew me to the project was the fact that I'd get to draw giant rampaging insects and slimy lizard creatures (and to think that my school teachers only ever wanted me to draw wicker baskets and bowls of fruit! They missed a trick there, I reckon).

Since I'm just about to get started on illustrating the sequel, I figured this might be a good time to actually mention that the first book is out.

It's available in paperback and ebook on Amazon, at the following link:

It's already managed to hit the top 100 bestseller charts in the 'Fantasy and Magic' category (at number 57), and seems to be going down well. So if you happen to have one of them 'small human' types, perhaps consider giving it a look.

In other news, I'm also hard at work writing and illustrating the Grynbad sequel, 'Grynbad And The Eye Of Griselda', which sees Timmy Grynbad and his mischievous grandpa take to their skies on the most miserable magic carpet in the world, as they go in search of an old ladies eyeball. Featuring more pirates, harpies and dragons than you can shake a peg leg or hook hand at!

The first Grynbad is still doing really well on Amazon, who keep giving it a rather fetching orange sticker.

I'm also in the process of trying to get the first 100% Biodegradable Comic Collection accepted by Amazon. The Kindle version went through without a hitch, but the print version keeps getting rejected due to 'lack of bleed' (even though the bleed is spot on). I've heard this is a problem that's scuppered many a comic creator before, so here's hoping I manage to get through the process with at least a tiny bit of my sanity intact.

More updates will follow soon...unless I get distracted, or, y'know, forget...

Friday 23 November 2018

Black Friday book and comic deals!

It's Black Friday, and you know what that means don't you?

Yes...Endless fistfights in electrical stores, and verbal abuse of hapless retail staff. Oh, what merry larks!

For those who don't much fancy getting involved in good old English fisticuffs, at least there's plenty of digital sales on at the moment.

If you haven't already read my 'Last Of The Navel Navigators' children's novel, it's currently available to download for FREE worldwide on Amazon Kindle. The most recent 5 star review stated that it was 'like Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy for kids', so if that sounds like your sort of thing you can grab yourself a copy here:

My other children's novel, Grynbad And The Seven Soups, is available at a reduced price in a Kindle Countdown Deal that's active in both UK and US. The paperback version of the book has proved immensely popular, and recently hit the Amazon number 1 bestseller list in three categories simultaneously. Get the Kindle version here for just 99p/$0.99 whilst it's on offer: 

Meanwhile, in the world of comic-related carnage, all 100% Biodegradable digital issues have been reduced by 33% to just $0.66 (that's about 50p in the UK) on Drivethru Comics until Monday.

Check out the deal here:

Monday 15 October 2018

The final 100% Biodegradable is out!

Well, here it is...the final issue of 100% Biodegradable, complete with a face-munchingly fantastic cover by Edward Whatley. 

And what can you expect to find inside this 40 page full colour finale?  Here's the synopsis:

A haunted roller coaster ride spells trouble for a police detective suffering from motion sickness in Death Coaster by David Hailwood and Edward Whatley.

To achieve endless peace, a scientist must make the ultimate sacrifice in Suicide Paradiso by David Hailwood and Stu Smith.

Wisecracking ape bounty hunter Pubba Gintaro goes up against samurai gangsters and android geishas in Monkey’s Tea Party by David Hailwood and Tony Suleri.

Can the crew of Skow 709 escape an ancient alien citadel before the whole place comes crashing down on top of them? Find out in the thrilling conclusion to Skowdogs by John Freeman, David Hailwood, Dave Thomson and Ken Reynolds.

A rogue A.I. threatens the crew of a space exploration vessel in Going Rogue by John Osborn, Filipe Goncalves, Liam O’ Connor and Ken Reynolds.

The ugliest man on the planet looks to trendy cosmetic geneticists for help in The Gene Scrub by Edward R. Norden. 

100% Biodegradable 22 is just 69p/$0.99 and available from the following places:



Although the fat lady might be doing her vocal warm-ups, she's not singing yet, because we have one more comic to give to you...the 100% Biodegradable Apocalypse Special. Yes, what better way to end our five year comics massacre than by destroying the human race...again and again and again! 

Inside the 100% Biodegradable Apocalypse Special:

In a world populated by Elvis impersonators, being anything other than ‘The King’ is met with swift retribution in Apocalypse Now Or Never by Jimmy Furlong, Andrew Hartmann, Val Ramon and Ken Reynolds

A cockroach and a cuppa bring about the end of the world in Rusty The Cockroach by Stu Smith, David Hailwood and Simon Mackie

Everyone’s favourite party crashing mushrooms celebrate Earth’s 5 billionth birthday in true Funguys style…drink, drugs and gunfire in ‘The party of the party of the first part’ by Alan Grant, Alan Burrows and Matt Yeo.
At the edge of existence, a lone survivor waits out the apocalypse in his local tavern in Last Orders by David Hailwood and Stuart Giddings

The last human wages war on a deadly alien menace in a truly unique fashion in Love and War by David Hailwood and Dave Thomson

A newly elected alien leader builds a wall around the city to protect his people from parasitic outsiders in Insular by Mark Bertolini, Jerome Eyquem and Micah Myers

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse form a boy band with the intention of using reality TV to bring about the downfall of mankind in Apocalypse Boys Ride Out by David Hailwood, Brett Burbridge and Ken Reynolds

That's 42 pages of world ending comic carnage for one low price!  Just 99p/$1.49 from the following places:


Well, there you have it then...the end of 100% Biodegradable.  In our five-year rampage, over a hundred mentally unhinged creators have cut a bloody swath through Biodegradable’s hallowed halls, leaving 750 pages of comic strip carnage in their wake.  Just look at this glorious collection of covers!

Looking back on the past 22 issues, I am immensely proud of what we all achieved. And I say ‘all’ because it’s been a team effort all the way.  The original Assistant Editor John Kirkham set a particularly high standard with his tight design skills and impeccable eye for detail, and then along came Ken Reynolds who, as well as doing a sterling job as John‘s replacement, lettered the bulk of 100% Biodegradable’s strips.

And where would I have been without Tony Suleri’s consistently brilliant artwork which graced the pages of every single issue of 100% Biodegradable? Or without everyone’s favourite artist in a crisis, Brett Burbridge, who has come to my artistic aid on a ridiculous number of occasions (I’m sure he’ll be relieved that the Brett Signal is being retired, and he can finally hang up his spandex Dave Savin’ suit). Thanks also to the many other comic contributors, of whom there's far too many to name here (they're listed and thanked inside the final Biodegradable issue).

We’ve also had a lot of support from many great comic review sites. Special thanks to John Freeman’s Down The Tubes, A Place To Hang Your Cape and Pipedream Comics for all their excellent coverage and insightful feedback over the past five years.

As for the readers...Thanks for supporting this mutant oddity of an anthology. It’s been a wild and crazy ride, and I’m glad you were along for the journey.

Alas…all good things must come to an end, and it’s time to bid farewell...for now, at least.  If the special is well received, we might put out a few more 100% Biodegradable specials at a later date. The beast that wouldn’t die might rear its ugly head once again!

We also have the final 100% Biodegradable and Skowdogs print collection to put together.  I expect myself and John Freeman will get stuck into more Death Duty and Skowdogs at some point down the line, as we had a lot of fun writing those series together and seeing the crazy designs Brett Burbridge and Dave Thomson came up with.

I’m also working with Tony Suleri on a number of projects, such as Technofear starring everyone’s favourite ape bounty hunter Pubba Gintaro, and a Marren Kane one shot. My main focus for the next few years (and hopefully beyond) will be writing/publishing children's novels and sci-fi/fantasy novels, and I'm pleased to say that both The Last Of The Navel Navigators and Grynbad and The Seven Soups are selling nicely, and have already made it onto Amazon's best sellers lists and even the Myths and Legends wish list.

As soon as I get the chance I'll do a write up of my learnings from 5 years editing 100% Biodegradable, and will also try and write regular articles about the indie book self publishing process. As I'm writing full time now, there's plenty more books, comics and random insanity on the cards.

Thanks for all your support so far, folks!  You've been fabulous. 

Friday 24 August 2018

Grynbad Kindle Countdown Deal

Hi, folks!

Grynbad And The Seven Soups is currently available for just 99p/$0.99 (UK and US only) until the 30th August, as part of a Kindle Countdown Deal.  Or, if you happen to have Kindle Unlimited or Amazon Prime, you can read it for free.

If you've yet to read the story of one boy's quest to retrieve his Grandpa's false teeth, which have been stolen by a dastardly beast that lives in minestrone, now's a great time to do so!

Here's the store links:



Grynbad has been entered into the Kindle Storyteller Competition, which finishes at the end of the month. Thanks to those who've bought the book so far, it currently resides on page 2 of the 'children's ebooks' category. Since there's over 50 pages of children's ebooks, that's not bad going I reckon!

I've also begun work on the sequel, titled 'Grynbad And The Eye Of Griselda', which sees young Timmy Grynbad teaming up with his mischievous Grandpa to embark on another madcap quest, with the assistance of their newly acquired Tragic Carpet, Alan.