Saturday, 13 December 2014

Issue 7 Out Now!

Issue 7 of 100% Biodegradable is now available to buy on Comicsy or Drivethru for a mere 69p!

Along with your usual smattering of brain munching goblins, boneheaded barbarians and delusional psychiatric patients, Issue 7 of the 100% Biodegradable anthology features a new ongoing series - Death Duty, by John Freeman (Dr Who Magazine, Judge Dredd Megazine, Crucible) and Alan Burrows (2000ad, Starblazer, Commando).

'In a war-torn future, crime and disloyalty to the Terran Empire are punished with conscription into mercenary law enforcement squads: soldiers consigned to do or die in order to prove their commitment to the common good.  The average life expectancy for a recruit is four months, hence the street slang for the job: Death Duty.

Dissidents in the Terran Empire are put on the infamous "List" - tracked down by Death Duty squads and terminated for their rebellion with extreme prejudice.  For most of the Dutymen, exactly who they kill doesn't matter - until one of their number, Travis Wilson, begins to question the missions they're assigned and goes AWOL - a wanted man.'

Death Duty also features the character 'Rourke', created by John Freeman and Liam Sharp (2000ad, X-Men, Batman) for use in the pages of Marvel UK's Strip comic, more than 20 years ago.

Here's some previews of what you'll find inside this 30 page anthology.

First up, some blood drenched blackly comic mayhem from Jimmy Furlong (Something Wicked, Spod! Oddities From Space) and Andrew Hartmann (Futurequake, Seqapunch Quarterly) in the form of Gremian The Machine Elf

Next, we unravel the misfortunes of one lone space traveller in Happier Times, by Chris Redfern (Futurequake, Zarjaz) and JT Pegg (2000ad, Judge Dredd Megazine).

And of course where would life be without a little monkey magic from Tony SuleriDavid Hailwood,  and Ken Reynolds with Pubba Gintaro in: A Date With Death!

Enough waffle - go forth and check out the comic at the links at the top of the page.  If you're going to buy Biodegradable, I'd advise doing so before January 1st, as there's a new VATMOSS EU law that may cause many digital businesses to fold due to the impossibility to comply (our comic will continue, but some of its outlets may be forced to close or raise prices).

Issue 7 Contents

Here's a quick sneak preview of the fantastic Death Duty cover for Issue 7 of 100% Biodegradable (art by Alan Burrows, with colours by Brett Burbridge, Death Duty logo by Ken Reynolds and design by John Kirkham).

And here's a look at the contents page (featuring art by Stewart Moore).

There's at least three 2000ad creators with work inside, along with many popular creators from the indie comics scene (and all at the highly reasonable price of 69p!).  The issue will be out later today, so watch this space (or, er, do something else in the meantime.  Compose a sonnet, hug a monkey or eat a bag of chips perhaps?)

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Biodegradable Birthday Bonanza!

This week marks 100% Biodegradable's first birthday.  Hurrah!

To celebrate, you can grab issue 1 for free on Comicsy until 1st December, or buy all 6 issues as part of a special DriveThru Bundle for less than $3.

Special thanks to all those readers, contributors, creators and reviewers who helped us get this far.  It's been hugely appreciated, and you've all really helped to make the comic a rather grand affair!

As of next year, Biodegradable will be going quarterly to allow us to focus on putting out a few one shots and mini series, and also attempt a print on demand collection of the best of issues 1-6.

But don't worry, there's still plenty of exciting material coming up next year.  In fact, have a quick peek at The Last Batch from Chris Sides and Dan Cornwell, for some hilarious booze-addled flesh munching action!

And keep your eyes peeled for issue 7, due out in December and featuring the likes of John Freeman, Alan Burrows, Chris Redfern, JT Pegg, Brett Burbridge, Tony Suleri and more!

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Iron Bru!

Coming to Issue 7 of 100% Biodegradable...Iron Bru by David Hailwood and Denis Vermesse.

It's been eighteen years since the boneheaded barbarian bumbled his way onto the comics scene, first appearing in Issue 8 of Shane Chebsey's 'CAOF' anthology (my first published work!).

The original Bru strip was illustrated by myself, so it's jolly nice to have someone who can actually draw taking over the reins (especially when it's the highly talented Denis).  I'm sure this isn't the last we've seen of Bru!

Grab previous issues of the 4/5 star rated 100% Biodegradable on ComiXology here:

Monday, 10 November 2014

Death Duty!

With issue 7 of 100% Biodegradable due out next month, it's time to start doing some previews.

First up is Death Duty from John Freeman (Dr Who, Judge Dredd Megazine, Crucible) and Alan Burrows (2000ad, Starblazer, Commando), with lettering by Ken Reynolds.
Preview of Death Duty by John Freeman and Alan Burrows 
The series was first conceived back in the early 90's after John's time as editor at Marvel UK.  Set in a brutal future when corporations run a galaxy-wide empire, where Earth is a dumping ground and far from the planet it used to be, convict Travis Wilson is a man on the edge, conscripted to "peace keeping" duties that see Death Duty members hunting down enemies of their boss.  If you're on The List...he's after you!

Death Duty will be 100% Biodegradable's first ongoing series, running for 8 parts, with Brett Burbridge taking over the art duties from part 2 onwards, and David Hailwood co-writing the series with John.

Preview of Death Duty Part 2 by John Freeman and Brett Burbridge
It also features among its supporting cast the long awaited return of Rourke of the Radlands - a character first created by John Freeman and Liam Sharp (Judge Dredd, Death's Head, X-Men) for Marvel UK's Strip, almost 25 years ago.

Issue 7 of 100% Biodegradable will be out early December.  You can grab previous issues of the 30 page digital anthology on Comicsy, Drivethru and ComiXology for just 69p/$0.99

You can also buy digital copies of John Freeman and Smuzz' popular sci-fi series, Crucible here:

Saturday, 20 September 2014

100% Biodegradable Issue 6 out now!

Werewolf romance, undead wildebeests, murderous aliens, lonely giants, kung-fu kitchen antics…must be time for another slice of digital comic carnage!

Issue 6 of 100% Biodegradable is available now, for just 69p/$0.99.

You can grab it on Comicsy here:

Or Drivethru Comics here:

In celebration of reaching our sixth issue, there's also a bundle containing issues 1-3 available on Drivethru for just $0.99 (three for the price of one!).  This is a limited offer, which lasts until october 1st, so if you haven't read the earlier issues yet it's a good place to start.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Biodegradable 1 FREE this weekend!

In celebration of Comicsy's second birthday, you can grab issue 1 of 100% Biodegradable for free on Comicsy, this weekend only!

This 30 page digital sci-fi anthology features comic strips by  Tony Suleri, Dave Thomson, Simon Mackie, Paul Harrison Davies, Stu Smith, Stuart Giddings and David Hailwood.

You can grab it here.

And keep your eyes peeled for issue 6, which will be out very soon indeed, featuring the likes of Roland Bird, Tony Suleri, Stewart Moore, Paul H. Birch, Neill Cameron and many more!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Issue 6 Preview - The Visitor

Coming to issue 6 of 100% Biodegradable (due out mid-september) - The Visitor by Stu Perrins and Vince Hunt.

Previous issues of the 4 to 5 star rated digital anthology are available on ComiXology

A bit more about the creators:

As well as having strips published in such titles as 'Ashcan Oddities', 'SPOD!' and 'The Psychedelic Journal of Time Travel'  Stu Perrins is the writer and co-creator of 'Prime', 'Harvey Spig' and 'Mercury'.  He also writes 'Imperials' for Red Leaf Comics and acted as editor for charity anthology 'Tales from a Lonely Planet'.

For more info, follow him at  You can also download the first issue of 'Prime' here --

Vincent Hunt is a designer and creator of The Red Mask From Mars. When not hunched over a drawing board making comics he can be found tweeting his face off at @jesterdiablo or sharing more of his work at

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Issue 6 preview - Dead Beats

Coming to Issue 6 of 100% Biodegradable (out mid september) - Dead Beats by David Hailwood and Neil Alexander (creator of Good Guys, and quaffer of other people's pints).

For all your chainsaw wielding, zombie dismembering needs!

100% Biodegradable 5 now available on Comixology!

100% Biodegradable Vol. 5

100% Biodegradable Vol. 5

Cover by: Simon Mackie
Written by: Paul H. Birch, David Hailwood, Graeme Neil Reid, Dave Roberts, Mister Roberts, Tony Suleri
Art by: Brett Burbridge, Mats Engesten, Simon Mackie, Graeme Neil Reid, Tony Suleri, Dave Thomson
Lettered by: Hard Disk, Ken Reynolds, John Robbins
Edited by: David Hailwood, John Kirkham
Price: $0.99

Bursting forth from some of the most deranged minds in the comics industry come six self contained sci-fi tales;

The Thing From Another Postcode by Dave Roberts (Futurequake, Something Wicked) and Dave Thomson (Psychedelic Journal Of Time Travel, Dr WTF?)

Peter Elvis Twigs receives a remote control and instruction guide for planet earth from an intergalactic delivery man, and begins to fantasise about all the good things he could do for humanity and, more importantly, himself.

Job For Life by David Hailwood (Toxic, Strip Magazine, SPOD! Oddities From Space) and Brett Burbridge.

Jake Brikk, pizza delivery boy extraordinaire, has 30 seconds to make his pizza delivery; if he fails, the entire delivery business will be handed to the customer and Jake'll be out of a job. Can't have that - Jake loves his job with psychotic devotion.

The Golem Rises by Mister Roberts and Simon Mackie (Hallowscream, Temple Showcase)

Something is pulverising people, defiling corpses...leaving one helluva mess. Fortunately detective Ballard has an outlandish theory that just might make sense of it all.

Marren Kane by David Hailwood and Tony Suleri (Slumdroid, Cosmogenesis, Bulletproof)

Dragged against his will into the cities sewer systems by a deranged cult of partially sighted cyclops worshippers, mutant superfreak Marren Kane must face his deadliest enemy yet; a gigantic amorous squid!

I Married A Creature From Outer Space by Paul H. Birch (Creepy Kofy Movie Time, Bulletproof, Toxic) and Mats Engesten (Brainstorm Comics, Atlantis Studios)

A troubled couple go to a marriage guidance counsellor to sort out their relationship problems. Oh, how Mrs Twinkle rues the day that she married a scrawny little maggot of a man from Mars!

First Impressions by Graeme Neil Reid (Judge Dredd, 2000ad, Meanwhile)

Peaceful alien explorers land on Earth and attempt to make contact with its inhabitance. Just one slight's 85,000,000 B.C. and dinosaurs rule the planet!

Buy now on comiXology!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Issue 6 Preview - Poor Taste

Coming to Issue 6 of 100% Biodegradable - Poor Taste by David Hailwood, Neill Cameron, Mark Stafford and Dave Morris.

This classic strip was originally published in 'Meanwhile...' A comic anthology from the late 90's, published by Soaring Penguin, which is currently on the verge of making a come back (watch out for it!  There's some amazing artists involved).

The artist, Neill Cameron has of course been highly active since, working on many a strip for The Phoenix (such as Mo-Bots and Pirates Of Pangaea).  You can catch more of his work here:

Mark Stafford ( provided the inking, and is also a highly accomplished cartoonist.

Another cartoonist, Dave Morris (who self published the rather marvellous 'Burp!' comic back in the 90's), came up with the idea of a 'vampire outbreak at a Chinese restaurant' as a throwaway comment, which myself and Neill thought was far too much fun to pass up!

Issue 6 will be out mid September.  In the meantime, you can pick up previous issues at Comicsy, Drivethru or Comixology at the following links:

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

100% Biodegradable 4 now available on ComiXology!

100% Biodegradable Vol. 4

100% Biodegradable Vol. 4

Cover by: Stewart Moore
Written by: Jim Alexander, Paul H. Birch, David Hailwood, Simon Mackie, Stewart Moore, Mike Parsons
Art by: Mats Engesten, Jon Haward, Simon Mackie, Stewart Moore, Mike Parsons, Tony Suleri, Dave Thomson
Colored by: Gavin Ross
Lettered by: Nigel Dobbyn, John Robbins
Edited by: David Hailwood, John Kirkham
Price: $0.99

Hard boiled detectives, high speed car chases, brain harvesting aliens and adulterous martians! If you like your comics fun and freaky, you've come to the right place.

'Pure and brilliant pulp. 8/10' - Robert Wallis, A Place To Hang Your Cape.

'The kind of smart script and stylish art that would feel right at home in the pages of the Galaxy's Greatest Comic!' - Alex Thomas, Pipe Dream Comics

'The stories are irreverent and funny, but the longform tales ooze action and the kind of wonderful craziness we've come to demand of the creators involved.' - John Freeman, Down The Tubes

Buy now on comiXology!

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Issue 5 of 100% Biodegradable out now!

Issue 5 of 100% Biodegradable is now available on Comicsy or Drivethru for just 69p/$0.99!

Crammed with 6 self contained sci-fi strips from some of the most deranged minds working in the UK comics industry today (Tony Suleri, Simon Mackie, Brett Burbridge, Dave Thomson and Graeme Neil Reid - to name but a few). This is also our most colourful issue yet, and has a distinct B-movie vibe!
Spread the word, buy the comic, and let the offbeat alien invasion begin!

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Issue 5 Cover preview

With issue 5 of 100% Biodegradable coming out at the weekend, here's a preview of Simon Mackie's excellent atmospheric cover for the issue.
The comic will be available on Comicsy and Drivethru at the weekend for just 69p/$0.99 (with Comixology to follow at a later date) featuring contributions from Graeme Neil Reid, Dave Roberts, Dave Thomson, Paul H. Birch, Dave Hailwood, Tony Suleri, Simon Mackie, Brett Burbridge and more!

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Issue 5 preview - The Golem Rises

Coming to the July edition of 100% Biodegradable - The Golem Rises by Mister Roberts and Simon Mackie (which is my all time favourite Simon Mackie strip, and I'm glad to have it in the anthology).

Simon has also provided a moody Golem Rises cover for the digital anthology, which will be out mid July on Drivethru and Comicsy.

Issue 3 recently became available on Comixology, with Issue 4 to follow soon.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

Issue 5 Preview - I Married A Creature From Outer Space!

Coming to the July edition of 100% Biodegradable...I Married A Creature From Outer Space!  A comical tale of love, hate, martians and marriage from Paul H.Birch and Mats Engesten.

Grab previous issues at the following places:


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Issue 5 Preview - First Impressions

Appearing in the next issue of 100% Biodegradable (due out mid-july) is the rather striking and highly amusing 'First Impressions' by Graeme Neil Reid.

Graeme is a Scottish artist living and working in Fife.  He has had work published in 2000ad, Judge Dredd The Megazine, Meanwhile (where this strip first came to my attention), and various other comics.  He has also illustrated for TV, books, gaming and magazines.

You can see more of his eye catching artwork on his blog here:

And don't forget, you can still pick up previous issues of the bi-monthly digital anthology for just 69p:-

Or $0.99:-

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Temple Issue 16 out now!

Featuring a great B-Movie inspired cover from Ben Peter Johnson, the latest issue of the Temple Comic Showcase is available to download now.

The comic contains contributions from various Biodegradable regulars, such as Simon Mackie, Tony Suleri and Dave Hailwood, and is completely free (as are all the previous issues) and available from the following link:

It's a great place for people who're looking to break into comics and want to get some of their strips out to an audience (some of the issues have been viewed by over a quarter of a million people!), so if you're interested in contributing to the next issue, pop along to the blog and follow the guidelines at the top:

The next deadline is 8th August, so get stuck in!

Biodegradable on Speech Balloons

Paul H.Birch, who wrote the rather marvelous Martian Affair strip for Issue 4 of 100% Biodegradable, has been kind enough to plug the comic on Birmingham's Speech Balloon's blog.  You can read his plug here:

There'll be plenty more from Paul in upcoming issues, including 'I Married A Creature From Outer Space!' (illustrated by Mats Engesten) which will be appearing in Issue 5 (out mid-July).

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Biodegradable 4 Down The Tubes Review

John Freeman, being the jolly nice chap that he is, has just given the latest issue of 100% Biodegradable a nice bit of press on his Down The Tubes comic news site.

As well as refering to Issue 4 as 'the best issue yet' he has given praise to Tony Suleri's mighty fine Marren Kane artwork, referring to it as 'stunning'.

So, whilst I'm about it, I thought I'd show a brief sample page from the Marren Kane one shot that's nearing completion, titled 'Matters Of The Heart' (in which Marren goes head to head with a scorned ex, some insidious organ sellers, and a whole mass of unsightly Tran-droids). 


Sunday, 25 May 2014

100% Biodegradable Issue 4 Available Now!

Issue 4 of 100% Biodegradable is now available to buy on both Comicsy and Drivethru for just 69p/$0.99.

Featuring contributions from Jim Alexander (Judge Dredd, 2000ad, Planet Jimbot), Jon Haward (Judge Dredd, 2000ad, Tales Of The Buddha), Nigel Dobbyn (2000ad, Sonic The Comic, The Beano), Stewart Moore (Futurequake, Tin Man Games, The Solomon Kane film), Tony Suleri (Slumdroids, Cosmogenesis), Simon Mackie (The Temple Showcase, Satyr, Hallowscream), Paul H. Birch and more!

The fantastic cover illustration was provided by Stewart Moore (with design elements by John Kirkham).

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Issue 4 Preview - The Martian Affair

Scripted by Paul H. Birch and illustrated by Mats Engesten comes a rather marveous space adventure...The Martian Affair (with colours by Gavin Ross and lettering by J.Robbins).  Keep an eye out for it in the next issue of 100% Biodegradable, due out on the 17th May

A bit more about the creators:
Mats Engesten is a Swedish artist with more than fifteen years of experience in comics, illustration and advertising.

He studied art at the NTI School in Stockholm, sequential art and cartooning at The Cartoonist School in Hofors, Sweden as well as many years of life-drawing classes. He's worked with a variety of clients such as the LO Union, various rockbands and american comics publishers like Brainstorm Comics and Atlantis Studios.
His website can be found here.

Paul H. Birch is a comics journalist and writer, who regularly maintains Birmingham’s Speech Balloons column.  He has written for various professional and indie comics over the years, including Egmont’s Toxic, Creepy Kofy Movie Time and Bulletproof.

Issue 4 Preview - Mind Over Matter

Scripted by David Hailwood and illustrated by the ever popular Dave Thomson comes the jaunty space adventure 'Mind Over Matter'!

Friday, 2 May 2014

Biodegradable Bundle!

In celebration of the imminent Free Comic Book Day, for a limited time only you can now buy all three issues of 100% Biodegradable in a special bundle on Drivethru Comics for just $0.99 (around 60p). So if you haven't grabbed yourself a copy yet, then now's a good time to do so.

Please spread the word! All support is greatly appreciated.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Issue 4 Preview - Geophagy

As well as providing a rather stunning cover for Issue 4 of 100% Biodegradable, Stewart Moore has also created a brand new strip of gloriously surreal proportions, titled 'Geophagy'. 

I'm happy to say that more of Stewart's mighty fine artwork will be appearing in later issues.

A bit more about the artist:

Stewart Moore was born in Scotland and lives in Prague.

He is an actor as well as an artist, and played the part of Garrick in the movie Solomon Kane (his full IMDB entry can be examined here:

He's had comic strips published in Futurequake and Zarjaz, and is in the process of illustrating a Judge Dredd Gamebook for Tin Man Games.

He once had one of his paintings unveiled in a pub in Prague by the legendary actor Dennis Hopper.

Catch more of his marvelous artwork on his blog:

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

100% Biodegradable available on Comixology

Issue 1 of 100% Biodegradable is now available to buy on Comixology!  Issues 2 and 3 have also been accepted and processed, so it shouldn't be long before they're available as well. 

Thanks to Comixology's Guided View technology, you should be able to read the comic on smaller devices such as Mobile Phones (I've tested Guided View on my ipad with a complimentary copy that Comixology sent me, and it works very nicely indeed). 

So if you haven't already brought yourself a copy of the first issue, now is a jolly nice time to do so (all support is greatly appreciated!).

I'm hoping to do a write-up on the whole Comixology process soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

100% Biodegradable Vol. 1

Cover by: Dave Thomson
Written by: David Hailwood, Simon Mackie, Stu Smith
Art by: Stuart Giddings, Paul Harrison-Davies, John Kirkham, Simon Mackie, Tony Suleri, Dave Thomson
Colored by: Dave Thomson
Lettered by: David Hailwood
Edited by: David Hailwood
Price: $0.99

Gigantic rampaging rodents...Paranormal Ice-cream Salesmen...psychotic alien cab drivers with a deep hatred for advertising agencies...This science fiction anthology from up and coming talent across the UK has it all!

Buy now on comiXology!

Monday, 31 March 2014

Issue 4 Preview - Sideburns

With issue 4 of the 100% Biodegradable anthology launching in May, it's time to start showing previews of the strips appearing inside.

First up, 'Sideburns: Conjoined Sins' by Jim Alexander, Jon Haward and Nigel Dobbyn (artwork (c) Jon Haward).

This strip first came to my attention when it appeared in Issue 2 of the short lived Bulletproof comic anthology from Matt Yeo (which was also Marren Kane's first home, and featured the likes of Alan Grant, John Freeman and Alan Burrows).  As well as enjoying Jon's dark and gritty artwork, the quirky elements of Jim's script (such as reverse strippers) made it stand apart from your average detective story.

Anyway, they very kindly agreed to let me republish the strip and it's well worth a read if you didn't catch it the first time around (sadly their other Sideburns strip has been tricky to track down, otherwise I'd reprint that one as well).

A bit more about the creators:

Jon Haward is the artist and co-creator of Tales of the Buddha, who has worked on other iconic material such as Judge Dredd, 2000ad, Dan Dare, Spider-man, Shinobi, Warhammer and Mutant Chronicles. He's also worked on graphic novels for Classical Comics that have won awards; Macbeth, The Tempest and Frankenstein.

Keep your eyes peeled for his new Simba Khan series coming soon to Aces Weekly, which is written by the rather talented Paul H. Birch (who has also contributed to this issue of 100% Biodegradable)

Jim Alexander has written Judge Dredd - Calhab Justice, O'Rork and Pandora for the Judge Dredd Megazine, and The Grid for 2000 AD. He has also worked for Marvel, DC, Tokyopop and
Metal Hurlant. He currently writes Ben 10 and Generation Rex for Cartoon Network Action Pack.

In 2012 he set up a small-press label called Planet Jimbot.  Its publications include Amongst the Stars
(drawn by Mike Perkins), Wolf Country (drawn by Luke Cooper), the anthology Amazing & Fantastic Tales and Savant (drawn by Will Pickering and Fin Cramb; originally conceived for Strip Magazine).

He is also involved in several projects for Metal Hurlant Chronicles, which will air in the US this April on Syfy.  The trailer for Whiskey In The Jar, starring Michael Biehn and James Marsters, can be viewed here. It's based on a comic script by Jim Alexander and Gerald Parel, and adapted for TV by Guillaume Lubrano and Jim.

Nigel Dobbyn has worked professionally as an illustrator since 1988, producing comic strips for 2000ad, Sonic the comic, The Dandy, The Beano and Warhammer.

Check out his full bio here:

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Biodegradable Issue 3

Issue 3 of the bi-monthly sci-fi digital comic anthology '100% Biodegradable' is out now!

Deep sea divers, deadly supernatural hell hounds, horny loved up aliens, and lashings of wondrous carnage and mayhem! 

The comic is 30 pages, B/W and colour, featuring strips by Tony Suleri (Scar Comics, Futurequake), Mark Bertolini (Markosia, FUBAR Press) Carl Yonder (Action Lab Comics, Comixtribe) Dave Hailwood (Toxic, Strip Magazine), Dave Thomson (Strip Magazine, Dr WTF?) Simon Mackie, Mike Parsons and Denis Vermesse (cover by Carl Yonder, with design work by Assistant Editor John Kirkham)

The comic is just 69p/$0.99 and available from DriveThru Comics and Comicsy

We're always on the look out for submissions, so if you have anything you think might be suitable (self contained sci-fi/fantasy/horror/adventure strips 1-6 pages in length - preferably in colour) then feel free to send it our way to:  If you're an artist without a writer then please send samples of your artwork.


“The stories are irreverent and funny, but the longform tales ooze action and the kind of wonderful craziness we’ve come to demand of the creators involved.” – John Freeman, Down The Tubes

“The kind of smart script and stylish art that would feel right at home in the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!” Alex Thomas, Pipe Dream Comics

“Good old-fashioned sci-fi escapism, and the art of Tony Suleri is worth the entrance fee alone.” Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Issue 3 preview - The One Eyed Wench

With Issue 3 of 100% Biodegradable launching next weekend, here's one last preview page: The One Eyed Wench, by David Hailwood and Dave Thomson. 

A little more about the creative team:

David Hailwood recently became a BBC finalist with his post apocalyptic sitcom 'Bunk Mates', written in collaboration with Frank Burton (the comic strip version, illustrated by Paul Harrison-Davies, will be appearing in 100% Biodegradable at a later date).  Over the years he has written for a wealth of UK comics, including Toxic, Strip Magazine, Meanwhile, Futurequake, Paragon, and various Accent UK anthologies.  He co-edits the Temple Comic Showcase (along with Malcolm Kirk, who does all the heavy lifting) and edits the 100% Biodegradable anthology. 

His blog can be viewed here:

Dave Thomson is a regular fixture on the small press/indie comic scene, and his work has appeared in many anthologies including Futurequake, Strip Magazine, Bulletproof, The Psychedelic Journal Of Time Travel and Dr WTF? 

More of his art can be viewed here:

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Free Bulldog!

For World Book Day UK comic writer Jason Cobley has made all his ebooks free, including The Greatest Adventures Of Captain Winston Bulldog, The Extraordinary Exploits Of Captain Winson Bulldog, and Bulldog Clips.

I've always had a bit of a softspot for Captain Bulldog as the Bulldog Adventures Magazine was the first small press comic I ever brought (way back in the nineties!). There's some mighty fine creators involved in these comics, and you'll find the likes of Garen Ewing (of Rainbow Orchid fame), PJ Holden (2000ad regular), Neill Cameron (highly popular artist for The Phoenix, whose Poor Taste strip will be appearing in 100% Biodegradable at a later date) and there's even a few contributions from myself and Paul Harrison Davies (my Bunk Mates and Hoodied Horror collaborations with Paul appear inside Bulldog Clips).

Anyway, enough waffle from me! They may not be free for long, so pop along to Lulu and start downloading them now!


Friday, 28 February 2014

The Good Guys

100% Biodegradable contributor and all round jolly nice chap Neil Alexander will be launching his anarchic superhero comic series 'Good Guys' at the Cardiff Comic Convention this weekend. Comics are £3 each, or £5 for both.
The tagline for the series is:
'Saving the world that’s not in peril. Good Guys don’t give up, even when nobody needs them.' So you're sure to encounter happy hijinks and joyous carnage aplenty.
If you're not attending the convention, they are both available on his newly revamped website here:
If you are attending the convention then please pop along to Neil's stall an give him some money and a hug (he particularly enjoys big sweaty man-hugs. Can't get enough of 'em).
He also has a Facebook page, which you can 'like' in an attempt to make Neil feel popular and handsome and stuff here:


Saturday, 8 February 2014

Issue 3 Preview - Life and Death

Coming next's a preview page from Life and Death by David Hailwood and Denis Vermesse, appearing in 100% Biodegradable in March.           

A bit more about the artist:  'Denis Vermesse is a former student of Ecole Speciale d'Architecture in Paris and Parsons School of Design, New York. He has published erotic art in BD Adult, France, and a series of of graphic stories in magazine Phylactère, France. He lives and works in Lille, France.'

Issues 1 and 2 of the digital comic anthology are available to buy for a mere 69p/$0.99 here:

and here:

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Issue 3 Preview - Diver Down

With February upon us, I figured it was time to show a few previews of those strips coming up in Issue 3.

To kick things off, here's a preview page from the beautifully atmospheric Diver Down by Mark Bertolini and Carl Yonder (colours by Michael Littlefield Bielaski and letters by Jeff McClelland).  

A bit more about the creative team: 

"Mark Bertolini is a Toronto-based writer who braves the many months of winter by hunkering down and writing comics books. His notable works include the post-apocalyptic OGN “Long Gone” from UK Publisher AAM Markosia, his supervillain deconstruction “Breakneck” from 215 Ink, and the grindhouse mashup “Scum of the Earth” from Action Lab Danger Zone. He enjoys pro wrestling, music, and beards."

You can learn more about Mark's work at:

"Growing up a military brat, Carl Yonder and his family traveled around the country and eventually the world. With all of the relocating, his parents and his artwork were the two biggest constants in his life. Over the years, his initial love of art developed into a passion, which he continues to pursue primarily through sequential art and painting.

Currently illustrating the comic Pirate Eye – a hardboiled take on the high seas – written by Josiah Grahn (published quarterly through Action Lab Comics), Carl also has several other comic stories in various stages of development. All of these projects allow him the opportunity to experiment with his art and continue to travel."

You can see more of Carl's artwork at:

Issue 3 of 100% Biodegradable is due out mid-March.

Issues 1 and 2 are available at the following places:

Stay tuned for more previews soon!

Monday, 27 January 2014

Reviewed by Pipedream

There's a rather lovely review for issues 1 and 2 of 100% Biodegradable by Alex Thomas at

Here's an extract: 'Another fantastic digital anthology from the UK this week in the shape of 100% Biodegradable from Biomekazoik Comics...The series owes an obvious debt to UK anthologies like 2000 AD with it’s mix of smart sci-fi and quirky, sometimes dark, humour. This is especially true in stand out stories like ‘A Better Place’ (which sees an advertising executive tormented by a psychic taxi driver)  and Slayer Keith (where mad geneticists get drunk and unleash giant kittens on the world) from issue #1 and Expendable Eddie (the dissectable clone who feels no pain – or does he?!) from issue #2, all of which have the kind of smart script and stylish art that would feel right at home in the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!'

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Sunday, 26 January 2014

Issue 2 - Cover Story

Before I move on to showing previews of strips coming up in Issue 3 (due out in March), I thought it might be nice to show the process behind the cover design for Issue 2 (by Tony Suleri and John Kirkham).

Tony first split the background and foreground into separate elements, choosing to paint one element at a time.
In the image above, background colours have been added.
 Next, Tony concentrated on the main figures in the foreground.

Both images were then composited, and Tony experimented with various filters (in the illustration above, he used a Watercolour filter)
Finally, the cover image was passed on to John Kirkham, who handles the graphic design for 100% Biodegradable as well as Assistant Editor duties.  John altered the colouring, making the background a darker blue so as to accentuate the foreground characters and action, performed various other touch ups and added the logos.

And there you have bloomin' lovely looking cover!

Keep your eyes peeled for Issue 3's cover, which is illustrated by the marvelous Carl Yonder.