Thursday, 30 April 2015

Amazing and Fantastic tales

Amazing & Fantastic Tales 5, featuring work by Jim Alexander and Jon Haward (whose 'Sideburns' strip appears in 100% Biodegradable 4), along with many other fine creators, is on sale now. 

This is the final issue, bringing to a close their regular series ‘Kroom’ and Wild West mash-up, ‘The Last Posse’.  Rounding things off is the self-contained comic strip ‘Facts of Life’, which shows what happen to a young man taught the facts of life using goldfish! 

They're selling issue 5 for £3 including p&p.  Buy all 5 issues for £13 including p&p.  If you're interested, drop them a line at this e-mail address and they'll invoice you via paypal:

Also, if you're in the Glasgow area, the official launch will be held in conjunction with the Scotland Cartoonists club, which meets up at the pub called Drury Street, located on Drury Street, Glasgow.  Join them on Thursday 7th May from 6.30pm onwards.  All five issues of Amazing & Fantastic Tales will be on sale.

You can read a review on Down The Tubes here:

A second Sideburns strip will be appearing in 100% Biodegradable soon, so keep your eyes peeled for it!

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Issue 9 preview - Lucid Dreams

Coming to Issue 9 of 100% Biodegradable (due out late June) - Lucid Dreams by Scott Melrose and Denis Vermesse (with lettering by Ken Reynolds).

Stunning artwork from the ever versatile Denis, and a gripping story from Scott make the upcoming issue well worth a look.

Although Scott is new to the comics scene, he's already made quite an impact and his latest 'Bloody Mother' collaboration with Denis Vermesse was recently accepted by Something Wicked (a fantastic anthology from those splendid gentlemen at Futurequake Press).

Friday, 10 April 2015

Submission Guidelines

What we are looking for:  Self-contained sci-fi, fantasy, horror and adventure strips, 1-6 pages in length.  Twist in the tale strips tend to work well, as do stories with entertaining larger than life characters and scenarios.  Strips should be aimed at a 15+ age group (please keep nudity/swearing and drugs references to a minimum, if possible.  There are occasionally exceptions, if the strip is good enough).  Completed strips (as opposed to scripts) are preferred, and stand a much greater chance of being accepted.  Sequential art samples are welcome from those artists who have no writing partner but are interested in getting involved.  There are also plenty of one page scripts on offer for those artists who are too busy to commit to anything longer.

Subjects for writers to avoid:  Zombies (we already have more than enough of those, thanks), people going into crrrazy Virtual Reality worlds (unless there’s a REALLY original twist involved), stories in which a bunch of soldiers mindlessly shoot things …but in space!  Anything for the 'spandex and cape' crowd (i.e., no Superheroes).

Page Dimensions:  Minimum of 2063x3150 pixels, 300 dpi, RGB, JPGS.  Full colour strips preferred, but not vital.

All contributors receive a free digital copy of the comic their strip appears in, and retain the rights to their work (though it's appreciated if they give it at least 6 months after publication in 100% Biodegradable, before having the strip published elsewhere).  If their strip also features in the Print On Demand collection, this will be made available to the contributors at cost price, with the option to buy and even sell as many copies as they like.  We are also very supportive of contributors who have comic related Kickstarters, and are happy to offer digital issues of 100% Biodegradable, as rewards tiers.

Other than that, there is no payment involved.

Send submissions/queries to Dave Hailwood at:  biomekazoik(at)

Please note:  We are currently CLOSED to submissions, as all our pages are full!  This may change at a later date (if we have any strips drop out, etc).

Friday, 3 April 2015

Easter Comic Deals!

To celebrate the upcoming weekend chocolate binge, Issue 1 of the quarterly sci-fi anthology '100% Biodegradable' is free to download on Drivethru comics.  Grab it here:

As an added bonus, you can also grab issues 1-6 at a reduced price, in a special bundle here:

Or check out the recently released Issue 8, containing strips by John Freeman, Dan Cornwell, Valentin Ramon, Brett Burbridge and many more!