100% Biodegradable, new indie anthology comic launched

100% Biodegradebale Issue 1

After over 15 years beavering away in the indie comics industry, comic creator Dave Hailwood decided it  was probably about time that he put out his own comic anthology. With the aid of John Kirkham, Paul Harrison-Davies, Stuart Giddings, Simon Mackie and Tony Suleri and others, he’s now done it.

Biodegradeable Issue 1 - Slayer Keith
Slayer Keith by Dave Hailwood and Stu Smith, art by Dave Thomson

Biodegradeable Issue 1 - Spare Parts by Dave Hailwood, art by Tony Suleri
Spare Parts by Dave Hailwood, art by Tony Suleri

His new bi-monthly sci-fi digital comics anthology 100% Biodegradable features work from various UK creators, tackling all the hard hitting topical subjects you’d expect, such as “Just what would happen if a gigantic 50 foot tall rodent went on the rampage at the local supermarket?” and “Can psychic alien cab drivers with a psychotic hatred of advertising agencies truly be trusted?”

It’s a great package with the Paul Harrison-Davies-drawn “Medium Flake” and “Slayer Keith” (concerning the aforementioned giant rodent) my favourite stories – and Tony Suleri is on fine form with his art for “Marren Kane” and “Spare Parts”. 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.

“Although the majority of Issue 1 is written by myself, I’m hoping to gradually bring aboard more UK creators,” Dave tells us. “so if anyone is interested in contributing to future issues please send work to the editorial address at: biomekazoik@gmail.com.

“We’re preferably looking for sci-fi/fantasy/horror/adventure,” he notes. “File format RGB, 300dpi, 1988 x 3056.”

• The 30 page first issue of 100% Biodegradable is on sale now for just one measly Earth £1 (or $1.62) from Comicsy or Drivethrucomics

A Better Place by Dave Hailwood, art by Stuart Giddings
A Better Place by Dave Hailwood, art by Stuart Giddings

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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