Christmas issue of ‘Funny Monsters Comic’ on sale now

Funny Monsters Issue 2

The second issue of Funny Monsters Comic, an independently-published humour comic from cartoonist Joe Matthews (which he tells us should have limited distribution through Menzies for its third outing next year) is on sale now – and it’s a Christmas cracker!

Fed up with the lack of new British humour comics being published by the major publishers, Joe’s decided to publish his own, and I was delighted to catch up with him during the Lakes International Comic Art Festival last month, where he kindly gave me a copy of the first fun-packed issue. It was a real treat to read and I immediately plugged it on Twitter.

The new 16-page Christmas-themed issue comes with free stickers and trading cards as an enticing gift, strips that include “Zackster – Kid Zombie”, “The Bed Bugs” and “Werewolf Growl” as well as a text story, “Milly, Monster Hunter”, and some great activity pages.

Funny Monsters Comic only has limited distribution but it’s great to hear that will hopefully change in 2015, when it will be on sale in Co-Op stores. Meanwhile, you can send for a copy by post simply by using PayPal (joe_1963@live.co.uk £2 including p&p – or £3 for issues 1 & 2).

This is a great project launched on a shoestring that deserves support. Give it a try – it would make a fab stocking filler for kids for the upcoming festive season.

For more information visit the comic’s official Facebook page; or follow Joe on Twitter @FunnyMonstersCo

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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