Get Wasted! Issue 4 hits the stands

wasted4cover.jpgIssue 4 of adult humour magazine Wasted is on sale now, featuring a sexy cover by the ever-brilliant Dave Taylor.

This issue features more War On Drugs, Alan Kerr’s absolutely superb Lusi Sulfura (“She was sent to Earth to drag souls to hell… but couldn’t be bothered!”), and three fab Tales of the Buddha before he got enlightened strips by Alan Grant, drawn Jon Haward – always a highlight of each issue of the adults-only magazine.

Buddha is bonkers stuff,” admits Jon, “but every one I know say they like it – even Buddhists!”

This issue also see the debut of Adventures in Sherweed Forest: Robin Head and his Merrywanna Men, again written by Alan and drawn by Jon


“I decided to draw this strip in a homage style to humour comic greats Ken Reid and R.T.Nixon,” says Jon, “who drew British humour kids comics that I read growing up in comics like Cor!, Buster, Shiver and Shake and Whizzer and Chips.

“All these stories were great fun to draw as they made me laugh all the time as I was drawing them,” he adds, and given the above line-up of characters on Robin Head, we can see why!

• Wasted costs £3.25, ISSN 1751-2522 and is available in all disreputable comic stores across the country or you can buy it on line via or subscribe via We’re sure copies will also be on sale at the upcoming Comics Expo in Bristol later this month, too.

Read our review of Wasted Issue 3

Read our review of Wasted Issue 2

Tales of the Buddha: a WASTED gem!

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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