Biodegradable 10 Cover

Ten-shun! The new 100% Biodegradable is on sale now!

Biodegradable 10 Cover

Offering its usual entertaining mix of action, visceral black humour and outright savagery and mayhem Issue 10 of the digital anthology 100% Biodegradable has just been released on Drivethru and Comicsy for a measly 69p (that’s 99 cents for our US friends). Feel free to have a peek, if you’re into that sort of thing (but if you’d prefer a picture of a cuddly kitten with an uzi for 69p, I’m sure joint editor Dave Hailwood can work something out).

This issue includes strips from Dave, Jim Alexander, Brett Burbridge, Paul Harrison-Davies, John Kirkham, Jon Haward, Mike Parsons, Stu Smith, Tony Suleri and more.

Art from "Death Duty" (Part 4) written by John Freeman & Dave Hailwood, art by Brett Burbridge, lettered by Ken Reynolds
Art from “Death Duty” (Part 4) written by John Freeman & Dave Hailwood, art by Brett Burbridge, lettered by Ken Reynolds

With a cover by Tony Suleri, this issue features seven strips inside from all sorts of splendid folk, including myself, working with Dave as co-writer on “Death Duty”, drawn with aplomb by Brett Burbridge. Our hero (or is he?) Travis Wilson heads to Earth on a seek and kill mission – but London is no longer a green and pleasant land in the future…

But let’s not dwell on this latest episode of a galaxy-spanning epic, because there’s plenty more to enjoy, including…

"Meals on Wheels", written by David Hailwood, with art by Tony Suleri and John Kirkham
“Meals on Wheels”, written by David Hailwood, with art by Tony Suleri and John Kirkham

“Meals on Wheels”, written by David Hailwood, with art by Tony Suleri and John Kirkham – a Cursed Earth/Mad Max-inspired romp through a devastated wasteland on a mission of mercy… or is it?

A gorgeous page from "Sideburns", written by Jim Alexander and dawn by Jon Haward
A gorgeous page from “Sideburns”, written by Jim Alexander and dawn by Jon Haward

“Sideburns”, written by Jim Alexander and dawn by Jon Haward – and frankly, there’s no two ways about it, this strip alone is worth 69p in anybody’s money, because it’s absolutely gorgeous. If you’re a fan of Will Eisner’s later work like A Contract with God, then I’m telling you, you’ll love this story, words and pictures. Utterly brilliant.

 "The Lonely Mountain" by James Alexander, artist Joe Palmer, lettered by Ken Reynolds
“The Lonely Mountain” by James Alexander, artist Joe Palmer, lettered by Ken Reynolds

There;’s great art, too, from Joe Palmer on “The Lonely Mountain”, written by James Alexander, a tale of a lonely sentinel’s battle against giant killer insects, which is a bit of a “Future Shock” style tale but well told.

And there’s more – because 100% Biodegradable also features several short strips, which we’re not going to spoil here by revealing in their entirety but include a great two pager drawn by the marvellously talented Paul Harrison-Davies, written by Dave Hailwood – “Bunk Mates: Split Milk”.

Art from "Vagrancy Vacancy" by Mike Parsons
Art from “Vagrancy Vacancy” by Mike Parsons
A panel from the one-page strip "Brand Loyalty" by Stu Smith and David Hailwood, drawn by Dave Snell, lettered by Ken Reynolds
A panel from the one-page strip “Brand Loyalty” by Stu Smith and David Hailwood, drawn by Dave Snell, lettered by Ken Reynolds
A panel from "Bunk Mates: Split Milk" by David Hailwood, art by Paul Harrison-Davies
A panel from “Bunk Mates: Split Milk” by David Hailwood, art by Paul Harrison-Davies

Dave is also working hard at putting together the first 100% Biodegradable print collection, which will contain the best strips from issues 1-6 of the anthology (every creator who contributed to one of those issues has something inside). More news on a publication date soon.

• With a great mix of strips, do please check out 100% Biodegradable #10 now. You can buy it from DriveThru here or Comicsy here

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John Freeman

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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