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.
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 – a Cursed Earth/Mad Max-inspired romp through a devastated wasteland on a mission of mercy… or is it?
“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.
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”.
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.