Smuggling Vacation Serialised

Smuggling Vacation - early image by Jason WilsonThe independent comic Smuggling Vacation, which we reported last month, is beginning a two year serialisation as part of Weedworld Magazine starting this month, prior to print publication. The magazine sells some 50,00 copies an issue.

, the result of scores of letters sent back and forth over an 18 month period between British cartoonist Jason Wilson and a convicted but reformed smuggler, is the story of a young couple who discover a stash of cannabis on a Spanish beach and try to smuggle it into Britain.

“Weedworld, the UK’s number one cannabis magazine will be introducing our story to tens of thousands of new readers all over the UK and Europe,” Jason explains, “but also Canada and the United States, where it sells in big numbers.”

The serialization begins in Issue 74, which can be bought straight from Weedworld or from almost 300 UK head shops. “If your local head shop doesn’t sell it then they should be,” Jason argues, “and I hope you’ll direct them to so they can rectify matters.”

Weedworld will feature six pages an issue from the strip. “That’s an unusually high amount for any serialisation, but a number that I think will make the strip very effective,” says Jason. “The latest issue even a features a story on the making of the strip as well as the first six pages of our story.”

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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