Sneak Peek: Beast Wagon #2

Beast Wagon #2 Cover

The second chapter of Beast Wagon, the British Comic Award nominated black comedy from writer Owen Michael Johnson (Raygun Roads, Reel Love) and artist John Pearson, with letters by Colin Bell (Curb Stomp, The Fiction, And Then Emily Was Gone) goes on sale next month (from 16th November) – just in time to be on sale at Thought Bubble.

Beast Wagon opened in the middle of a summer heatwave, the new arrival at Whipsnarl Zoo heralds a primal disturbance amongst its animal population. Some believe it the harbinger of a vast cosmic event. For others, it is simply another prisoner. For some, it is a reason to revolt.

Over the course of the day, the human and animal interactions grow stranger, and the boundary between the two begins to blur…

What;’s not to love about a horror comic that features stunning art and the lines “Death to the Furless Ones!” and “He Gave me a Wotsit on his lunch break last week” in the same issue? The creeping horror of this story continues to unfold, with a truly creepy final page. Plenty to enjoy… and be creeped out by in this issue!


Writer: Owen Michael Johnson
Artist: John Pearson
Letterer: Colin Bell
Publisher: Changeling Studios
On sale date: 16th November for non-Kickstarter backers at

Loves are tested.

Plans are drawn.

Doses are administered.

Whipsnarl Zoo heats up…

Beast Wagon #2 - Sample 1 Beast Wagon #2 - Sample 2

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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