The latest edition of what he happily describes as “The worst joke I ever made” from comic creator Paul Eldridge has hit the internet.
A new edition of Gonad the Barbarian comes “stuffed full of new stuffings”, he tells us, created in the style of annuals from the days of yore, featuring comic strips, prose, puzzles and games, including a game book and a do it yourself comic strip – which can all be enjoyed with masks and puppetry.
In the lost years between the time that the oceans drank Atlantis and the rise of the sons of Anus, a great warrior travelled the land, searching for his long lost brother, axe in hand, shield on arm, maybe stopping for the odd drink and a bite to eat, he was… a big hairy nut named Gonad the Barbarian.
This edition contains some of Paul’s earliest comic strips, some newer tales.
Short on temper, egg of shape, join Gonad the Barbarian on his adventures through the Hyperboredom Age…
“Not so much for kids, although it may depend upon your kids,” Paul cautions, “but do bear in mind that the main character is a testicle with an axe…”
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.