Friday, 30 December 2016

Top Indie Comics of 2016

To celebrate 100% Biodegradable getting a mention in Pipedream Comics 50 top indie comics of 2016 list, the digital version of the first 100% Biodegradable Collection (containing most strips from issues 1-6) is now free on Drivethru until January 7th.




You can read the article on Pipedream here: http://pipedreamcomics.co.uk/indie-comic-of-the-year-2016-50-41/

It also gives me great pleasure to announce that Ken Reynolds (who does the bulk of the lettering for Biodegradable, and assists with the editing) and Sam Bentley's supernatural steampunk comic 'Cognition' has made it through to Pipedream's list of top 10 indie comics, and can be voted for at the following link (polling ends at midnight on January 5th):

https://www.wedgies.com/question/what-was-the-best-indie-comic-of-2016-fkzjpqet6pc


Saturday, 17 December 2016

An avalanche of comics!

Right, bit of a meaty update for you.

Firstly, not one but two 100% Biodegradable print collections have just launched on Drivethru.

100% Biodegradable Collection 2 features 26 strips from professional creators, indie regulars and promising newcomers across the UK and abroad, including Dan Cornwell (Rok of the Reds, Futurequake), Gary Crutchley (2000ad, WESTERNoir), Jim Alexander (2000ad, Judge Dredd Megazine), Jon Haward (Judge Dredd, Tales Of The Buddha), Paul H. Birch (Toxic, Creepy Kofy Movie Time), Paul Harrison-Davies (Boom! Studios 'Zombie Tales', Blank Slate's 'Nelson'), Tony Suleri (Slumdroid, Bulletproof) and many more.

It collects selected stories from issues 7-10 of the digital anthology, including a preview of the first explosive episode of Death Duty by John Freeman and Brett Burbridge (the full series can be read in issues 7-14 of the 100% Biodegradable digital anthology), and is available for $12 (slightly less than a tenner) at the following link:


100% Biodegradable Collection 3 features 24 strips from the likes of Andrew Hartmann (Torsobear, Sh*t Flingers), Kek-W (2000ad, Commando), Lukasz Kowalczuk (Slime!, Aces Weekly), Tomislav Tikulin (Asimov's Science Fiction, Analog) and many more.

It collects selected stories from issues 11-14 of the digital anthology; whether it's rampaging robots, surfboarding teenage werewolves, or Elvis in a phlegm suit you're after, there's a little something for everyone.
http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/198714/100-Biodegradable-Collection-3


And in other news 100% Biodegradable issue 14, which contains the final explosive instalment of John Freeman and Brett Burbridge's Death Duty series, has just been released on ComiXology for just 69p.  Treat yourself to some quality sci-fi carnage!

https://www.comixology.co.uk/100-Biodegradable-Vol-14/digital-comic/432999


And in case all that isn't enough to give you a sci-fi overload, 100% Biodegradable 15 is out now!


Here's a few previews of what to expect inside...

First up, the start of a brand new 8 part series from John Freeman and Dave Thomson...Skowdogs!  A small rundown starship with its misfit crew seek out new worlds, new civilisations - and try to make as much money as possible without getting killed...

And then we have Climate Exchange by Dave Roberts and Edward Whatley, in which the discovery of a receipt for planet earth could prove to be mankind's ultimate salvation...or destruction.


From Alan Burrows (2000ad, Eagle, Red Dwarf) and Paul H. Birch comes the first of a three part classic series starring the ever charismatic Switchblade.



All this, and more, in the next 36 page edition of 100% Biodegradable...available now on Drivethru and Comicsy



Monday, 19 September 2016

More Issue 14 sneak peeks!

Well, since Issue 14 is mere hours away from completion, here's a peek at some of the other strips appearing inside.

From Andre Mateus and Tony Suleri there's 'Old Bill' - an ageing detective who's struggling to remain useful in a technologically advanced society.


Then there's Last Breath by David Hailwood, Dave Snell and Ken Reynolds, in which even the stars provide no escape from a persistent zombie outbreak.


And rounding off the issue, there's the final instalment of John Freeman and David Hailwood's Death Duty series, ably illustrated by Brett Burbridge, and lettered by Ken Reynolds.


There'll be more news on the series that'll be replacing Death Duty coming soon, so stay tuned! (or, er, pop back later)

Sunday, 11 September 2016

100% Biodegradable 14 previews

With issue 14 of 100% Biodegradable due out later this month, it's time to take a peek at some of the strips appearing inside.

First up, Rock Rider by Tomislav Tikulin and Sebastijan Camagajevac.
Both Croatian artists have had considerable success in their field, with Tomislav's artwork having graced the likes of Analog, Asimov's Science Fiction, and Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine, and Seb having illustrated many books and made it to the finals of the Illustrators Of The Future contest.
Catch more of their artwork here:
And then there's Time Begins, written by Steven Fraser (Futurequake, Wasted) and illustrated by Ed Norden (Torsobear, Murky Depths).
You can find out more about the writer at his website here:  https://stevenfraserart.com
We also have Moths and Demons, by Scott Melrose and Adam Kindred (with letters by Ken Reynolds).
You can see more of Adam's amazing artwork here: http://michaeladamkindred.com

More previews will follow next week!

Sunday, 3 July 2016

It's time to get Freaky (again!)

The Freaks, Heroes and Horrors bundle is back, and it's bigger than ever!
6 publishers have banded together to bring you 18 digital comics for the measly price of $3.50.  The bundle includes issues 1-6 of 100% Biodegradable, Papercuts and Inkstains (who were awarded a whopping 9 out of 10 by Starburst Magazine), Brethren Born, Dark Matter, Good Guys, Red Mask From Mars and more!

The bundle's only available until 21st July, so grab it whilst you can at the following link:


If you already own some of the comics on Drivethru, then they adjust the price to make it even cheaper!


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

100% Biodegradable Issue 13

Inside issue 13 of 100% Biodegradable...

A war hungry colonel cryogenically freezes himself in the hope of skipping ahead to where the action's at in Tony Suleri and David Hailwood's Everlasting Peace.


A diminutive space skull seeks vengeance on humanities overlords in Kek-W (2000ad, Cap'n Dinosaur) and Lukasz Kowalczuk's (Aces Weekly, Vreckless Vrestlers) Tiny Skull Attack


Travis and Rourke take on a ruthless undead army of Deadbolts in the penultimate part of John Freeman (Judge Dredd Megazine, Crucible) and Brett Burbridge's Death Duty


A young girl with incredible powers might be all that stands between humanity and extinction in Chris Redfern (Futurequake, Sliced Quarterly) and Edward Whatley's (The Gathering, Dober-Man) Atomic Control.


The 36 page anthology also includes contributions from Dave Dye, Emmet O' Cuana, Danos Philopolous and more!


Issue 13 is priced at just 69p/$0.99, and available from the following places:

http://www.drivethrucomics.com/product/186613/100-Biodegradable-13

http://www.comicsy.co.uk/biomekazoik/store/products/100-biodegradable-issue-13-digital-download/


(Cover illustrated by the amazingly talented Edward Whatley)

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Cognition Kickstarter

Ken Reynolds, the Assistant Editor of 100% Biodegradable, has just launched his own Kickstarter for Cognition - a supernatural noir adventure about a steam powered automaton inhabited by a human spirit and a demonically possessed mouse (illustrated by Sam Bentley, whose artwork appeared in the 250th issue of Spawn).
Some of the higher level rewards allow backers to acquire Ken's mighty fine comic lettering services for cheap.  Since the bulk of 100% Biodegradable strips have been lettered by Ken, his services come highly recommended.

You can check the Kickstarter out here should you wish to give it your support:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/201581505/cognition-0-print-run