BioDavid Hailwood used to write whilst hanging upside-down by his legs from a tree. Now he's an adult he's apparently not allowed to do that sort of thing any more, so instead he sits at home in his office, cackling manically at his computer (occasionally he remembers to switch it on).
With over 20 years experience of working in the UK comics market, his brain-matter has leaked onto the pages of numerous comic anthologies, including Egmont's Toxic, Strip magazine, Futurequake, and 100% Biodegradable (which he also edits). He's had comedy material broadcast on ITV and E4, been shortlisted for several BBC sitcom competitions, and his book of Alternative Facts (co-written with F.J. Riley) has had over a quarter of a million downloads.
His debut children's novel 'The Last Of The Navel Navigators' was awarded a Distinction as part of his Creative Writing MA at the University of Chichester.
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In a war-torn future, crime and disloyalty to the Terran Empire are punished with conscription into mercenary law enforcement squads: soldiers consigned to do or die in order to prove their commitment to the common good.
Dissidents are put on the infamous List – tracked down by these 'Death Duty' squads and terminated for their rebellion with extreme prejudice.
Described by some as ruthless assassins working with the worst of intentions, Dutymen see themselves as being paid to kill to keep the Empire safe. For most of them, who they kill doesn’t matter – until one of their number, Travis Wilson, begins to question the missions they’re assigned and goes AWOL...a wanted man.
Script: John Freeman (Dr Who, Judge Dredd) & David Hailwood. Art: Brett Burbridge. Letters: Ken Reynolds.
Death After Life (Short Story)
A lowly supermarket shelf stacker chokes to death on a peanut during a zombie outbreak, and is rather disappointed to learn he still has to go in to work the next day.
To make matters worse, his flat mate's keen to bury him, his boss wants to replace him, and his mum has dug up his dad and run off to vegas to spend his inheritance.
Death's not all it's cracked up to be in this darkly comic short story taken from the Dead Short Collection (which is available for FREE when you sign up to the NEWSLETTER: https://mailchi.mp/3c9d6be5259d/bpfictionfreebie).
The Last Of The Navel Navigators Comic
Discovered in a swamp and raised by hillbillies, Jellybean 'Gator Bait' Skratcher leads a sheltered life, until one fateful day he accidentally tears a hole in the fabric of the universe whilst attempting to remove fluff from his bellybutton.
He’s whisked away on an epic quest across hostile worlds teeming with ravenous demons, led by a scatterbrained stork who's made it his mission in life to deliver Jellybean to the right parents, or die trying.
But when your best friend's a goat, and your greatest hope for survival relies solely upon a magician who can't even do proper card tricks, nothing is likely to go as planned!
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100% Biodegradable 1
Gigantic rampaging rodents...Paranormal Ice-cream Salesmen...psychotic alien cab drivers with a deep hatred for advertising agencies...This science fiction comic anthology from popular creators across the world has it all!
Featuring strips from Tony Suleri (Slumdroid), Paul Harrison-Davies (Boom Studios 'Zombie Tales'), Dave Thomson (Dr WTF?), Stuart Giddings (Meanwhile) and more.
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"The kind of smart script and stylish art that would feel right at home in the pages of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic!" Alex Thomas, Pipe Dream Comics
"More bad mojo mayhem than you could generate with a hand grenade in a mirror factory." Haydn Hades, AP2HYC