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Too Dry To Rot Phase 5, Comic 2

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Here’s a link to a PDF of a copy of the second comic to have come out of Too Dry To Rot Phase 5 (the first was ‘The Exploding Mess’).

At the moment it’s just the raw art, because I’ve not gotten around to doing anything else with it. Also, it’s a jumbled, disparate mess.

Here it is:

The Exploding Mess – Free Download

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Too Dry To Rot Phase 4 came out in December, and here’s one of the outputs from Too Dry To Rot Phase 5 (there may be more to come in the next few months, we’ll see).

The art was made by redrawing over Phase 4, but my daughter got involved and was more interested in throwing crazy amounts of colour and slabs of white paint in than doing what I’d normally do (and my nephew got involved for a few pages too), and the result was a gloriously bright set of pages. I asked her to write a story to go with the pages but getting 24 pages worth of comic script out of a person as young as her was a big ask, so instead I had a conversation with her about the short story she came up with, and we were constantly interrupted by my son — that conversation is the ‘script’ of The Exploding Mess. I think it works OK?

Here’s a link to the PDF:

Too Dry To Rot, Phase 4

Too Dry To Rot Phase 4 is now available as a PDF from this link

Phase 2 was ephemera, Phase 3 became ‘Too Dry To Haunt’ (out soon as part of Noise In Opposition), and Phase 5 is already well underway, and for better or worse is twice the length as previous incarnations and totally throws out the running order of the pages. It’s also got highlighter pen all over it.

So yeah, enjoy Phase 4! It naturally turned into a kind of anthology comic, with distinct strips inside it. There’s also a bunch of garish colour on the inside pages which is worth looking out for.

Too Dry To Rot, Before I Fix It (Free Download)


I’ve put together a new comic using old Intercorstal pages I found while moving — some of them haven’t been collected for print before, so I thought it’d be interesting to do something with them.


I’ve changed a lot since I made those pages and my taste has changed. So whilst Too Dry To Rot is OK, I’m going to massively rework it. That’ll take a couple of weeks at least, but until it’s ready, I’m sharing the original. Feel free to download a copy and do whatever you want with it:

Found Forest Raw

I’ve told the story a few times now, but when I first started work on Found Forest Floor it looked a lot more like a traditional Abstract Comic. I did 50 pages of comics which then got chopped up and drawn over and abandoned, and those have sort of sit off to the side not doing much since Found Forest Floor came out.

So I’ve put them together in a free PDF that you’re welcome to download and share as much as you like. It’s called Found Forest Raw and you can get it by clicking this: Raw_FrontCover

Solid Sea, Sky Glass – Free PDF

Well then.

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This one’s taken a bit longer than the others did, but it’s ready now. Like all of the other Forestry Commission outputs, it’s 16 pages long. This one’s a step up from Wolf’s Blood in that it’s now got a new colour (blue). It’s not got any new text, but that’s because the text that I added to Wolf’s Blood was so difficult to get rid of.

This marks the countdown to the Free PDF’s no longer being free, too. After a month, Forestry Commission will be closed — all the links on that page will be turned off. In the meantime, as well as a bunch of other stuff, I’ll be working on getting the pages ready for print, adding text where I feel it’ll help, and then hopefully running a Kickstarter campaign to print a collected edition called ‘The Forest’.

In the meantime, I’m doing a very, very limited run of The Complete Forestry Commission which will be printouts of all of six PDFs, including Found Forest which isn’t currently available anywhere. They’ll be on sale at Robotcon in Sheffield on the 25th March and it there’s any left over I’ll put them up in my Big Cartel shop.

For the time being, though, here it is: Solid Sky, Sea Glass