Scale Free Network’s Briony Barr and Gregory Crocetti, along with illustrator Aviva Reed and writer Ailsa Wild are happy to announce that the 4th Small Friends Books title will be available in September 2020. Copies can be pre-ordered here.



The Forest in the Tree will describe the interconnected relationships between plants, mycorrhizal fungi and bacteria, inspired by the ‘Wood Wide Web’ – the underground, fungal ‘internet’.


Follow Your Gut

Follow Your Gut is a graphic novel exploring the complex micro/biological drama around the birth and growth of a human, told from a radically non-human point of view.

The project assembles a team of creatives led by artist Briony Barr & microbial ecologist Dr Gregory Crocetti (Scale Free Network), with writer Ailsa Wild, comic artist Ben Hutchings and reproductive biologist Dr Lisa Stinson.

The final outcome will be a manuscript for a narrative non-fiction story, reframing the human ‘individual’ as human ‘ecosystem’.



This project is supported with funding from the Australia Council for the Arts.