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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, October 5 2018 7:40 AM UTC +00:00.

Joshua SaxonBy Joshua Saxon
First created
Joshua SaxonBy Joshua Saxon
First created
€338
pledged of €4,474pledged of €4,474 goal
22
backers
9days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, October 5 2018 7:40 AM UTC +00:00.

About

What's the story?

For village milkman Vikinder Singh (“Milky” to the residents of Crafton Hill), everyday is a roundhouse kick to his self-esteem.

He gets screamed at in the street by a racist old lady, people steal from his milk float and the new supermarket is taking his customers.

The best part of Milky’s day is delivering a bottle of semi-skimmed to pharmacist Lucy Bell. If only he could tell her how he really feels...

But on the morning he decides to do exactly that, Lucy and the village women are abducted by friggin’ scary aliens - and it's up to Milky to mount a rescue...

Milky is a four-issue story packed with humour, emotional drama and a huge climactic battle.

It’s a story for mature readers who enjoy underdog heroes, exploding alien skulls and foul-mouthed old bitches with shotguns...

Why should I care?

We hope you feel inspired to support Milky #1 because it sounds like a cool story you'd enjoy.

This first 22-page issue is written with fun, irreverence and a lot of heart in mind. Probably right up your street if you like a bit of Mark Millar, Edgar Wright, James Gunn...

Milky was born out of the idea that if people were able to let go of their fears for a second and speak honestly with each other, they’d probably realise they had a lot more in common than they thought.

So we wanted to tell that story, but with, like, aliens and explosions!

Anyway, on to the stuff...

I pinched these pics off Google Images. I'm not mad about it, so don't you be mad about it (unless you are mad about it, in which case I'll remove them).
I pinched these pics off Google Images. I'm not mad about it, so don't you be mad about it (unless you are mad about it, in which case I'll remove them).

Where does the money go?  

The funding goal factors in fair rates for the artists, printing and shipping costs.

Print issues are 10€, which is a little on the steep side, but does include international shipping (it'll be sent from Spain) and the writer would be happy to sign it with some sort of cute message if you ask him nicely.

For anyone unfamiliar with how Kickstarter works: you are only charged if the project reaches its goal. If it doesn't, your money stays with you, but you don't get any rewards either. 😔

We’ll strive to offer some sweet stretch goals if we surpass the total, but there’s also three more issues to make and we’d like put any extra money towards completing the story.

Once issues #1-4 are completed, UK publisher Markosia will be releasing a collected edition - but this is the only place you'll be able to pick up a red-hot exclusive single issue print copy.

NEW: Can we have a little look inside?

Why the frig not? Here's the first few pages of Milky issue #1 so you can see if you like it before you pledge...

Look like your cup of tea? Give it a pledge and see if we can raise enough to get these super-talented artists some decent money and maybe buy back some of the writer's kidneys.

Or if you'd rather just keep us on your radar for now, we're on Facebook, Twitter and there's a Milky comic website where you can sign up to our mailing list.

Who made this thing?

Writer, letterer - Joshua Saxon
Pencils and inks - Gian Carlo Fernando
Colours - DC Alonso
Cover art - Unai Ortiz de Zarate

Risks and challenges

The production of Milky issue #1 is already complete - but we really need your help to keep things moving and pay the artists what they need to feed their babies and suchlike.

We'll start the process of getting digital and print copies out to backers as soon as the campaign is funded.

As long as we hit the funding goal, it should be smooth sailing for issue #1. Again, if we don't reach it your money stays with you, we'll learn from the experience and try again soon.

And if that doesn't work, you'll just have to wait until it's published as a complete collection around Spring 2019.

But c'mon. Who's got time for that sort of thing?

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    SKIMMED (DONATION ONLY)

    Congratulations! You were out of town when the invasion hit. No abduction or gruesome murder for you! Anyone who didn’t support us did get their heads ripped off by aliens though. Sucks to be them!

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    SINGLE CREAM (DIGITAL)

    Access to Milky #1 as soon as the campaign is funded. Become a fan before it’s cool! You can probably pick the nickname for the fandom... Milkiacs? The Milk Ilk?

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    WHOLE MILK (PRINT)

    Milky #1 digital AND a Kickstarter exclusive print copy. Digital comics are great, but you can’t smell the pages like a weirdo and creep people out on the bus like you can with a print copy. Includes shipping.

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    MILK CRATE (BOOKMARKS)

    Six ‘MISSING PERSON’ character bio bookmarks AND Milky #1 print AND digital copy. Because keeping your place with a normal bookmark is just the WORST.

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    • Six ‘MISSING PERSON’ character bio bookmarks
    • Milky issue #1 print copy
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    MILKY BAR (RETAIL)

    Sell copies of Milky in your comic book shop! Start a reading group with your friends! Repair your leaky roof! Includes five print copies of Milky #1.

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    BIG CHEESE (PRODUCER CREDIT)

    Get your name listed on the inside cover of the Kickstarter issues as an executive producer. Because stuff with your name on it is less likely to get stolen. Includes Milky #1 and bookmarks.

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    • Executive producer credit right on the inside cover
    • Six ‘MISSING PERSON’ character bio bookmarks
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    MILK AND HONEY (YOUR STORY)

    The Milky team will create a four-page colour comic of how you and your significant other met, a key moment in your lives or the geekiest proposal ever? Includes Milky #1 and bookmarks.

    Includes:
    • Four-page comic book written and drawn just for you (print copy)
    • Six ‘MISSING PERSON’ character bio bookmarks
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