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The UK indie cult comic 'The Kill Screen' collected for the first time, as a hardcover edition, featuring a whole host of extras!
The UK indie cult comic 'The Kill Screen' collected for the first time, as a hardcover edition, featuring a whole host of extras!
231 backers pledged £7,218 to help bring this project to life.

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The Kill Screen is sci-fi/horror/thriller that explores what would happen to our world if it were infected by computer and computer game viruses. How would we all survive?

The series follows a small group of survivors as they battle against the red and the blue team, as well as a group of religious digital cultists. The comic explores our relationship with technology (as well as our reliance on it) and features many nods to internet culture and games, which should delight fans and detractors of technology equally!

Despite The Kill Screen's dystopian/survivalist narrative it also features plenty of humour and, obviously, a hell of a lot of cats...

Originally published as four issues - we're now looking to collect it in a comprehensive hardcover edition which is packed full of extras, such as additional stories, original sketches, scripts, and guest pin ups. 

The comic is complete (apart from the parts where we want to include our backers) - we just need your help to finance the print run!

Pledge Levels

We've created multiple pledge levels, which will hopefully suit any/all potential backers, as well as having add-ons (details below) we'd also be happy to add additional rewards if there's anything that people would like to see added.

Who are the creators?

Mike Garley - Writer/co-creator. Mike is a writer of comics, games, screenplays and other such cool stuff. Mike wrote for beActive Media’s EMMY nominated comic series; Collider, as well as Wallace and Gromit, Adventure Time, The Kill Screen, Eponymous, The Samurai Slasher, and is also the editor of Dead Roots. Mikegarley.com - @Mikegarley    

Joshua Sherwell - Artist/co-creator. Josh is a London based Illustrator and Comic Book artist. Josh has worked on Dead Roots and his creator-owned PI CHARLES. His work is strongly influenced by cinema, books and video games. He is a fan of Raymond Chandler, Sci-Fi, the Beat Generation and Film Noir. JoshuaSherwell.com - @JoshuaSherwell 

Mike Stock - Letterer Mike is a letterer, graphic designer and a digital editor (for Dead Roots and VS Comics). His lettering credits include - Starburst Magazine, Afterlife Inc., Clockwork Watch, Dead Roots, Destiny's Fate, Eponymous, The Pride, Raygun Roads, and Stiffs. MichaelStock.co.uk - @sheriffstocky

The Additional Material

We've also got loads of incredible guest creators involved such as Marc Laming (Planet Hulk, The Fantastic Four, All-New Invaders), Rachael Stott (Doctor Who, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes), Martin Simmonds (Death Sentence, Eponymous, Dead Roots), PJ Holden (Judge Dredd, Numbercruncher, Dept of Monsterology), etc...

As well as the incredibly talented Matthew Harrower and Dave Stokes who have worked with us to create two all-new stories for the Kickstarter collection.

Which are in additional to the other (previously unpublished) The Kill Screen comics that will be included within this all encompassing collection.

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Thanks for taking the time to look at our Kickstarter. We hope you like the look of The Kill Screen. All pledges, as well as shares on social media would be really appreciated.

Risks and challenges

This is Mike Garley's (writer and co-creator) third Kickstarter, and he's learnt a lot from both Dead Roots and The Samurai Slasher, which he hopes will help this Kickstarter be even more successful and risk free than his previous ones.
After the project is (hopefully) successfully funded the project may be delayed by backers taking longer to respond with reference images and/or additional information. However, we will do everything we can to hurry this process along so we can our deadline.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $8

    The added material digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen.

    This PDF contains the bonus material but NOT the main story (from The Kill Screen issues #1-4). All OTHER pledge levels include the complete PDF.

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    The complete digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen.

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    The hardcover AND digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen.

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    The hardcover AND digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen.

    PLUS a numbered bookplate (#251+).

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    Pledge £30 or more About $46

    The hardcover AND digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen. Plus a numbered bookplate (#112-250).

    PLUS the five mini-posters, the badge set, a bookmark, and your name in the book.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $77

    The hardcover AND digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen. Plus a numbered bookplate (#32-111), the five mini-posters, the badge set, a bookmark, and your name in the book.

    PLUS become a follower and have your picture included in the book.

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    Pledge £60 or more About $92

    The hardcover AND digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen. Plus a numbered bookplate (#16-31), the five mini-posters, the badge set, a bookmark, your name in the book, become a follower and have your picture included in the book.

    PLUS have your Cat drawn into the book too!

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    Pledge £75 or more About $115

    The UK Tour!

    UK Only Retailer Exclusive - Five hardcover copies of The Kill Screen.

    With in store signing and additional copies of the hardcover being available (at wholesale price) to meet demand.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $153

    The hardcover AND digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen. Plus a numbered bookplate (#6-15), the five mini-posters, the badge set, a bookmark, your name in the book, become a follower and have your picture included in the book.

    PLUS a A5 original sketch of ANY character of your choice.

    (Optional: Add an additional £10 to have your Cat drawn into the book's back-matter too!)

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    Pledge £250 or more About $383

    The hardcover AND digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen. Plus a numbered bookplate (#1), the five mini-posters, the badge set, a bookmark, your name in the book, become a follower and have your picture included in the book, and an A5 original sketch of ANY character of your choice.

    Own number #1!

    (Optional: Add an additional £10 to have your Cat drawn into the book's back-matter too!)

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    Pledge £404 or more About $619

    The hardcover AND digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen. Plus a numbered bookplate (#3-5), the five mini-posters, the badge set, a bookmark, your name in the book, become a follower and have your picture included in the book, and an A5 original sketch of ANY character of your choice.

    PLUS - Be one of three (non speaking) characters in the all new Kickstarter comic.

    (Optional: Add an additional £10 to have your Cat drawn into the book's back-matter too!)

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    Pledge £777 or more About $1,190

    The hardcover AND digital version (PDF) of The Kill Screen. Plus a numbered bookplate (#2), the five mini-posters, the badge set, a bookmark, your name in the book, become a follower and have your picture included in the book, and an A5 original sketch of ANY character of your choice.

    PLUS - Be a speaking character featured in the all-new Kickstarter comic.

    (Optional: Add an additional £10 to have your Cat drawn into the book's back-matter too!)

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    Pledge £5,000 or more About $7,660

    Have you and your friends/family/colleagues star in a stand alone issue of The Kill Screen.
    We'll make you all cool and that. You can ride Nyan cats, and fight giant monsters, and say things like 'cool brah'.

    Plus a digital wallpaper of Mike and Josh looking shocked at how much money you've spent.

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Funding period

- (30 days)