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The world is nearing its Kill Screen, and now only the strong will survive, in this all-new series of The Kill Screen.
The world is nearing its Kill Screen, and now only the strong will survive, in this all-new series of The Kill Screen.
158 backers pledged £2,764 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 critically acclaimed The Kill Screen returns with an all-new cast of characters, as we explore the events that lead up to the event that breaks the world, allowing computer and video game errors to infect mankind.

This Kickstarter is for an all-new 70 page The Kill Screen collection that starts a brand new story. We meet a new cast of characters in the lead up to The Kill Screen - a technological disaster that will devastate the world.

After our critically acclaimed first series we’re returning to Kickstarter to help raise the funds for our second - stand-alone- series, perfect for new or existing readers. We follow a new cast of characters as they deal with the events leading up to The Kill Screen. If you have missed the first comic then our pledge rewards offer the perfect solution to catch up with both digital and physical options!

Both the trade paperback and the PDF versions of our new comic will include the first part of our brand-new series, which in addition to the first 50 pages of story, features a backup story about Nine-Lives the cat, additional artwork from Łukasz Kowalczuk, Chris Imber, and Jim Lavery, and an essay by Dr Shaun Kimber.

Stretch Goal 1 - £2,404 - DOWNLOADED!

An original (digital) four-track EP to accompany Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost by the phenomenally talented Ian Alex-Mac. You can hear an example of his music in our Kickstarter video.

Available for ALL pledge levels!

Stretch Goal 2 - £3,404 - Loading 1%

An A6 sticker sheet - a selection of cool stickers for all backers at £20 and above! Design to be confirmed. We've got some cool ideas for things that would look great stuck to your books/computer/phone/friend/face. So watch this space...

Available for £20 and above pledge levels!

The comic features incredible additional artwork from Łukasz Kowalczuk, Chris Imber, and Jim Lavery.
The comic features incredible additional artwork from Łukasz Kowalczuk, Chris Imber, and Jim Lavery.

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 Pledge Levels

We've got a great selection of pledge goals/rewards available, which should hopefully suit new and existing backers alike! Detail of these rewards are below - if you have any questions or if there's something else you'd like included please just let us know. We've nearly sold out of the Hardcover copies of our first mini series (which is self-contained and you don't need to have read to understand this series) and it might not be available after this Kickstarter.

PDF - ENSWBL

A digital copy (PDF) of the new 70+ page Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost.

PDF - Platinum Edition.

A digital copy (PDF) of our original 200 page stand-alone The Kill Screen story - you can see more about it here.

Digital soundtrack

The downloadable digital soundtrack composed by Ian Alex-Mac for our previous The Kill Screen collection - it features 11 tracks - including the one you hear in the video.

TPB - ENSWBL

A trade paperback (softcover copy) of the new 70+ page Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost.

Numberplate - Badge pack - Bookmark

A signed numberplate (signed by Mike Garley and Joshua Sherwell), a pack of four badges, and a bookmark. Designs to be confirmed.

HC - Platinum Edition.

A hardcover copy (HC) of our original 230 (with bonus scripts, and fan art, which aren’t in the softcover collection) page stand-alone The Kill Screen story - you can see more about it here.

Please note - this reward includes the last available copies of the hardcover copy of The Kill Screen.

Sketch

An A3 original sketch (of your choice) by co-creator Joshua Sherwell. Joshua will draw whatever character you like and then post you the original.

Cameo in ENSWBL

We’ve strategically left room for three cameos within the book (for several panels), so you can have your likeness illustrated into the pages of The Kill Screen! Please note we MUST receive your likeness and full consent to be featured within a week of the Kickstarter finishing. Failure to do so may result in missing your cameo - this pledge level is non-refundable. Sorry for the strict rules but we don’t want to risk delaying everyone receiving their copy of the book.

Feature in ENSWBL 2

Be a character in part two! You’ll have dialogue and be featured in a minimum of five pages. Please note we MUST receive your likeness and full consent to be featured within a three weeks of the Kickstarter finishing. Failure to do so may result in missing your cameo - this pledge level is non-refundable.

Our Previous series

Our previous series followed a small group of survivors as they battled against the red and the blue teams, as well as a group of religious digital cultists. The comic explored 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...

 

Reviews

We're expecting our first few reviews to land within the next few days - until then, here's just a sample of the original Kill Screen's reviews.

The Funding Goal

Thanks to the success of our previous Kickstarters, our Patreon, con sales, store and online sales, we're not looking to raise all the funds - however, the more support we get at this stage the more we can try and improve on the book itself with all funds over our target going to improve the production level on the comic.

Risks and challenges

All pages of artwork - bar the two we've purposely left for Likenesses - are finished! We're just putting the finishing touches on the book. We've both successfully completed several Kickstarters so we're confident that we're experienced enough not to run into any issues with this Kickstarter.

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    Pledge £3 or more About $4

    Digital reward

    A digital PDF copy of 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost'.

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    Digital all-in reward

    Digital PDF copies of 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost', and our previous collection 'The Platinum Edition', plus the Digital soundtrack.
    Over 300 pages of digital goodness!

    Includes:
    • PDFs of ENSWBL & The Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
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    Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost

    The 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost' TPB, plus the digital PDF copy of 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost', plus the Digital soundtrack.
    Includes shipping to the UK.

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    • Digital soundtrack
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    Pledge £15 or more About $20

    Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost & PDF

    The 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost' TPB, plus the Digital PDF copies of 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost', and our previous collection 'The Platinum Edition', plus the Digital soundtrack.
    Includes shipping to the UK.

    Includes:
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    • Digital soundtrack
    • TPB - ENSWBL
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    Everything Not Saved will be signed

    Everything in the 'Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost' pledge level, plus the badge pack, bookmark and signed numberplate,
    Includes bookplate number #21-65
    Includes shipping to the UK.

    Includes:
    • PDFs of ENSWBL & The Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
    • TPB - ENSWBL
    • Numberplate - Badge pack - Bookmark
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    Pledge £25 or more About $34

    Everything Not Saved & Platinum Edition

    Everything in the 'Everything Not Saved will be signed' pledge level, plus a TPB copy of The Platinum Edition.

    Includes bookplate number #66-100
    Includes shipping to the UK.

    Includes:
    • PDFs of ENSWBL & The Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
    • TPB - ENSWBL
    • TPB - Platinum Edition.
    • Numberplate - Badge pack - Bookmark
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    Pledge £40 or more About $54

    Everything Not Saved & Platinum HC

    Everything in the 'Everything Not Saved will be signed' pledge level, plus a Hard cover copy of The Platinum Edition.
    Includes shipping to the UK.
    Includes bookplate number #11-20

    Includes:
    • PDFs of ENSWBL & The Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
    • TPB - ENSWBL
    • HC - Platinum Edition.
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    Everything Not Saved & Platinum HC

    Everything in the 'Everything Not Saved will be signed' pledge level, plus a Hard cover copy of The Platinum Edition.
    Includes shipping to the UK.
    Includes bookplate number #101-125

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    Sketch reward

    Everything in the 'Everything Not Saved & Platinum Edition HC' pledge level, plus get an A3 original sketch (of your choice) by co-creator Joshua Sherwell.

    Includes bookplate number #6-10
    Includes shipping to the UK.

    Includes:
    • PDFs of ENSWBL & The Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
    • TPB - ENSWBL
    • Numberplate - Badge pack - Bookmark
    • HC - Platinum Edition.
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    #1 Fan

    Everything in the 'Sketch Reward' pledge level, plus the #1 numberplate.

    Includes bookplate number #1
    Includes shipping to the UK.

    Includes:
    • PDFs of ENSWBL & The Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
    • TPB - ENSWBL
    • Numberplate - Badge pack - Bookmark
    • HC - Platinum Edition.
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    Cameo

    Everything in the 'Sketch Reward' pledge level, plus cameo in ENSWBL!

    Includes bookplate number #3-5
    Includes shipping to the UK.

    Includes:
    • PDFs of ENSWBL & The Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
    • TPB - ENSWBL
    • Numberplate - Badge pack - Bookmark
    • HC - Platinum Edition.
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    Feature in book two!

    Everything in the 'Sketch Reward' pledge level, plus you'll get a FULL cameo in book 2!

    Includes bookplate number #2
    Includes shipping to the UK.

    Includes:
    • PDFs of ENSWBL & The Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
    • TPB - ENSWBL
    • Numberplate - Badge pack - Bookmark
    • HC - Platinum Edition.
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Funding period

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