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Lighter, faster, more reliable. We have the technology! The original Kill Screen series is now available as a deluxe paperback edition.
Lighter, faster, more reliable. We have the technology! The original Kill Screen series is now available as a deluxe paperback edition.
126 backers pledged £3,077 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOAL 1: £1250. *REACHED!* An extra thirty-pages will be added to the digital copies (which come at every pledge level), which includes original scripts, unused concepts, and a fan art sections.

STRETCH GOAL 2: £1750. *REACHED!* A digital copy of the Samurai Slasher! The Samurai Slasher is a comic anthology about a mythical Samurai warrior who goes on a killer rampage, based on a fake 80s Slasher... Please Note: This is for all pledges £15+. And if you’ve backed ‘The Kill Screen and 2 others books’ which already includes The Samurai Slasher, you will also receive a signed numberplate and two mini posters for the comic too! 

STRETCH GOAL 3: £2000. *REACHED!* A digital wallpaper ideal for your computer, tablet or mobile phone!

STRETCH GOAL 4: £2500. *REACHED!* A digital copy of PI Charles! PI Charles is a comic anthology about a private eye in the seedy underbelly of present day New York. Please Note: This is for all pledges £15+. And if you’ve backed ‘The Kill Screen and 2 others books’ which already includes PI Charles, you will also receive some bonus PI Charles goodies!

STRETCH GOAL 5: £3000. *REACHED!* A digital copy of Eponymous! Eponymous is a cinematic, sci-fi thriller set within a post superhero world. Please Note: This is for all pledges £12+

STRETCH GOAL 6: £3250. A mystery PDF mini-comic (eight-pages) for all pledge levels £5+. This is for an all-new story that’s currently in development.

About The Kill Screen

After successfully collecting our comic - The Kill Screen - as a glorious Hardcover edition, we've come back to Kickstarter to help us produce a new 'platinum' softcover version of the comic, which we hope will help us reach a wider audience.

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 original four-issue series follows a group of survivors in a post apocalyptic world that is overrun with the technologically infected. This collection includes the complete original series, seven extra comic stories, guest pin ups and illustrations, our own custom made original soundtrack, and a making of section.

 

As well as offering the new 200 page platinum edition of the Kill Screen, the Hardcover version of the comic - that includes an additional thirty pages (which features original scripts, unused concepts, and a fan art sections) - we're also offering a range of extras through our various pledge goals. 

Still not sure? You can read the entire series for FREE on our Patreon here.

Why Kickstarter?

KIckstarter is a fantastic tool for reaching a wide audience - we've used it several times and have both enjoyed a really positive experience. We're hoping to continue getting The Kill Screen in front of new people, and an increased size of print run will allow us to concentrate on producing the comic. We've set a low target (compared to the 8k that we need) as we'll be using the profits made from the series to add to this total. 

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

Reviews

"A fantastic read, with an incredibly original concept, and it’s not coming from the big two or Image, but from the UK indie small press scene. You have to get your hands on it however you can!" - Bleeding Cool

 “Not only do you get huge doses of action, horror and gore, but you also get a biting injection of dark humour.” - DownTheTubes

"10/10 - Edge of the seat moments mix with brutal but very human moments. BRILLIANT!” - Comics Anonymous

"Like the internet? Like games? Like comics? Well then read The Kill Screen because it is right up your street!" - Nerdly

"Startlingly original. The concept alone makes it worth checking out." - Gore Press

"A true 21st century science fiction story, relevant, stylish and frighteningly possible" - Inter-Comics Podcast

“Digital carnage has never looked so good or been so compelling. The Kill Screen isn't just the apocalypse we want... it’s the apocalypse we NEED. GET THIS BOOK!!!” - The Awesome Comics Podcast

"What really makes it stand out, however, is a genuinely strong hook" - Panel Beats

"9.5 The Kill Screen is a must read - it offers a unique premise, and strong execution."Unleash the Fanboy

"A fun, well-written and drawn comic that deserves some attention" - A Place to Hang your Cape

"A fascinating look at a different type of dystopian future. I highly recommend checking it out." - What’cha Reading?

A selection of the additional pin ups available within the book.
A selection of the additional pin ups available within the book.

Pledge Rewards

PDF Version of The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition A downloadable copy of the 200 page long The Kill Screen Platinum Edition.

Digital soundtrack A downloadable digital soundtrack composed by Ian Alex-Mac it features 11 tracks - including the one you hear in the video.

The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition A physical softcover copy of the 200 page The Kill Screen Platinum Edition.

Badge pack and bookmark A badge pack (including four-badges) plus our double-sided bookmark.

Kickstarter exclusive bookplate A signed and numbered bookplate exclusive to this Kickstarter.

The Kill Screen Hardcover A hardcover copy of The Kill Screen (230 pages, features everything in the platinum edition, plus original scripts, unused concepts, and a fan art sections) only a limited amount remain.

PI Charles and Samurai Slasher comics digital comics Get a digital copy of the comics Samurai Slasher, and PI Charles.

PI Charles and Samurai Slasher comics Get a physical copy of the comics Samurai Slasher, and PI Charles.

Have your name added to the high-score section in the book Have your name (or the name of someone of your choosing - as long as you have their permission) added to the digital and physical copy of the Platinum edition. If we do not receive this within a week then we will use your Kickstarter name.

Have your picture illustrated into the back of the comic Have your likeness (or the likeness of someone of your choosing - as long as you have their permission) added to the digital and physical copy of the Platinum edition. If we do not receive this within a week then we will not be able to add your likeness to the physical copy.

Original sketch by Joshua Sherwell Get an original A5 sketch of a character of your choice illustrated by Joshua Sherwell.

Cameo in series 2 of The Kill Screen Have your likeness illustrated into the second series of The Kill Screen!

Risks and challenges

We've tried to minimise all possible risks - we've limited rewards in a way that should prevent any complications or hold up in production. The comic is finished, and we have booked the comic in with a printer in the hope that the comic will be funded.

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    Pledge £5 or more About US$ 7

    Digital copy

    A digital copy of The Kill Screen 'Platinum Edition', the digital soundtrack, and no pesky post and packaging to pay!

    "It's actually about ethics in gaming journalism"

    Includes:
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    • Digital soundtrack
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    Pledge £12 or more About US$ 16

    Digital trio

    A digital copy of The Kill Screen, The Samurai Slasher, and PI Charles. You’ll also be eligible for future stretch goals (such as Eponymous).
    And still no P&P!

    “You have died of dysentery.”

    Includes:
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    • PDF Versions of Samurai Slasher and PI Charles (Stretch goals)
    • Digital soundtrack
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    Physical copy

    A physical copy (and a PDF version) of The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition softcover, and the digital soundtrack.

    "All your base are belong to us"

    Includes:
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    Numbered Physical copy

    Everything from the 'physical copy' pledge level, plus a signed and numbered bookplate, a badge set, and a bookmark.

    Bookplate number 37-100

    "Do a barrel roll"

    Includes:
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    • PDF Version of The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition
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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    Hardcover of The Kill Screen

    The Hardcover version of The Kill Screen, which at 230 pages, features everything in the platinum edition, plus original scripts, unused concepts, and a fan art sections.

    "You were nearly a Jill sandwich!"

    Includes:
    • PDF Version of The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Badge pack and bookmark
    • The Kill Screen Hardcover
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    Pledge £30 or more About $39

    The Kill Screen and 2 others books

    The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition softcover, with everything else from the numbered physical copy pledge level, as well as the Samurai Slasher, and PI Charles graphic novels.

    Bookplate number 17-26

    "It’s dangerous to go alone; take this!"

    Includes:
    • The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition
    • PDF Version of The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Badge pack and bookmark
    • PI Charles and Samurai Slasher comics
    • PI Charles and Samurai Slasher comics digital comics
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    Pledge £45 or more About $59

    Retailer pack

    5 Copies of The Kill Screen - Platinum edition at a retailer rate.

    "Whaddaya buyin'?"

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    Feature in the platinum edition

    The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition softcover, with everything else from the numbered physical copy pledge level, as well as your name in the back of the book and your likeness illustrated into the back matter of the book.

    Bookplate number 3-16

    Please note: Likeness MUST be sent within a week of the Kickstarter being completed or it will not be included in the book.

    "It’s super effective!"

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    • PDF Version of The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition
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    • Have your name added to the high-score section in the book
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    Pledge £100 or more About $131

    Beta tester - be number 1

    The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition softcover, with everything else from the numbered physical copy pledge level, your name in the back of the book and your likeness illustrated into the back matter of the book, an A5 original sketch of a character of your choice, plus the #1 numberplate.

    Bookplate number 1

    Please note: Likeness MUST be sent within a week of the Kickstarter being completed or it will not be included in the book.

    "A winner is you"

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    • PDF Version of The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
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    • Have your name added to the high-score section in the book
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    • Original sketch by Joshua Sherwell
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    DLC Cameo in The Kill Screen

    Everything from the beta tester pledge level - with the exception of having the #2 bookplate and not the #1 - plus you'll get to cameo in the next series of The Kill Screen!

    Bookplate number 2

    Please note: Likeness MUST be sent within a week of the Kickstarter being completed or it will not be included in the book.

    "Big...money! Big...prizes! I love it!"

    Includes:
    • The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition
    • PDF Version of The Kill Screen - Platinum Edition
    • Digital soundtrack
    • Badge pack and bookmark
    • Have your name added to the high-score section in the book
    • Have your picture illustrated into the back of the comic
    • Original sketch by Joshua Sherwell
    • Cameo in series 2 of The Kill Screen
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