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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, March 3 2019 11:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

***STRETCH GOALS NOW REVEALED - INCLUDING PJ HOLDEN (Judge Dredd & X-Men) PRINT PIN-UP***

What's Beyond Milford Green about?

After the events of Milford Green, Victorian villagers Alfie and Mary find themselves in a spaceship heading to the United Galactic Alliance.

When they arrive, the president of the U.G.A. asks them to go on a peace negotiation mission with the evil Cinux, which will decide the fate of the galaxy.

Will there be peace... or war?

Beyond Milford Green - Cover A
Beyond Milford Green - Cover A

Who will enjoy Beyond Milford Green?

  • Fans of Valérian & Laureline, Saga and science fiction comics at large.
  • Collectors of high quality independent comic books.
  • If you like the idea of Star Trek with a Victorian twist.
Beyond Milford Green - Cover B (Star Trek VI Homage)
Beyond Milford Green - Cover B (Star Trek VI Homage)

What do you get when you back Beyond Milford Green?

  • All reward backers receive a 68 page digital copy of Beyond Milford Green.
  • Backers from £5 (Digital Catch Up Pack) and above receive a digital copy of the original instalment in the series, Milford Green. (Print copies of the original comic, Milford Green, are available on the Signal Comics, Etsy store.)
  • All physical reward backers receive a 68 page, perfect bound copy, printed on 150gm paper with a 300gm card cover at the UK standard sized comic. You can either get cover A, cover B or both covers if you'd like to collect the set along with a U.G.A. enamel pin.
  • Above the standard print copy reward you can also get an enamel pin, colouring book, t-shirt or even appear in Beyond Milford Green as an alien, alongside an A5 print of your commissioned art by our artist, Mikael Hankonen.

My name is Samuel George London, I'm from Hampshire in the UK, and I'm the writer of Beyond Milford Green as well as the first instalment in the series, Milford Green.

If you haven't come across Milford Green before - the story centres around a socially awkward Victorian inventor called Alfie Fairfield. Who lives in an ordinary English village in 1897.

That is until one summer's evening, Alfie sees some kind of flying vehicle shoot across the sky and crash land into a field. Being a curious fellow who is interested in any type of machinery, he investigates to find out that we are not alone in this universe.

The moment, Alfie finds out we're not alone.
The moment, Alfie finds out we're not alone.

Beyond Milford Green immediately follows on from Milford Green with Alfie and his next door neighbour, Mary, heading to the United Galactic Alliance in a spaceship.

When they arrive, the president of the U.G.A. asks them to go on a peace negotiation mission with the evil Cinux, which will decide the fate of the galaxy.

Alfie and Mary arriving at the United Galactic Alliance.
Alfie and Mary arriving at the United Galactic Alliance.

Last year, we were humbled that Milford Green was funded at 172% and also received some very positive comments from reviewers and readers alike, when we delivered everything on time...

"It's a fantastic comic!" Dan Butcher, Awesome Comics Podcast & Vanguard

"One of 2018's must read comics!" Ryan McLelland, 2Guys1Review.com

"a solid debut from London" Alex Thomas, Pipedream Comics

"a charming adventure" Barry Nugent, Geek Syndicate 

Going back to this Kickstarter though, Beyond Milford Green takes our Victorian villagers into space, which leads them to meet new characters.

Starting off with our BIG bad of the story, Grand Emperor Krogan, leader of the Cinux. Who are the only technologically advanced species not part of the United Galactic Alliance.

Next up is President of the United Galactic Alliance, who is the longest serving leader of the U.G.A. ever, President Narsuma. She is also, the same species as Fandlag from Milford Green, which is Zwardi.

Finally, our last new main character is, Rongara, Chief Security Officer for the United Galactic Alliance. He is half-Zwardi and half-Cinux, which makes for an "interesting" childhood.

Those of you familiar with Milford Green, will be well aware of the amazing art and colours of our artist, Mikael Hankonen. But for those who aren't aware, Mikael is from Finland and is the creator of a fantastic webcomic called Year In Hereafter. You can check out more of Mikael's work on his DeviantArt page here, if you like.

However, as well as Mikael returning as our artist, we have also added an editor to TEAM MG. With that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to Nicole D'Andria.

Our editor, Nicole D'Andria.
Our editor, Nicole D'Andria.

Nicole, is the Marketing Director and Submissions Editor at Action Lab Comics. She edits numerous comics for Action Lab, from Dog of Wonder to Zombie Tramp. She also adapts Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir to comics and co-writes DollFace.

Outside of Action Lab, Nicole writes comic book related articles for Comic Frontline, works as a freelance editor and is currently writing the second issue of her successful Kickstarter comic, Road Trip to Hell.

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Nicole, to take the Milford Green series to the next level. She was exceedingly professional and constructive in editing the script for Beyond Milford Green. Here's what she had to say about it...

"Beyond Milford Green was a fun book to edit thanks to it being a great sci-fi story. The characters are interesting and there are several introduced in this volume that I think readers will enjoy (my personal favorite is Rongara!). So, if you're looking for some space adventure in your comics, Beyond Milford Green is the place to get it." Nicole D'Andria, Editor

The script is written and edited, the artist is on board, the printers are ready and as long as we're fully funded we'll be able to deliver all of your rewards by July 2019. And this time round we have a whole host of new awesome rewards for you to collect.

The first that I'm really excited for is the hard enamel pin. The design is the logo for the United Galactic Alliance, so if you're out and about, people in the know will be safe in the knowledge that you're part of the U.G.A. The pin itself is 2cm in diameter and has a butterfly clasp at the back, which is perfect for bags or jackets.

Hard enamel pin of the United Galactic Alliance logo, drawn by Mikael.
Hard enamel pin of the United Galactic Alliance logo, drawn by Mikael.

The second is our Milford Green colouring book. As some who can only draw a simple stick drawing, colouring books allow me to feel a sense of accomplishment on the page as well as being incredibly therapeutic. 

Colouring Milford Green is a 30 page book that includes 5 character designs and my 7 favourite pages from Milford Green. Each colouring page has the original on one page then the ink-only version on the other.

The third are the Beyond Milford Green t-shirts. You will get a choice of either the cover A or cover B design in your reward survey. Those with a keen eye will notice that cover B is a tribute to the poster for one of my favourite Star Trek movies, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Cover A and cover B t-shirt designs.
Cover A and cover B t-shirt designs.

Finally, I'm pleased to bring back our cameo level reward but this time with a twist. Instead of a regular commission print and cameo, this time we thought it'd be fun for you to be made into an alien that will appear in the comic. Mikael will work with you to draw you as an alien, which you will receive as a heavyweight A5 print as well as digitally. Once you have approved the design, your new alien appearance will then be drawn into the comic. However, we only have 10 spaces available for that, so if you fancy it, you better act sooner rather than later. If you have any questions about the alien cameo please do get in touch.

We are now approaching our funding goal, and with that in mind I'm pleased to revel our stretch goals.

£4,500 - An Extra 4 Pages

Our first stretch goal is to include 4 extra pages in the digital and print copies of how we made Beyond Milford Green. We made this stretch goal in the original Milford Green campaign and it'd be brilliant to do so again, as it helps shine a light on our process along with some interesting insights.

Example of our "Behind the Scenes" pages from Milford Green.
Example of our "Behind the Scenes" pages from Milford Green.

£5,000 - PJ Holden Print Pin-up

Our second stretch goal is incredibly exciting!

Judge Dredd and X-Men artist, PJ Holden is drawing a pin-up of Grand Emperor Krogan for us, which all print copy backers and above will receive in their pack on 300gm card. I can't wait to see what PJ comes up with and we will reveal it as soon as we can.

Judge Dredd, PJ Holden & Grand Emperor Krogan
Judge Dredd, PJ Holden & Grand Emperor Krogan

£5,500 - U.G.A. Embroidered Badge

Our third stretch goal provides an embroidered badge for backers at the enamel pin level and above. I love looking at embroidered badges of old space missions and I wanted to recreate that feeling but with the United Galactic Alliance.

Apollo 16 Astronauts, Apollo 16 Badge & U.G.A. Badge
Apollo 16 Astronauts, Apollo 16 Badge & U.G.A. Badge

£6,000 - U.G.A. Headquarter Blueprints

Our fourth and final stretch goal, would be really awesome to reach. For all print copy backers and above you will receive an A4 (297 x 210mm) blueprint of the United Galactic Alliance headquarters drawn by our artist, Mikael Hankonen, printed on 300gm card. I've seen this done for many well-known science-fiction stories and we'd love to add the Milford Green series to that list.

U.G.A. Headquarters & An Example of the Blueprint Style
U.G.A. Headquarters & An Example of the Blueprint Style

Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions at all please be sure to get in touch, as we're more than happy to help!

Hoping that you're able to help us make our dreams become a reality :) SGL

Risks and challenges

The script is written and edited, the artist is on board, the printers are ready. The only risk we face is that we don't get funded. If you like what you see, please back us and be sure to share Beyond Milford Green with your friends.

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