Super excited and super scared is how I’m feeling right now. Over the past year I’ve seen some great comics on Kickstarter, and now I’ve decided that it’s high time that I take the plunge to put one out there myself.
Above, you can see a chap called Alfie Fairfield, who’s a socially awkward inventor living in the village of Milford Green. On one summer’s evening in 1897 a flying vehicle of some kind shoots across the sky and crash lands into a field. Being a curious fellow who is interested in any type of machinery, Alfie investigates to find out that we are not alone in this universe.
Milford Green is the complete one-shot story of what happened on that night in 1897.
I came up with the idea of Milford Green last summer. I was walking in the hills of Hampshire when a vision of an alien spacecraft shot across the sky right in front of me. I couldn’t get this image out of my head, and over the following months a story about where this vision came from formed in my head.
By November I wrote a script for the story, and by December I found an artist who is a perfect fit for the art of both the Victorian era and aliens.
Now without further adieu, let me introduce you to our artist Mikael Hankonen. 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 want, but below are a couple of stunning samples.
As you can see, Mikael is able to draw both creative creatures and detailed Victorian scenery, which is absolutely ideal for Milford Green. With that in mind, here are our five main characters…
Those character cards give you a couple of clues as to what is to come but without giving too much away, here is what Mikael has to say…
“I joined up with Samuel to work on Milford Green as the artist after hearing of his intentions to mix sci-fi and Victorian history together. Being quite fond of both genres I was keen to be involved. During the conceptual process and planning I’ve found Samuel to be very professional and have enjoyed working with him. I can’t wait to draw these characters in action!”
As Mikael says I can’t wait to see these characters in action but that doesn’t come without some hard work first. Next Wednesday 31st January we’ll be launching the Kickstarter for Milford Green via my profile here. www.kickstarter.com/profile/sgl
So if you’re interested in seeing Victorians and aliens together in the same comic be sure to stop by my Kickstarter profile next week to find out more details, and if you think it’s any good feel free to support us in anyway you can.
Hoping to make my dream become a reality 🙂 SGL
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