Heir to the Empire is getting the BMS treatment, along with Tatooine Ghost bottled in for good measure. The start of the Thrawn Trilogy will debut in 2018. So prepare yourself! @-_,-@ <– says Smoking Leia in a husky voice.

What’s going on, you ask? Yes, a few of you have reached out to us wanting to know what’s going on with Blue Milk Special. There have been no updates to the website for several months. BMS is continuing through Patreon in the meantime, with the Thrawn: Heir to the Empire storyarc having just begun. But going is tough, and slow. However, it is only thanks to our Patreons that we are going at all.

We have new challenges. The usual health battles, house expenses, largely our problems seem centered around money. That’s why it is hard to make time for what is in essence, free fan fic. Thanks to patronage, we are able to justify a continued Blue Milk Special project, but we also have to survive. Which is why we have managed to be signed to a contract with Webtoons for a brand new original, creator-owned comic due to debut early in 2018.

Leanne has two jobs right now. Her day job, and the night job. The night job is the new paying webcomic for Webtoons. I’m full time, health-permitting, writing and coloring the new comic. We’ve been working on this since April of 2017, but various crisis have made an already challenging project even more difficult.

Not least of which was our cat, Biggs Pawlighter’s being touch and go during spring due to a urinary blockage that hit him really hard and saw him spend a week in emergency care and us turn to GoFundMe for help. Thankfully, he’s still with us today, and one of those vital sources of joy and companionship that we often need when the times are hard.

It’s been our dream to be paid to tell stories, and with that finally around the corner, we have had to treat Blue Milk Special as the side gig that fan fic can only ever be. However, if you want to follow the latest BMS escapades, check out the following info below. And again, thanks for your interest and support. We would not still be doing BMS without you!

Supporting us through Patreon is simple, and you have complete control over your subscription. You can give us as much as you like, even $1 dollar helps, and you can cancel your subscription any time. If you need to take a month off, you can simply cancel and re-subscribe when you’re ready. There are no strings attached. Patreon allows readers like yourself to support artists who are doing their part to share a laugh or two with the world, through comedy and art.

For the month of August until the first weekend of September, our Patreons will all be in the draw to win the original art used in the early days of Blue Milk Special 2009-2010. See our Patreon page for me details. So join up now, and go in the draw! 🙂

We are now hosted on WebToons and building a new home for our community of readers. We’d love to see you over there. So drop by and experience BMS anew!

You get to experience Blue Milk Special all over again in a new vertical format that looks great on your phone, and computer. The punchline panels work so much better, and you get to see larger panels! There are even some new strips, and better chronological ordering!

There are hundreds of other classy and hilarious webcomics you can discover at WebToons, along with a vibrant community of readers to interact with. Also, by subscribing to us, and the page views, we get a small amount of financial support from WebToons that helps us when we desperately need it.

Would you like to help Blue Milk Special keep going? Well, WebToons is a fun new way of doing that. And you can comment on each strip. Yep, comments are open.

WebToons works on your web browser or your smart phone app and allows you to read a wide range of webcomics by both amateur and professional creators alike. It also has a unique formatting rule where all webcomics have to scroll vertically, rather than left to right. It makes for a brand new Blue Milk Special reading experience!

Here’s an example of our reformatted look over on the left. To read it full size, click the link to go straight to Webtoons. While you’re there, we hope you will consider making an account, checking out the many webcomics on offer, as well as becoming a subscriber to Blue Milk Special. It’s FREE!

Obviously, supporting us on Webtoons is totally free and only requires a minute of your time each day. There are many great webcomics there to discover by artists more talented than us, so dive in and escape the drudgery of daily life for a while! 🙂

On a separate note, please consider supporting BMS, whether it’s through buying one of these auctions, or donating via Patreon or GoFundMe. If you want to donate to us directly through Paypal, then here is the link.

If you subscribe to us through Patreon, you get to see the next set of strips early and get exclusive content. All money helps keep BMS going from the cost of the website to helping with my expensive monthly medical bills and health insurance. We can not publish BMS for sale as it is only a fan project, so we rely on fan support for the project’s continuation.

More BMS Milk Cartons to come on Friday! Make sure you check back!