It’s here! Heart-Wired has landed! This is the long awaited project from myself, Rod Hannah, and Leanne Hannah my talented illustrator wife.

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“Plenty of teenagers would kill for a chance to leave Earth behind and journey to Mars. But for Cal, that situation is pretty much reversed. One of only seven people ever born on the Red Planet, Cal dreams of returning to the homeland of his parents where, despite its many flaws, he can be free to live life his way. But Cal’s plan of getting back to Earth may have to be put on hold, as an unknown presence threatens the very existence of the boy, his family and everyone who now calls Mars their home.”

This project began as a novel I had been developing for over a year alongside many others. Science and science-fiction has always been one of my most enduring interests, especially trying to see the future in full knowledge I will never experience much of what we hope lies in store in the centuries to come.

When the opportunity to pitch something to Webtoon first arose, Leanne and I had an urban fantasy in mind. Our first pitch, and manga-style, received mixed feedback, so I decided to simply turn to Heart-Wired and adapt it into a graphic novel / webcomic. Leanne turned to her more American-Animation art style, which she has always been so good at and really fitted the project. Fortunately, Webtoon loved both the art and the idea, and away we went to start bringing the characters, world, and story to life visually.

ch04pg07c-smallMy initial motivation to write the story was to address an important question about Mars colonization that is so often overlooked by fanatical enthusiasm; that is the notion that the first generation colonists are on Mars because they chose to be there, they had the drive and willpower, along with the physical hardships of being pioneers on a world largely toxic to human life. So why do we never have a conversation about what it would be like for most, if not all, of the second generation who are born on Mars and expected to grow up there and continue the legacy of colonization? In exploring this question, many other ideas evolved and the story began to take on a life of its own… through the characters– chief among them, Cal Mills, our protagonist.

I hope you will be curious enough to try out Hard-Wired and allow us to be a slow-burn, gentle build up into a story with great scope and plenty of heart… organic or synthetic. We won’t discriminate!

Please check out WebToon, where you get to experience Heart-Wired and Blue Milk Special, and other webcomics in vertical format.

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.

We are now hosted on WebToons (a free webcomic community) 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 join the BMS webcomic reader community? Well, WebToons is a fun new way of doing that. And you can join the hundreds of comments on each strip. Yep, comments are open at WebToons.

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.