Wedge thins out the crowd
Don’t forget that the Rebel Alliance has been joined by the Battlestar Galactica, Starfleet’s Enterprise, Serenity, the Liberator, the Astro Megaship, and the Whitestar among others. But will it help when the Emperor has enlisted the Daleks, the Cylons, the Terran Federation, the Klingons, and the Shadows? The answer to that question might just be Wedge Antilles.
As for our Aliens crossover, we’ve loved doing our little tribute to one of our favorite sci-fi action movies of all time. Having the Colonial Marines team up with the Rebel Commandos was a crossover that could only really work in Blue Milk Special. It’s something we’d been looking forward to reaching in the story line for a long time. Some of you will get it, but others might be thinking, why so leftfield?
Part of the reason is that Original Trilogy Star Wars has been mined and parodied to death in the three decades after Return of the Jedi was released. The other part is that Leanne and I were both children in the 1980s and so we were lucky to have such an eclectic mix of fantasy adventure movies to shape our imaginations. Aliens and Gremlins were just small parts of that, but we’ve had a lot of fun revisiting and shining a light on for readers who might be unfamiliar with these franchises.
Why so many things for sale? Because Blue Milk Special is a fan project, its sustainability relies on our limited resources. We’re not just talking website, which can be very expensive, but time. Any time spent on BMS is time spent away from professional paying work, so any help in funds is invaluable to the longevity of the BMS project. Since losing my job due to health reasons and starting work as a freelance artist, Leanne and I have a very bohemian lifestyle out of necessity (minus the coffee). That is why you often see me selling stuff off to try to keep things going. But there are other ways you can support the work as well.
If you are enjoying Blue Milk Special and would like to either be a patron, or donate to this free webcomic project to help support it, then you have three options. 1.) you can donate any amount to my medical fund at GoFundMe. 2.) You could support us with anything as low as $1 dollar per month through subscribing through Patreon with the added perk of seeing unlettered art, and webcomics before they are published on this website. 3.) You can purchase an item through our store, but be aware that we get only a very small portion of the sale.
You can still stay ahead of the website by subscribing through Patreon and supporting us on a monthly basis. It’s a great way to help keep the artists going and producing the work you enjoy. We’re not the only creators on Patreon and I highly recommend searching through Patreon to discover similar works in the genres you enjoy.