“Orcs, elves and fire summons running a tea shop in modern day Cardiff… what could go wrong?”
Sarah Millman has launched a Kickstarter (CLICK HERE) to fund a hardcover collection of the entire eight-issue first volume of her creator-owned series NPC Tea.
The series follows an ex-fire summon, an elf and a human as they attempt to save a failing tea shop in modern day Cardiff. Hannah the human’s life is turned upside down when she stumbles upon Y Ddraig – a little known, failing tea shop in the heart of Cardiff, that just happens to be run by an immortal fire spirit and a stressed-out elf.
Soon a lack of customers, obscure teas and Hanny’s lack of magic are the least of their worries, when an ancient power rises out of obscurity to threaten the entire city. Bryn, Oz and Hanny must unite if they are to save their business – and ultimately the city itself. The story escalates from slice of life comedy into an epic fantasy, twisting typical RPG and fantasy stereotypes into a modern-day setting.
We’re big fans of the series here at the Big Comic Page, mentioning that “the charm of the artwork and the likeability of the leads makes this a truly enjoyable read” in our review of issue #1 back in 2018.
There are a ton of different backer levels available, with new readers able to pick up the entire 230-page hardcover volume, and continuing fans able to pledge for just the 8th and final issue (including a collector’s book wrap so that they can store your issues all together on a shelf).
Additionally, and for the first time, Sarah is offering A4 commissions as part of the project, and there are a ton of great prints available for various pledge levels.
In the erratic world of small press publishing, it’s rare that a series makes it all the way to its conclusion, so for Milmo to spend over four years putting together an entire eight-part run is truly something to be commended, and you could definitely do a heck of a lot worse than sticking a few quid behind this awesome project.