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The true story of what goes on under a child's bed at night. Evil Teddies. The Boogeyman. They all exist, and they must be stopped.
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**Update #2 - 72% FUNDED!! We will be holding a raffle on Monday, November 23rd for FREE ORIGINAL ART of the Back Cover! All you have to do is back this project at the $50 tier or above to qualify for the raffle!**

*Update - We are 60% Funded!! We have a ton of extra promotions going on throughout the rest of the campaign. Get over to www.facebook.com/battleforbedtime to learn more! They include FREE RAFFLES for every $500 benchmark, FREE REWARD UPGRADES, etc!!!*

My name is Garrett Gunn and I'm a comic book writer.

I'm also the creator of The Battle for Bedtime

Front Cover!
Front Cover!
Back Cover!
Back Cover!

"About a year ago I approached a fellow creative mastermind about an idea I had for a children's book. Keeping in mind that I'm no artist, this is what I showed him.

Sir Theodore Bearsly aka "Teddy"
Sir Theodore Bearsly aka "Teddy"
Sherman Shellings aka "Shelly"
Sherman Shellings aka "Shelly"
Evil Teddies!
Evil Teddies!

At the time, it was meant to be a conversation which resulted in constructive criticism from a man I considered a mentor. Instead, it ended with him offering to draw the book. The man I speak of is the one and only Jim Callahan. You may know him from the million things he's drawn for big time publishers like Marvel, Image, etc. He's also the creator of a couple awesome dudes and dudettes like Crimson Dawn, Dethgrip, and Warrior.

Together, we embarked on a journey to create a story that was so incredible, that none could resist. Today, we present the fruitful end of that journey to you." - Garrett Gunn (Writer/Creator) 

Evil Teddy!
Evil Teddy!

The Battle for Bedtime Volume I is a 32-page full color graphic novel about what goes on under a child's bed at night. Evil Teddies. The Boogeyman. They all exist, and they must be stopped.

Minions of the Shadow-Master!
Minions of the Shadow-Master!

Story

"When we are young, our parents tell us that there is nothing that goes bump in the night. That the terrifying monsters that live in our bedrooms are figments of our imagination. Our eyes playing tricks on us. They tell us that the Boogeyman doesn’t exist. That there is nothing under our beds or lurking in the shadows of our closets. That there is nothing to be afraid of. There’s only one problem. They Lied." - The Mage.

Max!
Max!

 The Battle for Bedtime follows the story of Sir Theodore Bearsly ("Teddy" for short) and his ragtag gang of stuffed animals who come to life at night and protect the portals under their kid's beds from the evil that stands on the other end. For years, Teddy and his pals have been able to keep their foothold between our world and the Land of The Shadow-Master. But something has awoken. The Shadow-Master has grown weary of our games and aims to destroy the portals forever and in the process cast us into a world of shadow. A world where fear is plentiful. A world, where shadow reigns supreme.

"I am the tingling on the back of your neck when no one is there. I am the whispering wind in the dead of night. I am shadow. I am darkness. I. Am. Fear." - The Shadow-Master
"I am the tingling on the back of your neck when no one is there. I am the whispering wind in the dead of night. I am shadow. I am darkness. I. Am. Fear." - The Shadow-Master

Stretch Goals

$6k - All backers will receive exclusive art from a Mystery Artist who currently works for Image Comics!

$7k - A lucky backer will be drawn out of a raffle for a Battle for Bedtime exclusive Funko POP figure!

Thanks!

We are so excited about this project and are so excited to share it with all of you! Thank you so much in advance for your wonderful support and stay tuned for updates on the book as we go along! 

Sincerely,

The Battle for Bedtime Crew!

Writer/Creator - Garrett Gunn

Cover Art - Jim Callahan

Interior Art - Jim Callahan

Colors - Dennis Lehmann

Letters - Evan Quiring

Promotional Art - Nicolas Touris

Risks and challenges

The only complication we may face is production of the actual book when it goes to print. While we will be using a well established comic book printing company named Print Ninja, we realize we must be ready for the unexpected. In the event that there is a delay, we will rush to get the book to the public as soon as possible. Everyone involved with this project is extremely talented and has copious amounts of experience with this kind of thing. No matter what, this is happening. Even if we have to print and staple the books ourselves.

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    TONS o' THINGS!

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