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Our ragtag band of heroic cuddly toys must stop the monsters under the bed from kidnapping their child
Our ragtag band of heroic cuddly toys must stop the monsters under the bed from kidnapping their child
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A Teddy Bear Tale - Here Be Monsters

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Did you know Teddy Bears have been protecting children from the monsters under the bed since 1902?

Welcome to A Teddy Bear Tales - Here Be Monsters, the Kickstarter campaign for a comic book adventure.  

This is the story of the three ragtag Cuddly Toys who suddenly find themselves on the front-line of a secret war waged for over a century between Teddy Bears and the Monsters under the bed. 

Our story begins as Tristan and Wilma, have completed their training under the strict guidance of the old house Teddy Bear, Archer. As they head back to their child's room, with Archer in tow, a strange, purple light is shining from it. Have the Monsters returned? Our band of ragtag cuddly toys are in a race against time to save their child from the Monsters under the bed, but are these Cuddly Defenders ready? 

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Top News

06/30/2019 Martha Schwartz Guest Artist -  I have some great news, Martha Schwartz of Seed Seekers Comic Book fame has joined the Teddy Bear Tales as a guest artist >>> 

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06/22/2019 Darrel Goza Guest Artist -  I am very proud to announce we have a new guest artist to add to the Teddy Bear Tale - Here Be Monster growing pin-up page section, our new artist is Darrel Goza of Goza Creative SG >>>

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06/20/2019 Mike Watson Gallery Art -  We have a new guest artist who is going to contribute to the growing gallery page section of A Teddy Bear Tale - Here Be Monsters. It is Michael Watson of Short Fuse Media; a growing comic book publishing group. >>>

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06/19/2019 Dan Nokes Gallery Art - Yes, you read that right the original illustrator of A Teddy Bear Tale - Unconditional, the illustrated story this comic book is based on is returning to the Teddyverse with an original Teddy Bear Tale Gallery illustration, that will be published in this giant sized comic book! >>>

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06/18/2019 FREE Comic Book - All Backers from $5 up get a FREE Bonus Digital comic book of Shamans Destiny by Kyrun Silva of Taurus Comics. The story of a Boy and his Bunny fighting Monsters in the wasteland will be yours for FREE just for backing the Teddy Bear Tale Kickstarter >>

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The Cuddly Defenders

These heroes are stuffed for it, our band of double stitched defenders are (mostly) ready to take on the Monsters under the bed.

From Right: Tristan the Teddy Bear, our shield-bearing Teddy Bear hero and one of the world's elite Fortnite gamers! Wilma Bunny,  a feisty protector of the older sister, this bunny takes her job very seriously. Archer, the old house Teddy Bear, ace archer, trainer, and a bit of a grump.

About The Project

A Teddy Bear Tale - Here Be Monsters! contains Acts Three & Four of the Awakenings adventure. Our heroes worlds are about to be turned upside down as they face an army of Monsters, battle a Dust Dragon, find a new ally and journey into the mysterious realm of Underbed;  home of the Lord Of Nightmares - the Bogeyman. 

This Kickstarter is covering the production of the first run of this story as a comic book, and as backers you will be the first to own A Teddy Bear Tale - Here Be Monsters!

  • Two Acts of the Awakenings Saga (including the Penultimate act)
  • 44+ pages of full color action
  • Drawn by Ace Artist Veronica Smith
  • American comic book format

The Cuddly Defender Toy Rewards

Our Kickstarter features the Cuddly Defenders as custom Teddy Bears, Bunny, Tiger and Mouse Lion. These rewards are unique to the Teddy Bear Tales and are an awesome addition to the comic book.

All featured Cuddly Defender Toy Rewards are handmade in the USA, by custom Teddy Bear Artist Dot of Dot's Bears. 

From Top Left: Mini-Tristan, Archer, Fernando, Horace, Wilma & Tristan

Each Cuddly Defender is hand made to order, each one is unique, with hypo-allergenic soft stuffing, safety clasp eyes/nose and hard wearing five points of articulation, for you to enact all your action poses, and of course to keep you and your loved ones safe at night from the Monsters under the bed.

Meet The Team

This is a lean labor of love to help tell the story. Here is the talent rundown:

  • Nick Davis -  Writer and creator of Awakenings. Also serves as production editor, letterer, tea and coffee boy, dogsbody and Englishman
  • Kat Roets - Wordy (The editor who will get all our words right.)
  • Veronica Smith -  The book artist of this story and the primary Awakenings artist. See her work in Mr.Button, Spooky Abigail and Awakenings Acts One & Two.

Our Kickstarter Promise

'This is not a padded Kickstarter project. Every cent... Every cent!!! goes to the production and printing of this comic book.'

All funding for this project will go to the art, production, and printing of this book. The Kickstarter funding goes to paying the artist and editor, printing of this comic book, and any stretch goals. Production work, layout, lettering, and formatting will be handled at no cost by Project Runner Nick Davis.

Sample Pages

The words of the book's writer, Nick Davis, turned into English by editor Kat Roets, are brought to life by the artistic talents of Veronica Smith (Awakenings Act One & Two, The Long Tall Tail & Mr Button) as our Cuddly Defenders uncover a world of wonder and adventure with dark dangers lurking in the shadows. Enjoy the pages below drawn by Veronica Smith: 

Stretch Goals

Our Project Goal is set to cover the costs of producing this comic book. Anything we do past this will be a bonus and we will be ready to rock those stretch goals as we hit them. We are especially excited about the Team-D Book.

$2250 - All physical reward backers get a poster of the cover - unlocked

$3000 - Team - D The story of a super-smart girl and her  grumpy old Teddy Bear out to save the universe before bedtime - Locked

$5000 - Locked

A Look At The Story

The Awakenings story is written and lettered by Nick Davis (turned into English by Kat Roets.) Enjoy the sample story pages below:

Thank you

To learn more about the Teddy Bear Tales Universe visit theteddyverse.com

I hope you pledge to help this unique project happen. If you cannot, please share this project with your friends and family using the hashtag #Teddyverse

Risks and challenges

A Teddy Bear Tale Act Three is a Kickstarter comic book project, and like all projects, there may be production issues to overcome, possible postal snafus, and a myriad of other unforeseen problems, but this is what we have on our side:

1. Experienced writer and artist who have worked on several comic books and illustrated stories.
2. Tried and tested production abilities .
3. A dynamic team that can react quickly to any problems, with a flexible, fast editor, Kat Roets.
4. Nick Davis, the Project Runner, has delivered over a dozen successful Kickstarter projects.

This is not a padded Kickstarter. This is a genuine attempt to print a book packed with a stonker of an adventure. All the pledges will be going to paying the artist and editor for their time and effort.

Production of the book: admin, layout, fulfillment, postage, tea and coffee making and any other artwork for this story will be handled with no additional costs by Nick Davis to keep this project lean and affordable. This is a very unique project that will lead to an amazing, little book for you to read and share with friends and family.

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    Going Digital

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    Printed copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Act 3, Digital Comic & 3inch Plushy Teeny Teddy.

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    Printed copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Act One, Two & Three, Digital Comic and the original illustrated story that started it all - A Teddy Bear Tale

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    Sketch Card

    Printed copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Act 2, Digital Comic and a hand drawn sketch card of a Cuddly Defender by one of the books creative team

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    Printed copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Act 3, Digital Comic and a choice of Archer or Fernando Cuddly Toys

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    Horace

    Printed copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Act 3, Digital Comic and Horace The Tiger Cuddly Toy

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    Wilma

    Printed copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Act 3, Digital Comic and Wilma Bunny Cuddly Toy

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    Tristan

    Printed copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Act 3, Digital Comic and Tristan The Teddy Bear Cuddly Toy

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    The Cuddly Defenders

    Printed copy of A Teddy Bear Tale Act 3, Digital Comic and Tristan The Teddy Bear, Wilma Bunny & Archer Cuddly Toy

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