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Discarded Cuddly Toys team-up to stop the Bogeyman and the Monsters under the Bed in an adventure comic for all ages.
Discarded Cuddly Toys team-up to stop the Bogeyman and the Monsters under the Bed in an adventure comic for all ages.
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Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders Teddy Bear Adventure Comic

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“Teddy Bears have been protecting children from Monsters since 1902…”

A small band of discarded Plushy Toys called the Cuddly Defenders led by an old Teddy Bear called Tristan do battle against the Evil Bogeyman and his Legions of Monsters under the Bed who are trying to steal the Power of Imagination, and turn the human world into an age of nightmares.

Tristan the Teddy Bear Concepts by Keir Knikia Lyles
Tristan the Teddy Bear Concepts by Keir Knikia Lyles

Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders Comic book is an ongoing all-ages action adventure story which is going to be published in a quarterly released comic book throughout 2015 - And they need your help!

What is this Kickstarter?

We are asking you to pledge to help us, the writers and artists for Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders to launch a comic book. This is what we want to do.

  • 24 page full color all-ages comic book
  • Comic and illustrated stories
  • Quarterly release
  • New characters, new adventures every three months
  • Bonus material for subscribers and Kickstarter members
  • Available as a print or electronic comic.
  • Exclusive cover for only Kickstarter backers.

Who are the Cuddly Defenders?

The Cuddly Defenders are the Champions of all Children, of Wonder and Imagination, led by Tristan the Teddy Bear they do battle against the Evil Bogeyman and his Monsters under the Bed.

Our Heroes

From left. Tristan, Wilma, Archer & Fernando by Character Concepts by Nick Davis
From left. Tristan, Wilma, Archer & Fernando by Character Concepts by Nick Davis

The Cuddly Defenders are Tristan the Teddy Bear, Wilma Bunny, Archer Bear and Fernando the Mouse Lion. Each character is a virtue

  • Hope
  • Wisdom
  • Courage
  • Loyalty

How it started.

It all started with one little Teddy Bear named Tristan in his illustrated adventure story called The Teddy Bear Tale. 

Tristan the Teddy Bear - First Concept Sketch by Dan Nokes
Tristan the Teddy Bear - First Concept Sketch by Dan Nokes

Then over the last three years crowd sourcing has helped bring A Teddy Bear Tale alive in a beautiful fully illustrated traditional story books and a graphic novel detailing their adventures against the Bogeyman.

You can learn more about The Teddy Bear Tales Here.

This is what we want to do

Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders started as a graphic novel, we now want to break it down into a comic that will be released quarterly, each issue will be 24 pages in length and be available as a subscription.

The comic will feature a selection of stories from comic book to illustrated, and new adventures with new characters.

Captain of Tower Guard Olaf. Concept Art by Dan Nokes
Captain of Tower Guard Olaf. Concept Art by Dan Nokes
Forrest & Scout - Concept Art by Keir Knikia Lyles
Forrest & Scout - Concept Art by Keir Knikia Lyles

The comic will expand upon the Teddy Bear Tales world, we will meet new characters, new Cuddly Defenders, new enemies, and new wonders as we explore the magical land known as the World Within. 

What we want to do...

It is a very ambitious project, but it will fill a very important step in the Cuddly Defenders journey, and will expand the Teddy Bear Tales world, and deliver an action adventure comic to your doorstep every three months.

The comic book

  • Full color
  • $5 cover value
  • American comic book size
  • Exclusive cover for all Kickstarter backers

How we will do it...

This is not a padded Kickstarter project, every cent... Every cent!!! Goes to the production of this comic book.

If we make full funding it will go to the art, production and printing of this book. This is a lean labor of love to tell the Teddy Bear Tale. To help tell the story, here is the talent rundown.

Once complete the comic book will be mailed to you, and if you like it we hope you will sign up and subscribe for the next book. From there if the numbers are good we think we can keep delivering a top quality original book every three months.

With your help we can produce a great little comic book here. I hope you pledge to help this unique project happen, if you cannot please share this project with your friends and family.

Thank you for your time, please help Tristan live!

Stretch Goals  

  • $1800 - All Backers get a Bonus Random Cuddly Defender Print - COMPLETE!
  • $2000 - Adds Two extra pages to the comic  
  • $2500 - Adds Four extra pages and all Backers get an electronic version of A Teddy Bear Tale  
  • $3000 - Adds two extra pages and all Backers get a copy of the Limited Edition Preview Comic
  • $4000 - All Kickstarter Backers get the second Comic book for FREE

Rewards

In recognition and to thank our Backers, if we win our Funding for the Cuddly Defenders Comic all Backers will received a BONUS Random Cuddly Defender Print on top of their Reward Level.

Below are just some of the rewards you can get for backing the Cuddly Defenders Kickstarter.

 And much more... Go take a look! 

Now please pledge and help us launch, and don't forget to tell all your friends about us!
Don't let the Bogeyman win! 

Risks and challenges

The Cuddly Defenders are planned to be a Quarterly Comic, there are production issues to over come and no doubt postal snafus, and a myriad of other unforeseen problems. But this is what we have on our side.

1. The stories are ready
2. Experienced writers
3. Experienced artists
4. Tried and tested production abilities
5. A dynamic team that can react quickly to any problems.
6. The start of a potential business model that can only grow the world of the Teddy Bear Tales.

This is not a padded Kickstarter, this is a genuine attempt to launch a book about something a little different, packed with innocent fun.

All the pledges will be going to paying the Artists Dan, Josh and Keir, and one of the Writers Scott for their time and trouble.

Production of the book; admin, layout, postage 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. Get in on the ground floor with what we hope will be a very collectible book in the near future.

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    The Comic - a print and digital copy of the Tristan & the Cuddly Defenders comic.

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    The Comic & Miniature - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Plus the Teddy Bear Miniature.

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    The Comic & Monster - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Plus the Monster under the Bed No Name Miniature.

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    The Comic - a print and digital copy of the Tristan & the Cuddly Defenders comic. Plus an exclusive Cuddly Defender Art Print.

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    The Comic & Sketchcard - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Plus an original art sketchcard by one of the Teddy Bear Tales creative team.

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    Pocket Companion - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Plus 10" five point articulation Tristan the Teddy Bear Cuddly Toy.

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    The Comic & Poster - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Plus an exclusive Kickstarter Teddy Bear Tales Poster signed by the Teddy Bear Tales Creative Team.

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    The Producer - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Plus an exclusive Teddy Bear Tales print and named as a Producer in the book credits. Children will automatically named Executive Producers.

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    The Companion Reader - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic, and exclusive 16" Softie Tristan the Teddy Bear to read it with you.

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    The Tshirt - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Plus the Forrest & Scout or Join the Grand Teddy Bear Army Tshirt. Sizes S - XXL

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    Fernando Special - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Exclusive Teddy Bear Tales print and Fernando the Mouse Lion Cuddly Toy.

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    Archer Special - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Exclusive Teddy Bear Tales print and Archer Bear Cuddly Toy.

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    Wilma Special - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Exclusive Teddy Bear Tales print and Wilma Bunny Cuddly Toy.

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    Who is Tristan? - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Plus The Teddy Bear Tales I or II illustrated stories, Cuddly Defenders Graphic Novel and Tristan goes to Moon Imagination adventure.

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    Tristan Special - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. Exclusive Teddy Bear Tales print and Tritan the Defender Cuddly Toy.

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    The Adventure Set - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. A copy of the illustrated Teddy Bear Tales 1 & 2, the Cuddly Defenders 'Friends' Graphic Novel and the Imagination Adventure Book - Tristan Goes to the Moon. Plus the Tristan the Defender Cuddly Toy.

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    Super Cuddly Defender Fan Set - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. A copy of the illustrated Teddy Bear Tales 1 & 2, the Cuddly Defenders 'Friends' Graphic Novel and the Imagination Adventure Book - Tristan Goes to the Moon. Plus the Tristan the Defender, Wilma Bunny, Archer Bear, Fernando and Softie Tristan Cuddly Toys.

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    Super Cuddly Defender Fan Set II (back by popular demand) - a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders comic. A copy of the illustrated Teddy Bear Tales 1 & 2, the Cuddly Defenders 'Friends' Graphic Novel and the Imagination Adventure Book - Tristan Goes to the Moon. Plus the Tristan the Defender, Wilma Bunny, Archer Bear, Fernando and Softie Tristan Cuddly Toys.

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    Design a Cuddly Defender - put yourself into the story! Design a Cuddly Defender who will appear in the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders Comic.

    You get a digital and print copy of the Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders Comic. An exclusive 9x12 art piece of your Cuddly Defender by one of the Teddy Bear Tales Creative Team.

    Plus an exclusive custom plushy toy of your Cuddly Defender.

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Funding period

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