“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 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.
The Cuddly Defenders are Tristan the Teddy Bear, Wilma Bunny, Archer Bear and Fernando the Mouse Lion. Each character is a virtue
How it started.
It all started with one little Teddy Bear named Tristan in his illustrated adventure story called The Teddy Bear Tale.
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.
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.
- Nick Davis - the creator of the Teddy Bear Tales.
- Dan Nokes - Lead Artist and founder of Sand Shark Studios
- Keir Knikia Lyles - Artist and founder of Apocrypha Comics Studio
- Scott Markley - Writer and Creator of Time of Hugs
- Josh Lyman - Cover Artist, Art of Josh Lyman
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!
- To learn more about Tristan and the Cuddly Defenders, and the Teddy Bear Tales visit their website http://theteddybeartales.com
- $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
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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