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Tenko King is an ongoing, online, all ages fantasy adventure comic created by Eisner award-voting creator Tavis Maiden.
Tenko King is an ongoing, online, all ages fantasy adventure comic created by Eisner award-voting creator Tavis Maiden.
Tenko King is an ongoing, online, all ages fantasy adventure comic created by Eisner award-voting creator Tavis Maiden.
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Tenko King is an ongoing, online, all ages fantasy adventure comic created by Eisner award-voting creator Tavis Maiden.

Follow Flip, a 10-year-old boy from the Redori village, as he takes the first steps on a journey beyond the only world he’s ever known. Frustrated by being in everyone’s shadow, Flip takes an opportunity to leave and experience life outside of his secret village.

Meanwhile, a hidden society watches events unfold throughout the kingdom. Looking for the one who bears the kingsmark. Looking for a new king.

The world of Tenko King is filled with magic and monsters, unlikely friends, hidden dungeons and dangerous foes. Bandits rule the Cinder Woods, while a cruel king forcibly recruits citizens to the fighting pits. Weeding out the weak for an unknown purpose.

It’s a big world out there, and this is just the beginning.

Tenko King Volume One: A New Leaf. Tenko King volume one is done and ready to read for free online. Now it’s time to collect those pages into a beautiful full color book. As the story progresses and the world expands, the characters grow older and hopefully wiser with each new experience. As readers, we grow up WITH them. The book will also have bonus content, never before seen. New pages, a bonus bestiary, a new side story, and the Watcher’s cipher.

Flip is a sapling of The Redori. His people are very secluded and widely thought extinct. Living their lives in the hidden hollows of the forest, the Redori village is magically concealed from the outside world. Many years ago The Redori were hunted down and thought to have been killed off entirely. They have understandably become very xenophobic and closed off. Since that time their population continues to wither with only two children born to the village each spring. Flip is a little smaller than the rest, picked on and frustrated. He knows there is more to life than his little village, and he’s about to find out just how much.

The Kudori are water folk. Living in their secret underwater Kingdom and studying in their hidden libraries called the Reef of Rendition. They are studious, highly intelligent manipulators of magic and typically think very low of other races. Kuma, named after the legendary hero, was banished from the Pond. His unnatural love of gold and jewels kept him from ever taking his studies seriously. A true blasphemy for any Kudori. 

The Yadori are very prominent, spread throughout the land. Industrious warriors who revere strength and spirit. Many Yadori moved to the Mountains, where they believe the harsh mountain climate toughens the body and focuses the soul. Other Yadori stayed behind and now build and populate townships and cities. The current King is believed to be Yadori. Rylla the abductor, whose motto “unite by force” strikes a chord of fear throughout the Kingdom. Recruitment Skulks regularly round up “volunteers” and put them in “The Den” to weed out the weak.

DRM Free PDF of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

Early Backer Special! Regular Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, a DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

Regular Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, a DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

Regular Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

From the Hohlraum Halls lumbers the horrifying “Wick”, a brand new collectible cloisonne character pin. Regular Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, Comes with a unique artist's sketch, signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate, and the collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

Strip Search Season 1 (DVD): Penny Arcade's Reality game show for cartoonists. A couple of years ago I competed in this crazy reality show, an experience I'll never forget. Now is your chance to watch it all unfold from the beginning. Comes with signed alternative artist's cover. PLUS the PDF, book, bookplate, pin, and artist sketch.

Strip Search Season 1 (BLU-RAY): Penny Arcade's Reality game show for cartoonists. A couple of years ago I competed in this crazy reality show, an experience I'll never forget. Now is your chance to watch it all unfold from the beginning. Comes with signed alternative artist's cover. PLUS the PDF, book, bookplate, pin, and artist sketch.

The Original 5x17 turnaround model sheets on Bristol Board. Choose from: Flip, Kuma, The Kingsguard or the King. Original designs of these Tenko King characters. Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

Cameo appearance in Tenko King Season Two. Climbing mountains, walking city streets, being mauled by monsters, it's a big world out there and you're just trying to survive. You will be illustrated in Season two of Tenko King. Plus - Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

The Original 11x17 concept art of Flip, Kuma, and the Fox drawn on the set of Penny Arcade's reality show "Strip Search". Plus - A cameo appearance in Tenko King Season 2, Your choice of DVD or Blu-Ray Strip Search Season 1 box set, the Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

An original 2012 full size penciled Tenko King page drawn on Bristol Board with original character designs. Plus -  A cameo appearance in Tenko King Season 2, Your choice of DVD or Blu-Ray Strip Search Season 1 box set, the Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

 A custom designed protective cloth wrap for your book. We will work together to design your very own book shroud. Will you be the revered Legendary Hero or an unspeakable Horror? The choice is yours. Includes a cameo appearance in Tenko King Season 2, the Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

Add on UPDATE 08/22/15:

For those of you who already own Strip Search and have been asking to add on the alternative Strip Search cover you’re in luck! You can now add the slip cover to your pledge! To do this, you must have already pledged at any physical reward tier $35 or higher (also includes early bird backers):

1) Click on the “Manage My Pledge” button above. (Note: If you have yet to back the project, the button will say “Back This Project.”)

2) Increase your pledge amount by $15.

3) After the funding period for the Kickstarter has ended, you will receive a survey in which you need to include a note mentioning that you added the slip cover and which size (DVD or Blu-Ray) you need.

Again, please note that you must back at a physical reward level before you can add on the slip cover. Digital reward levels are not eligible for add on.

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    From the Hohlraum Halls lumbers the horrifying “Wick”, a brand new collectible cloisonne character pin. Regular Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

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    Strip Search Season 1 (DVD): Penny Arcade's Reality game show for cartoonists.
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    PLUS Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

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    -Comes with signed alternative artist's cover.
    PLUS Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog.

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    The Original 5x17 “Flip” turnaround model sheet on Bristol Board. Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

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    The Original 5x17 “Kingsguard” turnaround model sheet on Bristol Board. Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

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    The Original 5x17 “Mad King Clyde” turnaround model sheet on Bristol Board. Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

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    Cameo appearance in Tenko King Season Two. Climbing mountains, walking city streets, being mauled by monsters, it's a big world out there and you're just trying to survive. You will be illustrated in Season two of Tenko King. Plus - Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

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    The Original 11x17 concept art of Flip, Kuma, and the Fox drawn on the set of Penny Arcade's reality show "Strip Search". Plus - A cameo appearance in Tenko King Season 2, Your choice of DVD or Blu-Ray Strip Search Season 1 box set, the Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

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    An original 2012 full size penciled Tenko King page drawn on Bristol Board with original character designs. Plus - Plus - A cameo appearance in Tenko King Season 2, Your choice of DVD or Blu-Ray Strip Search Season 1 box set, the Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

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    A custom designed protective cloth wrap for your book. We will work together to design your very own book shroud. Will you be the revered Legendary Hero or an unspeakable Horror? The choice is yours. Includes an original 2012 full size penciled Tenko King page drawn on Bristol Board with original character designs, a cameo appearance in Tenko King Season 2, the Artist Edition Hardcover copy of Tenko King Volume 1: A New Leaf, with signed and numbered Kickstarter exclusive bookplate. Collectible cloisonne character pin. A DRM Free PDF, plus exclusive access to the Backer Blog

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