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An explosive science fiction action-adventure comic, set in a post-apocalyptic Earth in the midst of a disastrous first contact event!

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THE HARDBACK RETURNS!

Following consultation with our fans, a Second Edition of our hardback book is being released! Specifications for the two grades of Volume 1 hardbacks are as follows:

Limited Edition: ~200 pages, including the comic, behind the scenes material, contributor artwork, 20 pages of exclusive bonus content and a special cover exclusive to the Limited Edition books.

Second Edition: ~180 pages including the comic, behind the scenes material, contributor artwork and a standard cover.

So if you were eager to get a hardback copy of volume 1 or hardbacks of volumes 2 and 3, new rewards have been created for you! NOTE: Anyone looking to upgrade from a Limited Edition package, please contact us first to ensure you don't accidentally lose your copy!

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NEW MILESTONE:$50,000 for universal print quality improvements to all published books

If we hit $50,000 in pledges, we will finally be in a comfortable enough position to offer a real step up in print quality for all three volumes of Telikos Protocol! We'll really be going to town on the print specs, making the comic books, paperback books and hardback books even better than before! Revised print specs will be detailed in our FAQ section soon so you know just what it is you're fighting for!

Want it? Then get supporting, spread the word and make it happen!

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FULLY FUNDED AS OF 1:49PM PST 7/11/2012 

Thank you so much for your support - the reaction has been phenomenal, and the fact we were funded in just over two days is completely staggering! Our first volume is now completely funded! Further money raised beyond our goal will help secure printing for our second and third volumes, so let's make this happen!

Also, due to the support we've received, ALL BACKERS will receive a special Telikos Protocol wallpaper pack containing never-before-seen Telikos Protocol artwork AND both the first and second parts of Descent - Pages From The Journal Of Dr John Santilli absolutely free! How cool is that?

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We are Peter Cooper and Adam Burn, a writer-artist team based in the United Kingdom, and we are creating a comic book with an epic-scale, action-intensive storyline, rendered in dramatic digital artwork that, we hope, will take your breath away.

We are both massive fans of the science fiction genre, and Telikos Protocol embodies everything we are looking to achieve in a science fiction work - a story that is massive, exciting and also rather pretty!

This is our first foray into the realm of comics and we've already received a lot of support so far, from fans at conventions and online, who have had a chance to read our prelude (released November 2011 at the Thought Bubble festival, Leeds) and gotten a feel for what we, and Telikos Protocol, are all about. We hope you'll join us on the adventure.

Fatal Strike - Telikos Protocol Concept Art
Fatal Strike - Telikos Protocol Concept Art

What is Telikos Protocol about?

Earth. 2294.

In the wake of ecological and environmental disaster, humanity stands on the brink of extinction, trapped in subterranean cities with the planet Earth dying all around them. The abandoned relics of an alien race are mankind's last hope for salvation. But when they return to Earth to reclaim their lost technology, humanity is left in a bitter fight for survival.

The story of Telikos Protocol is as massive in scale as its setting, spanning from the vast underground cities across Earth to the far-flung reaches of space, meeting a host of alien civilisations and exploring the very nature of existence itself. Don't worry, though - there'll be explosions too! And as is our natural way, we have very big plans and lots of surprises in store as the story progresses.

Railgun Platforms - Telikos Protocol Panel Art
Railgun Platforms - Telikos Protocol Panel Art

What about the goods?

Each issue of Telikos Protocol will run to 50 pages, to be released on a schedule of roughly three to four issues annually with three-issue volumes collected into trade paperbacks. Our outline stretches for a complete run of nine issues, meaning a total of over 450 pages of stunning artwork all to the standard of what you can see above. 

We have teamed up with Jay Douglas and Nav Gupta from Vanquish Interactive, based in Los Angeles, to help make this book a reality. With their assistance we are close to finalising the printing of our first issue, which will be sent out to supporters (along with all other rewards) fresh off the presses via distribution centres at Vanquish's base in Los Angeles, California and our base in London, England.

Telikos Protocol Prelude - Released November 2011
Telikos Protocol Prelude - Released November 2011

So what's on offer?

We have a wide range of rewards from physical and DRM-free digital copies of our comic to replica uniforms and even the chance of appearing in the comic! Every penny of your funding goes toward the support of the Telikos Protocol project, helping to cover printing and supply costs. But we want this to go longer than just one issue, and we are hoping to raise enough money to help cover the print costs for our entire first volume! 

Should we overrun our goal, we'll keep pumping the money back into the project, helping to support our efforts in the long term by covering later volumes and ensuring that Telikos Protocol has a long future in print and in the hands of its fans. 

E.D.G.E. fatigue uniform concept
E.D.G.E. fatigue uniform concept

If you can't afford any of the rewards but still want to show your support, there's loads of ways you can show some love for our project! Spread the word, share our Kickstarter via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media. Tell your friends and let them know all about us! And be sure to like us on our Facebook Page and come and say hi!

The sky's the limit! And with the support of our fans, we know we can make it. :)

The Core - Commercial Level - Telikos Protocol Panel Art
The Core - Commercial Level - Telikos Protocol Panel Art

The team:

Peter Cooper - Writer (Twitter here)

Adam Burn - Artist (portfolio available for viewing here)

Jay Douglas - Founder, Vanquish Interactive

Nav Gupta - Founder, Vanquish Interactive

Andree Wallin - Co-Founder, Vanquish Interactive

FAQ

  • The prelude is no longer available in print, but it is available online from the following link! Enjoy!

    http://bit.ly/T6V8Vl

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  • We will not be releasing more than 100 copies of the limited edition hardback volume one. Some copies are being retained for internal use and we have made 75 copies available across various reward tiers.

    However, a second edition has been established, and volumes two and three are now available. Hope you guys are looking forward to it!

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    FUTURE CITIZEN: Laying the foundations for our story - thank you for supporting Telikos Protocol! By giving $5 you will receive a DRM-free digital copy of our first issue as well as a place on our supporters' wall of honour on the Vanquish Interactive website!

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    THE CORE: Creating a new home for humanity, digging deep into the Earth and providing much needed shelter! You will receive DRM-free digital copies of all three issues from our first volume upon release! Note: delivery date given is estimated release of third issue.

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    AGRICULTURAL LEVEL: The next step towards a functioning society, helping us grow and flourish! You will receive everything in the Core reward plus a physical copy of Telikos Protocol's first issue! (please add $5 for non-US and non-UK shipping)

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    CORE COMMUNICATIONS: Keeping our city together in the digital age. Get all nine issues of Telikos Protocol in DRM-free digital format as issues are released! Note: delivery date given is estimated release of final issue.

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    COMMERCIAL LEVEL: The final stage of development for our city, where humanity lives, trades and prospers! Show your love of Telikos Protocol in style with a nine-issue DRM-free digital subscription, plus a signed copy of Telikos Protocol's first issue and an official Telikos Protocol T-shirt! Note: delivery date given is for T-shirt and copy of issue 1 (please add $10 for non-US and non-UK shipping)

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    SUPPLY ELEVATOR: Wanted the Administration Level reward but didn't catch the elevator in time? With this reward, you will receive a DRM-free digital subscription to Telikos Protocol covering all 9 issues, plus a signed paperback edition of our first volume, complete with contributor artwork and behind the scenes content! Note: delivery date given is expected release date of completed book (please add $20 for non-US and non-UK shipping)

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    THE ARCHIVE: Take a look at the E.D.G.E.'s hidden past to discover the true events surrounding the 2294 first contact event! With this pledge, you will receive a 9-issue DRM-free digital subscription to Telikos Protocol as well as receiving all 9 issues in print form delivered straight to your door! Note: delivery date given is estimated release of final issue (please add $30 for non-US and non-UK shipping)

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    ADMINISTRATION LEVEL 2: The hardback returns! You will receive a DRM-free digital subscription to Telikos Protocol covering all 9 issues, plus a signed copy of our "Second Edition" first volume in hardback (including the same content as the paperback), complete with contributor artwork and behind the scenes content. Note: delivery date given is expected release dates of completed books (please add $20 for non-US and non-UK shipping)

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    ADMINISTRATION LEVEL: The elite of the Core, helping our city continue to function, keeping people fed and technology running! You will receive a DRM-free digital subscription to Telikos Protocol covering all 9 issues, plus a limited edition, signed copy of our first volume in hardback, complete with contributor artwork and behind the scenes content - limited to only 100 copies! Note: delivery date given is expected release dates of completed books (please add $20 for non-US and non-UK shipping)

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    E.D.G.E. COMMAND: Take control of any situation as an E.D.G.E. command officer! Are you a retailer interested in supporting the Telikos Protocol effort? Then this reward is for you! With this reward you will receive 10 copies of each issue from our first volume! Buy as many as you like - we'll be sure to chalk up the number of issues you want! Note: delivery date given is expected release date for issue 1 (contact us for details on non-US and non-UK shipping of issues)

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    PAPERBACK ARCHIVE: The entire story from start to finish with background materials and more! You will receive a digital subscription with all nine issues of Telikos Protocol in DRM-free digital format as well as all three paperback volumes as they are released. NOTE: For upgrades from "Limited Edition" bundles, please do not select this reward! Simply notify us by PM so you can retain your Limited Edition volume 1! (please add $60 for non-UK and non-US postage)

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    HARDBACK ARCHIVE: Adam's stunning art in equally stunning hardback editions! You will receive a digital subscription with all nine issues of Telikos Protocol in DRM-free digital format as well as all three hardback volumes ("Second Edition" volume 1, volume 2 and volume 3) as they are released. NOTE: For upgrades from "Limited Edition" bundles, please do not select this reward! Simply notify us by PM so you can retain your Limited Edition volume 1! (please add $60 for non-UK and non-US postage)

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    E.D.G.E. IMAGE FOLIO: Set up advanced recon for the coming assault with this fantastic reward for art fans! You will receive a digital subscription featuring all 9 issues of Telikos Protocol in DRM-free digital format along with 3 high quality A2-size art prints, each signed by Adam Burn and Peter Cooper! (please add $10 for non-US and non-UK postage)

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    E.D.G.E. UNIFORM: This one's for the cosplayers to help them gear up in style! The complete run of Telikos Protocol's 9 issues in DRM-free electronic format plus a personalised, custom E.D.G.E. fatigue uniform complete with insignia in the size of your choosing. Uniform comprises combat trousers, shirt and cap. (please add $30 for non-US and non-UK shipping)

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    E.D.G.E. RAPID RESPONSE: When all else fails, mount up in your mech and loose off a few volleys of cannon fire as a member of our rapid response team! You will receive the E.D.G.E. Administration reward plus a personalised, custom E.D.G.E. fatigue uniform and an original piece of Telikos Protocol artwork by Adam Burn! (please add $50 for non-US and non-UK shipping)

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    SECTION 0: Join the hidden geniuses behind humanity's fight for survival in Section 0! Sometimes being a research tech underground has its benefits - not only will you receive the Rapid Response reward, but you will be forever linked with Telikos Protocol by having yourself featured as a character within the book! (please add $50 for non-US and non-UK shipping)

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    THE MOTHER OF ALL REWARDS: Want MOAR? This one's for you. All nine issues of the comic in digital and print, all three hardback volumes ("Second Edition" volume one, volume two and volume three), art print set, E.D.G.E. uniform, T-shirt AND a digital artwork commission by artist Adam Burn! The complete package! NOTE: For upgrades from "Limited Edition" bundles, please do not select this reward! Simply notify us by PM so you can retain your Limited Edition volume 1! (please add $100 for non-US and non-UK postage)

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