SAN DIEGO–Vanquish Interactive is the newly-launched publisher behind the cinematic-style graphic novel series “Telikos Protocol,” an explosive science fiction action-adventure, set in a post-apocalyptic Earth in the midst of a disastrous first contact event.
Founded by Jay Douglas and Nav Gupta, Vanquish Interactive aims to deliver groundbreaking cinematic-quality Graphic Novels and Interactive Comic Books the likes of which have never seen before, driven to entertain thrill-seeking fans across the globe.
They delivered on that promise with their debut title, “Telikos Protocol,” which utilized the combined power of Comic-Con and the increasingly popular Kickstarter to generate an unprecedented amount of support for a debut title.
Created by writer Peter Cooper and artist Adam Burn, “Telikos Protocol” launched simultaneously on Kickstarter and at Comic-Con, where Con-goers were able to meet the team behind Vanquish Interactive and pose for photos with helmets and prop rifles available as part of a free giveaway. Within 24 hours, instant Con-buzz had taken hold and Kickstarter staff had named the project a Staff Pick, with pre-orders subsequently skyrocketing.
“We did not expect this kind of overnight success. Our aim was simply to bring something new and exciting by merging the worlds of comics and video games. Peter’s thrill-ride writing style and Adam’s mind-blowing art were a perfect fit for our introductory book, and we’re exceedingly grateful at the overwhelming response and support.” said Douglas.
Although based in Los Angeles, Vanquish has assembled an incredibly talented team from all across Europe, including their co-founder, Swedish visionary artist Andrée Wallin, whose illustrated book “Oblivion” inspired Universal’s upcoming adaptation starring Tom Cruise with “Tron: Legacy” director Joseph Kosinski.
Nav Gupta offered this teaser, “Up next, we’ll soon be unveiling the world’s first Comic3, which will be very different to Telikos but equally innovative in its own right. Plus you might see a few secret celebrity tie-ins, so please stay tuned.”
With five days left, and the fate of the world looming, visit Kickstarter and choose from a variety of cool value packs, each aptly named, such as the “E.D.G.E. Rapid Response” bundle or the “Future Citizen” bundle. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanquish-interactive/telikos-protocol-0