Stretch goal to expand the book to 96 pages! Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey contribute a story! More figurines!
Hey, friends! Thanks again for your amazing support for the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel -- you have no idea how much we appreciate it. And we're doing our best to make this book as good as it possibly can be for you. So we have a few big things to announce this morning.
First, your support has made possible an awesome BONUS -- the great Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey, the award-winning comic creators behind "Action Philosophers" and "Comic Book Comics," will bring their special talents to a two page story riffing on the real-world history and ideas behind one of Jonathan Coulton's songs! (Right now "Mandelbrot Set" looks like the most likely candidate.) The Van Lente/Dunlavey story will be an extra in the printed trade paperback of "Code Monkey Save World"! So everyone who pledges to get a physical trade paperback will get this new Van Lente/Dunlavey story for FREE!
Second, we're thrilled to announce our first official STRETCH GOAL! Last Monday, you blew right past our first stretch goal before we even had time to announce it, so we just bumped up the page count of the book from 60 to 80 pages as a bonus.
This week, we're hoping to bump up the page count again -- from 80 to 96 PAGES! That's four covers, the back cover, 80 pages of story, and 11 pages of extras and goodies!
That big bonus kicks in when the Kickstarter hits $130,000. As I write this, that's just $6000 away. I bet you guys can get us there by the end of the day. Spread the word, tell your friends! And if all goes well, everyone gets his or her trade paperback increased to 96 glorious pages -- with 32 more story pages than originally planned. All because of your support!
Incidentally, we've noticed two or three people online saying they've pledged for a Code Monkey "hardcover." To clarify, as we mentioned in the project description, all of the books we're shipping are trade paperbacks -- softcovers. We used the term "hard copy" in the rewards section to differentiate them from the digital copies that are being provided via Monkeybrain and Comixology. We sincerely apologize if our terminology confused anyone -- and we hope that bumping up the page count and adding these various bonuses makes up for it.
Finally, we're thrilled to announce that our figurine scupltor Sean Chen and his team have agreed to provide a second round of exclusive Code Monkey figurines as rewards! So today we're adding 20 numbered, signed "Friday Casual" Variant Code Monkey figurines (this guy wears blue jeans rather than khaki pants) to the rewards column. Check out the beautiful image of the sculpt-in-progress below!
You are all amazing and we love ya.
See ya in the funnybooks!