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A graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton, written by Greg Pak and drawn by Takeshi Miyazawa.

PLEASE NOTE: The graphic novel will be a trade paperback, not a hard cover. We only used the term "hard copy" to distinguish the physical copies from the digital copies. And yes, all trade paperbacks at the $35 level and above will be signed by Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak. Thanks so much for the support!

UPDATE 05.14.2013: YOU DID IT. You magnificent, fancy people hit $325,000 and now we're adding a short "Mr. Fancy Pants" story to the trade paperback of "Code Monkey Save World"! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, and THANK YOU!

Check out all the details • Listen to the songColor Code Monkey's Pants yourself!

BONUSES!

Because you hit the $130,000 stretch goal, the trade paperback of the graphic novel has been bumped up from 60 pages to 96 PAGES! That's 80 story pages, four covers, the back cover, and a bunch of extras and goodies!

Because you hit the $200,000 stretch goal, Jonathan Coulton will record a BRAND NEW ALBUM of gorgeous acoustic renditions of the songs that inspired the graphic novel! And everyone who has backed us at the $15 level and above will get the digital version of this brand new album FOR FREE, as a BONUS.

Because you hit the $250,000 stretch goal, every backer at the $15 level and above will also get a FREE digital download of a bonus children's book based on Jonathan's song "The Princess Who Saved Herself"!

"The Princess Who Saved Herself" - art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Jessica Kholinne
"The Princess Who Saved Herself" - art by Takeshi Miyazawa and Jessica Kholinne

Because you hit the $270,000 stretch goal, everyone at the $35 signed paperback level and higher gets a FREE, BONUS "Princess Who Saved Herself" MINI-POSTER! The mini-poster will be approximately 10.5" x 13" and will be folded once in the middle for shipping.

Because you hit $280,000 stretch goal, we're adding 4 pages to the book for a total of 100 pages and Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey will do a "Kenesaw Mountain Landis" two page bonus story!

Because you hit $300,000, we're increasing the page count to 104 pages and adding several pages of JOCO FUNNIES, newspaper-style strips by amazing cartoonists like Adam Koford, Ruben Bolling, and David Rees!

And because of your amazing support, all printed paperbacks will now include a bonus 2 page story by Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey - probably riffing on the Coulton song "Mandelbrot Set"!

All mailed rewards ($25 pledge level and above) now include STICKERS!

All rewards levels at $35 and above now include a free 10.25" x 13" POSTER! The poster will probably feature the "Code Monkey Save World" cover art by Tak Miyazawa and Jessica Kholinne and will be folded once for mailing.

The trade paperbacks included in all rewards at the $50 level and above will be SIGNED by Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak. And all rewards at the $50 level and above now include PDFs of some Greg Pak short comic book stories, including "Rio Chino" and "The Citizen."

All of the $150 retailer packages will include 10 of the 10.25" x 13" posters and 10 sets of digital downloads of the four issues of the graphic novel.

Comics writer Greg Pak ("Planet Hulk," "Batman/Superman," "Magneto Testament"), internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton, and artist Takeshi Miyazawa ("Runaways") have joined forces to create a graphic novel that stars the much-loved monsters and super-villains from classic Coulton songs like "Code Monkey," "Skullcrusher Mountain," "The Future Soon," and "Re: Your Brains." 

"Code Monkey Save World" follows Code Monkey, the put-upon coding monkey from the eponymous Coulton song, as he teams up with the seething, lovelorn super-villain from Coulton's song "Skullcrusher Mountain." The unlikely duo fight robots, office worker zombies, and maybe even each other as they struggle to impress the amazing women for whom they fruitlessly long. 

Other characters include office-worker-turned-action-heroine Matilde (the "you" to whom the song "Code Monkey" is sung), Laura the Robo Queen (from the song "The Future Soon"), Zombie Bob (from "Re: Your Brains") and the heroic curler (from "Curl"). 

The project was born last November after Pak joked on Twitter about writing a supervillain team-up comic based on Coulton's characters. Coulton tweeted back "DO IT." And so they did. 

 "What I love about this project is that it's the crazy kind of thing that just had to happen, and because of Twitter and Kickstarter and the internets, it actually can," says Pak. "Jonathan and I are both working here as independent creators who own our own work. So if he says yes and I say yes and then whoever wants to buy it says yes, this beautiful thing can actually happen." 

Takeshi Miyazawa ("Runaways") will provide pencils and inks, Jessica Kholinne ("X-Treme X-Men") will color, and Simon Bowland ("Incredible Hercules") will letter. 

"This thing has monkeys, robots and zombies. It hit the trifecta," says Miyazawa. "How could I say no?" 

The plan is to produce a 60 page graphic novel that will be released digitally in four parts through Monkeybrain Comics and comiXology and then in a collected trade paperback form. 

"We're very excited to be working with Monkeybrain and comiXology," says Pak. "Monkeybrain has done an amazing job of getting fantastic, genuinely independent creator-owned comics out into the world and comiXology has developed a phenomenal app for viewing comics on digital devices."

Kickstarter backers will get each of the digital comics and the hard copy of the graphic novel during an exclusive window before the books are sold to general public. And there are multiple added bonuses possible for Kickstarter backers, including first dibs on a brand new song written and performed by Coulton. 

Another standout reward is the limited edition Code Monkey figure, sculpted by the acclaimed comic artist Sean Chen from the Takeshi Miyazawa character design. 

Work-in-progress of Sean Chen's sculpt for the Code Monkey figurine! The final figure will be in color -- and will also have a tail and sculpted feet. ;-)
Work-in-progress of Sean Chen's sculpt for the Code Monkey figurine! The final figure will be in color -- and will also have a tail and sculpted feet. ;-)

ABOUT THE CREATORS

Greg Pak is a comics writer and filmmaker best known for his feature film "Robot Stories" and comics such as "Planet Hulk," "Magneto Testament," and "Doctor Strange Season One" for Marvel and the upcoming "Batman/Superman" for DC. His acclaimed graphic novel "Vision Machine" is now available as a free iPad app. For more about Pak and his work, visit www.gregpak.com

Jonathan Coulton is a musician, singer-songwriter, and internet superstar best known for his nerd-friendly songs such as "Code Monkey," "Re: Your Brains," and "Still Alive" (the credit song from the video game "Portal"). Coulton shot to fame in 2005 after launching his "Thing a Week" project, during which he released a new song on the internet every week for a year. For more about Coulton, visit www.jonathancoulton.com

Takeshi Miyazawa is a Japanese Canadian artist whose work includes pencilling "Runaways" for Brian K. Vaughan and co-creating the Marvel character Amadeus Cho with Greg Pak. Aside from comic work he has also been involved with storyboarding for games and design work for film. For more about Miyazawa, visit www.takeshimiyazawa.com

Jessica Kholinne is an Indonesian comic colorist who grew up loving comic books, movies and games. Her recent projects include "X-Treme X-Men," "Voodoo," "Weirding Willows," and many more. Kholinne is also part of a bigger studio called STELLAR Labs. For more on Kholinne's work and STELLAR Labs, visit http://jessicakholinne.deviantart.com and http://www.facebook.com/STELLARLabs

Born and bred near Manchester, England, Simon Bowland has been lettering comics since 2003 and has worked on titles such as Marvel’s "Incredible Hulk," "Spider-Man," "Incredible Hercules," and "Alpha Flight." His work can currently be found in the pages of the UK’s "2000AD" and Judge Dredd Megazine publications, as well as titles such as "The Boys," "Red Sonja," "Battlefields," and "Kirby: Genesis" for Dynamite Entertainment, and "HAPPY!" for Image Comics, collaborating with the likes of Grant Morrison, Garth Ennis, Kurt Busiek, Kevin Smith, Darick Robertson, and Matt Wagner. What little spare time he has is usually spent obsessing over football and motor-racing.  Visit Simon on Twitter at www.twitter.com/simonbowland.

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All of the comics creators involved in this project are professionals with years of experience and excellent records in making tough deadlines. We've already mapped out the entire story and Tak has designed most of the characters -- we're ready to pull the trigger as soon as we're funded. Of course, unavoidable personal mishaps, acts of God, or global disruption could throw us off schedule, and we will keep Kickstarter backers updated if we do encounter any delays.

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  • Sorry, we goofed up in the description text. International shipping for the T-shirt package is just $12. Kickstarter will add that automatically when you pledge. Thanks!

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  • UPDATE 04.17.2013: You guys got us to our first stretch goal on the first day without our even having to announce it! So we're upping the page count of the book from 60 to 80 pages (4 covers, 66 story pages, 10 pages of extras and cool stuff). And every mailed pledge now includes stickers! More stretch goals and bonuses to be announced soon!

    You bet we do! First goal will be to increase the page count of the book. More to be announced as we get closer!

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  • YES! Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak will sign all the trade paperbacks that are included with all pledge levels above $50. (Thanks for asking!)

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  • We haven't decided on the design just yet -- we're going to wait a bit as we see any additional art that comes in from our brilliant artist Takeshi Miyazawa during the course of this campaign. But the designs will feature Tak's awesome art! More news as we get it.

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  • Many people have asked about this and we're working on a good solution! We're definitely planning to find a way for folks to make multiple combinations to get the items they want, so please hang in there!

    In the meantime, we highly recommend pledging for an limited or exclusive item that you're interested in. We can always find a way to add other items to that pledge. But we won't be able to add sold-out exclusive items once they're gone.

    More soon on all of this!

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  • As the project description states, we'll be printing trade paperbacks. We used the term "hard copy" in some of the pledge descriptions, but those are all paperbacks -- we only used "hard copy" to differentiate the physical books from the digital books. We sincerely apologize if we confused anyone with our terminology and hope that the expanded page count and various bonuses we've added make up for it.

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  • We're releasing the books digitally through Monkeybrain using the comiXology website and app. With comiXology, you can download the book to your iPad or other tablet or phone and read it from the comiXology app, or you can read it through a web browser on the comiXology website. But no, you won't get a PDF that you can save to your hard drive separately and use in any program.

    Would it be great if we could release a DRM-free PDF as well? Sure. But for this project, we chose to go with Monkeybrain and comiXology instead because first, we love everything that Monkeybrain does. It's a genuinely independent company run by comic book creators in order to help other independent creators distribute their work digitally. The folks who run the company are absolutely fantastic and we very much wanted to be part of what they're doing. Second, we frankly just love reading comics using the comiXology app. The folks at comiXology have done an amazing job developing the best comics reading software around and they're incredibly friendly and helpful to independent creators as well.

    For what it's worth, the bonus "Rio Chino" and "Citizen" Greg Pak comics included in some of the higher pledges will be released to you as DRM-free PDFs.

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  • Yes! After the Kickstarter is over, if you've bid on a T-shirt you'll receive an email with instructions on how to pick the size/style of T-shirt you want. And yes, women's sizes will be among the options.

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  • We'll provide options to download it in FLAC, mp3, or apple lossless.

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  • As requested by many of you, we've figured out a plan for higher level backers to add the Challenge Coins, Mug, T-Shirt, or 24" x 36" Poster to their packages.

    For those who selected the $75 Signed Script level, the $100 Jonathan Coulton Music level, or any rewards at the $125 level and above, you can add items to your order by increasing your pledge by the amount noted below and by sending me a message describing what items you're adding.

    ***Please note this only applies to those who are already bidding at the $75 signed script level, $100 Jonathan Coulton Music level, and all levels at $125 and above.***

    For an extra $25 - add one item from this list: the Challenge Coins, the Mug, the 24" x 36" Poster, or the T-shirt

    For an extra $50 - add two items from the above list

    For an extra $75 - add three items from the above list

    For an extra $115 - add the Super Swag Pack, which includes all four items listed above plus three extra Challenge Coins plus the signed script plus all the Jonathan Coulton music in digital form (minus the Christmas album).

    For international orders, please add $10 if you add a mug and $10 if you add a poster.

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  • We've gone over various possibilities for getting physical, printed copies of the "Princess Who Saved Herself" children's book out into the world, and our tentative plan is to figure out a way to let you order physical copies some time in early 2014, when the children's book is actually done. We've decided against including an order option as an add-on within this Kickstarter -- after we went through everything that would be involved, we realized the logistics are frankly too much for us to handle right now and we don't want to run the risk of delaying the shipping of the main "Code Monkey Save World" book. So please stay tuned -- we'll let you know what we come up with early next year!

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    COFFEE MUG, BOOK & MUSIC BUNDLE! Yep, a coffee mug featuring Tak's awesome Code Monkey design. PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $25 for shipping outside the US.

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    CHALLENGE COINS, BOOK & MUSIC BUNDLE! These challenge coins are awesome metal medallions impressed with nifty "Code Monkey Save World" characters, designs, and text. We're still designing them, but they're gonna be super-sweet. We're including TWO "Code Monkey Save World" challenge coins (featuring two different designs!) in this package. PLUS the gorgeous physical copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback, signed by Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $12 for shipping outside the US.

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    SIGNED SCRIPT AND MORE JOCO MUSIC plus BOOK & MUSIC! The script of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel, SIGNED BY GREG PAK. PLUS all of Jonathan Coulton's classic and beloved "Thing a Week" songs in digital form. That's 52 songs, y'all. PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $15 for shipping outside the US.

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    T-SHIRT, COFFEE MUG, BOOK & MUSIC BUNDLE! Yep, a t-shirt AND a coffee mug featuring Tak's awesome Code Monkey design. PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $25 for shipping outside the US.

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    ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S MUSIC and MORE PAK COMIX plus BOOK & MUSIC! A digital download of Jonathan Coulton's entire musical ouvre! That's right, all of his songs (except the Christmas album). PLUS PDFs of several rarely-seen Greg Pak short comic book stories, including "The Citizen," illustrated by Bernard Chang and the "Rio Chino" stories illustrated by Ian Kim and Sean Chen. PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $10 for shipping outside the US.

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    CODE MONKEY FIGURINE DIY KIT plus BOOK & MUSIC. Yes, the $200 limited edition, painted resin figurines of Code Monkey sculpted by the brilliant artist Sean Chen have SOLD OUT. But now you can get a special DO-IT-YOURSELF KIT that includes six cast resin pieces and instructions on how to assemble them into the finished Code Monkey figurine! (You'll need your own X-acto knife, sandpaper, superglue and paint.) PLUS we promise to post pictures you send us of your assembled and painted figurine on the "Code Monkey Save World" web page when it's live later in the year (pictures must be SFW, natch). PLUS you get the gorgeous physical copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $25 for shipping outside the US.

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    CANADIAN RETAILERS ONLY! Ten copies of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback, SIGNED by Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton! Plus a bunch of stickers and buttons. PLUS an ADVERTISEMENT for your store in the print edition of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS a digital download of ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S SONGS! That's right, all of them (except the Christmas album). PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $40 for shipping to Canada. FOR THOSE WITH CANADIAN ADDRESSES ONLY, PLEASE.

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    PAK VOICEMAIL MESSAGE plus MORE OF GREG'S COMICS plus ALL OF JONATHAN'S SONGS (except the Christmas album) plus BOOK & MUSIC. Yeah, the Jonathan Coulton voicemail messages are sold out. But here's your chance to have Greg Pak record an outgoing message for your voicemail or phone based on a script provided by you! No, Greg is not a professional singer-songwriter on the internet. But he's been told he has a very nice speaking voice -- he even did radio in college! (No pornography, profanity, hate speech, illegal or really creepy or mean-spirited stuff in the messages allowed, natch.) Message will be delivered in mp3 format. PLUS PDFs of several rarely-seen Greg Pak short comic book stories, including "The Citizen," illustrated by Bernard Chang and the "Rio Chino" stories illustrated by Ian Kim and Sean Chen. PLUS a digital download of ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S SONGS! That's right, all of them (except the Christmas album). PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $10 for shipping outside the US.

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    THIRD BONUS ROUND! 30 MORE AVAILABLE! Get your own ADVERTISEMENT in the hard copy print edition of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! Yep, you'll get a space approximately two square inches for a message of your choosing on a special page in the actual graphic novel. (No pornography, profanity, hate speech, illegal or mean-spirited stuff in the messages or ads allowed, natch.) PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $10 for shipping outside the US.

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    Get your own ADVERTISEMENT in the hard copy print edition of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! Yep, you'll get a space approximately two square inches for a message of your choosing on a special page in the actual graphic novel. (No pornography, profanity, hate speech, illegal or mean-spirited stuff in the messages or ads allowed, natch.) PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $10 for shipping outside the US.

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    SECOND BONUS ROUND! 30 MORE AVAILABLE! Get your own ADVERTISEMENT in the hard copy print edition of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! Yep, you'll get a space approximately two square inches for a message of your choosing on a special page in the actual graphic novel. (No pornography, profanity, hate speech, illegal or mean-spirited stuff in the messages or ads allowed, natch.) PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $10 for shipping outside the US.

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    RETAILERS ONLY! Ten copies of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel, SIGNED by Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton! Plus a bunch of stickers and buttons. PLUS an ADVERTISEMENT for your store in the print edition of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS a digital download of ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S SONGS! That's right, all of them (except the Christmas album). PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $60 for shipping outside the US.

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    SUPER SWAG BUNDLE - Includes the T-SHIRT, MUG, POSTER, and CHALLENGE COINS plus everything in the $35 pledge level PLUS THREE MORE CHALLENGE COINS (each featuring a new, different design!) PLUS ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S MUSIC (minus the Christmas album) PLUS the signed "Code Monkey Save World" script! Add $70 for shipping outside the US.

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    COULTON VOICEMAIL MESSAGE plus ALL OF JONATHAN'S SONGS (except the Christmas album) plus BOOK & MUSIC. Jonathan Coulton will record an outgoing message for your voicemail or phone based on a script provided by you. (No pornography, profanity, hate speech, illegal or really creepy or mean-spirited stuff in the messages allowed, natch.) HE MIGHT EVEN SING IT FOR YOU, YO! Message will be delivered in mp3 format. PLUS a digital download of ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S SONGS! That's right, all of them (except the Christmas album). PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $10 for shipping outside the US.

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    CODE MONKEY SECRET INSIDER PACKAGE. This is a craaaaazy idea, but we think you're going to like it. Pledge at this level and we will include you in a super-secret mailing list wherein you will get an incredibly in-depth, advance look at every stage of the production of the comic book as it's being created. This means... hold onto your hats, now... you'll get the scripts ahead of time. You'll see select pencils, inks, and colors as they come in. You'll see some of the first lettering drafts and some of the final polished letters. In short, you'll see how this comic is being made and the creative decisions that are going into it IN REAL TIME. You'll start receiving stuff in May and will continue getting super secret insider emails until the book's completed at the end of the year. AND you'll get the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! (PLEASE NOTE: To receive this reward, you will have to sign a non-disclosure agreement promising not to release any of the super-secret stuff we're sharing with you unless and until you get written approval from us.)

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    CODE MONKEY FIGURINE plus ALL JOCO SONGS plus BOOK & MUSIC. A limited edition resin figurine of Code Monkey sculpted by the brilliant artist Sean Chen, numbered and signed by Chen, Pak, and Coulton! PLUS a digital download of ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S SONGS! That's right, all of them (except the Christmas album). PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $25 for shipping outside the US.

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    SECOND BONUS ROUND! "CASUAL FRIDAY" VARIANT CODE MONKEY FIGURINE plus ALL JOCO SONGS plus BOOK & MUSIC. A limited edition resin figurine of Code Monkey sculpted by the brilliant artist Sean Chen, numbered and signed by Chen, Pak, and Coulton! This is the second round, "Casual Friday" Code Monkey variant version, who wears blue rather than khaki pants. PLUS a digital download of ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S SONGS! That's right, all of them (except the Christmas album). PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $25 for shipping outside the US.

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    Have your child's likeness drawn into the "Princess Who Saved Herself" children's book as a supporting character! AND get a beautiful 11" x 17" print of the page that your child's likeness appears on! The print will even be signed by Takeshi Miyazawa, Greg Pak, and Jonathan Coulton! (Please note that you'll have to sign a release form authorizing us to use child's likeness.) PLUS the gorgeous, signed physical copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! (Please note: If we do not reach the stretch goal and do not make the "Princess Who Saved Herself" book, we will refund your money.) Add $20 for shipping outside the US.

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    SECOND BONUS ROUND! FIVE MORE AVAILABLE! Have your likeness drawn into the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel as a supporting character! AND get the original panel from the Takeshi Miyazawa page that your likeness appears on! (Please note that you'll have to sign a release form authorizing us to use your likeness.) PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $10 for shipping outside the US.

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    Have your likeness drawn into the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel as a supporting character! AND get the original panel from the Takeshi Miyazawa page that your likeness appears on! (Please note that you'll have to sign a release form authorizing us to use your likeness.) PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $10 for shipping outside the US.

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    Get a TAKESHI MIYAZAWA ORIGINAL DRAWING of your favorite "Code Monkey Save World" character! Full body character sketch, inked and toned with marker -- and you can suggest an EMOTION with which you'd like Tak to imbue the character! PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $10 for shipping outside the US.

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    SONG REVIEW FROM JONATHAN plus SUPER SECRET INSIDER PACKAGE plus BOOK & MUSIC. Aspiring songwriter? Get an in-depth song review by Jonathan Coulton! PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S SONGS! That's right, all of them (except the Christmas album). PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $10 for shipping outside the US.

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    SCRIPT REVIEW FROM GREG plus SUPER SECRET INSIDER PACKAGE plus BOOK & MUSIC. Aspiring comic book writer? Get an in-depth script review by Greg Pak. PLUS the Super Secret Insider Package, PLUS the script of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel, signed by Greg. PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $15 for shipping outside the US.

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    SEE JONATHAN COULTON RECORD THE "CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD" ACOUSTIC ALBUM LIVE IN NYC! This is nuts. At this level, you and a guest can come to the studio in New York City to watch part of Jonathan Coulton's recording session for the new acoustic album! We'll even take you to lunch. Exact date TBA -- but probably some time in June. Travel to New York and accomodations, etcetera not included. But this does include the MUG, the T-SHIRT, the POSTER, and the SIGNED SCRIPT. PLUS a digital download of ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S SONGS! That's right, all of them (except the Christmas album). PLUS the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" trade paperback! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! (Also, don't worry -- if we don't reach the stretch goal enabling the album and we don't record it, your money will be refunded.)

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    INSANE GREG PAK AND JONATHAN COULTON CULTURAL PRODUCT BUNDLE! Get a SIGNED copy of just about EVERY COMIC BOOK GREG PAK HAS WRITTEN plus EVERY CD JONATHAN COULTON HAS EVER RELEASED! All signed! That's probably a couple hundred single issue comics, y'all, including Greg's "Incredible Hulk," "Battlestar Galactica," and various X-Men runs. Plus a bunch of other stuff like postcards and posters and whatnot. Some Jonathan Coulton t-shirts, the "Code Monkey Save World" t-shirt and coffee mug. PLUS the SUPER SECRET INSIDER PACKAGE plus BOOK & MUSIC. Plus a CODE MONKEY FIGURINE plus the gorgeous hard copy of the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel! PLUS the digital downloads of the chapters through Monkeybrain and comiXology. PLUS a digital download of ALL OF JONATHAN COULTON'S SONGS! That's right, all of them (except the Christmas album). PLUS a digital download of the soundtrack, which includes all the Jonathan Coulton songs that inspired the book! PLUS a digital download of the NEW JoCo song inspired by the book! Add $200 for shipping outside the US.

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    SIGNING/PERFORMANCE/EVENT with Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton! If you own a store or run a university program or have a performance venue of some kind in the continental US, you can get Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton to come to your venue at a mutually agreed upon time for a public event -- which could include a signing, a musical performance, a panel discussion or Q&A. Is this madness? Yes, it is! And it will be awesome. But please definitely speak with us first about what you have in mind if you're seriously interested -- we will work with you to make this super special.

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