Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
The sequel to the children's book THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF, written by Greg Pak & Jonathan Coulton with art by Takeshi Miyazawa
The sequel to the children's book THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF, written by Greg Pak & Jonathan Coulton with art by Takeshi Miyazawa
Created by
2,066 backers pledged $97,908 to help bring this project to life.

About

The Princess Who Saved Her Friends project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$97,908

2,066

UPDATE 4: You hit the fourth stretch! Now if we hit $100,000, everyone with a physical reward gets a FREE MINI-POSTER! Check it out and please do back today!

UPDATE 3: You hit the third stretch goal! Now if we hit $80,000, everyone at the $12 level and above gets free Korean and Spanish translations of the book in PDF form! Check it out and please do back today!

UPDATE 2: You hit the second stretch goal, unlocking the big digital bonus! Now if we hit $70,000, everyone at the $35 backer level and above gets a SIGNED BOOKPLATE! Check it out and please do back today!

UPDATE: You hit our initial funding goal! Thank you so much! We're making this book! And if we hit $60,000, everyone who backs at $12 and above gets an awesome digital bonus of music and books! Check it out here, and please do back today!

Welcome to The Princess Who Saved Her Friends, a children's book written by comics writer Greg Pak and internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton and illustrated by artist Takeshi Miyazawa!

In 2015, we ran a Kickstarter for The Princess Who Saved Herself, a children's book based on the beloved song by Jonathan Coulton that told the story of princess Gloria Cheng Epstein Takahara de la Garza Champion, an awesome kid who lives with her pet snake and plays rock 'n' roll all day to the huge annoyance of the classical guitarist witch who lives down the road. 

And now we're making a sequel! 

The original book celebrated a scrappy kid who stuck up for herself but was always able to open the circle and find reconciliation with the monsters and witch she came into conflict with. We absolutely love that story of determination, bravery, and understanding. 

But what happens next, when our heroine discovers that the witch she befriended miiiiight not be such a great friend after all?

The Princess Who Saved Her Friends tackles the kind of tricky personal conflict that kids -- and adults -- grapple with every day in the real world.   

 When you make a new friend, at first, everything seems awesome!

 But sometimes your friend might be mean to your dragon buddy... 

 ...and then when happens when a whole pack of mean kids shows up?

The 36 page book will be printed as a beautiful hardcover, approximately 7" x 10.5". Kickstarter backers can also pick rewards that include copies of the art team's previous books, The Princess Who Saved Herself, Code Monkey Save World, and ABC Disgusting

Thanks so much for your consideration!

ABOUT THE CREATORS

Greg Pak is an award-winning writer and filmmaker best known for comics such as Planet Hulk, Action Comics, Weapon H, and Mech Cadet Yu and his children's book The Princess Who Saved Herself. 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 comics work he has also been involved with storyboarding for games and design work for film. For more about Miyazawa, visit www.twitter.com/takmiyazawa.

Jessica Kholinne is an Indonesian comic-book colorist. She has previously worked on Insexts, Batgirl, God Complex, Astonisher, Princess Who Saved Herself and more. For more about Kholinne, visit jessicakholinne.com.

Simon Bowland is a comic book letterer currently working for DC, Dark Horse, Image, Valiant, 2000AD, and more. Born and bred in England, Simon lives with his fiancée, Pippa, and their cat, Jess. Catch Simon on Twitter at www.twitter.com/simonbowland.

Risks and challenges

All of the creators involved in this project are professionals with years of experience and excellent records in making tough deadlines. We've already run multiple Kickstarters, including Code Monkey Save World and The Princess Who Saved Herself, which have given us the experience necessary to complete this project on time. Of course, unavoidable personal mishaps, acts of God, global disruption, or dumb mistakes could throw us off schedule, and we will keep Kickstarter backers updated if we do encounter any delays.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 12 or more About US$ 12

    PDF of PWSHF

    A digital pdf of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    133 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 20 or more About US$ 20

    Physical hardcover of the PWSHF

    A physical hardcover of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS plus the digital PDF of the book plus an awesome princess STICKER SHEET!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    646 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    PWSHF hardcover + SIGNED BOOKPLATE!

    A physical hardcover of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS with a SIGNED BOOKPLATE autographed by Jonathan and Greg + the digital PDF of the book + an awesome princess STICKER SHEET!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    245 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 35 or more About US$ 35

    PWSHF hardcover + ABCD hardcover

    A physical hardcover of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS + a physical hardcover of ABC DISGUSTING + digital PDFs of both books + an awesome princess STICKER SHEET!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    96 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 38 or more About US$ 38

    PWSHF hardcover + CMSW paperback

    A physical hardcover of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS + a physical trade paperback of CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD + digital PDFs of both books + an awesome princess STICKER SHEET!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 48 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 39 or more About US$ 39

    Two PWSHF hardcovers

    Two physical hardcovers of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS + a digital PDF of the book + two awesome princess STICKER SHEETS!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    85 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 40 or more About US$ 40

    PWSHF hardcover + PWSH hardcover!

    A physical hardcover of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS + a physical hardcover of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF + digital PDFs of both books + two awesome princess STICKER SHEETS!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 541 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 49 or more About US$ 49

    PDFs of PWSHF, PWSH, CMSW, ABCD, KSS

    A digital extravaganza -- PDFs of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS, THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF, CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD, ABC DISGUSTING, and Greg Pak's crowdfunding how-to book KICKSTARTER SECRETS!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 58 or more About US$ 58

    Three PWSHF hardcovers

    Three physical hardcovers of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS + a digital PDF of the book + three awesome princess STICKER SHEETS!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 75 or more About US$ 75

    ALL the physical books!

    Hardcovers of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS, THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF, ABC DISGUSTING, and the trade paperback of CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD + digital PDFs of all the books + two awesome princess STICKER SHEETS + an ABC DISGUSTING sticker sheet!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 161 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 100 or more About US$ 100

    Ten pack of the PWSHF hardcover

    Ten physical hardcovers of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS + a digital PDF of the book + ten awesome princess STICKER SHEETS!

    Fantastic for retailers or anyone with a big family!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 110 or more About US$ 110

    Variant PWSHF + orig. sketch BOOKPLATE!

    One limited edition PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS hardcover book with a variant cover, with a numbered bookplate signed by writers Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton and artist Takeshi Miyazawa. Tak will also draw a small original sketch on the bookplate! Includes a certificate of authenticity, the Princess sticker sheet, and a PDF of the PWSHF. Only 125 of these special, variant cover books with numbered, signed bookplates will be made available, so get them while they're hot!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 200 or more About US$ 200

    Original art commission by Tak Miyazawa!

    A 5"x5" toned headshot sketch by artist Takeshi Miyazawa! One character, your choice, from CMSW, the PWSH, the PWSHF, or ABC Disgusting. Also includes the PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS hardcover, the Princess sticker sheet, and a PDF of the PWSHF.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Select this reward

    Pledge US$ 300 or more About US$ 300

    Big Mystery Box of Coulton & Pak Swag

    Amazing Mystery Box filled with tons of Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak cultural product, including signed books and signed CDs and much more! Also includes the PWSHF hardcover, the PWSH hardcover, the ABCD hardcover, the CMSW paperback, digital PDFs of all of those books plus KICKSTARTER SECRETS, the signed PWSHF bookplate sticker, and the princess and ABCD sticker sheets!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 9 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Reward no longer available

    Pledge US$ 500 or more About US$ 500

    Your child's likeness in the book!

    Have your child's likeness drawn into THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS as a supporting character! (Please note that you'll have to sign a release form authorizing us to use your child's likeness.) Also includes the PWSHF hardcover, the PWSH hardcover, the ABCD hardcover, the CMSW paperback, digital PDFs of all of those books plus KICKSTARTER SECRETS, and the princess and ABCD sticker sheets!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 5 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)