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!
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
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