I've been horrified by the news coming out of Oklahoma. So here's a little something in hopes of encouraging folks to donate to relief efforts for the people suffering in the wake of the tornadoes.
If you give to the Red Cross or other relief organization of your choosing to help the folks in Oklahoma, I'll send some "Code Monkey Save World" stickers to your US mailing address. A very easy way to donate is to text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
We're working on the honor system here, friends. So just make your donation, then send your US mailing address to codemonkey at pakbuzz dot com and I'll hook you up. If you let me know how much you donated, I'll keep a running tally that might help inspire others to donate as well.
Many thanks and all the best!
2013.05.14 - Jonathan Coulton and Greg Pak live in NYC - final day for "Code Monkey Save World" Kickstarter
"Code Monkey Save World" masterminds Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton will appear live TONIGHT in New York City on the final full day of their graphic novel Kickstarter campaign! The pair will answer questions and give out free stickers and buttons. And Coulton will sing!
Comic Book Club
Tuesday, May 14th – 7pm
Tickets: FREE! (21+)
105 Eldridge St.
[Btwn. Grand and Broome St.]
Meet Li’l Blue, the Lonely Vampire, inspired by Jonathan Coulton’s song “Blue Sunny Day.” If we hit the current "JoCo Funnies" stretch goal for the "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel Kickstarter, I’ll draw some comics starring this guy. I'm strongly considering having him step out into the sun and burst into flames as the punchline of every strip.
Hey, y'all. The rumors are true: I'm writing a graphic novel based on the songs of the great Jonathan Coulton. And we've just entered the final two days of our Kickstarter campaign. So now's the time to jump on board!
Please see above for an insane chart of all the bonuses we've been able to add to the project because of the support of folks like you. Stickers! A whole new Jonathan Coulton acoustic album! A whole 'nother children's book based on Jonathan's "Princess Who Saved Herself Song"!
And if we hit the current stretch goal, we'll add the "JoCo Funnies," newspaper-style comic strips based on more beloved Coulton songs! (I'll contribute "Li'l Blue, the Sad Vampire," based on "Blue Sunny Day.")
Jonathan Coulton and I had a fantastic time at the "Code Monkey Save World" event at Bergen Street Comics on Wednesday -- thanks so much to everyone who came out for it! Above are two fun videos -- the first shows Jonathan singing a SFW version of his NSFW anthem "First of May." The second is a medley of some of the songs he sang. Enjoy!
And please feel free to check out the Kickstarter, if you haven't already. "Code Monkey Save World" is a graphic novel written by yours truly with art by Takeshi Miyazawa, based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton. We've recently added some sweet new rewards to the Kickstarter -- including challenge coins and some awesome DIY Code Monkey figurine kits!
Jonathan will sing a few songs! Greg will sign any comics you might bring or buy! And we'll give out FREE "CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD" STICKERS!
We may also have another special item to give away at the event, but we're waiting for confirmation that the stuff'll be ready in time. So cross your fingers and stay tuned!
Meanwhile, our Kickstarter backers continue to blow our minds with their amazing support. THANK YOU SO MUCH! We're just over $11,000 from the $200,000 stretch goal that will enable Jonathan to record a BRAND NEW ACOUSTIC ALBUM that everyone at the $15 pledge level and above will get for free as a digital download, so please check out the Kickstarter!
All the best and thanks again -- and see you at Bergen Street Comics on the First of May!
Coulton to record new acoustic album if "Code Monkey Save World" graphic novel Kickstarter hits $200,000
If the Kickstarter hits $200,000, Jonathan Coulton will record a BRAND NEW ALBUM of gorgeous acoustic renditions of all 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.
Songs on the album will include "Code Monkey," "Skullcrusher Mountain," "The Future Soon," "Creepy Doll," "I Crush Everything," "Re: Your Brains," and several more I'm probably forgetting right now because I'm so excited.
We're also thinking about adding a few special guest star singers and musicians -- more to be announced soon, knock on wood!
And here's a BONUS for you... everyone who backs the project at the $35 level and above will now get a FREE POSTER! The posters will be approximately 10.25" x 13" and will be folded once for shipping purposes. They'll probably feature the amazing "Code Monkey Save World" cover art by Takeshi Miyazawa, colored by Jessica Kholinne.
Finally, we're adding an incredibly special $750 pledge level. At this level, you and a guest can come to the studio to watch part of Jonathan Coulton's recording session for the acoustic album live in New York City, probably some time in June. We'll also take you to lunch. Travel/lodging/other expenses not included. But at this level, we'll also toss in all the swag we've announced thus far -- T-shirt, mug, poster, music, stickers. INSANE, am I right?
Thanks so much for the consideration and support! Tell your friends! Call your mom! Hugs all 'round!
This Monday morning, internet superstar musician Jonathan Coulton and I launched a Kickstarter for "Code Monkey Save World," a graphic novel based on Jonathan's songs, written by yours truly, and drawn by the great Takeshi Miyazawa with colors by Jessica Kholinne and letters by Simon Bowland.
The story follows the coding monkey known as Code Monkey (from Jonathan's song "Code Monkey," natch) as he teams up with the supervillain Skullcrusher (from "Skullcrusher Mountain") to save his unrequited love Matilde from Laura the Robo Queen's slave colonies on Chiron Beta Prime.
It's crazy sci fi with a big fuzzy heart and I hope you'll consider backing us. We're ridiculously excited about it and are going to do our darnedest to make it the awesomest thing you read all year.