Comic Book: Code Monkey Save World
Our... er... heroes?
Greg Pak: It occurs to me that you could field a pretty awesome supervillain team with characters from @JonathanCoulton songs. Jonathan Coulton: @GregPak DO IT!
—The tweets that launched everything.
A collaboration born on the internet, Code Monkey Save World is (or will be - see below) a graphic novel/miniseries starring several characters from Coulton's musical works, thrown together in an attempt to save the world, hopefully managing to get the girl in the process. The comic was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter, and is being written by Greg Pak, penciled by Tak Miyazawa, colored by Jessica Kholinne, lettered by Simon Bowland, and released by Comixology and (the appropriately-named) MonkeyBrain Comics. The Kickstarter page may be found here.
Characters drawn from Coulton's works include:
- Simian coder Charles, or "Code Monkey", and his love interest, Matilde, from the song of the same name
- Vijay Dutt, better known as Skullcrusher, the Super Villain from "Skullcrusher Mountain" (and the main character of "The Future Soon")
- Laura the Robo Queen of the Robot Overlords from "Chiron Beta Prime," who was Vijay's childhood crush in "The Future Soon"
- Bob the zombie office-worker from "Re: Your Brains"
- The Captain, the heroic Minnesotan curler from "Curl"
- The giant squid from "I Crush Everything"
- The Creepy Doll from... er... "Creepy Doll"
This comic provides examples of: