Last week, we interviewed Greg Pak and Jonathan Coulton about their new Kickstarter with artist Takeshi Miyazawa. A spin-off of sorts of their 2013 campaign for Code Monkey Save World, this one was meant to bring a children's book adaptation of Coulton's The Princess Who Saved Herself into print.

If you remember how that original campaign ended with them reaching almost ten times their original goal --- or if you remember that Coulton is one of the most successful independent musicians around thanks to his extremely loyal fan-base --- it won't surprise you to learn that the campaign already soared $45,000 past its initial goal in its first week; but there's another reason that people are jumping on. The book is already done, and as the eight-page preview we've got below shows, it looks awesome.

 

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It's worth noting just from looking at these pages that Miyazawa's art just keeps getting better, and considering how great he's always been, that's saying something. We're especially fond of the Queen's jean vest/royal cape ensemble.

If you can't wait to find out how that timeless story of apiarist combat ends, well, you can always listen to Coulton's original song. Be warned, though; it's going to spoil some of the stuff that happens in the comic:

 

 

Though to be honest, "the princess saves herself" was spoiled in the title.

If you want to grab the physical hardcover of the book, adapted by Pak and illustrated by Miyazawa, or if you missed out on getting the digital version as part of the Code Monkey Kickstarter, the current campaign runs until March 26.