Fund It!: Code Monkey Save World, Graphic Novel Based on the Songs of Jonathan Coulton
There are many things in this world I didn’t realise I was missing until they became a thing. A comic book universe based on songs written by independent musician/geek extraordinaire Jonathan Coulton is one of those things.
JoCo might be best known for his musical contributions to the Portal franchise, but he has an extensive catalogue of songs about evil geniuses in love, zombies having office disagreements and the tragic tale of a Star Trek Redshirt. So after joking around with comic writer Greg Pak on Twitter about combining those songs and characters into one epic storyline, it seemed like way too good an idea to not actually make happen. SO THEY DID.
A lot of people lately are bashing recent cartoon network shows saying that the “old” cartoon network will always be better than the “new” stuff because it was their childhood, but just because you didn’t grow up with new shows like adventure time or Steven universe doesn’t mean they’re any less good than the shows that aired awhile back like Billy and Mandy or the powerpuff girls. And some people say that its because the 90’s were better, that has NOTHING to do with the quality of a show! Some of the “old” cartoon network shows didn’t even come out in the 90’s they came out around the early 20th century! And you have to realize some people grew up in between so they grew up with some of both, but just because its not a show you watched as a kid doesn’t mean its crap. All shows are good in their own way, let’s stop separating them as old and new and just enjoy them :)