Cat lovers might be interested in the Kickstarter project for this incredibly epic “World’s Most Super Amazing 100% Awesome Cat Calendar”, which for the purpose of this article, I will be calling the Cat Calendar for short!!
The project was launched by cat photographer Kate Funk and her partner Brennan Goth. Together they have created 6 cat calendars over the last few years, each one with a different theme. Previous themes explored include Famous Monsters, Movies and Musical Genres. This year’s theme is Magical Creatures and features their supremely talented model cat AC dressed up as all manner of creatures from unicorns and dragons to leprechauns and wizards! Funk creates all of the fabulous costumes and dioramas for the photographs and once the shots are done, graphic designer Goth takes over and puts the finishing touches on the images.
Funk and Goth started out small with their amazing Cat Calendars, printing just 75 copies in their first year. But realizing that there was a huge demand, they increased that number every year and have always sold out. This time they will attempt to print 2,000 copies, which is why they needed a little crowd-funding help!
They are hoping to make their first appearance at the National Stationary Show in New York in May, in order to reach a wider audience and encourage more retailers to stock the Cat Calendar but the cost of participating in the show is pretty overwhelming – another reason why they sought Kickstarter’s assistance. They are also under pressure to get the Cat Calendar completed by May, instead of the fall deadline they usually work to!
You will be pleased to hear that Funk and Goth’s project has already reached and surpassed the $3,500 target they set in just a week. But they are offering lots of rewards and the chance to buy the calendar at a discounted rate, so if you love cat cosplay and need a calendar, check out their Kickstarter page.