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Twelve iconic artworks from Hugo Award winner John Picacio, featuring some of his best science fiction & fantasy cover art.

Cover of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
Cover of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar

11/27/12 -- FINAL 24 HOURS UPDATE: A giant THANK YOU to all backers for making my first Kickstarter a big success! No matter where our final funding number ends, all pledges of $40 and up will now automatically receive a signed promo art card featuring my DROOD artwork! I appreciate everyone who backed this project very much, and look forward to fulfilling your calendar and reward purchases. And for anyone who has not pledged yet, if you pledge $40 or more -- then you can snag one of these for yourself too. :)

KICKSTARTER GOALS ACHIEVED THUS FAR!

CALENDAR DETAILS:

This full-color 12” x 12” 2013 wall calendar collects twelve of my favorite book cover artworks from my career thus far. This is the debut product from my new company, Lone Boy, and I want the final product to be the best I can possibly give you. The calendar’s cover will be printed on 12 pt. premium paper stock, with a satin aqueous-coated finish, and the interior pages will be printed on 100# text.

You won’t find many art calendars where the artist himself (or herself) has not only created the artwork, but also personally designed and overseen every detail. This is that kind of calendar. It’s available exclusively here, via this Kickstarter campaign. This is an offering from me to you, with all best wishes to you and yours for 2013.

January layout from the 2013 John Picacio Calendar, featuring the Chesley Award-winning cover artwork for FAST FORWARD 2
January layout from the 2013 John Picacio Calendar, featuring the Chesley Award-winning cover artwork for FAST FORWARD 2

You’ll notice how big the artwork is. Most 12” x 12” calendars have a 12” x 12” image canvas, but for this calendar, you get more artwork with no extra cost or wall space required, because I’ve designed the interior image area to be a larger-than-normal 12” x 16”. 

That said, if you like to write down important dates and make plans on your wall calendars, you’ll be pleased to find ample space for doing that within each monthly calendar grid.

SIGNED PRINT DETAILS:

All 8.5" x 11" prints included within the various reward tiers are signed by me, and are suitable for framing. Each is printed on Hahnemuhle archival paper and printed with archival inks, and each is hand-checked by me. Hahnemuhle is a German paper company that has been crafting some of the finest paper in the world since 1584. Each print is also sleeved in an archival crystal-clear bag.

SCHEDULE:

All calendars will be shipped December 2012. We can’t promise that the calendars will arrive by December 25th, but we will do our very best within the time given. At the very least, we will have all calendars shipped during the month of December. If we reach our initial goal, we will keep you regularly updated on the progress of the calendars’ production and fulfillment.

SHIPPING:

The shipping costs for the calendars have been included in each tier. Although I would love to ship these calendars via the less expensive USPS Media Mail rate, it’s not possible because it doesn’t fall within their latest guidelines. In most cases, for orders within the continental US, these will be mailed via USPS Parcel Post. And in the case of international shipping, we’ll be shipping via USPS as well.

A NOTE ABOUT KICKSTARTER:

I believe relationships are important and I’ve strived to be accessible via appearances at conventions, and in recent years via my blog, Facebook and Twitter. I see Kickstarter as another way to connect with you, and with my audience. With the offering of this calendar, I’m sharing some of my personal best, and I’m looking forward to us watching this process unfold together.

FINAL NOTE BEFORE WE GET TO YOUR REWARDS DESCRIPTIONS, AND THE REST OF THE ART IN THE CALENDAR:

Thank you for stopping by here. I create pictures for a living, and this is how I support my family. Your time is valuable, and I appreciate you spending a bit of it here. To all who have enjoyed and continued to champion my work over the years, I sincerely appreciate you and thank you for continuing to do so. Let’s keep working toward a better world for all of us in this coming new year.

EXPANDED REWARD TIER DESCRIPTIONS

ART SAMARITAN $5 Level

You receive a 'thank you' email, good karma, and best wishes for you and yours in 2013.

ART ASSOCIATE $10 Level

You receive a PDF version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar, featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks. This reward is available only to backers of this Kickstarter campaign. You may add this digital reward to any pledge amount above this level, for an additional $5. All backers pledging $250 or more receive this PDF version for free.

ART FRIEND $20 Level

You receive an 8.5" x 11" signed archival print of the calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS.

ART LOVER $25 Level

You receive one 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendar featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks, not available in stores. Free shipping included. 

ART LOVER / SIGNED EDITION $35 Level

You receive one signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendar featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks, not available in stores. Free shipping included.

ART LOVER / SIGNED EDITION DELUXE $40 Level

You receive:

  • One signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendar featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks
  • One 8.5" x 11" signed archival print of the calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS

Free shipping included.

ART LOVER TIMES TWO / SIGNED EDITION $60 Level

You receive TWO signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks, not available in stores. Free shipping included.

ART LOVER TIMES TWO / SIGNED EDITION DELUXE $75 Level

You receive:

  • TWO signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks
  • TWO 8.5" x 11" signed archival prints

1) The calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS

2) John Picacio’s cover art for Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES.

Free shipping included.

ART LOVER TIMES THREE / SIGNED EDITION $90 Level

You receive THREE signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks, not available in stores. Free shipping included.

ART LOVER TIMES THREE / SIGNED EDITION DELUXE $115 Level

You receive:

  • THREE signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks
  • THREE 8.5" x 11" signed archival prints

1) The calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS

2) The cover art for Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES

3) The cover art for Frederik Pohl’s all-time science fiction classic GATEWAY.

Free shipping included.

ART LOVER TIMES FOUR / SIGNED EDITION $120 Level

You receive FOUR signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks, not available in stores. Free shipping included.

ART LOVER TIMES FOUR / SIGNED EDITION DELUXE $155 Level

You receive:

  • FOUR signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendar featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks
  • FOUR 8.5" x 11" signed archival prints, including:

1) The calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS

2) The cover art for Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES

3) The cover art for Frederik Pohl’s all-time science fiction classic GATEWAY

4) The cover art for the limited edition of Dan Simmons’ DROOD

Free shipping included.

ART WARRIOR $250 Level

You receive:

  • Your name printed on your birthday in the printed version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FOUR signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks
  • Free PDF version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FOUR 8.5" x 11" signed archival prints, including:

1) The calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS

2) The cover art for Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES

3) The cover artwork for Frederik Pohl’s all-time science fiction classic GATEWAY

4) The cover artwork for the limited edition of Dan Simmons’ DROOD

Free shipping included.

ART CHAMPION BRONZE $500 Level

You receive:

  • An original 6” x 9” pencil sketch inspired by one of the twelve artworks in the 2013 John Picacio calendar
  • Your name printed on your birthday in the printed version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FOUR signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks
  • Free PDF version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FOUR 8.5" x 11" signed archival prints, including:

1) The calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS

2) The cover art for Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES

3) The cover art for Frederik Pohl’s all-time science fiction classic GATEWAY

4) The cover art for the limited edition of Dan Simmons’ DROOD

Free shipping included.

ART CHAMPION SILVER $1000 Level

You receive:

  • Your choice of a selected original John Picacio process artwork (You may choose from the selected originals pictured below the list for this tier.)
  • Your name printed on your birthday in the printed version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FOUR signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks
  • Free PDF version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FOUR 8.5” x 11” signed archival prints, including:

1) The calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS

2) The cover art for Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES

3) The cover art for Frederik Pohl’s all-time science fiction classic GATEWAY

d) The cover art for the limited edition of Dan Simmons’ DROOD

Free shipping included.

Artworks that remain available (first come, first serve) to Art Champion Silver Tier backers:

DROOD Sketch Study by John Picacio / Pencil on Strathmore bristol / 9" x 12" / (Below) This is one of a series of sketches I did, where I was exploring the expression on Dickens' face for the DROOD cover art. I drew a series of attempts to get it right before arriving at the final solution. 

ART CHAMPION GOLD $1500 Level

You receive:

  • Your choice of a selected original John Picacio process artwork (You may choose from the selected originals pictured below the list for this tier.)
  • Your name printed on your birthday in the printed version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FOUR signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks
  • Free PDF version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FOUR 8.5” x 11” signed archival prints, including:

1) The calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS

2) Cover art for Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES

3) Cover art for Frederik Pohl’s all-time science fiction classic GATEWAY

4) Cover art for the limited edition of Dan Simmons’ DROOD

Free shipping included.

Artworks available (first come, first serve) to Art Champion Gold Tier backers. Please choose your reward from these originals:

MEMORANDA Painting Study / Pencil, acrylic and oil on illustration board / 9" x 12.375" / (Below) This is Misrix, the unforgettable demon from Jeffrey Ford's terrific novel, MEMORANDA, the middle book in his WELL-BUILT CITY trilogy. I later did another painting of Misrix in full-color oils for the final shadowbox assemblage that became the official cover art, but this greyscale value painting study is one of my favorite progress works from that cover process. 

DROOD Drawing Study by John Picacio / Pencil on Strathmore bristol / 12" x 16" / (Below) As mentioned in the Silver tier, the key to this cover art was gonna be nailing the right expression in Dickens' face. I did a series of attempts to get it right before arriving at the final solution. This original drawing is one of those studies. 

ART MUSE $2000 Level

You receive:

  • The opportunity to model for an upcoming published John Picacio science fiction / fantasy artwork, including exclusive initial consultation with the artist about this opportunity. The artist will utilize your likeness for reference, and you'll be immortalized in science fiction / fantasy art history.
  • An original 6" x 9" pencil sketch of the artwork for which you model
  • One 17" x 22" archival print of the final artwork when it is completed, no later than the end of 2013. Contact artist for further details. (Note: Artist retains right of final approval on final artwork.)
  • Your name printed on your birthday in the printed version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FIVE signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks
  • Free PDF version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FIVE 8.5" x 11" signed archival prints, including:

1) The calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS

2) Cover art for Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES

3) Cover art for Frederik Pohl’s all-time science fiction classic GATEWAY

4) Cover art for the limited edition of Dan Simmons’ DROOD

5) Cover art for Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s literary classic A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ

Free shipping included.

ART STAR $3000 Level

You receive:

  • The opportunity to brainstorm with the artist and share in the idea-making process for an upcoming published John Picacio science fiction / fantasy artwork, including multiple consultations with the artist before and during this opportunity. This is a unique opportunity to co-create a piece of published art, usually only experienced by pro artists, art directors, and industry insiders.
  • You also have the option to model for this artwork, if you so desire. If so, the artist will utilize your likeness for reference, and you'll be immortalized in science fiction / fantasy art history.
  • An original 6" x 9" pencil sketch of the artwork for which you model
  • One 17" x 22" archival print of the final artwork when it is completed, no later than the end of 2013. Contact artist for further details. (Note: Artist retains right of final approval on final artwork.)
  • Your name printed on your birthday in the printed version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FIVE signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks
  • Free PDF version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar
  • FIVE 8.5" x 11" signed archival prints, including:

1) The calendar’s cover artwork -- John Picacio’s alternate cover art for James Dashner’s novel THE 13TH REALITY: THE JOURNAL OF CURIOUS LETTERS

2) Cover art for Michael Moorcock’s ELRIC: SWORDS AND ROSES

3) Cover art for Frederik Pohl’s all-time science fiction classic GATEWAY

4) Cover art for the limited edition of Dan Simmons’ DROOD

5) Cover art for Walter M. Miller, Jr.’s literary classic A CANTICLE FOR LEIBOWITZ

Free shipping included.

AWAY FROM HERE (December artwork for the 2013 John Picacio Calendar)
AWAY FROM HERE (December artwork for the 2013 John Picacio Calendar)

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

All of the artwork for this calendar project is finished and ready to go to press. Final layouts are being completed right now. The printing bid has been secured, in the event that the initial goal is reached.

As mentioned above, we're going to do our best to ship these calendars so that they arrive in time for holiday gift-giving, but we can't guarantee that.

We'll have to wait and see how long Kickstarter's post-campaign processing and survey work takes. One thing that we're considering in order to best serve our audience is that if the initial goal is reached, we won't wait for Kickstarter to process our payment in full, but immediately upon close of the campaign, we'll initiate the printing order for the calendar, and put our faith in Kickstarter to process on their end when the post-campaign housekeeping is completed.

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    ART CHAMPION SILVER: You receive your choice of one of five unique original John Picacio process drawings. Your name will be printed on your birthday in the printed version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar. You receive four signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars, four signed 8.5” x 11” signed archival prints, and a PDF version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar. (Please see "Expanded Reward Tier Description" at left for which prints are included.) Free shipping included.

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    ART CHAMPION GOLD: You receive your choice of one of five unique original John Picacio process drawings. Your name will be printed on your birthday in the printed version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar. You receive FOUR signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars, four 8.5” x 11” signed archival prints, and a PDF version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar. (Please see "Expanded Reward Tier Description" at left for which prints are included.) Free shipping included.

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    ART MUSE: You receive the opportunity to model for an upcoming published John Picacio science fiction / fantasy artwork, including exclusive initial consultation with the artist about this opportunity. You’ll receive an original 6" x 9" pencil sketch of the artwork for which you model PLUS one 17" x 22" archival print of the final artwork when it is completed, no later than the end of 2013. Your name will be printed on your birthday in the printed version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar. You receive five signed 12" x 12" gorgeously printed 2013 calendars featuring twelve of John Picacio's best artworks, five 8.5" x 11" signed archival prints, and a PDF version of the 2013 John Picacio Calendar. (Please see "Expanded Reward Tier Description" at left for which prints are included, plus additional language.) Free shipping included. (Estimated delivery applies to the five calendars and five 8.5" x 11" prints. The rest of this tier's reward will be delivered by end of 2013.)

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