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This Kickstarter is to raise funds to publish The Douglas Klauba 2018 Adventure Calendar, his second calendar financed through Kickstarter. A favorite among publishers and collectors, Doug’s passion for the American Pulp Hero comes through with his exciting depictions of classic adventure characters. The featured paintings have been seen on comics, books, posters, audio books, old time radio show packaging, and this year, as a couple of private commissions, now collected together in one stunning calendar.

This year's heroes and heroines are:

 All characters are Copyrighted and Trademarked by their respective owners.

Edgar Rice Burroughs Thrillogy, The Mucker, and Gorgo
Edgar Rice Burroughs Thrillogy, The Mucker, and Gorgo

 

The Crimson Avenger, Hardboiled PIs, and The Lovecraft Squad
The Crimson Avenger, Hardboiled PIs, and The Lovecraft Squad

 

H.P. Lovecraft, Sam Spade, and Rocky Jordan
H.P. Lovecraft, Sam Spade, and Rocky Jordan

 

Stella 7; Doc Savage, Man of Bronze;  and The Green Lama
Stella 7; Doc Savage, Man of Bronze; and The Green Lama

 

60s TV Favorites: The Green Hornet, Kato, T.H.E Cat, and Honey West
60s TV Favorites: The Green Hornet, Kato, T.H.E Cat, and Honey West

 

All characters are Copyrighted and Trademarked by their respective owners.

NOTE: This year's calendar design is improved with a different layout behind the calendar grid.  A black & white illustration will be placed in gray, almost doubling the amount of art in the calendar.

Here's look at a sample spread layout in progress (dates aren't correct, text missing):

THE ARTIST

Doug in his studio. Photo by Kevin Selph.
Doug in his studio. Photo by Kevin Selph.

 

 Artist demo on YouTube featuring Doug (At 7mins in): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPpLc9NV9F8

Throughout the world, Douglas Klauba is most closely associated with the comic character The Phantom with over a dozen covers and numerous tie-ins featuring his depiction of "The Ghost Who Walks." Currently, he is working on illustrations for upcoming books from ERB Inc, already having interiors in their Tarzan Trilogy earlier this year. He's completed the first in his series of Goddess paintings, a print of which was made through a Kickstarter project from Century Guild. And he's the cover artist on Stephen Jones’ The Lovecraft Squad series from Pegasus Books.

Doug's paintings have been included in the art annuals of Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, the Society of Illustrators, and Imagine FX magazine, as well as represented in the recently published collections, The Art of Horror, and The Art of Horror Movies, both edited by Stephen Jones. His painting, "Mercury Jack," exhibited in the Spectrum Show at the Museum of American Illustration and another, "Da Vinci's Dream", was awarded Best in Show at the 2005 World Fantasy Convention. A poster of his "Stella 7" can be seen hanging on Howard Wolowitz's bedroom wall on the hit television show, The Big Bang Theory

Doug has a love for all Pulp Heroes and at every chance he gets, (away from his more commercial work), he takes an assignment to paint these champions. 

THE DESIGNER

Robert Garcia has been a print designer since 1983, with all sorts of illustrated editions, magazines, chapbooks, calendars and more to his credit, including The Collectors Book of Virgil Finlay, The Dreamthief’s Daughter limited edition and the 1st edition of The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox.  He designed 2016's Adventure Calendar with Doug, of which this one is clearly a companion piece. Check out Bob’s other design work at www.gpsdesign.net.

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Again we note: All characters are Copyrighted and Trademarked by their respective owners.

Risks and challenges

Doug and Bob have been meeting deadlines for years. The calendar has been designed and final production is only a couple of weeks away. All of the paintings are finished.

Now, equipment can fail, files could get lost (though there are backup files for each image in the calendar), either of us could get sick or some such disaster and we would lose time.

The calendar is being printed digitally, so we have a two week turn-around from the printer. This would put the calendars in our hands in December 2017. If anything does delay this project, we'll be quick to notify all Kickstarter supporters. We'll keep you abreast with updates every few days.

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    A SIGNED CALENDAR

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    GIFT PACK: 5 CALENDARS

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    CALENDAR & ORIGINAL MUCKER PAINTING

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    From Doug's most famous poster (hanging on the wall in The Big Bang Theory)—Stella 7. A very different pose but still a Stella 7 character study. You get a signed copy of THE DOUGLAS KLAUBA 2018 ADVENTURE CALENDAR and this great 11x17 pencil drawing of an alternate reality’s Stella 7.

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    A signed copy of the THE DOUGLAS KLAUBA 2018 ADVENTURE CALENDAR plus the Original 12 x 14 inch Pencil Sketch (this drawing is on two sheets of paper, taped together at the top and bottom) for a private commission painting of DC's first masked hero: THE CRIMSON AVENGER. Doug featured it on his limited edition sketchbook A FISTFUL OF LEAD, a signed copy of which will also be included in this Reward. The image is also in this year’s calendar.

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    CALENDAR & ORIGINAL TARZAN ARTWORK

    A signed copy of the THE DOUGLAS KLAUBA 2018 ADVENTURE CALENDAR plus the Original 15 x 18 inch black and white acrylic illustration of Tarzan in battle with his bow from ERB, Inc.'s TARZAN TRILOGY. Originally a double-page spread in the book illustrating this quote: "One of the emerging soldiers saw him and halted to raise his rifle. Tarzan let loose an arrow which stopped the soldier before he could fire." This illustration also appears in the calendar.

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