Hi. I’m comedian Alex Hooper. You may have seen me on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle 2 or Fox’s New Girl. I love to make people laugh almost as much as I love pugs.
Speaking of pugs, I have two. Carlton came via The Pug Queen and Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles. Kimchi was rescued through Pug Rescue of Korea. During playtime one day, we were rolling around on the floor. Kimchi was being rather feisty and I decided to place her on my feet while I was lying on my back, legs straight up. She LOVED it! This little refugee from Korea wanted nothing more than to float in the air with me supporting her. I screamed at my girlfriend “take a picture.” That was the moment Pug Yoga was born.
My lightbulb moment came as I realized a wall calendar would be the perfect way to showcase Pug Yoga. Our fans would have a piece of Pug Yoga for their very own. AND we could give a portion of the profits to a pug rescue to help them save even more sweet little aliens while raising awareness around animal rescue. Everyone wins!
My friend and visionary photographer Troy Conrad jumped at the opportunity to photograph the project. At this point, we decided this calendar would also be a fantastic way to show off some of our favorite L.A. landmarks.
Once photography was complete, I handed off the project to another friend and award-winning graphic designer, John Cranston. John has brought my playful and silly vision to life and created a stunningly colorful calendar that would look great on any wall.
To finally bring the Pug Yoga Calendar to the world we need additional funds to pay our photographer, finish the design and layout, and place the first order with the printer.
As a backer of this Kickstarter, you will be the first to receive The 2018 Pug Yoga calendar. This is the lowest price the calendar will ever be offered at. Our design is nearly complete. We will place an order with the printer as soon as this campaign closes. Calendars will ship the first week in December, just in time for the holidays. And don’t forget, 10% of profits will be donated to Pug Nation Rescue of Los Angeles. Help yourself to this majestic calendar and help save some homeless pugs in the process.
At the $100 reward level backers will receive an invitation to an exclusive meet and greet with Kimchi herself! The meet and greet will be in the Los Angeles area in early 2018.
Dreaming of your own Pug Yoga photo shoot? For a $500 pledge that dream can be a reality. We will set up a session in L.A. with you and our photographer Troy in early 2018. Kimchi has graciously volunteered her services or you can bring your own pup.
Join the Pug Yoga movement and help make this dream a reality. Grab a 2018 Pug Yoga Calendar for yourself or someone you love. Namaste!
Risks and challenges
But seriously, 99% of the creative work is complete. The only potential issue would be a delay in printing. We don't foresee that becoming a problem as we've accounted for plenty of extra time to get the calendars to our backers before the holidays.
This Kickstarter ends in early November. It should only take a week or so to have the calendars printed and another week for us to ship them. So that leaves us an extra 2 weeks if there is a problem with the printer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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