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$1,409
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
48
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, August 17 2014 9:39 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hello seeker!

  I am a space and science fiction artist, and have been for all of my life. Star Trek, 2001, the 1969 Apollo moon landing, all sparked my interest in space and the future that might unfold. I was a charter member of The Planetary Society at the personal invitation of Dr. Carl Sagan when I was 15 years old.

  My "Mars Awaits" calendar features 13 pieces of artwork that depict that future of exploration on Mars, some of the images were done for NASA. These beautiful images are sure to embiggen your life and whet your desire to explore. The calendar shows the moon phases and has certain special days marked with a blue star. Below are the images in each month of the calendar, the cover will be a surprise...

The launch of a probe destined for Mars.
The launch of a probe destined for Mars.
The Rose Lander/Rover testing conditions for Earth plant life on Mars.
The Rose Lander/Rover testing conditions for Earth plant life on Mars.
The twin spacecraft Stradivarius and the Guarneri arrive at Mars.
The twin spacecraft Stradivarius and the Guarneri arrive at Mars.
The first permanent base on Mars!
The first permanent base on Mars!
Can we farm with Martian soil?
Can we farm with Martian soil?
The biology of Mars could be fascinating!
The biology of Mars could be fascinating!
A fossil! Oh don't I wish!
A fossil! Oh don't I wish!
An inflatable greenhouse provides food at the Martian outpost.
An inflatable greenhouse provides food at the Martian outpost.
Exploring the surface of Mars on a long term expedition.
Exploring the surface of Mars on a long term expedition.
There will be many missions to accomplish on Mars.
There will be many missions to accomplish on Mars.
Remembering who sparked my interest in Mars...
Remembering who sparked my interest in Mars...
A place Ray Bradbury might like to spend the holidays...
A place Ray Bradbury might like to spend the holidays...

  For over a decade I have been working with Dr. Chris McKay illustrating proposals for Mars and lunar missions. I'd like to share my work with you in this sharp looking calendar. My website, www.shrox.com contains a gallery of more images and animations that you are most welcome to peruse.

  These images are digital paintings, my acquired disability has driven me to explore other mediums than traditional ones. I used to paint and draw, now with the computer it has kind of come full circle.

  The calendar is laid out as a 12" x 24" wall display and will show twelve of my Mars artworks, one for each month, plus a new piece for the cover. It will be printed on quality coated paper, using "green printing" sources and methods. Here is a look at the layout of the calendar.

The layout of the calendar pages.
The layout of the calendar pages.


Risks and challenges

This project is press ready, that means once this meets it's goal, I make a phone call and the presses start printing!

I have the artwork laid out and it has been approved by the printer, the sample proofs from the printer have been approved by me.

The main possibility of delay is if a meteor or comet makes a direct impact on the printing center. Maybe I should start another Kickstarter project to build a armored shield for it...

All joking aside, the Mars calendar project is turn key ready, and will be delivered on time.

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    Instant gratification! The images of the calendar are the perfect size for your desktop, just click on the pic, then when the large one appears, right click on the pic then choose "save image as" or "set as desktop background".
    Sure, you could just do it for free, but I hope you appreciate my work enough to offer the small pledge. You can download them all at once here as well, but it's a 30meg file, might take a minute or three. http://www.shrox.com/MarsCalendar/ShroxMarsArtCalendar.zip

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    The calendar itself! You'll enjoy the artwork, the moon phases, and the Mars fun fact on each month's layout.

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    The sweet calendar, plus a 17" x 11" full color print of the month's illustration of your choice.

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    The serenity of two calendars will find cromulence in your life, one for home and one for office, or the ship's bridge...

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    One calendar and three 17" x 11" full color prints of your choice to Mars up your personal space.

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    Three calendars, one for each of the four directions of your life, except one.

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    Four calendars, plus a 17" x 11" color print of each of the 13 Mars artwork pieces.

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    Six calendars, plus a two sets of the 17" x 11" full color prints of each of the 13 Mars artwork pieces.

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