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Enjoy 12 months of steampunk themed animals for your wall, painted in watercolors. Limited edition calendar.
Enjoy 12 months of steampunk themed animals for your wall, painted in watercolors. Limited edition calendar.
Enjoy 12 months of steampunk themed animals for your wall, painted in watercolors. Limited edition calendar.
68 backers pledged $1,818 to help bring this project to life.

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Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar

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Welcome to a year of steampunk animals!

Thanks to you, we funded! If you missed out, I will have a limited number of calendars available online in my site KarenLuk.net in the next couple weeks. Bookmark this link or check back this Kickstarter's updates. Again, my gratitude to the backers!

Each month, different steampunk themed animals are featured along with the days and dates. Below are some of the paintings from the calendar.

Stretch goal #2 met! Everyone who has a physical pledge will receive a 5x7 inch print of a steampunk animal not in the calendar.

Stretch goal #1 met! Upgrade to paper stock - heavier interior pages and glossy cover.This means a higher quality product for everyone who backs a calendar.

Clockwork Peacock
Clockwork Peacock
Owl Law or the Long Wing of the Law
Owl Law or the Long Wing of the Law
Crown Duel
Crown Duel
Rendezvous
Rendezvous
Gentleman Octopus
Gentleman Octopus
Walking the Dragon
Walking the Dragon
Flying Monkey
Flying Monkey

The Calendar

Because it's a calendar for 2014, I am aiming to only print 100 of them - hence, it's a limited edition run. If more than 100 calendars are backed, then I will increase the print run to match accordingly. The calendar dimensions are 8.25 by 7.25 inches. Hung on a wall, the calendar is 8.25 by 14.5 inches opened.

Calendar layout
Calendar layout
Sample sketch for the Early Bird, Sketch Day level
Sample sketch for the Early Bird, Sketch Day level

Stretch Goals

The funding goal covers all of the printing costs for 100 calendars, rewards for this campaign, US domestic shipping via First Class Mail, and Kickstarter fees. I have a few stretch goals in mind, but let's reach this one first!

Stretch goal of $1200 met! - Upgrade to paper stock - heavier interior pages and glossy cover.

Stretch goal of $1500 met! Every physical pledge will receive a 5x7 inch print of a steampunk animal not in the calendar.

Last stretch goal of $2000 - Everyone pledging $12 and up will receive all of the calendar illustrations as wallpapers for their computers.

Why a steampunk animal calendar?

I was inspired by the positive responses to the watercolor sketches I did for my previous Kickstarter, Steampunk ABC. The combination of animals and a steampunk aesthetic makes for a fun and whimsical calendar to brighten up your wall. I hope you agree and support the project!

Thank you for your consideration!

Video editing and animation - Brian Kolm

Music - "Gaslamp Funworks" Kevin MacLeod, Incomptech
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Risks and challenges

I have the benefit of previously running a Kickstarter and backing projects, so I know what is expected.

I already have a printer lined up to accept my files. Proofing will take a couple days and then I should receive the calendars in about a week or so. While waiting for the proofs/printing, I will generate the needed prints and get ready for shipping.

I'm working with a stateside printer this time, so I don't expect problems on the printing end. The only issue I foresee is getting everything packed up for shipping on time, but spreadsheets will alleviate this.

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    WATCH THE DAYS. You'll get access to backer only updates as well as seeing the production side of the calendar. Thanks for backing! Every bit helps.

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    DAY COVERS. Receive all the calendar illustrations as wallpapers for your computer. The jpgs will be formatted for 16:9 ratio (aka widescreen).

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    DAY TRACKER.
    One Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar for you!

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    EARLY BIRD, SKETCH DAY. One signed Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar with an inked sketch.

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    SHARE THE DAYS.
    Three Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendars for your gift giving pleasure.

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    DAYS & ABCs.
    One signed Steampunk Animal 2014 calendar and one signed Steampunk ABC children's book from my previous Kickstarter.

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    ART DAY.
    One Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar and a signed, archival 11 by 14 inch print of your choice from the calendar illustrations.

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    ALL THE GEARS.
    One signed Steampunk Animal 2014 calendar and a signed, archival 11 by 14 inch print of your choice from the calendar illustrations. In addition, you'll get one signed Steampunk ABC children's book and the coloring book from my previous Kickstarter. Steampunk ABC is a hardcover book with 32 full color pages and has a glossary of terms. Steampunk ABC Coloring Book has 26 black/white pages to color, a glossary of terms, word search and a pair of kid sized, color goggles to cut out and wear. Check out my Kickstarter profile to see the Steampunk ABC images and details.

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    PAINTED DAYS. Choose your favorite animal and I will paint a steampunk themed version of it! The watercolor painting will be 5x7 inches. One Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar and a signed, archival 11 by 14 inch print of your choice from the calendar illustrations are included. The calendar and print will ship in December 2013. The painting will be shipped by February 2014.

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    FLYING MONKEY. Own the original painting of Flying Monkey! The original is approximately 9 by 12 inches, painted on cotton watercolor paper and comes signed. One signed Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar and a signed, archival 11 by 14 inch print of your choice from the calendar illustrations are included.

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    OWL LAW. Own the original painting of Owl Law (or the Long Wing of the Law)! The original is approximately 9 by 12 inches, painted on cotton watercolor paper and comes signed. The text is added digitally and is not on the painting. One signed Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar and a signed, archival 11 by 14 inch print of your choice from the calendar illustrations are included.

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    CLOCKWORK PEACOCK. Own the original painting of Clockwork Peacock! The original is approximately 9 by 12 inches, painted on cotton watercolor paper and comes signed. One signed Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar and a signed, archival 11 by 14 inch print of your choice from the calendar illustrations are included.

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    WALKING THE DRAGON. Own the original painting of Walking the Dragon! The original is approximately 9 by 12 inches, painted on cotton watercolor paper and comes signed. One signed Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar and a signed, archival 11 by 14 inch print of your choice from the calendar illustrations are included.

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    CROWN DUEL. Own the original painting of Crown Duel! The original is approximately 9 by 12 inches, painted on cotton watercolor paper and comes signed. One signed Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar and a signed, archival 11 by 14 inch print of your choice from the calendar illustrations are included.

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    RENDEZVOUS. Own the original painting of Rendezvous! The original is approximately 9 by 12 inches, painted on cotton watercolor paper and comes signed. One signed Steampunk Animal 2014 Calendar and a signed, archival 11 by 14 inch print of your choice from the calendar illustrations are included.

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Funding period

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