FINAL 24 HOUR STRETCH GOAL!!!! We have increased our goal to $3,500 in order to develop a 35 page illustrated Cats On Amps Adult Coloring Book!!!! A Cats On Amps coloring book would certainly make the world a better place for sure. Existing backers can increase their pledge by $10 and new backers can select a $45 reward which now includes a 35 page illustrated Cats On Amps coloring book for adults. Killer!
We do Cats On Amps every day on Instagram at @CatsOnAmps, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CatsOnAmps666 and now even TWITTER @catsonamps!
We love you, you love us, we all love cats and we all love amps.
We wanted to do a simple Kickstarter campaign for a second year to bring you something easy that we can all enjoy; a 2nd annual Cats On Amps Calendar --- and again an exclusive limited edition shirt from the amazing artist Santos. Santos does a lot of great artwork for bands like Mutoid Man and Torche. Here is an example of Santos's work for last years calendar.
We needed some extra scratch, literally, to cover basic costs associated with bringing a calendar and t-shirt from a concept into a reality. Kickstarter has been a fantastic tool for us in bringing projects from planning and design phases into reality.
For this project the highest quality 12 X 12 wall calendars will be made to order.
We have not made a final decision on whether t-shirts will be exclusive and print only the number backed or if we will make shirts available after the campaign. That is yet to be determined. We do know that we will include a short run of patches and stickers....here is an example of previous stickers and shirts we have offered via Cats On Amps MerchNOW store (we partner with MerchNOW on many projects and maintain a store with them year round --- check out official Cats On Amps merch now at http://merchnow.com/catalogs/cats-on-amps)
And we are starting work on the calendar early this year so we can add biographical information about the cats and the owners and also provide a write up on the gear in the photos. VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS IN OUR SECOND YEAR OF DOING THIS. Maybe even a website outlining selected photos for each month.....HMMM.
While you consider backing this project please enjoy a few examples from our daily editions Cats On Amps which have been appearing on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Risks and challenges
Risks, things can and sometimes do go wrong however we have full confidence that we are on track. We have solicited hi resolutions photos directly from the Cats On Amps community and we will be receiving permissions from all photography copyright owners to use their image for a monthly spot on the calendar. In addition we have reached out to Santos and been placed on his calendar for a Cats On Amps T Shirt we will then include in this campaign. It is yet to be determined if this t-shirt design will be exclusive to this Kickstarter.
The challenges are communication breakdowns, unrealistic expectations, competing priorities, and all the usual dynamics which surround creative processes and Kickstarter campaigns. With the new year being a bit more than four months away we should have sufficient time to launch and fulfill this campaign. The challenge will be coordinating efforts and keeping all deliverables within necessary deadlines. We will work hard and make this another successful project.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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