About this project
Hello everybody! My name is Andrey Tarusov. I was born in Rybinsk, a small town near Moscow in Russia. Since childhood I was fascinated by all kinds of art, especially by animation and illustration. My passion defined my occupation. After graduation from university where I studied art and animation, I started developing my own projects. Now I moved to Los Angeles with my wife and two dogs and new page in my life began. Most of all I like to create series of pictures, because through them I can transfer certain ideas and concepts. Perhaps, you have already met some of my series such as Game of Thrones Pin-Up, Disney Princess and Villains, Cartoon Characters that Got Old.
These works became so popular that many major Internet magazines, listed below, published them and interviewed me.
About five years ago I realized that my favorite art style was pin-up, because it combined beautiful women, retro entourage, sophisticated drawing technique, and humor. Having done my first pin-up calendar I got positive feedback. It inspired me to create a calendar per year. It became a tradition and now I have 4 published calendars, two of which were funded via Russian version of Kickstarter. Both projects were extremely successful and made me famous among Russian artists’ community. In my calendars I am trying to represent my deepest impression of the current year.
This year my wife and I moved to The USA and this became the most important event in our life because we had been preparing for it for several years. That is why America as a melting pot of different cultures became a source of inspiration for a new calendar. Our moving to the US evoked memories of our journey that took place 4 years ago. We crossed the country and visited many places, which I depicted in this year calendar. I gather many ideas from this trip, my personal photos, and reminiscence.
This calendar is created to be not only beautiful, but also useful. You can highlight memorable dates, plan your route through America, visit all the sites that are illustrated in the Calendar. Isn’t it a crazy-awesome idea?
Poems by Marina Pustilnik
And here you can get not only an American pin-up Calendar. I prepared several rewards for you. And don’t forget that you can combine the pledges. Just choose one reward and add the amount from the other. During the survey after Kickstarter, I will figure out what is your intention.
Risks and challenges
It is the 5th calendar during the last five years, so the main challenge would be to print and deliver all calendars for the New Year. We work with Print Ninja factory that is also recommended by Kickstarter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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