Did you ever think to yourself, "I wish I could have a year full of Unicorns!"? Now you can! With this illustrated 12-month wall calendar, 2018 is The Year of the Unicorn.
During the last year and a half, I have been illustrating a series of quirky, fluffy, extraordinary, gnarly, odd unicorns and now, with your help I would love to collect them all into a wondrous wall calendar for 2018.
Take a trip through a fantastically magical world filled with the wonder of these gentle, brave and sometimes silly creatures. Each month you'll step into a new adventure with a different unicorn visitor because let's face it, unicorns just make life a little more interesting.
Here are the technical aspects of the calendar. It will feature:
- 12 full-color illustrations, featuring quirky unicorns!
- Saddle-stitched binding, no wire or coils.
- 12 Month spreads.
- US Date format and holidays.
- Week numbers.
- Moon phases.
- Size: 8.5” x 11” folded. 11”x17” open.
- Printed in the US.
With a flair for the quirky and whimsy, Kiri’s artwork reflects an interest in nature, childhood, fairy tales, as well as an inherent fondness of Nordic myth and folklore. She enjoys working on projects that range from children’s illustration to fantasy art.
Kiri Østergaard Leonard grew up in the small village of Boeslum in Denmark, Scandinavia, surrounded by beautiful nature and a wide variety of farmstead animals. While still living in Denmark she attended The Academy of Fine Arts in Aarhus, before leaving her home country behind to continue her studies at the Pratt Institute in New York City. She now resides in Austin, Texas, where she thrives as a full-time illustrator and artist.
She has worked with clients such as 3dTotal Publishing, Paizo, Llewellyn Worldwide, Privateer Press, Mayfair Games, Flame Tree Publishing, Spider Magazine for Children and more. Her artwork has been featured by Infected by Art, ImagineFX and The ArtOrder among others and won awards both in China and in the US.
All shipping will be shipped with USPS.com and tracked.
While packages usually arrive sooner, I allow the post office up to two weeks for Domestic delivery and up to 4-5 weeks for International deliveries before resending/refunding for non-delivery.
Thank you for understanding. The postal service can be fickle! Please remember that shipping around any holiday can be unpredictable.
International Shipping: Some countries outside of the USA charge VAT tax or duties on incoming packages. International backers are responsible for any and all Customs Charges, Taxes and Additional Fees levied by their country.
In the event of lost orders in the mail (it happens!), I will offer to resend the reward once for free, or alternatively, you will have the option of a refund. Please note that I can only reship an order once if it is lost. If the second parcel is lost, I will not be able to offer a refund.
Risks and challenges
The majority of the artwork for the calendar is already complete. There are three illustrations left to be finished. The sketches are done for all three, with one of the pieces being already in the color rough stage, and soon approaching final. I don't foresee any problems getting the last illustrations finished in time.
I have been recommended a great printer and feel confident they will deliver a beautiful product. Hopefully this means there will be no problems with the printing but naturally, if it happens, I will work it out with them.
The goal is to have the calendar in your hands by Christmas if everything goes as planned, and if the USPS postal system will bless us all, that shouldn't be a problem.
Shipping is the greatest challenge, I am shipping with USPS.com as they offer the more affordable rates and I have had good previous experience with them. Rewards will be handled in batches to minimize complications.
I will be sure to give weekly updates throughout the process, so you are kept informed and know where the project is at.
Lastly, I want to mention that this is the third time I am self-publishing a calendar, so although I am new to Kickstarter, I am experienced in compiling a good product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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