I heard from my buddy, Hugo Award-winning artist John Picacio, today. He dropped me an email to let me know:
a) He liked the look of that sweet potato pie Rob made for yesterday’s Thanksgiving Football gathering.
b) He has just launched his own company: Lone Boy | John Picacio Calendar & Loteria Cards
c) He’s also launched a kickstarter campaign to generate funding for a 2013 Calendar featuring some of his most memorable cover art. According to John:
“This full-color 12” x 12” 2013 wall calendar collects twelve of my favorite book cover artworks from my career thus far. This is the debut product from my new company, Lone Boy, and I want the final product to be the best I can possibly give you. The calendar’s cover will be printed on 12 pt. premium paper stock, with a satin aqueous-coated finish, and the interior pages will be printed on 100# text.
You won’t find many art calendars where the artist himself (or herself) has not only created the artwork, but also personally designed and overseen every detail. This is that kind of calendar. It’s available exclusively here, via this Kickstarter campaign. This is an offering from me to you, with all best wishes to you and yours for 2013.”
“The good news — my funding goal has been met at $12,000, so the calendar will indeed be a reality. And now that we reached $20,000, every backer who pledges $35 or more gets a free 12-page sketchbook featuring notes and sketches from the making of the calendar artworks.
a) A signed 2013 calendar
b) An archival print of the calendar’s cover art
c) A 12-page sketchbook
d) Free shipping
e) And IF we get to 30K, then they (and everyone who pledges more than $40) gets the deluxe card setPretty good value!And then if you notice, we gave some added price breaks for people who order multiple calendars too.Some other fun highlights:1) The $250 tier gets your birthday printed in the calendar, and more — which is cool because then you can claim your birthday as a federal holiday and demand that everyone you know gets the day off (or not). ;)2) $500 gets you an original 6″ x 9″ drawing, plus your birthday, and more