Here is some news on my calendar package coming out in July. I don’t do alot of merchandise really, I try to keep to products I feel positive about, either art objects like toys, or prints and zines that are hand signed. This calendar project was a lot of fun to work on, it’s a 13 month calendar (Dec. 07-Dec. 08), a mini zine, and a sticker sheet, all boxed together. I tried to put in a lot of random history, artist birthdates, weird holidays, and of course what calendar is complete without the lunar schedule?
The mini zine was fun to work on as well- each book is hand signed inside, and about half have drawings, rubber stamping, writing, etc. in them. It’s going to be pretty random, you might buy it and get a drawing in there. I wanted them all to be unique. Here’s some images from the zine and a couple of the signed sheets...
The calendar package debuts at the San Diego Comicon in July, but Murphy design is offering preorders right now at their site: Murphy Design- Soto Calendar
Here’s some more info from Murphy Design:
"Jeff Soto's Lucky 13" calendar + "No Hope" 32 page minizine
Jeff Soto is proud to deliver 13 full-color calendar images that you can proudly display on your wall. The calendar measures 9” x 18” when you are hanging it on the wall and features 13 months starting in December of 2007 and finishing in December 2008. The calendar features 14 major paintings from the past couple of years -- not featured in the sold out Potato Stamps Book – and 39 small images from Soto’s “Cold Ice Age” series of 100 paintings.
This package also includes “No Hope” a 32 page mini zine that measures 5 1⁄2” x 8 1⁄2” featuring photos, sketches, drawings and painting pieces and parts. The mini zine is signed on vellum and is bound in the book, appearing in the front. Jeff threw down his Photoshop and design skills to teach Murphy a thing or two. And the result is major coolness. Also included is one 8” x 8” sticker page with 10 stickers.
This package will be shipping end of July and will be premiering at ComicCon in San Diego. You may want to act fast, as this online promotion is limited to 1,500 copies. Packaged as a limited edition collector's set.
ISBN : 0-9771430-9-0
Pre-order at Murphy Design