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The Retro Pinups 2016 Calendar

It's finally here!

I've mentioned the 2016 Calendar project back when the kicktstarter was going on and also shared some behind the scenes photos while waiting for the printing to be finished.  But now, I can finally share that the calendars are ready to go!

Boxes and boxes of calendars!

Boxes and boxes of calendars!

For everyone that purchased one during the kickstarter campaign, the autographed calendar will be in the mail soon!  (It takes some time to get all four ladies lovely signatures)

For those of you who haven't purchased one yet, there is still time!  Calendars will be available to purchase on The Retro Pinups' website.

BUT, if you are in the Chicago area, there are TWO opportunities in August where you can come and get your calendar signed IN PERSON with all the lovely ladies from the calendar.  Details about the dates (both in the third week of August) can be found on my Events page.  Come and get a calendar.  Take a picture with me and even pick up an autographed print.

Can't wait to share these with everyone!


Behind the Scenes: The Retro Pinups Calendar Project

As I mentioned in my blog post earlier about the 2016 Pinup Calendar, we had a great day of shooting.  A full day later, we shot all 12 months, 4 group shots and several other individual shots that can be used for other purposes.

We had a blast shooting for the calendar and we grabbed a few behind the scenes pictures and videos.  All images are from the calendar shoot or the promo shoot for The Chicago Tribune article.  I've even included a few videos for good measure.

Wearing my Airforce uniform shirt and cap

Wearing my Airforce uniform shirt and cap

This adorable custom play suit from  Lizzy D Creations  was perfect for some action shots!

This adorable custom play suit from Lizzy D Creations was perfect for some action shots!

Everyone loves America's past time, right? 

Everyone loves America's past time, right? 

Definitely on the naughty list this year

Definitely on the naughty list this year

I can't post too many photos without giving things away.  Here's a couple videos to show you just how much fun we have on our shoots!

Our calendar is 75% on it's way to completion.  I can't wait until it's done and we start sending them out to those that ordered.  I also can't wait until we head over to Comic Con in August to sell them.  Be sure to check out my Events page to keep track on where I will be.

2016 Pinup Calendar Project

Ada Atomic, myself, and Bettie Bellini sharing a shocking secret

Ada Atomic, myself, and Bettie Bellini sharing a shocking secret

Since late last year, I have had the pleasure of being a part of The Retro Pinups.  The Retro Pinups is a community of models, photographers, and artists dedicated to celebrating the classic pinup art of the 1940s.  Right up my alley, right?

So I was thrilled when I was asked to help organize a Classic Pinup inspired calendar for 2016.  I gathered a few of my favorite pinup friends - Ada Atomic, Bettie Bellini, and Sadie North - and we launched a kickstarter campaign to help fund the project.  Check out the adorable video from the promo.

In addition to the social media publicity of the calendar project, there was also an article written in the Chicago Tribune.  We were elated when we reached our funding goal and could get started with the calendar project!

Those that helped fund the kickstarter campaign will be receiving so many goodies - in addition to a signed copy of the calendar.

Last weekend, we all got together and shot images for the 2016 calendar.  I had a blast with the ladies and our fabulous photographers.  I can't wait until the images are completed and we can get the calendars out to everyone who purchased already.

Here's a great image that won't make it into the calendar.  It will be available as a print this summer.

If you didn't get a chance to purchase a calendar during the promotional period, don't worry!  There will be plenty of opportunities this summer to come see The Retro Pinups at an event and get your calendar signed in person!  I'll be posting all of the events I'll be at on my Events page.