A year of disappointment: a manatee calendar is coming!
My good patron friends,

can you believe that we are two months away from my Patreon birthday? Because I can't :) I know I'm repeating myself, but I'm so happy for all the experimentation and creative space that your support gave me. I know that October seems a little early to start speaking about our plans for 2019. But considered what I'm going to suggest, it's actually a little late!

I was asking myself what I want to accomplish, what I want to learn and what I want to offer next year. I thought about giving all of you something different but still 100% manatee, something to brighten the day. And the answer was

THE VERY FIRST LAMENTINO CALENDAR.

12 months of manatee's illustrations, featuring ten images from this year of Patreon and two brand new illustrations. I'm going to name it "A year of disappointment".

And then I figured: is there something else I want to try? And I said to myself: GIFS. So, my other promise to you for the upcoming year is that I'm going to animate a lamentino gif every month. Are you game? Let's have another year together with everyone's favourite sea mammal.

Just to recap, if you like the idea, these are going to be the rewards tiers from January 2019:


Uffi - For $1

° A new manatee gif every month

° A desktop background for your computer and phone showing the current month page from "A year of disappointment" (digital)

° Every year: a signed Lamentino postcard

° My eternal gratitude


I said "Uffi"! Someone? Anyone? - For $2

° All the above (gifs, calendar desktop backgrounds, gratitude), plus:

° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of "A year of disappointment"


Be my Lamentine - For $4

° All the above (gifs, calendar desktop backgrounds, gratitude), plus:

° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of "A year of disappointment"

° Every 6 months: a signed Lamentino postcard 

° 10% OFF ON MY ETSY SHOP!

° All of the sketches and final pages of my book projects, never to be released before submitting them to a publisher


Draw Me Like One of Your French Girls - For $8

° All the above (gifs, calendar desktop backgrounds, gratitude), plus:

° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of "A year of disappointment" 

° A sheet of stickers or temporary tattoo 

° 1 item of your choice from the accessory section of my Threadless shop 

° 20% OFF ON MY ETSY SHOP!

° All of the sketches and final pages of my book projects, never to be released before submitting them to a publisher


Manateeming! - For $20

° All the above (gifs, calendar desktop backgrounds, gratitude), plus:

° One physical copy - oh, the magic of paper! - of "A year of disappointment" 

° A sheet of stickers or temporary tattoo 

° 1 item of your choice from the accessory section of my Threadless shop

° 40% OFF ON MY ETSY SHOP!

° All of the sketches and final pages of my book projects, never to be released before submitting them to a publisher

° After a year of subscription, I will design and print a tailor-made A3 illustration just for you (or we can discuss a different reward of the same range, made just for you or from my Threadless shop


Some reasonable question you may ask:

How big is this calendar?

It's 21x42 cm (8.2x16.5 inches approx). Just think one A4 sheet on top of another.

When are you going to ship the calendars?

I will ship A year of disappointment the last week of November, in time for Xmas.

What if I want to downgrade or upgrade my reward tier?

You can still change you reward tier in any moment. We will adjust your rewards together accordingly.

What should I do if I want two calendars (or three, or four!) as a gift to someone else? 

You just change your reward tier to the right amount and I will ship directly to the recipient in a nice gift wrap and a personalized message by you. If you have a 4/8/20 tier just tell me the amount of the calendars you want.

Is this the only way to buy the manatee calendar?

Since printers have fixed quantities for multiple copies (10/15/30/50 etc..),  after I ship their rewards to my patrons I will sell some calendars on my Etsy shop, with a slightly higher price and shipping cost (in order to have it in time for Christmas of New Year's eve), so in a way this is a pre-order at a discount rate!

I still want the calendar but I'm not ready to be a patron!

It's okay! Just send me an email with your name and address and the number of calendar you want, and I will send you the details for payment via paypal.

Italian or English?

English. All the jokes in the illustrations are in english, so it just makes more sense.

I'd like to see some pictures of the actual months!

Here they are!

If you have any other question, just ask me! I'm here. If we want to do something incredibly silly in the upcoming year, better have a headstart!

And to all of you, as usual, my most affectionate snout BOP!.