Yes, there's a kitty in there!
I love Kate Funk and her super amazing 100% awesome black cat, AC. As someone with a penchant for crafting tiny paper hats for my own kitties, I'm in awe of how she continually creates intricate sets and tiny costumes for AC, to be photographed for his popular cat calendar and line of quirky greeting cards.
It takes Kate several months to create AC's annual calendar, that boasts a creative new theme every year. The 2012 edition was inspired by musical genres, while this year's version is all about classic monsters, like King Kong, Frankenstein, the Abominable Snowman, Swamp Thing, the Wolfman, and more!
When I interviewed Kate ahead of the release of last year's edition, she revealed that contrary to popular belief, AC really doesn't mind being dressed up. The chill kitty was adopted from a Milwaukee shelter in 2006, and the idea for creating cards using his image started as a joke, when she photographed him for a birthday card of a friend who would often tease the cat for being such a grump. (Click here to read the entire interview).
The 2013 Monster edition of the Super Amazing 100% Awesome Cat Calendar is available for pre-order now through Aug. 29th for $12 (the price will increase to $16 once the calendar is officially released in September).