Another year, another cat calendar! I've already covered The 2013 Cats of Instagram Calendar, Kate Funk's Super Amazing 100% Awesome Cat Calendar, The 2013 United Bamboo Cat Fashion Calendar, and selections by heavyweights such as I Can Has Cheezburger, The Oatmeal, and Awkward Family Pet Photos, but for your consideration, here are more 13 covet-worthy indie cat calendars, guaranteed to help make 2013 your best year yet!
1. My Zoetrope 2013 Kitty Cats Wall Calendar
It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of My Zoetrope's quirky, colorful designs, and this kitty cat calendar is a pure delight, jam-packed with super adorable feline-themed illustrations. As an added bonus, each page can be trimmed down to a 5 x 7 framable print at the end of the year - so it's like getting 12 pieces of art for one low price!
2. Pudge the Cat 2013 Wall Calendar
Pudge the Cat is an emerging internet sensation: The 2-year-old Exotic Shorthair resides in Minneapolis, MN, where she spends her days updating her various social media accounts (see: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook), and looking cute. Her annual wall calendar is a must have for any super fan, and features a "floating Pudge head" for every season.
3. Zombie Cats 2013 Illustrated Desk Calendar
A frighteningly delightful alternative for those who wouldn't be caught dead with a cutesy cat calendar: "Cat's have 9 lives, but what happens then? Well, obviously, they become beautiful zombie cats. You don't need to feed them, they feast on brains. They still purr, but it sounds more like a mushy gargle. They don't need to nap, they just repeatedly walk into walls and scratch at the door. Pretty cute, huh?"
4. Cathy Peng Twelve Tuxedo Cats 2013 13 x 19 Print Calendar
Another purrsonal favorite of mine, artist Cathy Peng takes her original kitty drawings and accessorizes them by season, for a beautiful, limited edition print that equals one full year of tuxedo cat bliss.
5. Highly Professional Business Cats 2013 Calendar
Yep, this appeared in last year's guide too, but guess what? Any calendar that features felines wearing neckties and/or understands the importance of "Taco Tuesday Reminders" every week, always get two paws up in my book.
6. Cats I Know 2013 Wall Calendar
Artist Kaori Mitsushima is originally from Tokyo, Japan, but now lives in Ohio with her two cats, Pon Pon and Arais. CATS I KNOW is a collection of her cat drawings, which she sells individually (as prints, postcards, and buttons), and as compiled in this gorgeous calendar, featuring her elegant cat people.
7. Kat Daddy 2013 Men's Pin-up Calendar
Looking to help out a good cause, and indulge in some eye-candy at the same time? Kat Daddy is a collection of handsome hunks in various states of undress posing with their pussies to benefit Recycling Rover Animal Rescue in Morse Hill, MO. All cats featured in the calendar were rescued or have been adopted through The Rainbow Ranch Project, and part of the proceeds will sponsor their Feral on the Farm program.
8. The Dancing Cat 2013 Cat Calendar
Artist Jamie Shelman has made a name for herself through The Dancing Cat, her hilariously offbeat collection of feel-good cat drawings. This limited edition calendar is hand-signed, numbered, and makes every day a celebration of the joy and humor that kitties bring into our lives.
9. Dream Cats 2013 Calendar, Gold
This screen printed Dream Cats kitten print comes from the ladies behind the Tumblr of the same name, known for its ethereal collection of dreamy cat photography. $2 from each calendar sold will be donated to the World Society for the Protection of Animals.
10. Henri, Le Chat Noir 2013 Calendar
The star of one of the most viral cat videos of the year has his own calendar, reportedly "for cats, created by a cat," and warns fans not to be surprised "if the typical human dates are not indicated in the expected manner." Despite these protestations, the calendar is also said to contain various candid photos of Henri and classic screen captures from his videos, along with l'imbecile blanc "being his usual dense self."
Much like fellow internet star Lil Bub's 2013 calendar, of which portions of the proceeds are being donated to Pets Alive Spay and Neuter Clinic in Bloomington, IN, 10% of the profits from Henri's calendar will go to local animal welfare organizations.
11. Modern Anthem 2013 Screen-printed Cat Calendar
If you want a hip desk calendar but don't want to go the page-a-day route, this fluorescent orange pop-up is the purrfect solution. The screen printed work of art is printed on #100 cougar natural paper, and includes 12-mini red and white cards to place between those tiny teeth each month.
12. Nice Mice For You 2013 Printable PDF Cat Calendar
Forget waiting times and expensive shipping costs! This mod cat calendar will be emailed to you as a 7-page PDF file within 24 hours of purchase. You can print it out on any standard size paper, but the seller recommends using a thicker card stock. And, since you can print it out as many times as you want for personal use, consider treating a few of your cat-loving friends, too!
13. Noosed Kitty by Jamie Fales 2013 Illustrated Wall Calendar
Artist Jamie Fales teamed up with Philadelphia-based Art Star gallery and boutique to put together this wire-bound calendar featuring some of her most popular kitty illustrations. Jamie's cats might look like a motley crew of underwear-over-the-head wearing outcasts, but deep down they're all just pussycats at heart.