Last Updated on 10/05/2017 by Chris Gampat
Heads up, cat lovers. Next year is still a few months away but this calendar is all you need to welcome 2018 with a meow. Featuring cat photos snapped by Adam Myatt, also known as The Cat Man of West Oakland, the 2018 Hoodcats Calendar promises to be “filled with Oakland’s finest felines.”
Adam is currently running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the 2018 edition of his Hoodcats Calendar, one of the side projects sparked by his paw-some advocacies for cats. After taking about a year’s worth of photos of West Oakland’s feral cat population for a photo series called Hoodcats, Adam found a litter of kittens which led to a number of life-changing events. The biggest of them was co-founding the Cat Town Cafe & Adoption center, the first cat cafe and open colony adoption center in the US. He’s also now the guardian of an adorable ginger tabby named Stubbs, who has become the star of his Instagram account.
Now on its sixth year, the highlight of Adam’s Hoodcats Calendar campaign is the Stubbs Pack, a limited edition Kickstarter Exclusive which will feature Stubbs, everyone’s favorite Hoodcat. If the packs sell out, everyone who pledges for it will also get a Stubbs Instax print. Apart from the 9 x 9 inch calendar, this pack will include a shirt, a catnip toy, a Hoodcats Sticker Pack, and a 2018 Hoodcats Holiday Postcard.
Now, before you roll your eyes and call this project a cat-astrophe waiting to happen, you should know by now that there are so many impressive photography projects out there featuring cats. The Cats of Islamic Cairo is one example. Cat-ography has become such a popular street photography project that we couldn’t resist taking a stab at some tips for photographing cats.
It’s also worth noting the project has already garnered $1,988 (out of the $5,000 goal) from 51 backers in just two days. If that doesn’t tell you how popular Adam’s Hoodcats are, nothing probably will. Oh, and who wouldn’t love adorable felines gracing their calendars?
There’s still a lot of time left to get this project funded, but head to Adam’s Kickstarter campaign to show your support, and make sure you get a cat calendar ready for 2018.