Arrow Fat Left Icon Arrow Fat Right Icon Arrow Right Icon Cart Icon Close Circle Icon Expand Arrows Icon Facebook Icon Instagram Icon Pinterest Icon Twitter Icon Youtube Icon Hamburger Icon Information Icon Down Arrow Icon Mail Icon Mini Cart Icon Person Icon Ruler Icon Search Icon Shirt Icon Triangle Icon Bag Icon Play Video
  • What’s cookin’ for 2019?
  • Post author
    Don Moyer
  • 2019forecastKickstarter

What’s cookin’ for 2019?

What’s cookin’ for 2019?

Most of the products in the Calamityware store get their start as Kickstarter projects. Here are some things I’m working on that might become Kickstarter projects in the new year. As always, my predictions are likely to be wildly inaccurate. The freedom to start new projects, procrastinate, change my priorities, and put work on the shelf are some of the reasons I love my self-inflicted projects.

Flora, Fauna, and Aliens, an effort to produce some domestic textiles that will look good with your Calamityware porcelain. Think aprons, tea towels, placemats, napkins, and pot holders. The design is based on a pattern I created with exotic plants, diverse creatures, and a few visitors from outer space.

Drawing the pattern


Monster Etiquette, a richly illustrated book to help monsters, gargoyles, aliens, and nephews behave with civility and grace. A self-help guide for creatures that really need it. 



BADbandana 5: Snack Dragons. The original blue bandanas featuring angry paisleys are all gone, so it might be time to produce a new design. This time maybe a celebration of dragons or robots or donuts...or all three.



Oodles of Robots, a great, big, round, deep porcelain platter that will look good with your existing Calamityware. In the same way that the Gangs-All-Here oval platter is over-run with too many dinosaurs, this beauty is over-run with too many robots. (This sketch is black, but the prototype will be blue...Calamityware blue.)



Make 100 Quirky Drawings. Each year, Kickstarter invites creators to define a project that features only 100 rewards. I’ve collected 100 original drawings of aliens, robots, monsters, and other oddities and matted them so they are ready to frame. These drawings will make an unusual addition to your growing art collection, especially if you prefer spicy originals over bland reproductions. Plan to make it a Kickstarter project in January.


Vigilant Dragons Cookie Jar. One way to discourage unauthorized withdrawals from your cookie jar is to cover the surface with watchful dragons. In my version, the dragons will be munching cookies. 



And that’s not all...
I also have some ideas about a new letterpress print, some colorful silks, and more porcelain treasures. And there’s still the puzzle idea that failed to move forward in 2018.

I’m still exploring the zone where products are beautiful, utilitarian, and funny. I hope you’ll find something I’m doing worthy of your support. But I plan to keep up the effort, whether anyone is behind me or not.

Pittsburgh, December 27, 2018

  • Don Moyer
  • 2019forecastKickstarter

Comments on this post (74)

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Oh, and what about a boardbook with some of your signature monsters, robots, bats and aliens?

    — Becky Einolf

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Monster or bat pint glasses!

    Dishtowels, table runners, etc. – I love textiles!

    — Becky Einolf

  • Jan 16, 2019

    Hawaiian Shirts!!! YES!!! Please make Tall and Extra Large so I can get one for my spouse.

    — Cheryl Washer

  • Jan 12, 2019

    A proper set of tea cups and saucers to go along with the recent Calamityware tea pot!

    Excited about the cookie jar and dragons.

    Definitely support the Hawaiian shirt idea, and any other kitchenware really. A butter dish perhaps?

    — Austin

  • Jan 11, 2019

    Please please please more porcelain dinner ware for us unfortunates who came late to the party.

    — Micky Shirley

  • Jan 10, 2019

    Looking forward to more Calamity on 2019!

    Yea, DRAGONS!!!

    — Sonja Thiede

  • Jan 08, 2019


    — Esther Leising

  • Jan 07, 2019

    I second the bats idea! Something porcelain please!

    — Mark Engstrom

  • Jan 07, 2019

    Will you offer some of your sold out porcelain designs again?

    — Cynthia

  • Jan 02, 2019

    Love the “it could be worse” mugs and have given a bunch of them away BUT we love BIG mugs. Who wants to mess around with puny little 8 or 12 oz mugs? It’s got to be 16-20 oz or they just don’t get used much at our house. Please, please, please make some BIGGIES!

    — V

  • Jan 02, 2019

    Oh YES! Bats, please!!!! On anything…. but bats on large coffee mugs would be lovely.

    — Cathie Farroll

  • Jan 01, 2019

    Origami paper, please!

    — Cindy Johnson

  • Jan 01, 2019

    How does Kickstarter work, and how do I know when you have new things out?

    — wendy

  • Dec 31, 2018

    More black cats please
    Pint glasses sound great, how about shot glasses ? Coasters would be wonderful too. I love my bowls & dessert plates.. Can’t wait for the tea set!! Saving $$ for dinner plates… Love the original designs. Keep it up Don!

    — alisa

  • Dec 30, 2018

    On my calamitous wish list:

    1. hot plate
    2. chopsticks (and other utensils)
    3. chef apron

    — Robert

  • Dec 30, 2018

    All The Dishtowels!!!! And potholders.

    — Teresa

  • Dec 30, 2018

    More Calamityware blue dessert size plates, please. Treats would look so delightful on them.

    — TL

  • Dec 29, 2018

    My husband would be in love with the pint glasses!

    — Heather

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Tchotchke boxes with lids

    — DonutDragon42

  • Dec 29, 2018


    Sure the ornaments are cool, but having a set of coasters in use year round would be 12 times as cool.

    — mike crenshaw

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Need 2 sets of potholders, ASAP……..
    The Hawaiian shirt would be great, also.
    Your fans have better imaginations than I do.

    — TJ Dellinger

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Wonderful! Totally behind you!

    Cephalopods. Pint glasses.
    Noodly alien monster robot calamitous pasta bowls.

    Also floundering in the dream of cat food bowl/dish.

    Here’s to a New Year filled with Calamity!

    — Claudette Dorsey

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Dear Don -

    Could you work out a cheaper way to ship abroad?

    Shipping your Ominivore bowls to the UK costs more than the bowls themselves.

    Even to get your book here almost doubles its cost.

    There must be a better way of doing it?


    — Roland Denning

  • Dec 29, 2018

    Pint glasses. Please oh please.

    — Mandi

  • Dec 29, 2018

    A Hawaiian style shirt in the Calamity way would be my favorite thing to put on my body.Lush foliage, Tiki’,s volcanos, sea monsters. It’s a natural.

    — Hiram Wells

Leave a comment