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Ad for 1995 Dominatrix Calendar

The following is a history of the Jay E. Moyes’ Domiatrix Calendar series. My name was added in just in case someone else had done something similar before.

Lady Thorne's Bizzare Fleaz

In 1994, I went to Lady Thorn’s SM Community Exchange, AKA, Bizarre Fleaz market in San Francisco to sell my art. It was a disaster for me, despite the perfect crowd. Plenty of people loved my artwork, but they just couldn’t justify spending forty dollars or more for art that would probably never make it out of the closet.

But they would spend less for something more practical, like a calendar to keep kinky dates and hang on a dungeon wall. The Dominatrix Calendar 1995 was first printed as signed and numbered prototypes. The profits from the prototype paid for the full offset print run in cash. The calendar was 11″x14″, and sold for $20 each.

I have to point out that all of this was in the low budget publishing realm long. There was no budget for screens or zipatone, and color was out of the question. The printing was done on 110 lb cardstock. So, while much of this now appears very crude, it fit the need at the time.

Dominatrix Calendar 1995

The 1995 calendar did not sell out, but it did make enough of a dent to pay for the 1996 calendar and help pay down my credit cards.

Dominatrix Calendar 1996

The 1996 calendar set a precedent. I would do a print run of 100. Each calendar would be $10 each. Each one would be signed and numbered. It was a hit and sold out. While the calendar did well, 1996 would not be a great year for me. I fell in love with someone in Los Angeles, and moved to LA. By September 1996, I we broke up and I was renting a room in what I’ve referred to as the white slums of USC. This is an area by the campus with houses in various states of repair and disrepair mostly for rent to students.

Some good pieces came out for the 1997 calendar, and I’ll even go so far as to say some of them were my more classic work. It took quite some time, but I finally hooked up with Threshold and other parts of LA fetish scene. It was not a great seller, but a lot of people here in Los Angeles liked it.

Dominatrix Calendar 1997

The good news was that 1997 would be a better year for me. I produced a lot of good artwork and established new relationships. I also established a great relationship with a printer in Culver City. So when it came time to produce the 1998 calendar, the quality of the calendar itself increased.

The latest gear from Extreme Restraints

Dominatrix Calendar 1998

Unfortunately, despite the good times in 1998, I was very busy and very occupied by other things. The 1998 calendar was also not a big seller over the internet. I also had not put together enough Femdom art to justify putting together another calendar. Despite my accomplishments at the time, I was still swimming in debt and couldn’t justify another big hit to the credit cards. So a 1999 calendar was out.

BDSM, Femdom, and Bondage at Fetish Movies

Dominatrix Calendar 2000

This would be the last of the Dominatrix Calendars I created. At this point, the calendars were getting hard to sell over the internet. Creating them was getting difficult. So I gave it one last shot, with the decision that if things did not pan out, I’d stop making them.

Some sold, but I just could not generate the momentum that the original calendar did. In September 1999, I started working at AVN, which also ate quite a bit of time. In some ways, the 2000 calendar was a final vanity project. Even though I skipped 1999, I got to have a Femdom calendar for the millennium.

Blood, Babes and Bullets and Dauntless

In addition to the calendars, I self-published two “zines.” They were single editions, but I don’t know quite what else to call them. In the late 80’s, you could get away with publishing something like them through mail-order and places like Tower Records (damn I miss that place).

The predecessor to all of this was Blood, Babes and Bullets Made America Great. The other, which came out in the middle of the calendar runs was Dauntless. It was a great way to include good stuff that didn’t fit the calendars. Here’s some of the better pieces.

Dommes, submissives, sessions and parties at Sanctuary LAX

 

 

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