Gonzalo Alvarez is creating A Mexican Fantasy Adventure Graphic Novel Series + More
24

patrons

$184
per month
Cualli Tonalli! This means “good day” in Nahuatl. If you have no idea what that is, then you’ve come to the right place.

My name is Gonzalo Alvarez (Gonzzink) and I'm a Mexican-American illustrator, game designer, and storyteller creating a soon-to-be published Mexican fantasy graphic novel series, The Legend of Polloman. It's weird to say those words because I grew up poor, in a no-name little town, and couldn't even speak proper English ‘til first grade!

WHAT IS POLLOMAN?
The Legend of Polloman franchise is an effort to bring the culture, magic, and history of Mexico’s indigenous roots to life through a deep story and rich world. I’m trying to create the first Mexican fantasy universe, my answer to the Asia-inspired fantasy worlds you see in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Studio Ghibli films.

Stumbling into an Aztec underworld fueled by sacrifice, a timid boy named Emmanuel struggles to fulfill someone else's destiny, discover dormant gods, and vanquish six terrifying Latin American Legends to bring peace to the living and the dead.



Readers will encounter Latin American bogeymen such as El Cucuy, La Llorona, and more. Expect mystical landscapes, a diverse cast of characters, and stylized art inspired by over three years of research into Mesoamerican culture, history, and folklore. I hope to create the most unique and authentic universe possible!

WHY I NEED YOUR HELP!
My assistant and fiancé Grace Chadwick believed in Polloman and my decision to develop it full-time in 2018. I ended the year by getting an agent and a publishing contract! However, our resources were drained.

I couldn't have done it without my patrons, Grace, and the help of the Still Eating Oranges collective, but Grace’s internship is almost over and we will have no consistent income.

By becoming a patron, you can help cover studio bills so Grace and I can produce the Polloman franchise full-time. It goes beyond books: we want a pilot episode, board game, video game, plushies, and so much more!

WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon allows fans like you to support Polloman through monthly pledges in exchange for exclusive rewards. It's the easiest way to support me and it's super easy and quick.

 Click the orange button on the top right, insert your info, select your reward, and that's it. You'll be charged the moment you become a patron and then the first of each month for the amount you pledged. You don't have to worry about it ever again unless you want to upgrade or cancel your reward.

WHAT REWARDS DO YOU GET?
Patrons will get everything first. For $1 a month, you get patron-exclusive sketches and news updates easily through Instagram. It doesn't seem like much, but even $1 shows others I'm worth supporting and adds up quickly. (500 fans = bills paid = Polloman comics! Games! Cartoons!)

Higher tiers include exclusive behind-the-scenes material, the concept art library,scripts, game betas, and even exclusive merchandise at your doorstep—before any of it is available elsewhere!


It’s been a long couple of years developing this project, and there are many more years ahead. But thanks to the support of my friends and patrons, I’m getting closer to making this dream a reality!

I hope you consider joining me on this journey!

You can see more of my work at:
www.Gonzzink.com                                                           www.Legendofpolloman.com
Tiers
The Feathered Warrior (FOLLOWER)
$1 or more per month 12 patrons

Thank you for joining the flower wars and supporting the production of the Polloman graphic novel series!


For those who want to receive the latest updates on Polloman and sketches I don't post!


  • Patron-only instagram (doodles and updates)
  • Patron-only Posts (Updates ect.)


grandfathered-butterfly warrior
$3 or more per month 4 patrons (sold out!)

Get everything in $5 Tier for supporting from the beginning! 

If you ever upgrade you'll receive a special gift.


The Butterfly Warrior (DEVOTER)
$5 or more per month 5 patrons

You've earned a buttefly (papalotl) banner for your allegiance!


For those who want to see behind the curtain, talk to other Pollofans, and watch as the art and book is created.


  • In depth Behind-The Scenes Art Post (Pencils, inks, colors, commentary)
  • Patron-only Concept Art Google Drive Folder
  • Patron-only Youtube Livestream invite+Archive
  • Early Finished Pages from Polloman Book 1
  • Occasional PDF's 
  • Everything in the 1$ tier
The Jaguar Warrior (CREATOR)
$10 or more per month 1 patron

You are now part of the elite Jaguar warriors guild! (Ocelomeh)


For those who want to be a part of the creation process and provide feedback or see how things are made.


  • Access Polloman Lore+Research Notebook (Access all my notes,references, and written material for the Polloman lore+historical research)
  • HI- RES PSD File (Download select PSD files of Posters/Graphic novel pages that I upload)
  • Scripts (Read the script drafts and provide comments)
  • Game Access (Get prototype builds and help me beta test+full game once it's released)
  • Everything in the lower tiers 



grandfathered-pochteca
$15 or more per month 2 patrons (sold out!)

Get everything in $20 Tier for supporting from the beginning! 

If you ever upgrade you'll receive a special gift.

The Pochteca/Merchant (COLLECTOR)
$20 or more per month 1 patron

You now have Tememe(carriers) to Retrieve merch straight from Mictlan!


Every Quarter (March-June-September-December) you'll receive a package. The longer you're a patron the larger the package!


For those who want exclusive Polloman Merch+artwork delivered right to their front door.


  • Quarterly Merch Package (Quarters: Mar-Jun-Sep-Dec)    
    -Get Original art+Stickers, Posters, Postcards, and more

*If you sign up on the quarter month or 1 month before the quarter Month, you'll only receive a small or medium package until the next quarter. Must be signed for 3 months to get full package.

*If outside the US, I'll message you for shipping price.


  • 5% Discount code for Tictail Store
  • Everything in the lower tiers 


The Legend (CONTRIBUTER)
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons

Decorate your temple with original artwork based on the Legends you've encountered-- El Diablo, El Cucuy, La Llorona, La Lechuza, El Raton, and El Chupacabras!

*Must be patron for 5 months.


For those who want to commission an original art piece based on the terrifying Legends of the Polloman universe!


  • Original 9x12in illustration of one of the 6 Legends!

 *Sent with nearest quarterly package after completion.

  • Special acknowledgement in the published book. (ETA 2021)
  • Everything in the lower tiers


The God (SPONSER)
$100 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons

You have blessed the Polloman series and will forever be remembered. My undying thanks.


Be immortalized as a background character in your likeness that appears in the Polloman graphic novel series. *Must be a patron for 5 months. 


  • Significant character in your likeness/provide details and feedback on their look
  • An 11x17in original illustration of your character

 *Sent with nearest quarterly package after completion. 

  • Special acknowledgement in the published book. (ETA 2021)
  • Everything in the lower tiers


Goals
$184 of $500 per month
We did it!!! By reaching $500 per month I can pay all of my monthly bills(While living where I'm at currently) and focus 100% of my time to complete the Polloman franchise even faster! YAAAAY!

I'll have a live-stream to celebrate with everyone and talk about what's next!
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Cualli Tonalli! This means “good day” in Nahuatl. If you have no idea what that is, then you’ve come to the right place.

My name is Gonzalo Alvarez (Gonzzink) and I'm a Mexican-American illustrator, game designer, and storyteller creating a soon-to-be published Mexican fantasy graphic novel series, The Legend of Polloman. It's weird to say those words because I grew up poor, in a no-name little town, and couldn't even speak proper English ‘til first grade!

WHAT IS POLLOMAN?
The Legend of Polloman franchise is an effort to bring the culture, magic, and history of Mexico’s indigenous roots to life through a deep story and rich world. I’m trying to create the first Mexican fantasy universe, my answer to the Asia-inspired fantasy worlds you see in Avatar: The Last Airbender and Studio Ghibli films.

Stumbling into an Aztec underworld fueled by sacrifice, a timid boy named Emmanuel struggles to fulfill someone else's destiny, discover dormant gods, and vanquish six terrifying Latin American Legends to bring peace to the living and the dead.



Readers will encounter Latin American bogeymen such as El Cucuy, La Llorona, and more. Expect mystical landscapes, a diverse cast of characters, and stylized art inspired by over three years of research into Mesoamerican culture, history, and folklore. I hope to create the most unique and authentic universe possible!

WHY I NEED YOUR HELP!
My assistant and fiancé Grace Chadwick believed in Polloman and my decision to develop it full-time in 2018. I ended the year by getting an agent and a publishing contract! However, our resources were drained.

I couldn't have done it without my patrons, Grace, and the help of the Still Eating Oranges collective, but Grace’s internship is almost over and we will have no consistent income.

By becoming a patron, you can help cover studio bills so Grace and I can produce the Polloman franchise full-time. It goes beyond books: we want a pilot episode, board game, video game, plushies, and so much more!

WHAT IS PATREON?

Patreon allows fans like you to support Polloman through monthly pledges in exchange for exclusive rewards. It's the easiest way to support me and it's super easy and quick.

 Click the orange button on the top right, insert your info, select your reward, and that's it. You'll be charged the moment you become a patron and then the first of each month for the amount you pledged. You don't have to worry about it ever again unless you want to upgrade or cancel your reward.

WHAT REWARDS DO YOU GET?
Patrons will get everything first. For $1 a month, you get patron-exclusive sketches and news updates easily through Instagram. It doesn't seem like much, but even $1 shows others I'm worth supporting and adds up quickly. (500 fans = bills paid = Polloman comics! Games! Cartoons!)

Higher tiers include exclusive behind-the-scenes material, the concept art library,scripts, game betas, and even exclusive merchandise at your doorstep—before any of it is available elsewhere!


It’s been a long couple of years developing this project, and there are many more years ahead. But thanks to the support of my friends and patrons, I’m getting closer to making this dream a reality!

I hope you consider joining me on this journey!

You can see more of my work at:
www.Gonzzink.com                                                           www.Legendofpolloman.com

Recent posts by Gonzalo Alvarez

Tiers
The Feathered Warrior (FOLLOWER)
$1 or more per month 12 patrons

Thank you for joining the flower wars and supporting the production of the Polloman graphic novel series!


For those who want to receive the latest updates on Polloman and sketches I don't post!


  • Patron-only instagram (doodles and updates)
  • Patron-only Posts (Updates ect.)


grandfathered-butterfly warrior
$3 or more per month 4 patrons (sold out!)

Get everything in $5 Tier for supporting from the beginning! 

If you ever upgrade you'll receive a special gift.


The Butterfly Warrior (DEVOTER)
$5 or more per month 5 patrons

You've earned a buttefly (papalotl) banner for your allegiance!


For those who want to see behind the curtain, talk to other Pollofans, and watch as the art and book is created.


  • In depth Behind-The Scenes Art Post (Pencils, inks, colors, commentary)
  • Patron-only Concept Art Google Drive Folder
  • Patron-only Youtube Livestream invite+Archive
  • Early Finished Pages from Polloman Book 1
  • Occasional PDF's 
  • Everything in the 1$ tier
The Jaguar Warrior (CREATOR)
$10 or more per month 1 patron

You are now part of the elite Jaguar warriors guild! (Ocelomeh)


For those who want to be a part of the creation process and provide feedback or see how things are made.


  • Access Polloman Lore+Research Notebook (Access all my notes,references, and written material for the Polloman lore+historical research)
  • HI- RES PSD File (Download select PSD files of Posters/Graphic novel pages that I upload)
  • Scripts (Read the script drafts and provide comments)
  • Game Access (Get prototype builds and help me beta test+full game once it's released)
  • Everything in the lower tiers 



grandfathered-pochteca
$15 or more per month 2 patrons (sold out!)

Get everything in $20 Tier for supporting from the beginning! 

If you ever upgrade you'll receive a special gift.

The Pochteca/Merchant (COLLECTOR)
$20 or more per month 1 patron

You now have Tememe(carriers) to Retrieve merch straight from Mictlan!


Every Quarter (March-June-September-December) you'll receive a package. The longer you're a patron the larger the package!


For those who want exclusive Polloman Merch+artwork delivered right to their front door.


  • Quarterly Merch Package (Quarters: Mar-Jun-Sep-Dec)    
    -Get Original art+Stickers, Posters, Postcards, and more

*If you sign up on the quarter month or 1 month before the quarter Month, you'll only receive a small or medium package until the next quarter. Must be signed for 3 months to get full package.

*If outside the US, I'll message you for shipping price.


  • 5% Discount code for Tictail Store
  • Everything in the lower tiers 


The Legend (CONTRIBUTER)
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons

Decorate your temple with original artwork based on the Legends you've encountered-- El Diablo, El Cucuy, La Llorona, La Lechuza, El Raton, and El Chupacabras!

*Must be patron for 5 months.


For those who want to commission an original art piece based on the terrifying Legends of the Polloman universe!


  • Original 9x12in illustration of one of the 6 Legends!

 *Sent with nearest quarterly package after completion.

  • Special acknowledgement in the published book. (ETA 2021)
  • Everything in the lower tiers


The God (SPONSER)
$100 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons

You have blessed the Polloman series and will forever be remembered. My undying thanks.


Be immortalized as a background character in your likeness that appears in the Polloman graphic novel series. *Must be a patron for 5 months. 


  • Significant character in your likeness/provide details and feedback on their look
  • An 11x17in original illustration of your character

 *Sent with nearest quarterly package after completion. 

  • Special acknowledgement in the published book. (ETA 2021)
  • Everything in the lower tiers