Gonzalo Alvarez is creating A Mexican Folklore Adventure Comic/Game Series
25
patrons
$179
per month

Cualli Tonalli! This means “good day” in Nahuatl and 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 the very first soon-to-be published Mexican fantasy graphic novel series,The Legend of Polloman. It's weird to say that because I grew up poor in a little no-name town and couldn't even speak proper English till first-grade!

WHAT IS POLLOMAN?
This franchise is an effort to create the first Mexican fantasy universe and bring the culture, magic, and history of Mexico’s indigenous roots to life through a deep story and rich world much like Avatar the Last Airbender and Studio Ghibli have created.

“Stumbling into a sacrifice-ridden Aztec underworld, a timid boy struggles to fulfill someone else's destiny as he discovers dormant gods in order to vanquish 6 terrifying Latin American Legends and bring peace to the living and the dead.”



Readers will encounter Latin American bogeymen such as El Cucuy and more, mystical landscapes, a diverse cast of characters, and stylized art inspired by the last 3 years of researching Mesoamerican culture, history, and folklore to create the most authentic and unique universe.

WHY I NEED YOUR HELP!
My assistant/fiance Grace Chadwick believed in Polloman and my decision to work full-time in 2018 and I ended the year getting published! However, our resources were drained.

I couldn't of done it without my patrons, Grace, and the help from 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 work full-time to produce the Polloman franchise beyond the books including the pilot episode, board game, video game, plushies, and so much more!

WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon allows fans to directly support the projects 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 becoming 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 change or cancel your reward.

WHAT REWARDS DO YOU GET?
Patrons will get everything first, get exclusive content, and much more.
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-scenesConcept art library, Scripts, game betas, and even exclusive merchandise at your doorstep before they're available elsewhere!


It’s been a long couple of years developing this project, and there are many more years ahead, but thanks to my friend's support and those of my patrons, I’m getting closer to making this franchise 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 11 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 updates


grandfathered-butterfly warrior
$3 or more per month 6 patrons (sold out!)

Thanks for supporting Polloman from the beginning! You have access to everything in  $5 Tier. If you do upgrade to $5 or more 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.




  • Patron-only Discord Channel
  • Patron-only Google Drive folder with Concept Art
  • Patron-only Livestream invite+Archive
  • In depth Behind-The scenes look
  • Early Finished Pages from Polloman Book 1
  • Occasional PDF's 
  • Everything in the 1$ tier
The Jaguar Warrior (CREATOR)
$10 or more per month 2 patrons

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 



Xgrandfathered pochtecaX
$15 or more per month 2 patrons (sold out!)

 Thanks for supporting Polloman from the beginning! You have access to everything in  $5 Tier. If you do upgrade to $20 or more you'll receive a special gift :)  

The Pochteca/Merchant (COLLECTOR)
$20 or more per month 0 patrons

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 Stickers, Posters, Original Art, Postcards, + 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
$179 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 and 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 the very first soon-to-be published Mexican fantasy graphic novel series,The Legend of Polloman. It's weird to say that because I grew up poor in a little no-name town and couldn't even speak proper English till first-grade!

WHAT IS POLLOMAN?
This franchise is an effort to create the first Mexican fantasy universe and bring the culture, magic, and history of Mexico’s indigenous roots to life through a deep story and rich world much like Avatar the Last Airbender and Studio Ghibli have created.

“Stumbling into a sacrifice-ridden Aztec underworld, a timid boy struggles to fulfill someone else's destiny as he discovers dormant gods in order to vanquish 6 terrifying Latin American Legends and bring peace to the living and the dead.”



Readers will encounter Latin American bogeymen such as El Cucuy and more, mystical landscapes, a diverse cast of characters, and stylized art inspired by the last 3 years of researching Mesoamerican culture, history, and folklore to create the most authentic and unique universe.

WHY I NEED YOUR HELP!
My assistant/fiance Grace Chadwick believed in Polloman and my decision to work full-time in 2018 and I ended the year getting published! However, our resources were drained.

I couldn't of done it without my patrons, Grace, and the help from 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 work full-time to produce the Polloman franchise beyond the books including the pilot episode, board game, video game, plushies, and so much more!

WHAT IS PATREON?
Patreon allows fans to directly support the projects 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 becoming 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 change or cancel your reward.

WHAT REWARDS DO YOU GET?
Patrons will get everything first, get exclusive content, and much more.
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-scenesConcept art library, Scripts, game betas, and even exclusive merchandise at your doorstep before they're available elsewhere!


It’s been a long couple of years developing this project, and there are many more years ahead, but thanks to my friend's support and those of my patrons, I’m getting closer to making this franchise 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 11 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 updates


grandfathered-butterfly warrior
$3 or more per month 6 patrons (sold out!)

Thanks for supporting Polloman from the beginning! You have access to everything in  $5 Tier. If you do upgrade to $5 or more 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.




  • Patron-only Discord Channel
  • Patron-only Google Drive folder with Concept Art
  • Patron-only Livestream invite+Archive
  • In depth Behind-The scenes look
  • Early Finished Pages from Polloman Book 1
  • Occasional PDF's 
  • Everything in the 1$ tier
The Jaguar Warrior (CREATOR)
$10 or more per month 2 patrons

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 



Xgrandfathered pochtecaX
$15 or more per month 2 patrons (sold out!)

 Thanks for supporting Polloman from the beginning! You have access to everything in  $5 Tier. If you do upgrade to $20 or more you'll receive a special gift :)  

The Pochteca/Merchant (COLLECTOR)
$20 or more per month 0 patrons

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 Stickers, Posters, Original Art, Postcards, + 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