El Vaquero Muerto is creating Una Muerte Bella, an art and philosophy zine
11

patrons

$268
per month
Come, my beautiful wanderers, my cultural rebels, my dreamers and my friends. Come and join me here by the fire, surrounded by the dark majesty of the desert night, beneath the Blood Moon and her endless host of stars. Drink the spirit of the cactus with me and, together, our spirits will journey to lands and spaces that lay both outside of ourselves and within. This grand adventure will leave none of us unchanged, untouched, for we cannot remain static, having seen and understood so much.

My friends, the time has come for a shift in the direction of my art career. For the past 8 years I have been focused almost exclusively on commercial and commissioned artwork to make my living. Recently, I've been working more and more on creating artwork of a more philosophical and non-commercial note. The mixed media offrenda and sculptural works I have been creating for art and music festivals are becoming bigger and grander and I have just been invited to create my largest work yet for my fellow humans to experience and interact with at Burning Man this year. Additionally, I have become passionate about self-publishing a new art zine series I call Una Muerte Bella, which translates to A Beautiful Death. Each issue will contain new paintings, illustrations and philosophical writing that speak about being fully human and understanding ourselves and our relationships to other people. Some of the work will be beautiful, some terrifying, some sad and thoughtful, and some silly and fun because we mustn't get so caught up in it all that we forget to enjoy this life. Growing up, I was a huge fan of things that were unusual, inventive and creative. So in this zine series I am going to explore weird and interesting techniques, such as adding fold out pages, sticker pages, coloring pages that allow you to collaborate on artwork creation with me, and I hope to eventually be able to include pop-up artwork that folds back into the zine when it is closed. Additionally, the hand painted cover image that I create for the zines will actually be used on one of the zines, which will then be randomly mailed out to one of you. So each month one of you, whom I cannot possibly express my full appreciation for, will get the bonus of receiving a one of kind zine with original artwork. However, in order to continue creating these non-commercial sculptural installation works, to self-publish the Una Muerte Bella zine, and to grow into this new path in my art career, I need to seek the patronage and support of all of you who dream, who love art, who feel the creative spirit.

Here is an overview of what I will be creating with your patronage:

  • Unique and new sticker every month for my Sticker Club patrons
  • Una Muerte Bella art and philosophy zine, in digital and print format featuring:
    • Exclusive paintings, Illustrations and sketches
    • Philosophical writings
    • Sticker page
    • Collaborative art coloring page
    • Creative extras such as pull out posters, pop up pages, paper dolls, etc
  • Handmade, original artist cards in ink, acrylic, marker and leather
  • New original paintings
  • Every month, I'll be able to gift original artworks and prints randomly to patrons at all levels for their surprise and enjoyment!
  • The Shrine of La Santisima Muerte, a mixed media sculptural installation that will debut at Burning Man 2017 and travel to festivals and art fairs after that for many to enjoy!
Here are some links to my artwork in all the different places!

Etsy  Facebook  Instagram  Twitter  Website

I look foreword to creating more for you!

Sin Boldly,

El Vaquero Muerto
Tiers
We Can Do It!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Monthly email update on projects and new work. For the price of a cup of coffee you too can support a starving artist creating original paintings, illustrations, leatherwork, and installation art! Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels!
Sticker Club!
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Monthly Patreon-exclusive art sticker and email about current projects and new artwork.  Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Los Amantes del Arte
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Get a digital compy of my new, self-published art zine! Each zine has exclusive artwork, philosophical essays, coloring page and more!
  •  Digital copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine 
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Una Muerte Bella, early supporter
$15 or more per month 4 of 15 patrons
Get my new, self-published art zine! Each zine has exclusive artwork, philosophical essays, coloring page and more! 1 zine each month will have the hand painted original cover and will randomly go out to one of you!
  •  Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Una Muerte Bella
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
Get my new, self-published art zine! Each zine has exclusive artwork, philosophical essays, coloring page and more! 1 zine each month will have the hand painted original cover and will randomly go out to one of you!
  •  Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Gunslinger
$50 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to the zine, Gunslingers will recieve an original El Vaquero Muerto Artist Card mini painting each month.
  •  VM original Artist Card
  • Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Skeleton Mermaid
$125 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to the zine, Skeleton Mermaids will recieve an original El Vaquero Muerto tooled and colored leather Artist Card each month.
  •  VM original leather Artist Card
  • Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
True Romance
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the zine, True Romantics will recieve an original El Vaquero Muerto 8x10 painting each month.
  •  VM original 8x10 painting
  • Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Santisima Muerte
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh holy hells! You're amazing and we need to talk because I am going to create something phenominal for you!
  •  Oh, you're getting something grand!
  • Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Goals
$268 of $300 per month
$300 a month is the projected amount I will need to make self-publishing the Una Muerte Bella zine run smoothly. As this is a project I am most passionate about, I will be supplementing whatever it takes to create and publish the zine by working harder and putting in extra hours on commercial projects until we meet and pass this goal, at which time I will be able to focus more on pushing the writing and creative work even further.
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Come, my beautiful wanderers, my cultural rebels, my dreamers and my friends. Come and join me here by the fire, surrounded by the dark majesty of the desert night, beneath the Blood Moon and her endless host of stars. Drink the spirit of the cactus with me and, together, our spirits will journey to lands and spaces that lay both outside of ourselves and within. This grand adventure will leave none of us unchanged, untouched, for we cannot remain static, having seen and understood so much.

My friends, the time has come for a shift in the direction of my art career. For the past 8 years I have been focused almost exclusively on commercial and commissioned artwork to make my living. Recently, I've been working more and more on creating artwork of a more philosophical and non-commercial note. The mixed media offrenda and sculptural works I have been creating for art and music festivals are becoming bigger and grander and I have just been invited to create my largest work yet for my fellow humans to experience and interact with at Burning Man this year. Additionally, I have become passionate about self-publishing a new art zine series I call Una Muerte Bella, which translates to A Beautiful Death. Each issue will contain new paintings, illustrations and philosophical writing that speak about being fully human and understanding ourselves and our relationships to other people. Some of the work will be beautiful, some terrifying, some sad and thoughtful, and some silly and fun because we mustn't get so caught up in it all that we forget to enjoy this life. Growing up, I was a huge fan of things that were unusual, inventive and creative. So in this zine series I am going to explore weird and interesting techniques, such as adding fold out pages, sticker pages, coloring pages that allow you to collaborate on artwork creation with me, and I hope to eventually be able to include pop-up artwork that folds back into the zine when it is closed. Additionally, the hand painted cover image that I create for the zines will actually be used on one of the zines, which will then be randomly mailed out to one of you. So each month one of you, whom I cannot possibly express my full appreciation for, will get the bonus of receiving a one of kind zine with original artwork. However, in order to continue creating these non-commercial sculptural installation works, to self-publish the Una Muerte Bella zine, and to grow into this new path in my art career, I need to seek the patronage and support of all of you who dream, who love art, who feel the creative spirit.

Here is an overview of what I will be creating with your patronage:

  • Unique and new sticker every month for my Sticker Club patrons
  • Una Muerte Bella art and philosophy zine, in digital and print format featuring:
    • Exclusive paintings, Illustrations and sketches
    • Philosophical writings
    • Sticker page
    • Collaborative art coloring page
    • Creative extras such as pull out posters, pop up pages, paper dolls, etc
  • Handmade, original artist cards in ink, acrylic, marker and leather
  • New original paintings
  • Every month, I'll be able to gift original artworks and prints randomly to patrons at all levels for their surprise and enjoyment!
  • The Shrine of La Santisima Muerte, a mixed media sculptural installation that will debut at Burning Man 2017 and travel to festivals and art fairs after that for many to enjoy!
Here are some links to my artwork in all the different places!

Etsy  Facebook  Instagram  Twitter  Website

I look foreword to creating more for you!

Sin Boldly,

El Vaquero Muerto

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Tiers
We Can Do It!
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Monthly email update on projects and new work. For the price of a cup of coffee you too can support a starving artist creating original paintings, illustrations, leatherwork, and installation art! Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels!
Sticker Club!
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Monthly Patreon-exclusive art sticker and email about current projects and new artwork.  Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Los Amantes del Arte
$10 or more per month 1 patron
Get a digital compy of my new, self-published art zine! Each zine has exclusive artwork, philosophical essays, coloring page and more!
  •  Digital copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine 
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Una Muerte Bella, early supporter
$15 or more per month 4 of 15 patrons
Get my new, self-published art zine! Each zine has exclusive artwork, philosophical essays, coloring page and more! 1 zine each month will have the hand painted original cover and will randomly go out to one of you!
  •  Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Una Muerte Bella
$20 or more per month 3 patrons
Get my new, self-published art zine! Each zine has exclusive artwork, philosophical essays, coloring page and more! 1 zine each month will have the hand painted original cover and will randomly go out to one of you!
  •  Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Gunslinger
$50 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to the zine, Gunslingers will recieve an original El Vaquero Muerto Artist Card mini painting each month.
  •  VM original Artist Card
  • Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Skeleton Mermaid
$125 or more per month 1 patron
In addition to the zine, Skeleton Mermaids will recieve an original El Vaquero Muerto tooled and colored leather Artist Card each month.
  •  VM original leather Artist Card
  • Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
True Romance
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
In addition to the zine, True Romantics will recieve an original El Vaquero Muerto 8x10 painting each month.
  •  VM original 8x10 painting
  • Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels! 
Santisima Muerte
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Oh holy hells! You're amazing and we need to talk because I am going to create something phenominal for you!
  •  Oh, you're getting something grand!
  • Physical copy of Una Muerte Bella, my art and philosphy zine
  • Sticker Club with monthly exclusive art sticker
  • Monthly email of current projects and new works
  •   Each month I will be gifting original art and prints to random patrons of all levels!