Support this summer's ambitious continental tour by DIY songwriter & illustrator Ivan Klipstein (of The Auroratones) while getting Awesome Art in the mail &/or hosting an affordable & engaging MUSICOMIX SHOW in your town! (available ANYWHERE in the U.S. or Canada)!
By participating, you're helping to grow a still-evolving modern folk-art-form! Following are the rewards, which will be sent directly to your home. All are equal to (or in excess of!) their normal retail value. Domestic & international shipping is also included at all donation levels:
$5. / E.P. DOWNLOAD
Digital download of the "I Wanted To Call Out" E.P., featuring 6 sweet songs about long-distance love, country life vs. city life, growing-up, and going home... Check it out here.
$ 10. / POSTCARDS & TUNES
A set of 3 original social movement-related postcards + the "Emerald Moon Over Dirty Lake" mini-book of musical notation for 3 songs, w/ digital download of the corresponding songs included. See them here.
$ 25. / PAIR OF CLASSIC CDs
The Auroratones' folksy "Greatest Hits" album (curiously comprised entirely of never-before released songs), PLUS the "Hugs & Kisses" album of highly ambitious lo-fi pop productions. Both on CD, each wrapped in fold-out illustrated posters, w/ complete hand-written lyrics on the back. See them here. (*if preferred, you can opt for this as non-physical / digital download)
$ 50. / FOURSOME OF RARE PRINTS
"Love Work" print (11x17" up-cycled brown grocery bag paper w/ black print + 3-color spray-paint stencil. Very rare! Signed & numbered, limited edition of 50!), PLUS "Amistad" print (8.5x11" multicolor craft paper w/ black print + 2-color spray-paint stencil. Signed & numbered, limited edition of 85!), PLUS "New Orleans Loving Festival" print (8.5x14" on hand-cut craft paper, signed & stamped), PLUS "Kite-Child Craft-Kit" print (11x17", B&W cut-out kit for innovative public wheat-pasting, or unique home decoration). See them here.
$100. / ZOOM SONG PARTY
I'll drop-in with a remote acoustic performance on the video-chat gathering of your choosing... or just for you personally! Open, informal, & fun! Request songs, talk about them, chat, and whatever else. Unique for each patron, no two sessions will ever be alike. Up to about one hour.
$100. / ZOOM COMIC LESSON
We'll sit down virtually over video-chat to collaborate on exploring the practice of drawing, story-telling, & comic-making. I believe that art is a very personal experience, and that everyone has a unique & valuable perspective to offer. Let's get creative and draw! Up to about one hour.
$100. / MODERN VALUE PACK
Selected works 2009-2019: ALL of the items listed above (3x Postcards, Mini Song Booklet, the pair of Classic CDs w/ posters, the foursome of Rare Prints), PLUS "Getting Old Ain't For Sissies" book of classic 'grandma comix' (24 pages, 5.5x8.5", B&W inside / multi-color spray-paint stenciled covers - no two are alike, limited 2nd edition of 100, signed & numbered)! PLUS "Keta Ai Lakon Hotu" pro-environmental / anti-colonial / science-fiction children's comic for the public school system of East Timor (20 pages, ≈ 5.5x4", B&W inside, color cover, English version). PLUS digital download of the complete Auroratones discography to date (2 albums, 3 E.P.s, 2 singles). All items are original first printings, unless otherwise noted. See the pack here.
$100. / VINTAGE VALUE PACK
Selected works 1981-2001: Issues 1 & 2 of handmade variety comic "Tales for Baby Monkeys", (both 24 pages, 8.5x11" B&W inside, 4-color silkscreened heavyweight covers, only 33 copies of each in existence!). PLUS 3 pocket-comix re-issues (18 pages ea., B&W, ≈ 2.5x3.5"): Kung Fu Harold, Jake The Platypus, Choose Your Own Story. PLUS "How I Got My Scar" micro-comic (16 pages, B&W, ≈ 1.5x2"). PLUS "War Sucks" scratch-art print (B&W, 8.5x11"). PLUS the 25th anniversary reissue of my debut 4 song E.P. on cassette! PLUS the Lifestyle CD w/ 10th anniversary liner notes & poster. PLUS digital download of the complete first 3 Ivan Klipstein albums ((self-titled), Scorpio Enviro, Lifestyle) w/ bonus album of Lifestyle demos. All items are original first printings, unless otherwise noted. See the pack here.
$125. / YOUR PORTRAIT IN PAPER & INK
Large size. An original 8x10" ink portrait depicting between 1 and 3 people (or animals), drawn from a photograph of your own choosing (ready to frame)! I have drawn thousands of ink portraits while working on the street... Now you can have one (or more!) conveniently delivered to your home, plus digital version via e-mail. Feel free to contact me with unique ideas, inquiries, etc ...See examples here.
$250. / LIVE MUSICOMIX SHOW !
To celebrate 25 Years as a working artist, I'm offering a one-time special: 250 dollars for a live Musicomix performance, anywhere in North America (US, Canada, Mexico)! In your home, business, private or public event, school, community center, place of worship, farm, park, beach, wherever! This is buying in bulk, as a continental community. I'm excited to see where this adventure will bring the ever-developing Musicomix Show, a unique audio-visual folk-art performance in the spirit of cantastoria, kamishibai, and cranky-shows. Pitch-in among your friends to share the cost, if you prefer. Or, buy/send a gift show for someone else in their location! A small and intimate acoustic house show, or a big outdoor event, our combined imaginations are the limit! In any case, we will communicate to choose a date which works for everyone's schedules. Watch this for a basic idea...
$500. / LIVE MUSICOMIX SHOW + COMIC-MAKING WORKSHOP !
Same as the aforementioned $250 show, but also including a full Comic-Making Workshop beforehand! Covering the basics of sequential art with a jump-in and hands-on approach. Everyone present will have created their own comic by the end of the workshop. A uniquely fun, educational, and confidence-building creative experience for people of any age. Here's some images from past workshops ...
$ ???. / SURPRISE ME, BE SURPRISED...
Donate whatever amount you wish (small, large, or in between), and I will send you something(s) wonderfully unexpected in return.
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Thank you for making it this far...
I appreciate you!
-Ivy / Ivan Klipstein www.inkyrhythm.com
* If the goal is surpassed, the extra funds will be invested in other aspects of the Musicomix operation such as printing / pressing of upcoming releases, postage, nourishment on the road, improved A/V equipment, art supplies, etc.
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