My name is María Meijide and I'm a painter. I have been making travel books for years but it is just recently that I have made auto-edition projects.
In 2007 I flew to Argentina, and there I started a several months journey from Ushuaia to Bolivia, crossing part of the Chilean Patagonia. A beautiful and somehow bumpy ride through incredible landscapes, villages and cities. When I was arriving to the northern border, in la Quiaca, I received the news that I would become a scholarship in Mexico, so the trip took a leap to the State of Zacatecas.
From Ushuaia to La Quiaca (with a bit of Mexico) is the graphic diary of this whole journey.
A project that, thanks to your contributions, will be a book made with ink and watercolour, printed in full colours with a selection of over 100 drawings made during this trip. A book with also texts written as a diary, notes in pencil, drawings with a good finish and others in the form of sketches.
Moving through the pages you can see the icy landscapes of Ushuaia (the southernmost city in the world), the glaciers of Torres del Paine, the iconic Perito Moreno, beautiful views drawn in endless bus hours, the Che Guevara Museum in Cordoba, the Cerro Uritorco, the Zócalo capitalino in the city of México, the funeral of Antonio Aguilar in Zacatecas, the colorful clothes of the Huicholes tribe, and much more!
# What are the benefits of contributing to this campaign?
In the first place, thanks to your contributions through Verkami-web I will edit a precious book, that otherwise would be condemned to a much narrower exposure (artist's book) format.
Thanks to this co-financing everybody can enjoy this American trip in a edition free of intermediaries and at a more advantageous and affordable price. (Through this platform the book is acquired at 22 €, while its price in bookstores is 25 €)
The contributors to this campaign can also obtain original watercolors, Custom films edited in high quality and also original travel books.
The book will resemble the original book as closely as possible, in the same line as my previos book: From Malaysia to Kuala Lumpur(2015).
There wil be a short prologue in Spanish/ Galician / English .
I will make a first printing of 1000 copies.
Destination of your contributions
Book Printing and accessories
Packaging and Shipping
Crowdfunding 5% tax + 21% VAT + 1.35% bank tax.
If the project exceeds the budget I will devote the money to cover the costs of layout and design, to expand the circulation of the book, and if possible to charge author fees.
On the rewards
Signed and dedicated book.
18x18 y 20x40 cm sheets, high quality reproductions of drawings from the notebook
50x70 cm sheet, a super emotional map of Santiago de Compostela, an authoral cartography, plenty of life and colors.
Prints of an erotic watercolor series (20x40 cm)
For great contributions there is the possibility to acquire original pieces:
Series of original watercolors, or even the option of an original graphic diary.
I will begin the shippings on late December (at the end of the crowdfunding campaign), from Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The layout process of the book is already finished and just hoping for a boost of funding to be taken to print.
In any case, shipments will begin before January 5.