Tonetta Wants You

100% of profits go to Tony Jeffrey. The point of this campaign is to allow Tony to have 6 months dedicated to creating his art without worrying about rent.
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Ryan Broughman
Art
Roanoke
United States
1 Team Member

Short Summary

The man who gave us Tonetta and videos like "Pressure Zone" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqFZAoO7KZ8

More videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FntBX6c_1x0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIqXts7EKv0&list=PL78C1D8D64C917A96 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff9OqxVl-18 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQAZOt7JN7A&...

This is a great chance to support "Tonetta" and allow him 6 months of freedom to dedicate to his art.

Tony isn't sure how he's going to pay the rent for the next 6 Months and is looking for some stability while he approaches 65 in February and will be able to collect on retirement.

My Name is Ryan (Roanoke, Virginia) and I've spent hours upon hours on the phone with Tony about how he makes his songs and about everything else you can think of. Many of our conversations revolve around how financially restrained he is and as a result his creative output is often compromised.

I told Tony about IndieGoGo and we discussed what he would need in order to be covered for 6 months. His rent is "aboot 700 bucks a month, eh" and 300 bucks a month would allow him to have internet access at his house and he wouldn't have to worry about every dollar he spends on art supplies, shipping costs, etc.

He's too busy to learn the ins and outs of computers and this website to set things up himself.  Tony doesn't even have a bank account.  Money will be sent directly to him via Western Union at the completion of the campaign and once funds have been delivered  Once Indiegogo and the Taxman have been paid for all of the rest goes to Tony himself.

What Tonetta Needs & What You Get

Here's the deal:

$6000 will cover 6 months of the rent and other living expenses.

$25 will get you a signed photo print through the post.

$50 will get you a silk screened tultex-blend Tonetta T-shirt (image to come soon) T-Shirts are screened by Greenhouse Boardshop.  

$100 will get you original art from Tony Jeffrey.
*UPDATE* 5 more drawings are being released as the first 10 have sold out.

Many of these drawings have been on Tony's walls for more than a decade and are very precious to him. You may also recognize them from his videos. Being true to his fans Tony wants his work to be accesible to his fans.  Tony's drawings have sold framed in L.A. for $1000.  These drawing will be sent to you unframed and I implore you all to invest another couple hundred in getting a decent frame/mat done for these; they're very cool.

If the 6000 dollar goal is not reached then what funds are generated will still be a significant help in enabling Tony to create more work.  IndieGoGo charges 9% of the generated funds for campaigns that do not reach their goals; 4% if the goal is reached.

Deep Impact

Tony is nearly 65 years old and has been dedicated to making his music, videos, and drawings long before many of his fans were even born.  His work has enhanced the lives of thousands of people, like me, feel he is a true inspiration and creative genius.

Help a starving artist out for the sake of his art.  His struggles should be in artistic concepts not in financial bull shit.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you can't spare a dollar, share this page with your friends and encourage them to share this page. SHARE TONY'S VIDEOS! Tell people about Tony and his dedication of more than 30 years to his unique art.

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$7,337USD
raised by 152 people in 1 month
122% funded
0 time left
$6,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on July 27, 2013
Select a Perk
  • $25USD
    Signed Tonetta Photograph

    Tony will sign a photograph and send it to you for donating $25.

    53 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $30USD
    CD-R Album w/ Xeroxed Insert

    New album release of fan favorite songs. CD-R with photocopied track titles and album art. TELL THE WORLD YOUR FAVORITE TONETTA SONGS!!! Tony wants his fans to make posts about the songs they most want on an album. He'll then take your suggestions and make a mix cd which he will send to Roanoke with handwritten track titles and original artwork. We will then photocopy and repackage CD-R's made from Tony's master. Comment here or on youtube to tell Tony your favorites.

    5 out of 777 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50USD
    Tonetta Toltex T-shirt

    Soft tultex-blend shirt with Tonetta silkscreened on the front.

    25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $75USD
    Wigs

    Yes. You know you want a wig worn by Tonetta. Tony will even sign the inner scalp for you, you sexy wig wanting person you.

    4 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $100USD
    Framed Original Drawings

    That's right folks. 100 dollars for original drawings by Tonetta. They will be on display at 112B Kirk Ave in Roanoke Virginia until late August. At the moment just 10 of this will be available via indiegogo.

    10 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $125USD
    Original Drawings

    Round two. As a tip of the hat to early investors, these are $125. 5 this time.

    5 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • SOLD OUT

    $150USD
    Original Drawings

    Round 3. Another tip of the hat to all the generous early investors, these are $150. You'll never see these this low again. 10 available.

    10 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $175USD
    Original/Signed Drawings

    After the campaign drawings will be available for purchase, but, for at least twice the amounts offered here. This is the last chance to get these drawings at these prices.

    2 out of 7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $200USD
    Tony's Pet Erect Soap Cock

    Hand sculpted soap cock from Tony J. Dimensions 8.5" by 7" by 4.5" "It's a conversation piece. You can talk all day aboot a cock. Perfect for the living room." "Took aboot 25 bars of white soap." Grated white soap boiled and hand sculpted by Tony. From 2001 signed "Tony J."

    0 out of 1 claimed
  • $200USD
    Tonetta Crown

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdCbzbqka74 Pepsi box with anthropomorphized logo.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $500USD
    Signed Tonetta Mask

    Tony only has 5 or 6 of these and is willing to part with just 2. Although neither of these will be the very first Tonetta mask these are masks modified by Tony and used in his various performances.

    1 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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