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A hauntingly honest graphic novel depicting the winter of 2010 in the radical artist and musician community of New Orleans. Read more

New Orleans, LA Comics
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A hauntingly honest graphic novel depicting the winter of 2010 in the radical artist and musician community of New Orleans.

New Orleans, LA Comics
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DECEMBER 23rd: On this day, two thousand and eleven, my kickstarter project made it's goal! Eeee!! Thank you so much to all of my 200+ backers who made this happen! But wait Erin, there are still SIX DAYS LEFT! If I make over 7000, I'll be able to print more books, write more pages, or save up for the comic book convention tour I'm planning for the summer and fall!

Wish me luck in the next seven days!

FILM INFO: WITTEN, EDITED, AND DIRECTED BY: Erin Wilson

CINEMATOGRAPHER: Nicola Krebil - http://n.krebill.org/

watch the video til' the end to see some adorable bloopers!

WHAT IS THIS KICKSTARTER ALL ABOUT?Hi! My name is Erin Wilson and I'm trying to write a graphic novel called SNOWBIRD. If you want to read the first five pages of SNOWBIRD, you can do so on the front page of my website at...WWW.ERROAR.COMThis kickstarter campaign is for the funds to drop eveyrthing and draw for four months and then print one thousand of the 100  page book

PREVIEW PAGES OF SNOWBIRD : : page one, page two, page three, page four, page five

WHAT ARE YOU WRITING THE NOVEL ABOUT? The winter of 2010 I lived in New Orleans, and a series of traumatic events took place. I came to town with a broken heart, hoping to find time to recover. What I found instead was a winter where members of my community suffered violent assault, nine people died, our creative efforts during Mardi Gras fell prey to police brutality, ending with a police raid of our infoshop, The Iron Rail Collective. I am writing this story as a witness to the events that took place, but also to remind those who were there about the good things that happened, too. It was one of the most important winters of my life, and I don't want to forget it.

WHO ARE YOU, LADY? Erin Wilson is an artist/illustrator/designer/scenic artist/wizard who lives in New Orleans, LA. Her greatest inspiration as a young artist was Sailor Moon, pokemon, and in general all mid-nineties anime. Erin is doing her best to survive in life doing the things that she loves, although she is also a really good barista when she needs to be. If you wanna read all about Erin's credentials or to see her porfolio.. go to WWW.ERROAR.COM!

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    FOR 1-3 BOOKS- add 14$ to your pledge amount

    FOR MORE THAN 3 BOOKS- please contact me!

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  • What you need to know before I answer this, is that I didn't know these folks well. I wish I had. I am not going to pretend, by making them characters, that I knew them. Finding out the names of some of these folks was difficult, because even within my community it took a long time for the names to be released by the authorities. Even then, many news reports only referred to the folks who died as "gutter punks" and "homeless youth" and never mentioned their names.

    I'm not linking you to any news reports, because I don't find them to be very respectful. I intend to tell you the story in a different way.

    If you know any of these folks, please let me know. My intention is to write 9 pages of the book that are portraits of them. I want to draw their faces, so you know more about them than just their names. Do you have their picture? Can you tell me a story about their passions, or dreams? Did you love them? I'd love to hear what you have to say, and intend for this book to do more than just list their names.

    Jonathan Hall "Flee"

    Melissa Martinez,

    Katie Simianer

    Jonathan Guerrero

    Jeffrey Geerts

    Nicole Pack "nikki

    "Justin W. Lutz

    Samual "Sammy" Thompson

    Tony Zaleta

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    COMBO PACK, five books, your name written in the book, a character of your design with a featuring SPEAKING ROLE, a cartoon portrait, two original pages from SNOWBIRD, and a weekend with free room and board in NEW ORLEANS where I'll provide you with a bicycle for an adventure filled weekend featuring the locations in the book!
    (you must provide your own travel to New Orleans and I will cook you food to whatever dietary restrictions you have. And tell you stories!)

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