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A hauntingly honest graphic novel depicting the winter of 2010 in the radical artist and musician community of New Orleans.
A hauntingly honest graphic novel depicting the winter of 2010 in the radical artist and musician community of New Orleans.
368 backers pledged $9,456 to help bring this project to life.

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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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    A zine version of the first 10 pages of the book or a hand screen printed patch! (screenprinted at the New Orleans community print shop!)

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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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    All of the goodies listed for every other pledge amount and we will get matching tattoos! Or if you don't want matching tattoos I'll just provide you with a tattoo that I'll illustrate for you.

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