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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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This project was successfully funded on December 31, 2011.

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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Calling all artists!

Hey guys! I'm going to be AFK from June 10th to July 10th to live in the woods and do musical theater (HOORAY)! This is a much needed break that I've been planning all year... but now that snowbird is taking longer than expected... my commitments clash and collide! I'd like to keep the updates rolling during the time that I'm away with some GUEST ART on SNOWBIRDCOMIC.COM...! If you or anyone you know would like to send me some art, I"ll lovingly post it on SNOWBIRDCOMIC.COM, ERINKWILSON.TUMBLR.COM, and I'll print it in the 'extras' section of the book when it is completed!

Doodles and all forms of satire accepted!

I'm also down for trades!

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    1. Creator Katherine Dent on July 10, 2012

      Should you ever need us, we're around!

      Your backers didn't back you for no reason! We have faith in you, and I would rather have you happy and stress free and making beautiful stuff rather than panicking yourself so much you can't make art at all.

      Have a fun time looking after yourself!

    2. Creator Philip Martin on July 10, 2012

      Erin,
      Do your thing.
      We've got your back.

    3. Creator Erin Wilson on May 14, 2012

      Hey Ali!

      So, if you read update #11 you can read all about stuff that has been happening to me. Update #11 was intended to answer the questions that you just asked me.

      But just to clarify again, The book is slated to be finished in December, 2012.

      Also, I'll elaborate.

      I was wrong to say 4 months. This book is taking so much out of me, it's hard to describe. After facing intense community criticism after the campaign ended, I re-wrote the book and conducted a month's worth of intensely triggering and heartbreaking conversations with folks who were present and suffered during 2010. I had a huge mental breakdown, where I had to dissect everything relating to this book and campaign and re-plan my life. I also began to have panic attacks, and had to find new ways to prevent the rising panic in my belly.

      It also became abundantly clear that there was no way I could finish the book on time, and there were some life sustaining things that needed to happen if I was going to preserve the money that was funded and keep it for long-term-planning.

      I didn't want to blow through any more of the money so i stopped spending it and got a really good job at a wonderful resturant. I also rented a studio. I had to work hard at my job to get a promotion so that i could get more money and work less to spend as much time in the studio as i could and then draw incredibly huge and scary parts of the most vulnerable pieces of myself. These drawings included trauma, sexual assault, and depression.

      Anyways, this emotional roller coaster has finally settled into a rhythm which is me producing 3 pages a week. This is incredible. And great. Espically considering that I waitress for 3-4 days a week to continue to afford my studio and rent.

      Also I've also been open to public scrutiny and criticism this entire time. This feels like being open and vulnerable and raw pretty much always... and it has made my heart very tired. I love the amount of personal growth and artistic skills that I've developed over the past 6 months... but I have to admit to you that I am very very tired. And being able to hear harsh criticism and stand up and defend yourself as well as accept that you are wrong... is challenging.

      I so very much would like a break from being open to everyone and everything and just take some time to be myself in my tent in the woods.

      Then I'll come back.

      I apologize if this is something that makes you dissapointed in me. I'm dissapointed in myself for completely mis-understanding how long it takes to make a book that is worth funding.

      Please let me know if you are unhappy with me enough that you want your funding back. I hope this is not the case, because I am saving the money to print the book when I am finished...but I would never want to mislead you into funding something you do not support.

      But I promise that this book is going to be amazing.

      Also, you can feel free to read it online at snowbirdcomic.com, if you wish.

      -Erin

    4. Creator Ali Duffey on May 14, 2012

      Hi Erin
      So - you raised the funds so you could "drop everything and draw for four months and then print one thousand of the 100 page book", right?
      Instead, a "much-needed break" and a month in the woods? Hmmm. What is the break from, if I, your backer, may be so bold as to ask?
      And, what is the new ETA of the book we all backed?
      I look forward to your answers to these questions!
      Thanks!