WARNING: Snowbird contains material concerning mental health that could be considered triggering or upsetting.
8/8 UPDATE: SNOWBIRD BOOK ONE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! click here to go to the webstore!
Snowbird is also available for purchase at the following locations!
THE IRON RAIL BOOK COLLECTIVE- 503 Barracks St, New Orleans, LA http://www.ironrail.org/
BON CASTOR- 3207 Burgundy St, New Orleans, LA 7011 http://boncastor.com/
WHAT IS SNOWBIRD?
“Snowbird” is a graphic novel being written by Erin K Wilson. Snowbird was launched thanks to a sucessful kickstarter campaign. The money to fund the book and the cost of printing have already been provided… now all that has to happen is the writing of the book! You can feel free to click on over to the “comic” tab to start reading! New pages are posted every week until the book in finished (projected to be finished in the summer of 2012).
This project was a project of the day on kickstarter.com, and was featured on the front page for a week straight! The kickstarter BLOG also featured an interview with me about the Snowbird project. I answered the questions in comic book format… CLICK HERE to read the comic interview!
Also, if you wanna watch the kickstarter video you can press play to check it out….!
WHAT IS SNOWBIRD ABOUT?
The winter of 2010 I lived in New Orleans, and a series of traumatic events took place. 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 was in a struggle with mental health when I arrived in New Orleans last year, and the book is about navigating dangerous thoughts while all of your friends are doing exactly the same thing. Snowbird is the chronicle of my search for a reason to keep living… which I thankfully found. Exactly how I found it… is something I can only really draw to explain. You’ll see.
HEY! I WAS IN NEW ORLEANS IN 2010, AND I KNOW WHAT YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT.
Hey there. I’m glad you are here. Please feel free to contact me if you wanna talk about last Winter, or about Snowbird. I can’t tell you everything that I’m going to write, because I’m a comic book artist and not a writer. I’m just gonna have to show you. But please know this: the only story that I tell is my own. I am not making a character of any person that was lost. I’m telling the story of the choices I made and things I experienced in the Winter of 2010.
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!