Snowbird: A Graphic Novel

Hey buddies.

Snowbird is a graphic novel that Erin Wilson wants to write and draw – an admirable feat! She seems to have the story pretty much hashed out, and needs time to get all artistic on it. Erin has a great sense of humour, a large selection of animal hats and a hip bunch of supportive friends. All of these things you can see in this Kickstarter video.

Its well worth watching as an entertaining short film, especially for the bloopers at the end! And it shows us some of the great drawing and colouring she’s capable of.

The plot of the story will be based around Erin’s experiences in the winter of 2010.

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.

What seems super great about this project, along with the intense and personal story idea, and the delightful pitch, are the nice touches that tell you its going to be done well. For example on her website, all the little animations for the menus. Maybe I’m just a sucker for cute. Also she also has a time-table planned and accountability in the form of backer access to her progress.

Quirky and professional and interesting. Heres hoping the graphic novel gets made gets made! What do you reckon?


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