Birth Stories

Published on December 23rd, 2016 | by Summer Pierre


ON THE CORNER OF AVENUE I AND OCEAN PARKWAY: A Birth Story in Comics by Summer Pierre


Having a baby in the back of a minivan in snowy Brooklyn was not in my birth plan, but when it comes to babies plans are for suckers!

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About the Author


Summer Pierre is an illustrator and writer and the author of The Artist in the Office: How to Creatively Survive and Thrive Seven Days a Week.  She lives in the Hudson Valley with her family.  Find more of her work at

3 Responses to ON THE CORNER OF AVENUE I AND OCEAN PARKWAY: A Birth Story in Comics by Summer Pierre

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  2. Avatar Caitlin says:

    I remember reading about this in the news at the time and feeling such sympathy for you- good grief! I had just moved to Brooklyn and couldn’t imagine. Lovely to see your comic about it and cheers to the paramedic! Gus must be one of a select few born on Ocean Parkway!

  3. I love this charming story–I and Ocean Parkway, so New York, so Brooklyn, so very very a birthing story where the one who gets it is another woman, of course. I had that person next to me in the birthing room at Roosevelt–someone I had never met who chanted, Come baby, come, Come out baby come out. I’ll never forget her. I love this piece.

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