Monday, August 24, 2009

a.d.: new orleans after the deluge

The new graphic novel, “A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge,” written and illustrated by Josh Neufeld, and published by Pantheon, gives us new access to Hurricane Katrina.

Josh Neufeld was in New York when the Twin Towers fell. Like millions, he felt helpless and angry. These feelings transformed themselves when Hurricane Katrina hit. This time, he realized, he could do something, and he volunteered for the American Red Cross.

Stationed in Biloxi Mississippi, Josh became a disaster response worker. He blogged about his experiences, and conducted interviews with disaster victims. Based on this extensive research, “A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge,” follows the narratives of seven people who survived Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.

The story, now published in hardcover by Pantheon, was originally self published as a web comic. You can read it here. A more extensive article about this graphic novel can be found in the New York Times.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this, Karen. I definitely want to read this one.