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posted Sunday, March 4th, 2007   leave a comment or trackback
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29 Responses

  1. Dan Goldman

    Really strong, especially the “Mean Streets” character intro beats that lock our attention in. There’s a load of detail put into this that jumps out on the second read…

    This is starting to threaten “finest hour”, Josh… please don’t make me wait a month for more.

  2. Nick Bertozzi

    The color is beautiful!

    Also, I’m so glad you’ve started here, explaining why people stayed. Great tension!

  3. Tim Hamilton

    Hey Josh.
    Great start. I can see you put a lot of work into this, and I look forward to reading it all.
    Have fun!

    Tim

  4. Simon Fraser

    This reads like something that’s been given a lot of care and consideration. I’m feeling in safe hands and eager to read more.

  5. Cade Roux

    Nice comic. I hate to be a nitpicker, but NO ONE was thinking about this storm coming to New Orleans until Friday. All the projections were Tampa and then Florida panhandle and then Alabama. It wasn’t until Friday evening that the projections changed to New Orleans.

  6. Editor B

    Looking good. It really freaked me out to see the dude from Calhoun Superette! All the local specifics are very nice.

  7. eliz.

    I look forward to reading more. . . thanks for putting this up, Smith!

  8. josh

    Cade Roux, Thanks for pointing out the timeline inaccuracies. I feel it’s pretty important to get the details right, so in the spirit of the constantly updateable www-world we live in, I’ve made changes to a couple of panels. Read Chapter 1 again and see what you think.

  9. Avery Sloan

    What an excellent rendering of Galatoire’s ex-waiter Gilberto Eyzaguirre and New Orleans Social Monologist Gadfly, Dr. Brobson Lutz!

  10. Rachel

    I love how one or two panels give us intro and insight for each person…I can’t help wondering what mine would be…

  11. John

    I’m really enjoying this. Page 9 didn’t work for me though. Hopefully it’s just a problem with my browser.

  12. Alison

    Josh: Very inspired! I’m instantly engaged. I don’t know if I can wait another month for the next chapter. I love the idea of telling the story of Katrina through the lives of particular people (seemingly random, everyday kind of folks - will they be linked in future chapters? - can’t wait to find out!) who experienced it right in the heart of it. I already feel I know some of the characters — especially Denise and Hamid. Keep ‘em coming!

  13. josh

    John, Thanks for pointing out the bad p. 9. It’s now back up.

  14. lori

    will be back to follow this.very good start.thank you,a very unusual but gripping way to tell yet another one of our stories.you’ve already got me hooked.

  15. ben

    i love the art style. its looking to be a fascinating story.

  16. detroiterinnyc

    Great beginnings. Wonderful work. Itching to read more!

  17. Elizabeth

    I love the simplicity of the art, yet there is still so much detail. Each panel has so much to look at. The stories are great. It’s such a ideal way to bring this information about Katrina to a younger audience. Can’t wait to read more!

  18. Anne Onimos

    Hey what’s famous writer Margaret Atwood doing visiting Hamid’s shop?

    Great comic!

  19. DrBlizzaro

    This comic is dissapointing and leaves in a lot of product placement. Tasteless

  20. Myriam

    I loved the bobble that said “crap”, because if it floods it will defiantly hit the first floor.Also, whoever said that probably knows that they have to pack everything and move it upstairs, so that it won’t get wet. I also like the detail put to the house; it really makes you feel like you are there.

  21. Myriam

    I love how the waiter, he is all worried about the hurricane, and is informing his costumers about it. Everyone at the restaurant looks happy, and no concern at all, even knowing that it hit Florida, no reaction happening. Also, I love the detail put to every person in the restaurant, and the reflection of the doctor in the mirror make it more real. Also, the response given back to the waiter seams to calm about it. It’s a 4 or 5 category, a lot of damage could happen.

  22. Pedro

    I love how the football players handle the situation as just another snow day or something. I’m sure the schools there were out of service long after Katrina struck.
    Pedro
    Chapter1

  23. Cesar

    A lot of effort is put into describing each character, and each one of their personalities at the beginning is well conveyed. From the carefree doctor, to the young couple.

  24. Adrian

    This is a really nice depection of New Orleans which helps me better visualize the scene.

  25. jamien

    it was boring

  26. jamien

    i could do better with my eyes closed

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