A.D. book tour dates

June 16th, 2009 by Josh Neufeld  

The book Dave Eggers hails as “one of the best-ever examples of comics reportage, and one of the clearest portraits of post-Katrina New Orleans yet published,” and Cornel West calls “intimate and yet seismic in its scope” is going on tour. Tell your friends and come on out. (Times and dates subject to change.)

A.D. PAPERBACK TOUR 2010

Tuesday, August 24: On-Sale Date! Book signing and giclée print-sale to raise money for New Orleans nonprofits. Desert Island Comics, 540 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY, 7 p.m.

Saturday, August 28: Signing at Octavia Books, 513 Octavia Street, New Orleans, 2 p.m. [Octavia's event page]

Saturday, August 28: In-store signing, art show, and party, with appearances by A.D.’s characters. Crescent City Comics, 4916 Freret Street., New Orleans, LA. 6–9 p.m.

Sunday, September 12: Brooklyn Book Festival. I’ll be part of the panel “The International Graphic Novel: Behind the Scenes or Drawing from Life” — Four graphic novelists whose work takes on “big themes” talk about the on-the-ground research and background work they have done in preparation for creating their books. With Jessica Abel and Nick Abadzis. Moderated by Matt Madden. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY. 2 p.m.

Monday, September 20: A.D. slideshow presentation followed by conversation with Publishers Weekly Editor Calvin Reid. Greenlight Bookstore, 686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, 7:30 p.m.

10 Responses

  1. LKP

    I’m so excited for this release! The only bummer is I’ll have to travel to catch it. Why no Philadelphia releases? I know a TON of bookstores that would GLADLY host, if that’s still an option. If not, NYC is only a 2-hr bus trip away!

  2. Demophon

    Wow. Holy crap. I’m going to check your stuff out. You have an awesome comic. Found it via: http://freakangels.com/whitechapel/comments.php?DiscussionID=6490 Good stuff. I’ll be catching up with your work. A family of Katrina refugees held up in the house behind mine when I lived in Virginia. What an incredible American tragedy. Glad to find you.

  3. BMS

    No stops in the LA area?? Why not?

    I do wish you the best at your other stops though!

  4. Melissa Bastian

    Hi Josh. I haven’t gotten in contact in a long time. As my miraculous timing would have it, I *just* missed your signings in New Orleans - and I mean, you started on Friday evening and I flew out Saturday morning. I have every intention of finally catching you on the 16th at McNally though! My health has not been the best of late, but if it’s a day that I can walk, you can believe I’ll be there. Perhaps I’ll remember to finally bring you a copy of my zine, which I don’t think I ever sent to you.

  5. Josh Neufeld

    Hey Melissa, Sorry we missed crossing paths in NOLA, and hope to see you NYC at McNally Jackson. Feel better!

  6. brooke

    Love to host a event if you are back in NYC.

  7. Melissa Bastian

    Josh - it was so great to finally get to meet you tonight, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that you took the time to talk to me. Hearing you speak about the project was moving: it is obvious that your dedication to the “characters” runs deep, as does your true understanding of that event. Thank you for continuing to bring attention to the ongoing struggles in New Orleans, and for providing those of us who lived through the storm with a lucid and even remembrance of this event that we will never fully understand but will also never stop exploring. I hope we have the chance to talk again.

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