End of the year wrap-up

December 18th, 2009 by Josh Neufeld  

A.D. has been cited on a number of year-end “best-of” and gift-giving lists. The New York Times gift guide cited the book, the San Jose Mercury News recommended it, and Vanity Fair magazine declared A.D. to be one of its five “better-than-a-sweater” gift suggestions.

Meanwhile, the Oklahoman listed A.D. as one of 2009’s best graphic novels, and MTV’s “Splash Page” blog called it the best nonfiction comic of 2009. A.D. was also cited numerous times on the Daily Cross Hatch’s list of “The Best Damned Comics of 2009 Chosen by the Artists.”

And while it’s not technically a “best-of” list, we particularly wanted to mention the Comics Journal’s review of A.D. Matthew Miller’s piece is titled “Everlasting Memorial,” and in the review he covers all the bases, discussing A.D.’s origins as a webcomic on SMITH, dissecting the opening section, “The Storm,” focusing on various characters and elements throughout the book, and contextualizing it with interview quotes and behind-the-scenes information. The review ends with these words: “A.D. [is] powerful and gratifying. The novel becomes an everlasting memorial to the lives of a city, its people and perhaps a generation of survivors.”

We couldn’t be more pleased and grateful.

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