A.D. creator Josh Neufeld is a cartoonist & illustrator and the author of the Xeric Award-winning graphic travelogue, A Few Perfect Hours (and Other Stories From Southeast Asia and Central Europe). A long-time artist for Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor, Neufeld is the creator of the comic book series The Vagabonds, and the co-creator of Keyhole and Titans of Finance: True Tales of Money and Business. Neufeld is a founding member of the comics collective ACT-I-VATE and has contributed to many comics anthologies.
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, Neufeld served as a Red Cross volunteer for three weeks in Biloxi, Mississippi. The blog he kept about that experience turned into a self-published book, Katrina Came Calling. During his time volunteering and blogging after Katrina, one of his readers wrote: “Do a comic. Please.”
Creative consultant Jeff Newelt AKA JahFurry is SMITH Magazine’s comics editor, Minister of Hype for ACT-I-VATE, and comics editor of HEEB Magazine. JahFurry also regularly performs freestyle dancehall reggae ditties with numerous superheroes of dub, jazz, klezmer and blues.
Assistant Editor Miles VanMeter is A.D.’s minister of propaganda. He has studied film and creative writing at Wayne State University for far too long. In his spare time, he buys comics, reads comics, and sometimes makes his own comics. Miles currently lives in Detroit, Michigan.
SMITH Magazine is proud to present A.D.
Launched on January 6, 2006 (National Smith Day), SMITH is an online magazine devoted to storytelling in its many shapes and forms. SMITH also produced 2006’s smash hit online graphic novel Shooting War, which Grand Central Publishing released as a full-length graphic novel in the fall of 2007.
SMITH founding editor Larry Smith [larry-at-smithmag.net] has whirled around the media landscape for the past 15 years. He most recently was the articles editor of Men’s Journal, has been the executive editor of Yahoo! Internet Life, senior editor at ESPN Magazine, a founding editor of P.O.V., and editor-in-chief of its sister publication, Egg, as well as an editor of Might magazine. SMITH managing editor Tim Barkow is a former editor at Wired and is currently online general manager of Portland Monthly.
Special Thanks To…
Alex Blumberg, Jake Elsas, Leah Feuer, Paisley Gregg, Dean Haspiel, Cree McCree, Christopher Moscatiello, Rachel Rosenfelt, Nicholas Sumida, Sara Tchen-Susman, Rob Walker, Nancy Wilson, and Sari Wilson