Monday, February 4th, 2008
New Orleans has taken to the streets and clubs and multi-colored corners for Mardis Gras, but the story of Hurricane Katrina is one that’s always in progress, even in the most celebratory of times. A.D. New Orleans After the Deluge, our nonfiction webcomic that follows the lives of six people who escaped and survived Katrina, continues with a new chapter from creator Josh Neufeld. If you’re new to A.D., start from the very beginning, a two-part prologue which sets the stage for the very true, quite intense, and often surreal world of six people in New Orleans during and after Katrina. One of the beautiful things about a project that Josh has poured so much of his time, heart, and head into is the way he completely introduces a new color palette each chapter; and while I am not an art director, when you see Chapter 9’s rich maroons, you can’t imagine it being any other way. Newcomers and A.D. fans alike should check out this short video on the making of A.D., shot during a brunch at my place (note SMITH contributing editor Riza Cruz getting lox). It features a cameo by The Doctor, a character who seems too good to be true, but as this video proves, is not in fact a product of Josh’s genius mind.