Josh Neufeld’s A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge has just debuted at Smith Magazine.
Neufeld wrote about the strip and his research recently at his LiveJournal
A.D. is about Hurricane Katrina and its effects on the lives of five real New Orleans residents.
I’ll also be dealing with the effect of the storm on other regions, such as Biloxi, in the parts of the project dealing with my personal experiences as a Red Cross volunteer.
This is my most research-heavy project ever, and is going to be a major focus of my time for the next six months (at least). I plan on putting up a new chapter at least once a month, and hopefully more often than that. And it’ll all be free for viewing at SMITH.
As part of the research, I’ll be visiting New Orleans this weekend (along with A.D. editor/SMITH founder Larry Smith), where we’ll meet with the characters from the project, tour around a bit, and take lots of photos. This’ll be the first time I’ll be visting NOLA since shortly after the hurricane, when I came through just for an afternoon.
Following in the footsteps of SHOOTING WAR, this should be must reading for the webcomics world.