Located in uptown
New Orleans, Louisiana
513 Octavia Street
(corner of Laurel)
Join us for a when celebrated graphic storyteller Josh Neufeld returns to Octavia Books to sign the paper back release of A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge.
Now in paperback, The New York Times
best-selling graphic nonfiction masterpiece depicting the lives of
seven New Orleanians before, during, and just after Hurricane Katrina.
Best American Comics, 2010
Mother Jones Top Books of 2009
Daily Beast Recommends
New York Best Comics of 2009, Runner Up
MTV.com Best Nonfiction Comic of 2009
San Francisco Chronicle “Best in Comics”
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge is a masterful portrait of a city under siege. Cartoonist Josh Neufeld depicts seven extraordinary true stories of survival in the days leading up to and following Hurricane Katrina.
Here we meet Denise, a counselor and social worker, and a sixth-generation New Orleanian; “The Doctor,” a proud fixture of the French Quarter; Abbas and Darnell, two friends who face the storm from Abbas’ s family-run market; Kwame, a pastor's son just entering his senior year of high school; and the young couple Leo and Michelle, who both grew up in the city. Each is forced to confront the same wrenching decision–whether to stay or to flee.
As beautiful as it is poignant, A.D. presents a city in chaos and shines a bright, profoundly human light on the tragedies and triumphs that took place within it.
Shortly after Hurricane Katrina hit, JOSH NEUFELD spent three weeks as an American Red Cross volunteer in Biloxi, Mississippi. He is a longtime artist for Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor, and his art has been exhibited in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Neufeld's images of New Orleans and New Orleanians are powerful and immediate . . . It's that kind of painstaking detail that makes "A.D." such a moving book -- real people, real stories, told with sympathy and smarts, giving it an immediate place among the Katrina classics. Neufeld's comic style–larger than life at times, but always human in scale–is perfect for these stories of survival and endurance.
–The Times Picayune