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Flyin' to New Orleans

I'm getting excited about my next project, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, which debuts on SMITH Magazine this weekend (which is also Smith's one-year anniversary). Following (belatedly) in the footsteps of Anthony Lappé and dangoldman's critically acclaimed (and justifiably so!) Shooting War, 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.

We'll have the good fortune to be put up right in the French Quarter, in the guest-house of one of our subjects, a doctor and local NOLA character. And dinner at Galatoire's is on the agenda!

Should be quite a trip.

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That's an amazing illo. I'm excited and looking fwd to your new comix project!
thanks, dood. just did it today. this thing is coming down to the wire!

and thanks for the props to the various media folx.
Looking forward to reading it.

I did so enjoy your Katrina book.

Happy New Year.

C.
yay! happy gnu year 2 u!

(how was your new year's brunch? sorry i missed it.)
i can't wait for you to rock this. it's going to do bring your work to a whole new world of eyeballs.

thanks, dan. needless to say, the standard you and lappé set was pretty durn high, and quite intimidating!
How wonderful, J. I look forward to reading this.
i don't think so.

but thanks ;->
That is so, so, so, so, so, so, so cool. Congratulations, sir - I'm really looking forward to this!
thanks, sir. it's a bit bigger than i can conceive of right now. but i figure if i just plug away at it, it'll come into shape eventually!
Go, Josh, go!

This could be the most important comic you ever draw. Go for it.
thanks for the encouragement, dave. i hope the project does turn out to be important, or helpful, or... you know what i mean.

Let the good times....roll

Did you know this show studio 60 just did a riff on new orleans musicians??! heh heh

have a great time - i hope new orleans is all cleaned up by the time you return! (PS did you enter smith's six word memoir contest?)

Re: Let the good times....roll

thanks. i'll enter if you do, tho' the contest is officially over. but we COULD get in the book...

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New Orleans comic

Just dropping a line to say I'm diggin the first pages. This looks great.
- Dash

Re: New Orleans comic

thanks, dash.
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