A self-published collection of blog entries from Josh Neufeld’s stint as a Red Cross volunteer shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Katrina Came Calling is not a comic book; it is a limited-edition, black-and-white, digest-sized, saddle-stitched, 102 pp. booklet.
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Katrina Came Calling is not a comic book; it is a limited-edition, black-and-white, digest-sized, saddle-stitched, 102 pp. booklet.
In October 2005, shortly after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, Brooklyn-based Josh Neufeld served a three-week stint as a Red Cross volunteer in Biloxi/Gulfport, Mississippi. Taken from his online journal and illustrated with photographs, Katrina Came Calling is an intimate account of Neufeld’s experiences; the conditions in the Gulf; the survivors and his co-workers; a New Orleans visit; issues of race, religion, and regional background; returning home; and much more.
Being a public forum, Neufeld’s blog was read and commented on by people from all over the spectrum: not only by his friends, associates, and regular readers, but by other Red Crossers, and by Biloxi-area survivors and evacuees. Many of those comments (and Neufeld’s responses to them) are included in Katrina Came Calling —a unique marriage of print and the ongoing conversation of the Internet.
Praise for Katrina Came Calling:
“A great little book. Most of us watched hours of news footage after Katrina, but I can’t say I read or saw anything as personal as this—through Josh’s eyes, we really get to know the people, places, and destruction that surrounded him.”[Katrina Came Calling] is … a very interesting perspective on a national disaster, most unlike many that you’d read…. [I]t’s a fascinating read all round, with Neufeld being a very sympathetic and astute writer.
— Whitney Matheson, USA Today’s “Pop Candy”
— Indy Comics & Books
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