A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge
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A.D. Academic Resources
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge is a nonfiction graphic novel about seven real-life New Orleanians and their encounters with Hurricane Katrina. A.D. started as a webcomic on SMITH Magazine. Released in an expanded hardcover edition in 2009, A.D. came out in paperback — cover pictured at left— in August 2010.
At the August 2009 New York release party for A.D., we raised over $1,200 for Common Ground Relief, a grassroots organization based in New Orleans' Ninth Ward.
A.D. was nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards, and was excerpted in the 2010 edition of Best American Comics, edited by Neil Gaiman. It was a YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection. In addition, the book was listed on a number of 2009 holiday gift guides, including the New York Times. Vanity Fair magazine declared A.D. to be one of its five "better-than-a-sweater" gift suggestions. And MTV's "Splash Page" blog called A.D. the best nonfiction comic of 2009.
A.D. has been used for high school and college courses, and comes with a free teacher's guide. I have also presented A.D. as part of a number of university "Common Read" programs. It has been translated into French and Dutch.
A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. 208 pp., $24.95.
hardcover, $16.95 softcover