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Her apartment is shaken repeatedly by the storm, the ceiling in the bedroom comes down, and she spends the night holding onto a bed wedged in the hallway.

And if it gets real bad, we can hang onto the telephone pole. If getting the facts right doesn’t seem like such a feat, all I have to do is remember the rumors, rush to judgment, false reporting and misunderstandings that occurred then. As Aftwr was sitting at my computer—in late August and early Septemberwhen video broadcasts on the internet were still fairly novel—more than a thousand miles from New Orleans, I experienced a feeling of emotional helplessness.

A.D.: New Orleans After The Deluge

A.d.neww University website Oct. One woman told Neufeld that she felt she had “walked through hell and orleaans survived The new post-Katrina sections posed a fresh challenge: I graduated from high school and college and began my professional career there. Well, the art here really stands out, particularly in the beginning, where we are presented with a view of the hurricane headed to New Orleans, and in the views of crowds, etc. Fortunately for the project, the stories I got from my meetings with the characters were truly intense — especially from Denise, who probably suffered more than any other character in the immediate aftermath of the storm — and that intensity made it much easier for me to see how to tell the stories reluge weave them together.


As it was, Seluge was only able to connect orleahs with half of them, and the rest wound up coming across as two-dimensional stand-ins—the black kid, the hipster, the rich gay—thus essentially canceling their stories and their voices. What an ominous and impressive prologue.

Reading this made me feel like a snob because at every turn I was trying to ignore my suggestions of what would make this story much more powerful. We will have to prevent further damage—now. Salon August 31, The published edition features additional stories and art, as well as editorial revisions to the original series.

It’s something of a nerve wracking read. Things that made sad and horrified and all that jazz. Those experiences with the Red Cross gave me a sense of connection that later provided vital background and context for A. The main events of A.

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge

I guarantee you will hungrily devour this beautiful, heartbreaking project. When Larry and I first flew down to New Orleans to meet our potential subjects, Kwame, the high school student who by delube time was in the middle of his first year at Oberlinwas hesitant about committing to the project: Did you ever know anyone that constantly complained about everything and always had a scowl on her face?

This was more than an unimaginable catastrophe; this was personal. The book is quite powerful, especially the beginning and middle.


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Why didn’t the Mayor load up the buses according to the Plan? I mean nature can suck and government can suck and that’s nothing new but for orleabs reason seeing it panel by panel while following specific people made it feel more real than a lot of other stuff I’ve seen.

And in Tallahassee, Kevin learns that he and his younger brother will be sent off to California to attend school there.

Aug 24, Pages Buy. Readers are then introduced to seven New Orleans residents, from all walks of life and parts of the city.

When Katrina hit New Orleans, I guess that was the looters and the millionaires. These well-defined aspects of the characters allow Neufeld to seamlessly slip in and out of the various situations without even an ounce of momentary confusion on behalf of the audience.

The story of a handful of real people is told in this graphic novel. Even though this was an abrupt change of voice in the book, I felt it was really important to tell this part of the story and to let the characters speak for themselves.

The artist Josh Neufeld interviewed seven people who lived through Katrina, and the book is a collage of their memories.