Graphic Novels


Aug 16 2009

A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge by Josh Neufeld

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A.D. New Orleans--by Josh Neufeld

A.D.: New Orleans--by Josh Neufeld

For someone from Ohio, the extent of the damage done by Hurricane Katrina and the misery of the aftermath is hard to fathom. I still cannot imagine the size of the area affected, the terror of being in the storm itself, the frustration and disgust of surviving in the city immediately after, or the magnitude of loss felt upon returning home from evacuation. I am sure that even the constant news coverage did not do justice to the destruction wreaked upon the city and its residents alike.

Josh Neufeld’s new graphic novel, A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge , renders the atrocity of the storm’s every aspect in a new light that allowed even a Midwesterner to better understand the enormity of the physical and emotional damage.

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Mar 10 2009

Hidden Treasures – Our Graphic Crush on Guy Delisle

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The Burma Chronicles--by Guy Delisle

The Burma Chronicles--by Guy Delisle

Having recently traded in the lush madness of Southeast Asia for the prim, snow-covered streets of Cambridge, I’ve been spending a lot of time in our Asia section–perusing the shelves for books and pictures chronicling others’ adventures through the region, gazing fondly at the photos of Wats and markets I’ve been to, and just generally daydreaming about lychee-flavored ice cream on hot green afternoons.

Recently, while lost in one of my Asian fantasies, I came across The Burma Chronicles, a bamboo-green covered book with a cartoon of the author pushing a stroller past two glaring soldiers with machine guns. ┬áNaturally, I was intrigued. Continue Reading »

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May 25 2008

Safe Area? Gorazde.

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Beer at Sarajevska Pivara--Photo by Lisa PetersonThe first time I went to Sarajevo, I met a group of guys in a bar. After a few beers, one of them told me the following joke.

Two guys were running across Sniper’s Alley… Continue Reading »

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