A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge is a true story told in 12 parts about six different people — Leo & Michelle, Denise, Hamid, Kevin, and the Doctor — who escape and survive Hurricane Katrina.

I don’t know what the comics-equivalent to cinematography is, but AD deserves the comics-equivalent of an Oscar for it. This is a short-ish comic, but I’m already attached to the characters and tense about what’s going to happen in the remaining chapters. It’s amazing how much emotion a comic can evoke with right combination of art, color, and dialog. AD not only gets that combo just right, it also adds depth to the story with the links to real videos, photos, and stories. It’s a really great example of how webcomics are more than just scanned in paper comics.

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