I’m an alternative cartoonist, the writer/artist of the bestselling nonfiction graphic novel A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge (Smith Magazine, 2007–2008; Pantheon, 2009). In addition, I am the illustrator of the bestselling graphic nonfiction book The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media (W.W. Norton, 2011). I am currently a Knight-Wallace Fellow in journalism at the University of Michigan.
I was awarded a publishing grant from the Xeric Foundation in 2004 for my first book, A Few Perfect Hours (and Other Stories from Southeast Asia & Central Europe). Other work of mine includes the series The Vagabonds. With writer R. Walker, I co-created the one-shot comic Titans of Finance: True Stories of Money & Business. With Dean Haspiel, I co-created the two-man anthology Keyhole.
I have spoken and given presentations at universities, schools, cultural centers, libraries, museums, and professional conventions, and have been featured on C-SPAN2’s Book TV. As part of the U.S. Department of State’s Speaker and Specialist program, I have traveled abroad as a “cultural ambassador,” visiting such countries as Burma, Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, and Israel/Palestine.
My work has been nominated for a number of awards, including the Eisner Award and the Harvey Award for A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge. My books have been translated into French and Dutch. My illustrations have appeared in such publications as the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.
To learn more, visit www.JoshComix.com.