Graphic Novel Review on A.D.’s journey from web to print
October 6, 2009 Leave a comment
Sean Kleefeld of Graphic Novel Review weighs in on whether the expanded, revised, print edition of A.D. is worth buying if you’ve already read the (free) webcomic. The verdict? "Yes. Neufeld’s gone back and reworked some sequences, making the story flow smoother. He’s also reformatted the whole thing with a running calendar to better show readers when they are in the story. The colors work much better on the printed page, as well, and many of the sequences have been recolored accordingly. You can go to the site and read the story for yourself, and see how well Neufeld handles the basic storytelling. But the printed version does indeed take an already solid story and knock it out of the park."
For a longer discussion of the issue (reflecting the explosion of original comics on the web), see Ada Price’s piece in Publishers Weekly, published back in late August.