Mar 12, 2017

The 40 Years of Comics Project - Day 746: New Orleans & Jazz, January 2006

https://www.comics.org/issue/891828/

When I pulled this comic out of the quarter bin, I really wasn't sure what to expect. As far as I can tell, Narwain Publishing is an Italian company, though this comic includes a number of North American creators, all donating their time and the proceeds of the comic to the American Red Cross's work helping victims of Hurricane Katrina. There's some nice art pieces, and a couple of short stories about jazz in the city. I'm not sure the tale of a young Louis Armstrong playing at a jazz recital attended by the big names of New Orleans jazz is apocryphal or not, but it makes for a nice creation myth of sorts, and for a nice part of the myth of New Orleans.

Not much else to say about the comic. It was short on narrative. The art is lovely and varied, and the cause is a good one.

To be continued.

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