Congratulations to Josh Neufeld, Comic Journalist Fellow

Josh Neufeld

Josh Neufeld, who’s been creating non-fiction comics for forever — I reviewed his travel collection A Few Perfect Hours back in 2006 — has been deservedly recognized with a journalism fellowship. He’s the first recipient of this award and only the second comics journalist to receive an American journalism fellowship of any kind.

Neufeld has been offered a 2012–2013 Knight-Wallace Fellowship in journalism at the University of Michigan, a program that, as he describes it, “gives mid-career journalists a chance to pursue customized sabbatical studies for a full academic year. The program includes twice-weekly seminars, as well as training in narrative writing, multi-platform journalism, and entrepreneurial enterprise. Fellows also make two extended international tours to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and Istanbul.”

Neufeld will be researching Bahrain’s Pearl Revolution, a subject he’s already written about briefly, with the aim of creating a long-form graphic novel. Neufeld most recently created A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge and has illustrated The Influencing Machine: Brooke Gladstone on the Media and Titans of Finance: True Tales of Money & Business.

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