Josh Neufeld, the cartoonist behind "A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge," which was serialized online in Smith Magazine before being published as a book. The Knight-Wallace Fellows program is at the University of Michigan and is awarded to mid-career journalists. It's great to see Josh getting such recognition and for a cartoonist to receive acclaim for nonfiction journalism.
According to Josh's blog:
My study plan is to extensively research Bahrain’s Pearl Revolution
(which I did a short piece about for Cartoon Movement, the Eisner
Award-nominated “Bahrain: Lines in Ink, Lines in the Sand“).
I plan on taking courses in the history of the Persian Gulf, Islam
(specifically the Sunni-Shia divide), and the language and culture of
the region. The ultimate goal is to produce a long-form comics-format
book on the topic.
Can't wait to read it.