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Category >> Joe Sacco

Sacco for President
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Sacco 25 Dec 2007 11:55 AM

Sacco interview
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Sacco 24 Dec 2007 9:36 AM
"I also think a comic, because of repeated images, can create an atmosphere of a place. There are certain things going on in the background that you don't have to mention over and over again. If you're writing about how much graffiti was on the wall in prose, you write it once, you don't write it every paragraph. Whereas in comics, it can be in the background on every panel so it sort of sinks into the reader's consciousness."

Here's a short but sweet interview with Joe Sacco conducted by Chris Mautner.

Sacco interview by Spurgeon
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Sacco 16 Dec 2007 8:59 AM
A great diversion for a Sunday morning: Joe Sacco gets interviewed by Tom Spurgeon about Palestine and more. Another great interview from the Spurge.
Sacco on Weekend America
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Sacco 14 Dec 2007 10:40 AM
Joe Sacco is the featured guest tomorrow on NPR's Weekend America. How can this not be worth listening to? Check your local listings. By the way, Palestine: The Special Edition should be in wide release just about now... have you bought yours yet?
Joe Sacco: straight O.G.
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under Joe Saccoevents 17 Nov 2007 10:05 PM
This report of Joe's recent visit with the Walker Art Center Teen Program is really great.
Sacco interviewed
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Saccoaudio 14 Nov 2007 8:38 AM
Minnesota Public Radio talks to Joe Sacco. Listen!
Sacco in Minneapolis
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Saccoevents 12 Nov 2007 9:26 PM
Rain Taxi sponsors a reading series as a further demonstration of its commitment to literary culture.

JOE SACCO
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 pm
$10 ($8 for Walker Members and Rain Taxi subscribers)

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Join us as celebrated cartoonist JOE SACCO visits Minneapolis for a special presentation co-hosted by Rain Taxi Review of Books and the Walker Art Center. Appearing in conjunction with the Walker exhibition Brave New Worlds, Sacco will offer a visual tour of his acclaimed approach to comics journalism, in which he combines the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of graphic storytelling to explore complex, emotionally weighted situations in some of the most conflicted and war-torn regions of the globe.








Sacco talks Media Circus
Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Sacco 7 Nov 2007 9:19 AM


Joe Sacco writes about his influences, motivations as an artist, and more.

Sacco talk audio
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under videoJoe SaccoFantagraphics Bookstoreeventsaudio 2 Nov 2007 10:10 AM
Hear Joe Sacco's entire half-hour discussion of Palestine: The Special Edition and his other works at the Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery last weekend by downloading this 20 MB MP3. (Pardon the low-fi quality; the tape recorder had a few glitches and speed issues, and I think some of the quieter moments might have been dropped, but I tried to correct what problems I could and de-chipmunk it as much as possible.) Photos and video clips can be seen on this page.
New Release: Palestine: The Special Edition
Written by Mike Baehr | Filed under new releasesJoe Sacco 30 Oct 2007 10:07 AM


Palestine: The Special Edition
by Joe Sacco

Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present, for the first time, the definitive, expanded, hardcover collection of Sacco's landmark of comics journalism. Palestine: The Special Edition is more than a new edition: consider it the "Criterion" Palestine. In addition to the original, 288-page graphic novel and introduction by the late Edward Said, The Special Edition includes a host of unique material never before published, including many of Sacco's original background notes, sketches, photographic reference, and much more. The book also includes a new, introductory interview with Sacco about the making of the book as well as a new cover and design. Palestine: The Special Edition will be a cornerstone of any serious comic collection. With the Middle East's role in contemporary world politics, Sacco's Palestine has never been more relevant or more valuable to a country desperate to understand this long-running conflict. Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (where he conducted over 100 interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine was the first major comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco, whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism. Sacco's insightful reportage takes place at the front lines, where busy marketplaces are spoiled by shootings and tear gas, soldiers beat civilians with reckless abandon, and roadblocks go up before reporters can leave. Sacco interviewed and encountered prisoners, refugees, protesters, wounded children, farmers who had lost their land, and families who had been torn apart by the Palestinian conflict.

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