|Sacco interview with LA Weekly|
|Written by Eric Reynolds | Filed under Joe Sacco||17 Jan 2008 9:01 AM|
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"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.
A great diversion for a Sunday morning: Joe Sacco gets interviewed by Tom Spurgeon about Palestine and more. Another great interview from the Spurge.
Rain Taxi sponsors a reading series as a further demonstration of its commitment to literary culture.
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.