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Joe Sacco

Bumf Vol. 1

On sale date: November 2, 2014

This is a collection of all-new satirical short comics by Joe Sacco (Palestine, Footnotes in Gaza).

In the vein of the old underground comix like ZAP or Weirdo, author Joe Sacco promises that BUMF will go where it needs to go, and do what it needs to do." Though world-famous for his serious, journalistic books like Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde, and Footnotes in Gaza, BUMF promises to echo back to Sacco's earlier days as a satirist and underground cartoonist. BUMF is a project that Sacco has been working on in between larger projects, indulging his love of satire and cartooning. Often puerile, disgusting, and beyond redemption, Sacco apologized in advance, saying he couldn't help himself. "They expect better things from me. They'll never put me on a stamp now."


"…Bumf Vol. 1 [is] a surreal, undisciplined, ecstatically offensive bit of political satire by Joe Sacco. …Sacco's unearthly skills as a draftsman haven't abandoned him… BUMF is a scabrous howl from Sacco's political id." — Martin Schneider - Dangerous Minds

"…Bumf remixes images of modern warfare to show our inhumanity. … The crudity of Bumf clearly has intent: it will offend right-wingers across America. It's a book with an expert command of an abhorrent style -- and in this is its substance." — Yo Zushi - New Statesman

"…Bumf Vol. 1 is a timely reminder that no matter how bad things might look, they're always worse if you look closer. …Sacco remains one of our best living cartoonists, and those with a strong stomach are encouraged to brave the horrors within." — Tim O'Neil - The A.V. Club

"The bastard child of Hogarth and Robert Crumb, measured it most certainly is not. Scabrous and bitingly satirical, its pages swiftly reduce western foreign policy over the past century to a series of ineffably stupid and calamitously prideful war games, and the US presidency to an airless void of buffoonery and corruption…. Bumf is gross, and vastly entertaining." — Rachel Cooke - The Guardian

"…Bumf is a radical, savage and hilarious comic." — Chris Hedges - Truthdig


Paperback / Softback
Black & white
7.1" × 10.5"