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March 1, 2005 4:38 AM   Subscribe

Complacency Kills by Joe Sacco. Sacco is the best journalist working in comics today (previous MeFi discussion), and he was sent to Iraq recently by The Guardian. Complacency Kills is his powerful account of the choices that both troops and civillians have to make every day. It's a 36MB PDF file I'm afraid but worth every bit.
posted by Hartster (22 comments total)

 
I like it (but I'm a huge Sacco fan.)

Are we going to see more from him on Iraq, or is this a one-shot thing?
posted by selfnoise at 5:39 AM on March 1, 2005


Very nice.

I must read more Sacco.
posted by Sticherbeast at 5:54 AM on March 1, 2005


Amazing ...
I think the documentary feel to it worked well and sucked me in.
Great find.
posted by forforf at 6:14 AM on March 1, 2005


Fantastic.
posted by bigtimes at 6:37 AM on March 1, 2005


I liked this. Very different to see it in comic book form.
posted by srboisvert at 6:50 AM on March 1, 2005


Thank you very much for posting this Hartster.

It's always great to read another one of Joe Sacco's outstanding comics.
posted by njm at 7:06 AM on March 1, 2005


see also Steve Mumford's paintings from his time in Iraq
posted by melmoth at 7:14 AM on March 1, 2005


Sacco is a god in the comics industry....and it's a well deserved tribute. This was heartbreaking.
posted by dejah420 at 7:25 AM on March 1, 2005


Excellent link.
posted by furtive at 7:32 AM on March 1, 2005


Melmoth, those painting are amazing, thanks for the link. :)
posted by dejah420 at 7:39 AM on March 1, 2005


Not only the best journalist working today, but one hell of a cartoonist, and one of the honest-to-God nicest guys in the business. It heartens me to no end to see his success.
posted by the_savage_mind at 9:24 AM on March 1, 2005


Great, and thought-provoking, thanks!
posted by carter at 9:39 AM on March 1, 2005


Agreed, excellent link.
Joe Sacco rocks.
posted by Busithoth at 9:55 AM on March 1, 2005


Good fast servers there at guardian.co.uk.
posted by the Real Dan at 10:22 AM on March 1, 2005


Hartster, thanks so much for the link. Sacco's work is always good. What a treat.
posted by safetyfork at 10:29 AM on March 1, 2005


Thanks! Another Sacco fan here. But I have to say that he's been doing this for a while now and I'd be an even happier fan if he did something new and unexpected.
posted by Termite at 11:46 AM on March 1, 2005


"Thanks! Another Sacco fan here. But I have to say that he's been doing this for a while now and I'd be an even happier fan if he did something new and unexpected."

On the contrary, I wish he had company.
posted by Busithoth at 12:02 PM on March 1, 2005


Thanks for this.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 12:11 PM on March 1, 2005


Wheeee! Watching the download meter anxiously . . . .
posted by undule at 12:30 PM on March 1, 2005


great link. i've already shared it with several others. thanks!
posted by RockyChrysler at 7:06 PM on March 1, 2005


Also, a nice recent interview with Sacco.
posted by samh23 at 9:02 PM on March 1, 2005


superb. I met sacco last year whilst volunteering for mocca and he is *the man*. we need more of this sort of journalism.
posted by dorian at 2:02 AM on March 2, 2005


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