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Stanton K. Pragmatron!!
July 7, 2005 6:30 PM   Subscribe

Hey, Soba has a website! Is what I thought when I finished Joe Sacco's War's End -- a heartbreakingly frank, lovingly illustrated snapshot of life during the Bosnian War . Naturally, I had to see this S(h)oba fellow's work. Of them all, I dig this one most, prolly.
posted by undule (9 comments total)

 
Interesting character... I'll have to check out that book. "Let there be light" is a haunting piece.
posted by jcruelty at 6:41 PM on July 7, 2005


The work is at times grating
posted by longsleeves at 7:56 PM on July 7, 2005


I really enjoy Joe's work, it's touching and really puts you inside the lives of some of these people. I especially remember the tale of the little Palestinian schoolgirl who lived in one of the refugee camps. She would sneak through barbed wire at an Israeli observations post on her way home as a shortcut, even though she was very likely risking her life doing so. I also thought of jewish children in the Warsaw ghetto who probably engaged in similar acts when they lived in Poland during WWII, and then all the children all over the world in third world countries who have to endure and make the best of these kind of life situations.
For those who haven't checked out Sacco's stuff yet, pick up 'Palestine' as a beginner. Browse it in a bookstore and I'll bet you end up taking it up the the cash register to purchase before you've finished browsing.
posted by mk1gti at 9:22 PM on July 7, 2005


PS Soba's site isn't working for me in Firefox... there's one image (business card) that when clicked brings up a dialog. But looking at the source, I see a lot more links that are apparently inaccessible. Am I missing something?
posted by jcruelty at 9:36 PM on July 7, 2005


Okay, a video of a single rotation a globe where only the United States is lit up.

I don't quite get it...
posted by delmoi at 9:57 PM on July 7, 2005


Okay, a video of a single rotation a globe where only the United States is lit up.

I don't quite get it...
posted by delmoi at 9:57 PM on July 7, 2005


"Prolly" is not a word!
posted by nlindstrom at 11:45 PM on July 7, 2005


There there! "prolly" has been used in my family for years. I was just wondering where undule found it. no email on his/her user page so I can't ask him/her.
posted by Cranberry at 12:21 AM on July 8, 2005


cruelty, at the risk of seeming the shiest, the site scrolls horizontally to the right. It frustrated me initially, befuddlement might have been involved, but the kiss! is kind of cool -- he calls out Duchamp, hey? I could buy this fucker a beer.

Yeah, the initial link site is poorly designed, who cares.

And prolly is a fucking word, wtf. particularly when immediately following a supremely pregnant comma -- perhaps with dangerous boots, or elaborate hair-dos, from Florida, that most northern of southern states.
posted by undule at 2:40 AM on July 8, 2005


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