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November 23, 2009 11:36 AM   Subscribe

Joe Sacco is a political journalist. His medium is the comic. He gave a talk last march at the Walker Art Centre where he also answers questions. Talk starts 07.50 after introductions. (wiki previous 1, II )

For those like myself who until recently were not aware of Joe Sacco; Here is an interview from a few years back and here an interview published last weekend.
posted by adamvasco (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Walker Art Center.

His stuff on the Fantagraphics site.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:41 AM on November 23, 2009


I highly recommend Palestine by him (as described in the previous FPPs).
posted by lalochezia at 11:52 AM on November 23, 2009


I've read most of his stuff and really enjoy it, especially Safe Area Gorazde.
posted by jsavimbi at 11:55 AM on November 23, 2009


I was at this this talk. It was really fantastic. He signed books and met with people after the talk; he's very warm and sociable. I had always wondered how he was able to get people to open up to him in some of the most hostile places. He listens to them.
posted by louche mustachio at 12:06 PM on November 23, 2009


I'm almost afraid to look. I cherish my mental image of him too much.
posted by McBearclaw at 12:10 PM on November 23, 2009


Yep, Palestine is just awesome.
posted by fire&wings at 12:14 PM on November 23, 2009


I can't wait to get home and watch this. I have all of Sacco's war reporting graphic novels, and they're all fascinating.
posted by Theta States at 1:19 PM on November 23, 2009


He's also in the latest Portland Monthly.
posted by birdie birdington at 1:41 PM on November 23, 2009


I did an interview with him in 1994 that got published in The Stranger. Memail me if you'd like a copy.
posted by matildaben at 1:55 PM on November 23, 2009


I'm almost afraid to look. I cherish my mental image of him too much.

I was weirded out by the fact that he's much, much more handsome than he draws himself. That's not usually how it works in my experience.....
posted by lumpenprole at 5:45 PM on November 23, 2009


I always assumed his goofy depictions of himself weren't just modesty, but a tactic - as if making himself "ugly" gave him more license to capture others' unflattering details without it ever seeming that he's having a laugh at their expense.

I suppose I could actually research this, but it's dinner time...

(PS - Gorazde left me speechless. What a great book.)
posted by ducky l'orange at 6:49 PM on November 23, 2009


Review of Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-95
posted by adamvasco at 4:25 AM on November 24, 2009


nthing Palestine.
posted by xqwzts at 4:29 AM on November 24, 2009


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