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    Description'The blessing of an inherently interpretive medium like comics is that it hasn't allowed me to ...make a virtue of dispassion. For good or for ill, the comics medium is adamant, and it has forced me to make choices. In my view, that is part of its message' - from the preface by Joe Sacco Over the past decade, Joe Sacco has increasingly turned to short-form com-ics journalism to report from conflict zones around the world. Collected here for the first time, Sacco's darkly funny, revealing reportage confirms his standing as one of the foremost international correspondents working today. Journalism takes readers from the smuggling tunnels of Gaza to war crimes trials in The Hague, from the lives of India's 'untouchables' to the ordeal of sub-Saharan refugees washed up on the shores of Malta. Sacco also confronts the misery and absurdity of the war in Iraq, including the darkest chapter in recent American history - the torture of detainees. Vividly depicting Sacco's own interactions with the people he meets, the stories in this remarkable collection argue for the essential truth in comics reportage, an inevitably subjective journalistic endeavour. Among Sacco's most mature and accomplished work, Journalism demonstrates the power of a great comics artist to chronicle lived experience with a force that often eludes other media.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joe Sacco
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 202 mm
    Height: 273 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 796 g
    ISBN 13: 9780224097321
    ISBN 10: 0224097326

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F3.0
    BIC E4L: GRA
    BIC subject category V2: FX
    BISAC V2.8: TEC025000
    DC23: 355.0209
    Thema V1.0: XA
    Illustrations note
    chiefly Illustrations (some col.)
    Imprint name
    Jonathan Cape Ltd
    Publication date
    01 November 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Joe Sacco, one of the world's foremost cartoonists, is widely hailed as the creator of war-reportage comics. He is the author of Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde, The Fixer, Notes from a Defeatist and Footnotes in Gaza, all published by Jonathan Cape.
    Review quote
    "It is clear that Sacco is one of the masters of his craft." -- Alex Hern New Statesman "One of the most original cartoonists of the past two decades." Guardian "Sacco is formidably talented. A meticulous reporter.and a gifted artist whose richly nuanced drawings tread a delicate path between cartoonishness and naturalism." Independent "Joe Sacco's brilliant, excruciating books of war reportage are potent territory... He shows how much that is crucial to our lives a book can hold." New York Times Book Review "Moving and informative." -- Rachel Cooke Observer