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Title:Journalism
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Joe Sacco
Publisher:Metropolitan Books
ISBN:0805094865
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Number of Pages:208
Category:Graphic novels, Non fiction, Comics, Journalism, History, War

Journalism by Joe Sacco

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Journalism A first for the world s greatest cartoon reporter a collection of journalism including articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States b Over the past decade Joe Sacco our moral draughtsman Christopher Hitchens has increasingly turned to short form comics journalism to report from the sidelines of wars around the world Collected here for the first time Sacco s darkly funny revealing reportage confirms his standing as one of the foremost war correspondents working today In The Unwanted Sacco chronicles the detention of Saharan refugees who have washed up on the shores of Malta Chechen War Chechen Women documents the trial without end of widows in the Caucasus and Kushinagar goes deep into the lives of India s untouchables who are hanging onto the planet by their fingernails Other pieces take Sacco to the smuggling tunnels of Gaza the trial of Milan Kovacevic Bosnian warlord in The Hague and the darkest chapter in recent American history Abu Ghraib And on a mission with American troops pieces never published in the United States he confronts the misery and absurdity of the war in Iraq Among Sacco s most mature accomplished work i Journalism i demonstrates the power of our premier cartoonist to chronicle human experience with a force that often eludes other media

Palestine

Prior to b Safe Area Gorazde The War In Eastern Bosnia b Joe Sacco s breakthrough novel of graphic journalism the acclaimed author was best known for b Palestine b a two volume graphic novel that won an American Book Award in p Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present the first single volume collection of this landmark of journalism and the art form of comics p p Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early s where he conducted over interviews with Palestinians and Jews b Palestine b was the first major comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism Like b Safe Area Gorazde b b Palestine b has been favorably compared to Art Spiegelman s Pulitzer Prize winning b Maus b for its ability to brilliantly navigate such socially and politically sensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium p p Sacco has often been called the first comic book journalist and he is certainly the best This edition of b Palestine b also features an introduction from renowned author critic and historian Edward Said b Peace and Its Discontents b and b The Question of Palestine b one of the world s most respected authorities on the Middle Eastern conflict p


Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995

Praised by em The New York Times em em Brill s Content em and em Publishers Weekly em em Safe Area Gorazde em is the long awaited and highly sought after page look at war in the former Yugoslavia Sacco the critically acclaimed author of em Palestine em spent five months in Bosnia in immersing himself in the human side of life during wartime researching stories that are rarely found in conventional news coverage The book focuses on the Muslim held enclave of Gorazde which was besieged by Bosnian Serbs during the war Sacco lived for a month in Gorazde entering before the Muslims trapped inside had access to the outside world electricity or running water em Safe Area Gorazde em is Sacco s magnum opus and with it he is poised too become one of America s most noted journalists The book features an introduction by Christopher Hitchens political columnist for em The Nation em and em Vanity Fair em


Footnotes in Gaza

b From the great cartoonist reporter a sweeping original investigation of a forgotten crime in the most vexed of places b p Rafah a town at the bottommost tip of the Gaza Strip is a squalid place Raw concrete buildings front trash strewn alleys The narrow streets are crowded with young children and unemployed men On the border with Egypt swaths of Rafah have been bulldozed to rubble Rafah is today and has always been a notorious flashpoint in this bitterest of conflicts p p Buried deep in the archives is one bloody incident in that left Palestinians dead shot by Israeli soldiers Seemingly a footnote to a long history of killing that day in Rafah cold blooded massacre or dreadful mistake reveals the competing truths that have come to define an intractable war In a quest to get to the heart of what happened Joe Sacco immerses himself in daily life of Rafah and the neighboring town of Khan Younis uncovering Gaza past and present Spanning fifty years moving fluidly between one war and the next alive with the voices of fugitives and schoolchildren widows and sheikhs i Footnotes in Gaza i captures the essence of a tragedy p p As in i Palestine i and i Safe Area Gora de i Sacco s unique visual journalism has rendered a contested landscape in brilliant meticulous detail i Footnotes in Gaza i his most ambitious work to date transforms a critical conflict of our age into an intimate and immediate experience br p


The Fixer: A Story from Sarajevo

When bombs are falling and western journalism is the only game left in town fixers are the people who sell war correspondents the human tragedy and moral outrage that makes news editors happy br br It s dangerous a little amoral and a lot desperate br br Award winning comix journalist Joe Sacco goes behind the scene of war correspondence to reveal the anatomy of the big scoop He begins by returning us to the dying days of Balkan conflict and introduces us to his own fixer a man looking to squeeze the last bit of profit from Bosnia before the reconstruction begins Thanks to a complex relationship with the fixer Joe discovers the crimes of opportunistic warlords and gangsters who run the countryside in times of war But the west is interested in a different spin on the stories coming out of Bosnia Almost ten years later Joe meets up with his fixer and sees how the new Bosnian government has dealt with these criminals and Joe ponders who is holding the reins of power these days


Palestine, Vol. 1: A Nation Occupied

From Publishers Weekly br br Sacco spent two months during the winter of living in Jerusalem and visiting the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to see for himself what life was like for Palestinians under the Israeli occupation He has produced a fascinating you are there with me comics account as impressive for its idiosyncratic personal tone as for its scrupulous documentation of human rights abuses and lively accounts of ordinary Palestinians in East Jerusalem the West Bank towns and the decrepit refugee camps In this volume the sequal will focus on the Gaza Strip and more recent events he details his encounters discussions and interviews with a wide range of West Bank personalities Arab shopkeepers refugees from rock throwing Palestinian teenagers teachers intellectuals former prisoners Israeli soldiers members of the peace movement American Jews and some terrorists as well Like other rights investigators he documents some of the better known abuses arbitrary beatings by the IDF administrative detention arrest without charges house demolitions and appalling prison conditions especially at the notorious Ansar III prison His final section is a wry but typically informative section on the position of Palestinian women in a society in which wife battering is part of Arab culture His drawings are simply wonderful combining great facility and compositional invention with a fluid line and a gift for the economical use of intensive linear detail There is nothing else quite like this in alternative comics br br Copyright Cahners Business Information Inc


Journalism

b A first for the world s greatest cartoon reporter a collection of journalism including articles on the American military in Iraq that have never been published in the United States b Over the past decade Joe Sacco our moral draughtsman Christopher Hitchens has increasingly turned to short form comics journalism to report from the sidelines of wars around the world Collected here for the first time Sacco s darkly funny revealing reportage confirms his standing as one of the foremost war correspondents working today In The Unwanted Sacco chronicles the detention of Saharan refugees who have washed up on the shores of Malta Chechen War Chechen Women documents the trial without end of widows in the Caucasus and Kushinagar goes deep into the lives of India s untouchables who are hanging onto the planet by their fingernails Other pieces take Sacco to the smuggling tunnels of Gaza the trial of Milan Kovacevic Bosnian warlord in The Hague and the darkest chapter in recent American history Abu Ghraib And on a mission with American troops pieces never published in the United States he confronts the misery and absurdity of the war in Iraq Among Sacco s most mature accomplished work i Journalism i demonstrates the power of our premier cartoonist to chronicle human experience with a force that often eludes other media


The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme

strong From the heir to R Crumb and Art Spiegelman em Economist em comes a monumental wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I strong br br Launched on July the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War Almost British soldiers were killed and another were wounded that first day and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted In em The Great War em acclaimed cartoon journalist Joe Sacco depicts the events of that day in an extraordinary foot long panorama from General Douglas Haig and the massive artillery positions behind the trench lines to the legions of soldiers going over the top and getting cut down in no man s land to the tens of thousands of wounded soldiers retreating and the dead being buried en masse Printed on fine accordion fold paper and packaged in a deluxe slipcase with a page booklet em The Great War em is a landmark in Sacco s illustrious career and allows us to see the War to End All Wars as we ve never seen it before


War's End: Profiles from Bosnia, 1995-1996

b War cartoonist Joe Sacco visits the Bosnian conflict to uncover the stories that are often ignored or uncovered by traditional media b br br How does an artist reconcile being forced to go to the front line of a brutal conflict that will change his life and homeland forever What happens when a reporter finally comes face to face with an evil war criminal Before his groundbreaking graphic novels i Safe Area Gorazde i and i The Fixer i Palestinian author Joe Sacco created two short stories with characters from each side of the crossfire Collected for the first time in i War s End Profiles from Bosnia i are the acclaimed i Soba i and i Christmas with Karadzic i In i Soba i Sacco captures the internal torment of the romanticized Sarajevo artist warrior who captivated the Western media with his guitar and hard partying ways In i Christmas with Karadzic i Sacco gives the reader an inside peek at the darkly humorous news process that doesn t make the headlines back home as he chases after one of the most hated and sought after Bosnian Serb leaders and war criminals


Notes From a Defeatist

Before Joe Sacco crafted his two major works of cartoon journalism em Palestine em and em Safe Area Gorazde em he created a number of shorter pieces ranging from one page gags to page graphic novelettes This massive book finally collects the entirety of Sacco s earlier journalistic and autobiographical work plus a sizable serving of his satirical strips many of them never before collected in book form br br br The centerpieces in em Notes from a Defeatist em are a triptych of war stories When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People a history of aerial bombing that specifically targets civilian populations More Women More Children More Quickly in which Sacco relates his mother s harrowing experiences during World War II in Malta and most personally and closest to Sacco s later work How I Loved the War Sacco s impassioned but sardonic reflection on the Gulf War the surrounding propaganda and media circus and his own ambivalent feelings as both a spectator and commentator The book derives its title from this sequence which has acquired a painful new relevance in the past half year em Notes from a Defeatist em also includes a roadie s eye view of an American punk band s eventful European tour a reminiscence of an awful season spent in his native Malta and much more em Notes from a Defeatist em is a fantastic primer to Sacco s work br br br Sacco s previous two books em Safe Area Gorazde em and em Palestine em have earned international acclaim and accolades from such sources as Edward W Said Christopher Hitchens em Time The New York Times Book Review em and em The Washington Post em


Palestine, Vol. 2: In the Gaza Strip

Based on years of research and extended visits to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early s Palestine is the first major comics work of political nonfiction by Sacco


Palestine, Vol. 2: In the Gaza Strip, War's End: Profiles from Bosnia, 1995-1996, The Fixer: A Story from Sarajevo, Palestine, Vol. 1: A Nation Occupied, The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme, Footnotes in Gaza, Notes From a Defeatist, Journalism, Safe Area Goražde: The War in Eastern Bosnia, 1992-1995, Palestine