Sunday, January 10, 2010

Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco occupies a unique niche in the world of books, being both an extraordinary cartoonist and an award winning journalist. Sacco, who hails from Malta and lives in Portland, OR, made his name in the mid 90's with his epic comic Series Palestine, which combined closely observed reportage in and around Israel with comic storytelling. The book won many well-deserved accolades, including the American Book Award in 1996. His second major work, Safe Area Gorazde, was based on his travels in Bosnia, and covers both his observations and a history of the war in that region. Sacco received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001, followed Safe Area Gorazde with The Fixer in 2003, and recently published Footnotes in Gaza, the story of a 1956 massacre in Palestine. The book, published at the end of 2009, has already received charged and glowing reviews

Sacco will be at Town Hall Seattle on Wednesday, January 13. Advance tickets are just $5 and available here.

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