Journalism - Joe Sacco
Journalism (Metropolitan, $29) is a collection of Joe Sacco’s shorter pieces, most previously published in magazines, newspapers, and anthologies. These powerfully narrated reports cover international issues ranging from the Balkans war-crimes trials to relations between Israel and Palestine to India’s caste system. Sacco’s use of the graphic medium to tell these stories takes the reader directly into the places the writer/artist visited. His frames show us the people he talked to, what their homes look like, and how war has invaded their very living rooms. This collection also includes coverage of the war in Iraq that has never before been published in the United States. Unique, upsetting, and compelling, Sacco’s Journalism is necessary reading.