Cartoon fun!

October 17, 2007


Joe Sacco is a cartoonist and journalist (one of the few worthy of the title, in these bizarrely incurious times), and his comics on Palestine and Bosnia are stunning pieces of reportage. I can’t wait for his Iraq pieces to be collected.

Link to Joe’s comic on Iraqi prisoner abuse (click the PDF file).


  1. I’d seen the Iraqi Prisoners stuff, but not this. In-ter-es-ting…

  2. Excellent thanks, had forgotten somehow the genius that is Joe Sacco, working on a book hopefully!

  3. Got Palestine from my wife for Christmas last year. It was stunning. Looking forward to the Iraq stuff.

  4. Also good is Maus by Art Spiegelman – the holocaust depicted almost Disney-style. Very, very cool stuff.

  5. I was going to mention Maus too. Pigs and mice depicting the holocaust made my friend cry while reading it.

  6. Well, I was sort of taking it for granted that everyone has read ‘Maus’…it was a huge best-seller.

  7. Didn’t know about this Palestine one. safe area gorazde is amazing.

  8. And bloody good job too. Ordered Palestine online. Just got We3. Holy crap, it’s good. Short, but just… breathtaking. Kinda reminds me of Raymond Briggs in a weird way.

  9. It’s a great read, bit hard on the eyes at first, like Gail from Corrie, but you get used to it….

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