The Comics of Joe Sacco

Journalism in a Visual World

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Author: Daniel Worden

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496802225

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Named a Notable Scholarly Publication of 2015 by the Comics Studies Society Contributions by Georgiana Banita, Lan Dong, Ann D'Orazio, Kevin C. Dunn, Alexander Dunst, Jared Gardner, Edward C. Holland, Isabel Macdonald, Brigid Maher, Ben Owen, Rebecca Scherr, Maureen Shay, Marc Singer, Richard Todd Stafford, and Øyvind Vågnes The Comics of Joe Sacco addresses the range of his award-winning work, from his early comics stories as well as his groundbreaking journalism Palestine (1993) and Safe Area to Goražde (2000), to Footnotes in Gaza (2009) and his most recent book The Great War (2013), a graphic history of World War I. First in the series, Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, this edited volume explores Sacco's comics journalism and features established and emerging scholars from comics studies, cultural studies, geography, literary studies, political science, and communication studies. Sacco's work has already found a place in some of the foundational scholarship in comics studies, and this book solidifies his role as one of the most important comics artists today. Sections focus on how Sacco's comics journalism critiques and employs the standard of objectivity in mainstream reporting, what aesthetic principles and approaches to lived experience can be found in his comics, how Sacco employs the space of the comics page to map history and war, and the ways that his comics function in the classroom and as human rights activism. The Comics of Joe Sacco offers definitive, exciting approaches to some of the most important--and necessary--comics today, by one of the most acclaimed journalist-artists of our time.

The New York Times Book Reviews 2000

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Author: New York Times Staff,Of The Ny Staff

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579580582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 2500

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This anthology examines Love's Labours Lost from a variety of perspectives and through a wide range of materials. Selections discuss the play in terms of historical context, dating, and sources; character analysis; comic elements and verbal conceits; evidence of authorship; performance analysis; and feminist interpretations. Alongside theater reviews, production photographs, and critical commentary, the volume also includes essays written by practicing theater artists who have worked on the play. An index by name, literary work, and concept rounds out this valuable resource.

Cartoonists, Works, and Characters in the United States Through 2005

An International Bibliography

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Author: John A. Lent

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313312120

Category: Humor

Page: 557

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Provides a comprehensive listing of American cartoonists, their works, characters, and titles, that will enable the growing number of comic art scholars to research the field.

The Jewish Graphic Novel

Critical Approaches

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Author: Samantha Baskind,Ranen Omer-Sherman

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 081354775X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 292

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In the 1970s and 1980s Jewish cartoonists such as Will Eisner were some of the first artists to use the graphic novel as a way to explore their ethnicity. Although similar to their pop culture counterpart, the comic book, graphic novels presented weightier subject matter in more expensive packaging, which appealed to an adult audience and gained them credibility as a genre. The Jewish Graphic Novel is a lively, interdisciplinary collection of essays that addresses critically acclaimed works in this subgenre of Jewish literary and artistic culture. Featuring insightful discussions of notable figures in the industryùsuch as Will Eisner, Art Spiegelman, and Joann Sfarùthe essays focus on the how graphic novels are increasingly being used in Holocaust memoir and fiction, and to portray Jewish identity in America and abroad Featuring more than 85 illustrations, this collection is a compelling representation of a major postmodern ethnic and artistic achievement.

Worlds Apart

Bosnian Lessons for Global Security

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Author: Swanee Hunt

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822349752

Category: Political Science

Page: 262

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Tells of a well-meaning foreign policy establishment often deaf to the voices of everyday people

Art and War

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Author: Laura Brandon

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857732811

Category: Art

Page: 192

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This is a truly encyclopedic survey of artists’ responses - both official and personal - to the horrors of war. 'Art and War' reveals the sheer diversity of artists’ portrayals of this most devastating aspect of the human condition - from the ‘heroic’ paintings of Benjamin West and John Singer Sargent to brutal and iconic works by artists from Goya to Picasso, and the equally oppositional work of Leon Golub, Nancy Spero and others who reacted with fury to the Vietnam War. Laura Brandon pays particular attention to work produced in response to World War I and World War II, as well as to more recent art and memorial work by artists as diverse as Barbara Kruger, Alfredo Jar and Maya Lin. She looks finally to the reactions of contemporary artists such as Langlands and Bell to the US invasion in 2001 of Afghanistan and the ‘War on Terror’.

Comic Books and American Cultural History

An Anthology

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Author: Matthew Pustz

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441172629

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 275

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A highly original collection of essays, demonstrating how comic books can be used as primary sources in the teaching and understanding of American history.

Safe Area Goražde

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Author: Joe Sacco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780224080897

Category: Bosnia and Hercegovina

Page: 227

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In late 1995 and early 1996, cartoonist/reporter Joe Sacco travelled four times to Gorazde, a UN-designated safe area during the Bosnian War, which had teetered on the brink of obliteration for three and a half years. Still surrounded by Bosnian Serb forces, the mainly Muslim people of Gorazde had endured heavy attacks and severe privation to hang on to their town while the rest of Eastern Bosnia was brutally 'cleansed' of its non-Serb population. But as much as SAFE AREA GORAZDE is an account of a terrible siege, it presents a snapshot of people who were slowly letting themselves believe that a war was ending and that they had survived. Since it was first published in 2000, SAFE AREA GORAZDE has been recognized as one of the absolute classics of graphic non-fiction. We are delighted to publish it in the UK for the first time, to stand beside Joe Sacco's other books on the Cape list - PALESTINE, THE FIXER and NOTES FROM A DEFEATIST.

King

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Author: Ho Che Anderson

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 69

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Chronicles the life of the civil rights leader from his recovery from a knife attack, to the controversy in Birmingham, to the March on Washington.