by Joe Sacco
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Joe Sacco is Art Spiegelman with a passport, or Jon Lee Anderson with a sketchpad. Sacco's "comics journalism"—intensively researched and reported stories told through text and illustrations—are deeply humane, disturbing portraits of war, oppression, and sectarian tension. Since turning his attention abroad in the late '80s, Sacco has produced articles and books about the Middle East, South Asia, and elsewhere that rival the reporting of most top-flight foreign correspondents. His work, moreover, is a reminder of the hidebound nature of much international reporting, and of the potential for creative disruption in the field. If there were any justice in American media, a hundred Saccos would bloom.
Sacco's latest book, a miscellany with the modest (or self-satisfied, depending on your interpretation) title of
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