Cartoon Journalist Joe Sacco

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Gorazde. If you followed the war in Bosnia, you heard about Gorazde.

A small city deep in Bosnian Serb territory, where Bosnian Muslims were supposedly “protected” by the U-N, and were actually anything but. You may have read about Gorazde, seen a clip of it on TV, heard a report on the radio. But do you have any idea how it felt to be there? You would, if you knew the work of Joe Sacco. Seeing it for the first time, you might think you were looking at a comic book. You are, in a way. Joe Sacco calls himself a “comics journalist.”

For the last ten years, he’s worked in war zones, from the Gaza Strip to Gorazde. He turns that experience into book-length cartoons that tell stories those big-foot, drop-in war correspondents may fail to see.


Joe Sacco, author of “Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-95″

Scott McCloud, author of “Reinventing Comics”

Joshua Ramo, assistant managing editor of Time Magazine.