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Biography[ edit ] Sacco was born in Malta on October 2, While journalism was his primary focus, this was also the period of time in which he developed his penchant for humor and satire.
He graduated from Sunset High in Sacco earned his BA in journalism from the University of Oregon in in three years. He was greatly frustrated with the journalist work that he found at the time, later saying, "[I couldn't find] a job writing very hard-hitting, interesting pieces that would really make some sort of difference.
I sort of decided to forget it and just go the other route, which was basically take my hobby, which has been cartooning, and see if I could make a living out of that," he later told the BBC.
Malta is a Catholic country where, at the time, not even divorce was allowed. It was unusual, but it's not like anyone raised a stink about it, because they had no way of judging whether this was appropriate material for comics or not. When the magazine folded fifteen months later, he took a job at The Comics Journal as the staff news writer.
But Sacco was more interested in travelling. Inhe left the U. The Gulf War segment of Yahoo drew Sacco into a study of Middle Eastern politics, and he traveled to Israel and the Palestinian territories to research his first long work.
Palestine was a collection of short and long pieces, some depicting Sacco's travels and encounters with Palestinians and several Israelisand some dramatizing the stories he was told. It was serialized as a comic book from to and then published in several collections, the first of which won an American Book Award in and sold more than 30, copies in the UK.
Sacco in Iraq in with the 1st Battalion, 23rd Marines inside the Haditha Dam He has also contributed short pieces of graphic reportage to a variety of magazines, on subjects ranging from war crimes to bluesand was a frequent illustrator of Harvey Pekar's American Splendor.
In he wrote and drew two eight-page comics depicting events in Iraq published in The Guardian. He also contributed a page piece in April 's issue of Harper's Magazineentitled "Down!
You're in the Iraqi Army Now". Inhis Footnotes in Gaza was published, which investigates two forgotten massacres that took place in Khan Younis and Rafah in November The acclaimed graphic artist and journalist Joe Sacco on the limits of satire – and what it means if Muslims don’t find it funny.
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Singer Lou Christie said his son, Christopher, was part of a group of friends who raced Ferraris and did so safely for many years. Prior to Safe Area Gorazde: The War In Eastern Bosnia —Joe Sacco's breakthrough novel of graphic journalism—the acclaimed author was best known for Palestine, a two-volume graphic novel that won an American Book Award in Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present the first single-volume collection of this /5.