dsmckay, August 26, 2012 (view all comments by dsmckay)
This book was incredible. I'm always interested in reading historical graphic novels and Sacco did a great job intertwining historical data with excellent stories. the depth that Sacco went into in this work made this book an excellent read and the book was difficult to put down.
Elizabeth Grimsrud, October 7, 2009 (view all comments by Elizabeth Grimsrud)
I love Joe Sacco's style and have read all of his books; right now I'm on my 3rd time through "Palestine". Gritty, on the street, journalistic writing, illustrated with his realistic line drawings. Very informative.
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by Kathleen E. Bennett, The Stranger,
"Palestine, the place, as Sacco describes it, is full of contradictions, family love and inhuman violence, horror and humor. Palestine, the comic, is down-to-earth and engaging, a groundbreaking work of journalism....Sacco's art itself is irresistible. With unusual angles of view, distorted, exaggerated faces that somehow seem realer than real life itself....The writing in Palestine, like in most of Sacco's work, especially Yahoo, is among the best in comics, never simplistic, never boring, pushing the borders of what both comics and journalism are capable of."
by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,
"This mature work is important and has never been more timely."
by Time Out New York,
"Sacco has pioneered a journalistic form that manages to be both deeply informative and highly entertaining."
by Journal of Palestinian Studies,
"Palestine deserves a place among the very best of documentary."
by Art Spiegelman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus,
"[Sacco's] obviously got the calling. His stuff is obviously well wrought, with dizzying pages and good rhythm."
by Entertainment Weekly,
"Reading [Palestine]...you're astounded by the wealth of human voices, the literally warts-and-all passion of every side of the conflict."
by Nigel Parry, The Electronic Intifada,
"This new one-volume edition of Joe Sacco's Palestine comics evokes my first trip to the occupied Palestinian territories....[It] faithfully represents the contradictions and striking images of the conflict, and...renders them visually and powerfully....I couldn't think of a better medium to explain the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to someone than this book, which stands out as an honest account of one man's attempt to make sense of it all, as well as a work of art in its own right. Powerfully-told stories...well-researched facts, all couched in Sacco's humanity and disbelief at the people he meets and the events he sees....This book is a 'must have'."
by Maureen Murphy, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
"Through a format traditionally associated with fantasy illustration and narration, Sacco finds the balance between the potent images and text necessary to enable a historical and cultural understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict....Although it may be easier for Americans not to hear about the military occupation in Palestinian territories and the civilian casualties from U.S. manufactured (and tax-payer funded) weapons, Sacco's reporting and images make the history more digestible than what is usually found in Western media. Fortunately, Sacco refrains from moralizing the conflict as well. Instead, he offers readers a better understanding of the too-often neglected Palestinian experience."
Based on years of research and extended visits to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (Sacco conducted over 100 interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine is the first major comics work of political nonfiction by Sacco, who has often been called the first comic book journalist and single-handedly pioneered the medium to universal acclaim. This new edition of Palestine also features a lengthy introduction by the outspoken political essayist and historian Edward Said (Peace and Its Discontents and The Question of Palestine), one of the world's most respected authorities on the Middle Eastern Conflict.
A landmark of journalism and the art form of comics. Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s, this is a major work of political and historical nonfiction.
Prior to --Joe Sacco's breakthrough novel of graphic journalism--the acclaimed author was best known for , a two-volume graphic novel that won an American Book Award in 1996. Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present the first single-volume collection of this landmark of journalism and the art form of comics. Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (where he conducted over 100 interviews with Palestinians and Jews), was the first major comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco, whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism. Like , has been favorably compared to Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning for its ability to brilliantly navigate such socially and politically sensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium. Sacco has often been called the first comic book journalist, and he is certainly the best. This edition of also features an introduction from renowned author, critic, and historian Edward Said ( and ), one of the world's most respected authorities on the Middle Eastern conflict.
A single volume collection of the landmark novel by Joe Sacco.
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