Joe Sacco combines the techniques of eyewitness reportage with graphic storytelling to explore complex, emotionally weighted situations in some of the most volatile regions of the globe. His series Palestine set new standards for the use of the comic book as a documentary medium, and his 240-page exploration of a Muslim enclave in Serbia titled Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992–1995 received widespread critical acclaim. Sacco is praised for the depth of his research and his sensitive handling of delicate political topics as well as his dynamic layouts and sophisticated narratives. Join him for a visual tour of his celebrated approach to comics journalism. Copresented by Rain Taxi Review of Books.
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