Recommended article: about Joe Sacco and his latest installment
“A comic can be a journalism classic. That newly minted war correspondent that is Sacco already has several. His first success, in the mid-XNUMXs, was the graphic novel Palestine, the fruit of a long stay in Gaza and the West Bank. He then tackled, in Gorazde and The Mediator, the Balkan wars and, in Chechen War, Chechen Women, the dramas of the Caucasus. Many think that he has created a new genre: the journalistic investigative comic. His colleague Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer Prize winner, believes that Sacco's work proves that, at a time when the media is cutting back on correspondents, special envoys and lengthy investigations, "journalism is going to go back to what it was in the beginning: a art form”. It's an interesting idea.”
Extract from an article by Javier Valenzuela published in Babelia. Read complete.