The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World (Critical Approaches to Comics Artists) (Hardcover)

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By Daniel Worden (Editor)
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Named a Notable Scholarly Publication of 2015 by the Comics Studies Society

Contributions by Georgiana Banita, Lan Dong, Ann D'Orazio, Kevin C. Dunn, Alexander Dunst, Jared Gardner, Edward C. Holland, Isabel Macdonald, Brigid Maher, Ben Owen, Rebecca Scherr, Maureen Shay, Marc Singer, Richard Todd Stafford, and yvind V gnes

The Comics of Joe Sacco addresses the range of his award-winning work, from his early comics stories as well as his groundbreaking journalism Palestine (1993) and Safe Area to Gorazde (2000), to Footnotes in Gaza (2009) and his most recent book The Great War (2013), a graphic history of World War I.

First in the series, Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, this edited volume explores Sacco's comics journalism and features established and emerging scholars from comics studies, cultural studies, geography, literary studies, political science, and communication studies. Sacco's work has already found a place in some of the foundational scholarship in comics studies, and this book solidifies his role as one of the most important comics artists today.

Sections focus on how Sacco's comics journalism critiques and employs the standard of objectivity in mainstream reporting, what aesthetic principles and approaches to lived experience can be found in his comics, how Sacco employs the space of the comics page to map history and war, and the ways that his comics function in the classroom and as human rights activism. The Comics of Joe Sacco offers definitive, exciting approaches to some of the most important--and necessary--comics today, by one of the most acclaimed journalist-artists of our time.

About the Author

Daniel Worden is associate professor of art at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is author of Neoliberal Nonfictions: The Documentary Aesthetic from Joan Didion to Jay-Z and Masculine Style: The American West and Literary Modernism and editor of The Comics of R. Crumb: Underground in the Art Museum, published by University Press of Mississippi. His work on comics, literature, and other media has appeared in American Literature, Los Angeles Review of Books, and many other publications

Product Details
ISBN: 9781496802217
ISBN-10: 1496802217
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication Date: July 29th, 2015
Pages: 298
Language: English
Series: Critical Approaches to Comics Artists