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Interview with graphic novelist Joe Sacco about his book 'Footnotes in Gaza'

Sabin, Roger (2009) Interview with graphic novelist Joe Sacco about his book 'Footnotes in Gaza'. Eye: The International Journal of Graphic Design.

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Sabin, Roger

Footnotes in Gaza chronicles the real story behind an obscure incident during the 1956 Suez Crisis. Sacco wants to know: Was the killing of 111 Palestinians on a single day in Rafah a deliberate massacre by Israeli forces? (I also probed him on his personal politics and the Israeli side of the story).

Official Website: http://blog.eyemagazine.com/?p=391
Additional Information (Publicly available):

Roger Sabin

Research Interests

Cultural history, cultural studies, subcultural studies, film and television studies. Specialisms: comics, graphic novels, manga; punk and counterculture; 19th century entertainment; television crime drama. Cultural theory, especially postmodernism in history.
Current Research

Currently completing one book and co-authoring two others. The sole-authored book is about 19th century ‘funny papers’/comics, and in particular the character 'Ally Sloper', the first comics superstar. The other two concern TV crime drama: one is about The Wire, and one about the history of the genre. Also, various smaller-scale projects involving comics, graphic novels, manga and other areas listed above.

Previous books include: As Author: Comics, Comics and Graphic Novels (Phaidon); Adult Comics: An Introduction (Routledge); The Lasting of the Mohicans (University Press of Mississippi – co-authored with Martin Barker). As Editor: Punk Rock: So What? (Routledge); Below Critical Radar: Fanzines and Alternative Comics 1976-Now (Codex - with Teal Triggs); The Movie Book (Phaidon – with Michael Newton).

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: RPE
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: 29 September 2009
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 10:25
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 09:40
Item ID: 2364
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2364

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