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Essay about cartoonist Joe Sacco

Sabin, Roger (2009) Essay about cartoonist Joe Sacco. Varoom: The Journal of the Association of Illustrators. ISSN 1750483X

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Sabin, Roger

Joe Sacco (born 1960) is a Maltese-American comics artist and journalist. He achieved international fame through the 1996 American Book Award-winning Palestine, and his graphic novel on the Bosnian War, Safe Area Goražde. My essay focused on the development of his documentary style of comics reportage, and the way in which comics can provide different ‘entry points’ for the retelling of history.

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).

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Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: January 2009
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2010 10:36
Last Modified: 10 Jan 2012 09:41
Item ID: 2366
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/2366

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