WorldCat Identities

Sacco, Joe

Works: 155 works in 590 publications in 18 languages and 12,539 library holdings
Genres: Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  History  Personal narratives‡vPalestinian  Stories without words  Comics (Graphic works)  Caricatures and cartoons  Biography  Pictorial works  Nonfiction comics 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Editor, Draftsman, Artist, Performer, Interviewee, 901, Narrator
Classifications: DS119.7, 305.560973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joe Sacco
Palestine by Joe Sacco( Book )

99 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late 1991 and early 1992, Joe Sacco spent two months with Palestinians in the Occupied Territories, traveling and taking notes. Upon returning to the U.S., he started writing and drawing Palestine, which combined the techniques of eyewitness reportage with the medium of comic-book storytelling to explore this complex, emotionally weighty situation
Safe area Goražde by Joe Sacco( Book )

77 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel based on the author's 1995-96 visits to Gorazde, one of the U.N.-created "safe areas" in Eastern Bosnia, showing the brutality and humanity that coexisted there during the Bosnian War of 1992-95
Days of destruction, days of revolt by Chris Hedges( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the vein of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Pulitzer Prize winner and bestselling author Chris Hedges and American Book Award winning cartoonist Joe Sacco bring us a searing on-the-ground report on the crisis gripping underclass America and crime-ridden poverty enclaves--in prisons, urban slums, and rural communities--metastasizing around the nation."
Footnotes in Gaza by Joe Sacco( Book )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the great cartoonist-reporter, a sweeping, original investigation of a forgotten crime in the most vexed of places. Rafah, a town at the bottommost tip of the Gaza Strip, is a squalid place. Raw concrete buildings front trash-strewn alleys. The narrow streets are crowded with young children and unemployed men. On the border with Egypt, swaths of Rafah have been bulldozed to rubble. Rafah is today and has always been a notorious flashpoint in this bitterest of conflicts. Buried deep in the archives is one bloody incident, in 1956, that left 111 Palestinians dead, shot by Israeli soldiers. Seemingly a footnote to a long history of killing, that day in Rafah-- cold-blooded massacre or dreadful mistake-- reveals the competing truths that have come to define an intractable war. In a quest to get to the heart of what happened, Joe Sacco immerses himself in daily life of Rafah and the neighboring town of Khan Younis, uncovering Gaza past and present. Spanning fifty years, moving fluidly between one war and the next, alive with the voices of fugitives and schoolchildren, widows and sheikhs, Footnotes in Gaza captures the essence of a tragedy"--Publisher's web site
Journalism by Joe Sacco( Book )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalistic collection in comic book format from the sidelines of wars around the world includes articles on the American military in Iraq, the Caucasus widow trials, the dilemmas of India's "untouchables," and the smuggling tunnels of Gaza
The Great War : July 1, 1916 : the first day of the Battle of the Somme : an illustrated panorama by Joe Sacco( Book )

19 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great War is a 24-foot-long black-and-white drawing printed on heavyweight accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase. The set also includes a 16-page booklet featuring an essay about the first day of the Battle of the Somme by Adam Hochschild and original annotations to the drawing by Sacco himself"--Insert
War's end : profiles from Bosnia, 1995-1996 by Joe Sacco( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and French and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does an artist reconcile being forced to go to the front line of a brutal conflict that will change his life and homeland forever? What happens when a reporter finally comes face-to-face with an evil war criminal? Before his groundbreaking graphic novels Safe Area Gorazde and The Fixer, Palestinian author Joe Sacco created two short stories with characters from each side of the crossfire. Collected for the first time in War's End: Profiles from Bosnia 1995-1996 are the acclaimed Soba and Christmas with Karadzic. In Soba, Sacco captures the internal torment of the romanticized Sarajevo artist-warrior who captivated the Western media with his guitar and hard-partying ways. In Christmas with Karadzic, Sacco gives the reader an inside peek at the darkly humorous news process that doesn't make the headlines back home as he chases after one of the most hated and sought-after Bosnian Serb leaders and war criminals"--Back cover blurb
The best American comics 2011( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects original comic strips from American authors and illustrators published in 2011 in graphic novels
The fixer : a story from Sarajevo by Joe Sacco( Book )

32 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a nonfiction graphic novella in which comic-strip journalist Joe Sacco examines the life of Neven, a former paramilitary fighter who worked as a "fixer" for Sacco and other Western correspondents, feeding them stories of human tragedy during the Balkan conflict. Contains adult content
A child in Palestine : the cartoons of Naji al-Ali by Nājī ʻAlī( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naji al-Ali grew up in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain al-Hilweh in the south Lebanese city of Sidon, where his gift for drawing was discovered by the Palestinian poet Ghassan Kanafani in the late 1950s. Early the following decade he left for Kuwait, embarking on a thirty-year career that would see his cartoons published daily in newspapers from Cairo to Beirut, London to Paris. Independent and unaligned to any political party, Naji al-Ali strove to speak to and for the ordinary Arab people. The pointed satire of his stark, symbolic cartoons brought him widespread renown. For the first time in book form, A Child in Palestine presents the work of Naji al-Ali. Through his most celebrated creation, the witness-child Handala (Hanthala), al-Ali chronicles the Israeli occupation, the corruption of the regimes in the region, and the plight of the Palestinian people
But I like it by Joe Sacco( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early '90s when Sacco roadied with punk band the Miracle Workers (a CD of their live shows is included) on their European tour, this book is a low-scale bacchanal of booze, groupies and dangerous hygiene
Bumf by Joe Sacco( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author Joe Sacco promises that, in the vein of underground comix like ZAP or Weirdo, "Bumf will go where it needs to go, and do what it needs to do." Though Sacco is world-famous for his serious, journalistic books like Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde, and Footnotes in Gaza, Bumf promises to echo back to his earlier days as a satirist and underground cartoonist. Bumf is a project that Sacco has been working on in between larger projects like Footnotes in Gaza, indulging his love of satire and cartooning. Often puerile, disgusting, and beyond redemption, Sacco apologizes in advance, saying he couldn't help himself. "They expect better things from me. They'll never put me on a stamp now.""--
Notes from a defeatist by Joe Sacco( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects illustrated, satirical stories about the author's life, war, politics, and sex, including the tales "Voyage to the End of the Library" and "When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People."
Palestine : a nation occupied by Joe Sacco( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestine : in the Gaza Strip by Joe Sacco( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Happy endings( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War junkie by Joe Sacco( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reportages : Palestine, Irak, Kushinagar, femmes tchétchènes, crimes de guerre, immigrants africains by Joe Sacco( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bumf by Joe Sacco( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derniers jours de guerre : Bosnie 1995-1996 : Noël avec Karadzic : suivi de Soba by Joe Sacco( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil des deux travaux de Joe Sacco, fruit de ses voyages en Bosnie : Noël avec Karadzic et Soba. Karadzic, criminel de guerre serbo-croate, et Soba, fantasque peintre-rock star, sont présentés à travers ces deux recueils
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Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.19 for Days of de ... to 0.91 for Reportages ...)

Alternative Names
Joe Sacco auteur de bandes dessinées et journaliste travaillant aux États-Unis

Joe Sacco fumettista maltese

Joe Sacco journalist uit Malta

Joe Sacco máltai születésű amerikai képregényalkotó

Joe Sacco maltesisch-amerikanischer Comiczeichner

Joe Sacco maltesisch-amerikanischer Comiczeichner, Journalist. und Wegbereiter der Non-Fiction Graphic Novel

Sacco, Joe 1961-

Τζο Σάκο

جو ساكو

ساكو، جو

사코, 조 1960-

サッコ, ジョー


Safe area GoraždeFootnotes in GazaWar's end : profiles from Bosnia, 1995-1996The best American comics 2011The fixer : a story from SarajevoA child in Palestine : the cartoons of Naji al-AliBut I like itNotes from a defeatist