Joe SACCO

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(Malta) An author of alternative comics resident in the United States, Sacco took his degree in Journalism at Oregon University in 1981. After a number of years travelling and working in jobs he found unsatisfactory, in 1986 he moved to Los Angeles where he began working with Fantagraphics Books. From 1988 he began to travel around the world and meanwhile he published his own comic-book, Yahoo, which covered different subjects. His best known works are the graphic novels Palestine: In the Gaza Strip (1996) and Safe Area Gorazde (2000), which show a unique style somewhere between underground comic writing and reporting, which has won him major prizes and accolades. Some of his latest works are: The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme (2013) and Bumf Vol. 1: I Buggered the Kaiser (2014). In 2016 the compilation of earlier work, Historias de Bosnia, was published in Spanish.

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