Deconstructing Comics #386: Joe Sacco’s “Safe Area Gorazde” and “Journalism”

gorazdeJoe Sacco is surely THE trailblazer in the area of using comics as a medium for journalism; his work reads like a documentary film, or a remote report on the evening news. At his best, such as in Safe Area Gorazde, he not only gets you much more emotionally involved than the evening news ever could, he takes advantage of the medium to communicate in ways that video can’t. At the same time, he pulls back the curtain on how the presence of a journalist affects the actions of those around him.

Tim and Kumar examine Gorazde and also the anthology collection Journalism.

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