War's End by Joe Sacco
Profiles From Bosnia 1995-1996

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War cartoonist Joe Sacco visits the Bosnian conflict to uncover the stories that are often ignored or uncovered by traditional media.

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.
 

About Joe Sacco

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Joe Sacco is the author of the Eisner Award-winning graphic novels Footnotes in Gaza and Safe Area Goražde, among other books. His works have been translated into fourteen languages and his comics reporting has appeared in Details, The New York Times Magazine, Time, and Harper's. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
 
Published June 15, 2005 by Drawn and Quarterly. 80 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In just a few years, Sacco has created a body of work that includes some of the most important and relevant graphic novels of our time.

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Sacco, who spent a lot of 1995 and 1996 in Bosnia as the war was winding down, turned his experiences into the gripping graphic novel Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia: 1992–1995 (2002).

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On a bright sunny day, Sacco finds himself visiting the former Gestapo headquarters and later is inadvertently drafted into a grim rally against Serb war crimes in Croatia: ``Let's face it,'' he laments, ``between the time you crack open a Fanta and toss the can, someone else has had his balls st...

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These two stories by Sacco bookend his definitive works of comics journalism on the Bosnian War, The Fixer and Safe Area Gorazde .

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