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Joe Sacco | The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme

Thu, November 21, 2013 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

“The heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman” (Economist), cartoon journalist Joe Sacco exposes the bloody reality of war. His books include the American Book Award recipient Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde, and the bestselling book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, coauthored with Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges. A two-time Eisner Award winner and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Sacco has served as a graphic reporter for magazines such as American Splendor, The Guardian, and Harper’s. In The Great War: July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme, he time-travels to the blackened French countryside and finds a high promontory from which he illustrates a 24-foot-long, single-panel elegy for the thousands of dying and maimed. 

In conversation with Dan DeLuca, Philadelphia Inquirer Music Critic and Pop Culture writer.

Parkway Central Library
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Philadelphia, PA 19103

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