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JOE SACCO:
RETURN TO PALESTINE


His journalistic graphic novel Palestine was acclaimed by Edward Said as “a political and aesthetic work of extraordinary originality”. Six years after being invited to the first Comica Festival in 2003, the acclaimed war-reportage cartoonist returns to discuss his journalistic comics including assignments to Iraq and his native Malta, and to preview the long-awaited sequel to Palestine. In Footnotes In Gaza (out early 2010 from Jonathan Cape), Sacco seeks the truth about a massacre in 1956 of 111 Palestinian refugees in Rafah and uncovers the tragic echoes between wars past and present. In conversation with Roger Sabin, comics historian and Reader in Popular Culture at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. Followed by book signing. More…

Tickets: £10, concessions £9, members £8
Where: Cinema 1, ICA, The Mall, London
When: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 - 6.45pm to 8.15pm



Sponsored by Jonathan Cape and Gosh! Comics.

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Reviews

"5 Stars... a superb exhibition."
Time Out

"Yet another fabulous evening."
Martin Eden

"...i left the ica full of encouragement and positivity."
Maartje Schalkx

"Every time I go to these events I come back inspired to do more work."
Sylvia Libedinsky

"...an inspiring look into the creative lifestyle."
Pop Culture Hound

"...chat over beers with some of the UK's coolest comic types..."
Thomas Behe

"...Sacco had some interesting things to say about the comics form in general."
Simon Hacking

"Comica normally comes up with some great talks and panels, but this was particularly memorable..."
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"...it's a great time to be a comics fan in London!"
Chris Thompson

"Gives the comic form the cultural representation the UK doesn't normally see."
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