Journalist Depicts Battle In 24-Foot-Long Cartoon
Joe Sacco is best known as a journalist whose dispatches from places like the Middle East and Bosnia come in the form of cartoons.
In his latest book, “ The Great War,” Sacco uses his drawings to depict the first day of one of the worst battles of World War I: the Battle of the Somme.
Sacco recreates that day from its hopeful beginning to its brutal end in a book that is a 24-foot-long panorama.
NPR’s Lynn Neary reports.
- Lynn Neary, arts correspondent for NPR.
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