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Review: 'Journalism' by Joe Sacco, 'Jerusalem' by Guy Delisle
Review: 'Journalism' by Joe Sacco, 'Jerusalem' by Guy Delisle

In the preface to his new book "Journalism," Joe Sacco pinpoints the challenges of the comics artist who seeks to be a reporter: "Aren't drawings by their very nature subjective?" he asks, before answering with a simple "yes." And yet, this has been Sacco's point all along, that, in the words of Edward R. Murrow, "Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices — just recognize them." The rap on Sacco, of course, is that he is less a journalist than an advocate, who in such works as "Palestine" and "Footnotes in Gaza" blurs the line between observer and activist. That's true, I...

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