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Coleccion Sacco: Apuntes de un Derrotista/ Coleccion Sacco: Notes From a Defeatist/ Spanish Edition

3.3 of 5 stars 3.30  ·  rating details  ·  408 ratings  ·  17 reviews
bApuntes de un Derrotista collects Sacco's early journalistic and autobiographical work. The centerpiece of the book is a triptych of war stories: When Good Bombs Happen to Bad People, a history of aerial bombing that targets civilian populations; More Women, More Children, More Quickly, which relates his mother's harrowing experiences during World War II in Malta; and How ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 25th 2007 by Public Square Books (first published February 1st 2003)
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Sumit Singla
Oh well, this started out promisingly, with what one of my friends (who happens to be a graphic novel aficionado) calls the 'underground' style of comic art. (I have no clue what that really means, but I assume it's meant to be some kind of a compliment.)

I liked the initial bits - these comics were done by Sacco before he made it big with Palestine. Some of the stories (or shorts actually) are dark and gritty, whereas I found the others fairly absurd and preposterous.

Also, the major issue with t
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Stephanie
Os contos mais pessoais acerca do cotidiano de Sacco chegam a ser desinteressantes. O que vale a pena são os últimos com representações de guerra.
Hip E.
He's from Portland and U of O. Early stuff is not as good as later, but you can see the progression towards greatness.
Hans
3.5 stars - This volume contains Joe Sacco's work reissued from a comic series called Yahoo. Basically it feels like Sacco is working out a style and tone that he used to much stronger effect with his next series Palestine. This is what made his later work possible.
Jim
I got this book out of the library a few days ago. I was impressed by the drawing style. Joe Sacco's style is reminiscent of R. Crumb in terms of exaggeration, shading and cross-hatching.

This book contains short works by Sacco. Some are autobiographical, some fiction, some based on real events and stories his mother told him of WWII. I enjoyed most of the book, however in the middle he did a few stories that seemed to be drug induced stream-of-consciousness pieces. I tend to find such works bor
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Meghaditya Roy Chaudhury
A nice weekend read. I had been always a follower of Joe Sacco's unique style of comic journalism. This one's a collection of Sacco's unpublished earlier works before he came to prominence with his notable works 'Palestine' and 'Safe Area Gorazde'. He claims himself to be a 'war junkie' and religiously sticks to his satirical approach towards violence. Out of the many collections of his works in this book I liked 3 of them particularly - 'Eight Characters', 'When good bombs happen to bad people' ...more
Ed Dinnermonkey
'Palestine' is one of those 'awfully important books' I've been meaning to read for years, so I was delighted to find that, through this collection of his earlier stuff, Joe Sacco is (or was) a deliriously cynical artist struggling with accommodating the hatred of injustice with his own desire for happiness. It's funny and honest, not to mention delightfully profane and lurid. There's such a breadth of styles here, it's clear to see an artist finding his own style and voice. Stand outs are the m ...more
Joe
This book started out really good. I was thinking I might even have to buy it, instead of just borrow it from the library. But towards the end, when Sacco started getting more serious about politics, and where his word count exploded, I quickly grew tired of his cartoons. He's a great artist, but only a so so writer, so when his words overshadow his images, he fails. As for the good stuff, his library story and his story about the young Trotskyite who parades around town as a large hammer are ju ...more
John
A fine collection of short early works from Sacco sets you up for the longer realist-journalism from the Middle East or the longer fabulist-reflections of a band on the road you can get elsewhere. The history of civilian bombing is quite effective as a mix of the two modes. There is even a short segment on libraries. The visual style owes a lot to Peter Bagge, I think.
Tina Siegel
This is a collection of Sacco's earlier stuff. Some of it was amazing, some was confusing, some was difficult to follow because of the graphics. So more uneven than his later work, which makes sense. But it was still good, and cool to see Sacco's work develop. Definitely worth a read.
Cem
Compared to the gem that is Palestine, this book is really not impressive. In fact, as an indie cartoonist, Sacco, to me should stick to graphic journalism. His exquisite artwork leads up with disappointment once I read the captions. Quite boring, really.
Piet
Early work of Joe Sacco. Nice to see where he comes from, what kind of comics he started with. Cynical and Funny, but I probably would not have read this if he did not create masterpieces as Safe Area Goraze, Palestine, Gaza, ...
Zioluc
Sacco pubblica i suoi lavori giovanili, cioè imbarazzanti scopiazzature da R. Crumb. Gli ultimi lavori si avvicinano al materiale che lo ha reso famoso ma non bastano a salvare questa squallida operazione commerciale.
mano manoj


freakish graphics
and then the smell of bombs ....

running for cover wen the promise of a new world unfurled beneath the clear blue sky...
Devowasright
Jun 10, 2008 Devowasright rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: comics fans, history nerds, and everyone else.
Absolutely fucking outstanding. Crumb meets Bagge, then multiplied by a factor of 10. Highly, highly, highly recommended.
Amber
Sacco's most honest, captivating wiring/illustrations are his war stories ad those were well done in this book.
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Joe Sacco was born in Malta on October 2, 1960. At the age of one, he moved with his family to Australia, where he spent his childhood until 1972, when they moved to Los Angeles. He began his journalism career working on the Sunset High School newspaper in Beaverton, Oregon. While journalism was his primary focus, this was also the period of time in which he developed his penchant for humor and sa ...more
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