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In January, graphic journalist Joe Sacco gave this hour-long interview at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. From his journeys to war-torn nations in the Middle East, to an examination of his creative process, the discussion brings together art, history, and concern for human rights.

See Joe’s books currently available at Fantagraphics.

 

On a personal note: I wasn’t at this event, but a friend attended and told me University of Michigan posted the video. The Michigan Theater is a wonderful venue, and this video brings back fond memories of seeing indie art films and live bands there: Mudhoney; Henry Rollins (more than once); Noam Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent; Six String Samurai; the director’s cuts of Blade Runner and Apocalypse Now;  and the Federico Fellini film festival, to name just a few.