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When you read obsessively about a subject, at some point you begin to wonder about yourself. Why am I reading another book about the First World War? What’s pulling me in? So one of the reasons I agreed to do this panorama was trying to deal with my historical voyeurism…
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I’ll probably never give up journalism [but] there are some things that may be easier to approach artistically than journalistically.

The New Yorker talks to conflict-zone-journalist-turned-cartoonist Joe Sacco, trailblazer of the graphic-novel-as-journalism genre, about his new book, The Great War – a magnificent 24-foot-long fold-out panorama about the bloodiest battle in history. 

When you read obsessively about a subject, at some point you begin to wonder about yourself. Why am I reading another book about the First World War? What’s pulling me in? So one of the reasons I agreed to do this panorama was trying to deal with my historical voyeurism…

[…]

I’ll probably never give up journalism [but] there are some things that may be easier to approach artistically than journalistically.

The New Yorker talks to conflict-zone-journalist-turned-cartoonist Joe Sacco, trailblazer of the graphic-novel-as-journalism genre, about his new book, The Great War – a magnificent 24-foot-long fold-out panorama about the bloodiest battle in history. 

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