Joe Sacco (2012)

Joe Sacco received his bachelor of arts degree in journalism at the University of Oregon in 1981.  From 1985-1985, Sacco co-edited and co-published the monthly comics newspaper Portland Permanent Press. In January, 1993, Sacco published Palestine, a non-fiction graphic novel. Sacco earned the prestigious American Book Award in 1996 for Palestine. In 2000, Sacco finished his first major follow-up to Palestine: a 240-page exploration of a small Muslim enclave in Bosnia called Gorazde, titled Safe Area Gorazde: The War In Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995. 2006 saw the release of But I Like It, a collection of Sacco’s rock and roll and blues oriented strips. Currently, Joe Sacco is a Maltese citizen residing in Portland, OR where he makes his living as a cartoonist and journalist.