Joe Sacco is a Portland based, Malta born award winning and internationally renowned comic artist and journalist. A former frequent illustrator of Harvey Pekar's "American Splendor", his various graphic novels, comics and magazine contributions have covered the Palestinian, Bosnian, Iraq and Gulf Wars.
Sacco's most recent work covers the post industrial war on America, it's most hard hit cities and their families. Sacco visited Toronto recently to give a lecture at the University Toronto "Speakers in the Arts Series".
He also met with us to discuss journalism, its place in comics and art, and its future as whole as he sees it and also talked about the cartoonists and stories that inspire him.
If you're already a die-hard fan or want to learn more about the world of comics, don't miss the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) 2011, which is taking place at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) on Saturday, May 7th (9:00AM to 5:00PM) and Sunday, May 8th (11:00AM to 5:00PM).