Book - 2001
Average Rating:
Rate this:

Prior to Safe Area Gorazde: The War In Eastern Bosnia 1992-1995--Joe Sacco's breakthrough novel of graphic journalism--the acclaimed author was best known for Palestine, a two-volume graphic novel that won an American Book Award in 1996. Fantagraphics Books is pleased to present the first single-volume collection of this landmark of journalism and the art form of comics. Based on several months of research and an extended visit to the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the early 1990s (where he conducted over 100 interviews with Palestinians and Jews), Palestine was the first major comics work of political and historical nonfiction by Sacco, whose name has since become synonymous with this graphic form of New Journalism. Like Safe Area Gorazde, Palestine has been favorably compared to Art Spiegelman's Pulitzer Prize-winning Maus for its ability to brilliantly navigate such socially and politically sensitive subject matter within the confines of the comic book medium. Sacco has often been called the first comic book journalist, and he is certainly the best. This edition of Palestine also features an introduction from renowned author, critic, and historian Edward Said (Peace and Its Discontents and The Question of Palestine), one of the world's most respected authorities on the Middle Eastern conflict.

Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphic Books, 2001
ISBN: 9781560974321
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Sa141P 2001
Characteristics: vi, 285 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 28 cm


From Library Staff

Based on several months of research and time spent in the region in the early 1990’s, this landmark work of comics journalism draws an intimate picture of the lives of Palestinians and Jews.

From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Apr 04, 2017

I love this graphic novel! It really helped me see what hardships the Palestinian people are suffering!

andendquote Mar 02, 2013

Drawn to this graphic novel after my exposure to the Persepolis series, I found this to be an excellent introduction to the Palestinian, modern day plight. Fortunately, Sacco has provided a succession of novels since this one for further examination of the issue.

Jan 23, 2012

This graphic novel presents the Palestinian point-of-view of the Israeli-Palesentinian conflict since World War 2; thus sharing a perspective not often voiced in the West. A highly enthralling novel.

Dec 03, 2011

An engrossing must-read.


Add Age Suitability
Dec 03, 2011

marishkajuko thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Jan 04, 2009

DavidB thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings

SPL owns a similar edition of this title.

View originally-listed edition

Report edition-matching error

To Top