footnotes in grand army plaza

joe sacco in discussion

joe sacco, whose jawline is considerably stronger than he would have you believe, discussed his new book, footnotes in gaza, thursday night at the brooklyn public library.

i normally try to duck out of these things before the questions and answers begin, but, on this particular occasion, logistical considerations prevented my preemptive escape. which, it turned out, was for the best; i don’t think i’ve ever heard boring questions so compellingly answered, or seen unhinged rants so gracefully received. his spoken words are very nearly as meticulous and engaging as his drawings, and well worth listening to, should the opportunity arise.