Re/Read: Palestine by Joe Sacco

Re/Read is a regular feature by Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery curator Larry Reid examining backlist books you may have missed or are worth another look. As much of the world’s attention turns to developments in the Middle East over two thousand years ago, I engage in my annual ritual of re-reading Joe Sacco’s Palestine. Shortly after arriving at Fantagraphics Books in 1992 as marketing and promotions director, Kim Thompson handed me blue line proofs of a new project by Joe Sacco. I remember thinking, “What have I gotten myself into?” There was precious little precedent for this type of treatment of…

What’s in Store

One of the many attractions at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery is the abundance of vintage publications in stock. We recently came upon a cache of classic comix by Peter Bagge, Charles Bukowski, Daniel Clowes, Al Columbia, Robert Crumb, Joe Sacco, and other modern masters. You never know what treasures you’ll discover. Come see.