Palestine (Joe Sacco) Quotes

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I was plunged directly back into the world of the first great intifada (1987-1992), and, with even greater effect, into the animated, enlivening world of comics I had read so long ago.
-- Edward Said (Edward Said's Foreword paragraph 2)

Importance: This quote presents one of the graphic novel's main themes: comics as high art.

In Joe Sacco's world, there are no smooth-talking announcers, and presenters, no unctuous narrative of Israeli triumphs, democracy, achievements, no assumed and re-confirmed representations.
-- Edward Said (Edward Said's Foreword paragraph 3)

Importance: This quote gives the mission statement of the graphic novel: a balance objective approach that also subverts genre expectations.

I know people who refused to serve and went to jail, but it's good there are guys like me. Arabs in the territories don't get justice, but if I report some hothead soldier who does something illegal, that sets the wheels in motion.
-- Joe's Israeli Soldier Friend (One paragraph Speech bubble)

Importance: This quote shows how the conflict is perpetuated by otherwise well-meaning individuals.

Saburo doesn't say a thing the...
-- Joe Sacco (Three paragraph Text box)

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