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Sunday, June 8, 2014
Joe Sacco, The Great War, New York: Norton & Co., 2013
Sacco's sparse drawing style allows him to render the first 24 hours of this incredibly bloody battle in exquisite and moving detail. The panoromic image moves through a day & a night, and it charts the troop's deployment through to trench warfare and the resulting slaughter that made the Somme so horrific and instantly memorable. Each page 8" (h) x 11" (w), with all 25 pages opened: 22' 11" wide. Comes with booklet that includes annotations to the image, as well as statement by the artist.