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Joe Sacco goes to war to write a comic book

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Joe Sacco's self portrait.
Courtesy of Joe Sacco

Joe Sacco works as a war correspondent. 

He goes to a war zone, takes notes and photographs, then returns home, and creates a 250-page comic book. 

 Sacco describes himself as a journalist, doing what he calls "comics journalism." He's done critically acclaimed accounts of the war in Bosnia and the Palestinian situation. 

He told Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr he is like any journalist, except it can take him months -- or even years -- of work at his drawing board to finish his stories.