Daily Dose Pick: Footnotes in Gaza


Divisive author and illustrator Joe Sacco’s Footnotes in Gaza combines hard reporting with an engrossing graphic-storytelling format to explore the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Sacco uses “comics journalism” — a genre he effectively invented with his previous books Palestine

and Safe Area Goražde

— to chronicle two reportedly overlooked Palestinian massacres that took place in the ’50s. The result is a poignant portrait of the ongoing conflict through an artistic but unflinching lens.

Check out the Wall Street Journal’s slideshow article with the author’s commentary, read an interview with Sacco, and buy the book