"JOE SACCO IS A GENIUS."—Chris Ware
From Joe Sacco, "the heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman" (Economist), comes a monumental, wordless depiction of the most infamous day of World War I: July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme. THE GREAT WAR is a 24-foot black-and-white panorama, and in this video Sacco explains his process and his understanding of one of the bloodiest days of the twentieth century.
THE GREAT WAR is printed on heavyweight accordian-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe hardcover slipcase. The set also includes a 16-page booklet featuring an essay about the first day of the Battle of the Somme by Adam Hochschild and original annotations to the drawing by Sacco himself.
Learn more: thegreatwarbook.com
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