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Title:
BUMF. Vol. 1
Author:
Sacco, Joe.
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Publication Information:
Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
120 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Summary:
"Author Joe Sacco promises that, in the vein of underground comix like ZAP or Weirdo, "Bumf will go where it needs to go, and do what it needs to do." Though Sacco is world-famous for his serious, journalistic books like Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde, and Footnotes in Gaza, Bumf promises to echo back to his earlier days as a satirist and underground cartoonist. Bumf is a project that Sacco has been working on in between larger projects like Footnotes in Gaza, indulging his love of satire and cartooning. Often puerile, disgusting, and beyond redemption, Sacco apologizes in advance, saying he couldn't help himself. "They expect better things from me. They'll never put me on a stamp now."" --
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781606997482
Format :
Book

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In the vein of the old underground comix like ZAP or Weirdo, author Joe Sacco promises that BUMF will go where it needs to go, and do what it needs to do." Though world-famous for his serious, journalistic books like Palestine, Safe Area Gorazde, and Footnotes in Gaza, Bumf promises to echo back to Sacco's earlier days as a satirist and underground cartoonist. Bumf is a project that Sacco has been working on in between larger projects like Footnotes in Gaza, indulging his love of satire and cartooning. Often puerile, disgusting, and beyond redemption, Sacco apologized in advance, saying he couldn't help himself. "They expect better things from me. They'll never put me on a stamp now."


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Booklist Review

The man spotlighted on the cover of journalist-cartoonist Sacco's first fiction in ages is unmistakably Richard Nixon. But the words in his speech balloons are, My name is Barack Obama . . . and I approve this message. Another of Tricky Dick's lies, or what? If you picked what, you are on the right track. This is a satirical fantasy that opens in the trenches of WWI but halfway through decamps to a planet to which humanity has been transported and that Nixon/Obama seems slated to rule as eternal, omnipotent president. Except for Nixon/Obama, everyone on the planet is naked with bags over their heads à la the tortured prisoners in the famous Abu Ghraib photos. Relaxing or dead, they lie around in heaps like the sinners in so many illustrations of Dante's Inferno. Sacco, cast as the cartoonist, is always along for the ride, though he keeps his clothes on 'til the finale. Sacco's Bill Elder-, R. Crumb-level drawing chops save the day for this sometimes inchoate exercise.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2014 Booklist