Saturday, April 6, 2024

Fantagraphics Announces New Edition of Joe Sacco's "PALESTINE" and New Weekly Comic

Fantagraphics Announces A New Edition of Joe Sacco's Palestine and the Launch of a New Weekly Comic Series on

SEATTLE, WA—In response to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, and the resurgence of interest in Joe Sacco's seminal work, Fantagraphics is proud to announce a new edition of the groundbreaking graphic novel Palestine, along with the introduction of a compelling new weekly comic by Joe Sacco on, titled "The War on Gaza."

Originally published 30 years ago, Palestine was a pioneering work of comics journalism, offering a nuanced, humanistic portrayal of the lives of Palestinians. After over 25 reprints of the original edition, this new edition comes at a crucial time, as the world witnesses a devastating new chapter in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The new edition will feature an essay by Israeli journalist Amira Hass, updated trade dress, and retain the foreword by the late Edward Said.

“The demand for Palestine has skyrocketed following the horrific events of October 7 and Israel’s brutal response, indicating a yearning for understanding from readers all over the world," said Gary Groth, president and co-founder of Fantagraphics. "We hope that the reissue of Palestine and the new series of graphic commentary 'The War on Gaza’ will help awaken the world to the plight of the Palestinian people and illuminate the political context of the Israel-Palestinian conflict. Sadly, as Amira Hass makes clear in her new Afterword, Joe Sacco's deeply empathetic account of the Gazan people is even more relevant today than at any time since its original publication.”

Concurrently, Joe Sacco is venturing into a timely exploration of the current conflict through "The War on Gaza," a series of short comics and reflections published weekly on This new project stems from Sacco's commitment to shedding light on the human cost of the conflict, drawing from his extensive background in journalism and cartooning to offer insightful, poignant observations.

The original paperback of Palestine is available in stores now while supplies last, with the hardcover edition to follow in the fall. Readers can follow "The War on Gaza" weekly on, starting immediately, beginning here.

PRE-ORDER at Fantagraphics or at AMAZON.
New Edition Book Information:
By Joe Sacco
Introduction by Edward Said
Afterword by Amira Hass
$39.99 • ISBN: 9798875000003 

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Joe Sacco is a critically acclaimed journalist, cartoonist, and pioneer of comics journalism. Known for his immersive reporting and compassionate storytelling, Sacco has been awarded the American Book Award and has received widespread recognition for his contributions to the field of graphic nonfiction.

For nearly 50 years, Fantagraphics has published the very best comics and graphic novels that the medium has to offer. Our mission is to celebrate great cartooning in all of its incarnations, from the form’s early luminaries to contemporary artists currently forging the future of visual storytelling. Not content to rest on our laurels and extensive roster of talented artists, we constantly seek out fresh voices from across the globe. Thus, we honor the rich history of comics while providing a platform for bold new stories, styles, and perspectives that push the boundaries of the medium. Fantagraphics remains peerless in our commitment to be the publisher of the world’s greatest cartoonists.


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