War's End: Profiles from Bosnia 1995-1996
How does an artist reconcile being forced to go to the front line of a brutal conflict that will change his life and homeland forever? What happens when a reporter finally comes face to face with an evil war criminal? Before his groundbreaking graphic novels Safe Area Gorazde and The Fixer, Palestine author Joe Sacco created two short stories of the characters from each side of the crossfire. Collected together for the first time in Wars End: Profiles from Bosnia 1996-1996 are the acclaimed Soba and Christmas with Karadzic. In Soba, Joe Sacco captures the internal torment of the romanticized Sarajevo artist-warrior who captivated the western media with his guitar and hard partying ways. In Christmas with Karadzic, Sacco gives the reader an inside peek of the darkly humorous news process that doesn't make the headlines back home as he chases after one of the most hated and sought-after Bosnian Serb leaders and war criminals.