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The Resource Bumf, Vol. 1, Joe Sacco

Bumf, Vol. 1, Joe Sacco

Label
Bumf, Vol. 1
Title
Bumf
Title number
Vol. 1
Title part
I buggered the Kaiser
Statement of responsibility
Joe Sacco
Title variation
I buggered the Kaiser
Creator
Artist
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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.""--
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Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
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 (Reviewed 12-15-2014) (Booklist, vol 111, number 8)
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Cataloging source
SO$
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Sacco, Joe
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Bumf
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comic books, strips, etc
  • American wit and humor, Pictorial
Label
Bumf, Vol. 1, Joe Sacco
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
  • Vol. 1
  • I buggered the Kaiser --
Control code
ocn895682211
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9781606997482
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895682211
Label
Bumf, Vol. 1, Joe Sacco
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Contents
  • Vol. 1
  • I buggered the Kaiser --
Control code
ocn895682211
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9781606997482
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)895682211

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