Joe Sacco, comic book artist and journalist, is Peninsula College’s 2019 Writer in Residence and will be the featured guest at multiple events, including keynote speeches, forums and a live radio interview, running April 30 – May 2.
The Guardian newspaper describes Sacco as “a Maltese-American comic book artist and journalist whose work is a compelling combination of eyewitness reportage and graphic art storytelling techniques.” In a glowing review, Guardian Reporter Sam Thielman stated: “Nobody is doing what Joe Sacco is doing; the writer-artist has visited some of the world’s worst war zones and not merely written movingly about them but carefully drawn them as well. … like the best journalists, he’s got an eye for the rich, contradictory, infuriating people who can make you care about something you ought to care about.”
"It is an honor to have the Portland-based journalist share his skills as the 2019 Writer in Residence at Peninsula College," Coordinator for the Writer in Residence Program and Journalism Professor Rich Riski said.
These events are free and open to the public. Please see the list below for times and locations.
Tuesday, April 30
10 a.m. Room J-47 (PUB Conference Room) Reception for Cartoonist Joe Sacco
11:30 a.m. Room J-47 (PUB Conference Room) Narrative and Graphic Comics, Cartoonist Joe Sacco
Facilitator - Professor Matt Teorey
Open to the public
1:15 - 2 p.m. KONP Radio Live interview of Joe Sacco by Host Todd Ortloff
Tune into AM 1450 or stream at: https://www.myclallamcounty.com/konp/
Wednesday May 1
10 a.m. -12 p.m. Elwha Native Heritage Center
The Dene First People of western Canada, Exploring the Deadly Truth and Consequences of Resource Extraction & Colonialism
Open to the public -- Port Book & News sales and author signing
1-2:30 p.m. Room J-47 (PUB Conference Room) Art in Publishing and the Public Arena with Joe Sacco,
Facilitators - Professor Michael Paul Miller and Ceramic Artist Steve Belz
Open to the public
Thursday May 2
12:30-1:30 p.m. Studium Generale Little Theatre
Writer in Residence Cartoonist Joe Sacco
Open to the Public
4-5:00 p.m. Rm 201 at Building 202, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend
Facilitators - Professors Daniel Stengel and Rich Riski
For more information about the Writer-in-Residence Program, please contact Rich Riski at email@example.com .