Auteur: Sacco, Joe
Titel: But I Like It
The centerpiece of the book is "In the Company of Long Hair," the early '90s graphic novelette Sacco created on the subject of his raucous European tour with the punk band the Miracle Workers. Although already published in other Sacco collections, "Long Hair" appears here for the first time in an expanded version with an added 15-page section of his original sketches and notes, and a bound-in CD featuring songs from the Miracle Workers' live shows of the time-including a blasting version of the Iggy Pop classic "I Got a Right." As for the rest of the book: In a series of hilarious and sharply observed vignettes, Sacco turns his pitiless pen on all strata of Rock 'n' Roll, from old rockers to new, from salacious gossip to how-to, from portraits of typical rock creatures to self-deprecating autobiographical stories. None of these have been collected before, and several, done for German magazines and papers, have actually never been published at all in English and have been translated for this edition. The book is rounded off with some more recent, serious works as well as a treasure trove of rock posters, record and CD covers, T-shirt designs, and other "assorted rubbish" from Sacco's European years, all wryly annotated by the author.
2006, 122 pag., Euro 21,95
Fantagraphics, Seattle, ISBN 9781560977292
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