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When bombs are falling and western journalism is the only game left in town "fixers" are the people who sell war correspondents the human tragedy and moral outrage that makes news editors happy.

It’s dangerous, a little amoral and a lot desperate.

Award-winning comix-journalist Joe Sacco goes behind the scene of war correspondence to reveal the anatomy of the big scoop. He begins by returning us to the dying days of Balkan conflict and introduces us to his own fixer; a man looking to squeeze the last bit of profit from Bosnia before the reconstruction begins. Thanks to a complex relationship with the fixer Joe discovers the crimes of opportunistic warlords and gangsters who run the countryside in times of war. But the west is interested in a different spin on the stories coming out of Bosnia. Almost ten years later, Joe meets up with his fixer and sees how the new Bosnian government has "dealt" with these criminals and Joe ponders who is holding the reins of power these days…

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Review of The Fixer: A Story from Sarajevo 0

Joe Sacco's The Fixer - A Story from Sarajevo stands as fairly unique within the comics medium.  Sacco in this volume attempts to get at the truth behind the news media's portrayal of the conflict in Sarajevo.  During a trip there, Sacco meets Neven.  Neven has fought in the war but now offers his services as a guide to visiting reporters.  Neven seems to know the city, the people, and how to get in and out of the conflict areas making him an excellent guide.  As Sacco becomes closer with Neven ...

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