Fax from Sarajevo by Joe Kubert

Fax from Sarajevo

In 1945, we told the world, "Never again." In 1992, the promise was broken into bloody shards. That was the year the war broke out in Sarajevo, Bosnia, the year that genocide revisited the planet. It was the year that Ervin Rustemagic - an international businessman whose clients included author Joe Kubert - found himself and his family trapped in a city under siege. Ervin's only means of communication to the outside world was via his fax machine....


Details Fax from Sarajevo

TitleFax from Sarajevo
ISBN9781569713464
Author
Release DateOct 27th, 1998
PublisherDark Horse Comics
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Comics, War, Nonfiction, History
Rating

Reviews Fax from Sarajevo

  • Jon(athan) Nakapalau
    2018-10-17
    War - up close and personnel. Joe Kubert is one the most underappreciated masters of the comic/graphic novel genre - this book is a masterpiece.
  • Mary Louise
    2012-01-01
    "In 1945, we told the world, 'Never again.' In 1992, we forgot our promise." This is a direct quote from the blurb inside the book jacket of this book. I went into reading this book knowing that the subject matter would be difficult, but I wasn't prepared for just how difficult it truly was. This book is devastatingly sad and horrifying. It is a graphic novel account of one family's struggle to survive in Sarajevo during the siege in the 1990s, b...
  • Matti Karjalainen
    2014-10-05
    Joe Kubertin "Faksi Sarajevosta" (Egmont, 2014) keikkuu toistuvasti listoilla kun kaikkien aikojen parhaita sarjakuvaromaaneita pistetään järjestykseen, joten oli mukavaa että se saatiin nyt suomeksikin.Vuodesta 1992 käynnistyvä sarjakuva kertoo tositapahtumiin perustuvan tarinan bosnialaisesta Ervin Rustemagicista ja hänen perheestään, jotka joutuvat keskelle sodan ja kansanmurhan kauhuja. Serbijoukkojen piirittämään kaupunkiin sataa...
  • Bronislava Sencakova
    2019-02-20
    Vojna je hnus. Vojna je ešte väčší hnus, keď zistíte, že váš život závisí od "pružnej" administratívy. A ani vysoké konexie nemusia pomôcť (ale môžu sa tak tváriť). Poučenie: oceľové opláštenie auta plus komiksové zošity pomáhajú chrániť pred zásahmi.Pre mňa sa kniha začala až na strane 179 (dokumentárnym) epilógom s fotkami a ďalšími životnými osudmi. Celý komiks predtým bol len dlhokánska reklama p...
  • Tomáš Fojtik
    2016-07-18
    Svět komiksů mi byl dosud více méně vzdálený. Četl jsem jen několik klasických děl, jako je Persepolis nebo Maus. Komiksy, nebo lépe řečeno grafické romány jsem trestuhodně opomíjel. Jsem rád, že jsem v případě Faxu ze Sarajeva toto opomenutí napravil. A pokusím se vám povědět proč. Grafický román to má oproti knize o dost těžší. Autorov klasického románu totiž může spoléhat na to, že si jeho popsaný sv...
  • Apzmarshl
    2009-10-06
    This is a graphic novel based on faxes received by the author from a family trapped in Sarajevo. During the 1990's Serbs moved into this area and many others and began killing families, women and children for money. The Serbs were determined to claim the land and leave nothing standing.I wasn't sure I was going to like a graphic novel. I like to rip right through the book without giving my eyes a work out. I will admit though that the graphics re...
  • Outi
    2016-02-18
    An interesting reminder of the terrible things that happened in Europe only 20 years ago or so. I liked the photos and the faxes, Kubert's style of drawing I'm not so keen on. Artist Aino Sutinen has written about the book from a feminist point of view which I find very interesting since I noticed that the more I read Fax from Sarajevo the more it started to annoy me that all the wife did was cry and wallow after her husband and the kids. And the...
  • Solentiname
    2014-08-18
    I'd liked it better than the Joe Sacco books on the Bosnian war. It is always important to have the witness perspective. People should write so the others will always remember
  • John Doez
    2018-04-27
    A uno se le cae el alma a los pies imaginando lo que tuvo que pasar esa gente.
  • Bob
    2015-04-11
    A close up view of life in Sarajevo during the siege. Brutal; as bad as anything that happened in WW-II. The Balkans have a long history of conflict and I want to learn much more about this.
  • Soobie's scared
    2018-09-17
    Era da tanto che questo fumetto aspettava di essere letto. Oggi cercavo qualcosa da sbocconcellare prima di cena e ho preso in mano questo che, tra i molti pregi, ha anche quello di essere autoconclusivo.Nel 2009 la mia migliore amica di allora mi propose una vacanza insieme in Croazia. Non ero granché convinta perché - con due caratteri forti come i nostri - nove giorni insieme sarebbero stati esplosivi. Come effettivamente è stato, un po' pe...
  • Sarah Baker
    2018-12-24
    A conflict that’s nearly forgotten now, focusing on the struggles of one family. Horrifying and humanizing.
  • Martin Landa
    2018-10-04
    Most touching and sad comics I read recently, I seriously recommend it to everyone.
  • James
    2015-12-27
    This book should be considered essential reading in schools - the type of powerful story that triggers tears, frustration, and, ultimately hope in the strength of family and the human spirit. As the book jacket says, "In 1945, we told the world, 'Never again.' In 1992, we forgot our promise." The book is inspired by faxes artist and author Joe Kubert received when his friend and colleague Ervin Rustemagic and his family were trapped in Sarajevo d...
  • Richard
    2009-07-16
    Found Fax from Sarajevo recently while browsing at the library and thought the title looked interesting. I thought to myself "why would someone write a graphic novel about faxes from Sarajevo?" To my surprise Fax from Sarajevo is graphic novel about the siege of that city. To be perfectly honest, I know little about Yugoslavia except for Tito, the 1984 Winter Olympic Games, and that it 'broke apart' in the early 90s.Fax From Sarajevo is a raw and...
  • Pavel Dobrovsky
    2016-06-28
    Ervin nemá zbraň. Ervin nezachraňuje svět. Ervin potřebuje dostat rodinu z válečného Sarajeva. Jediné co má jsou kontakty na ministerstvu, v zahraničí a fax. A tak se snaží z válečného pekla vyfaxovat. Vše popisuje svým přátelům v různých zemích. Ta naléhavost okamžiku, ve kterém u ranního kafe čtete čerstvý fax, jak na druhé straně planety právě střílí po člověku, kterého znáte, funguje i po letech. Nap...
  • Illuminati8
    2012-09-28
    Fax from Sarajevo is supposed to be a moving tale about a family caught up in Sarajevo for about two and half years in the midst of the ongoing massacre, struggling to get out. Unfortunately, the book is not as powerful as the one liner suggests. This is by no means the problem of the story but rather the presentation.The art by Joe Kubert is completely unfit for the dark and desperate tale. The narration is not that good either. The characters a...
  • Rui Alves de Sousa
    2016-12-26
    Uma reflexão crua sobre os efeitos de uma guerra insana numa família, próxima do autor da obra. Joe Kubert utiliza um estilo clássico de desenho e narrativa (por vezes parecer saído de um comic dos anos 50/60) para contar a história de Ervin Rustemagic, com o auxílio dos faxes que este lhe ia enviando, ao longo de mais de 120 dias no cerco a Sarajevo. Centrando-se nas peripécias de Rustemagic para salvar a mulher e os dois filhos pequenos...
  • Laughing Man
    2018-01-29
    The art style was a bit tiring for me but the story telling made it up, and that last part with actual photos was quite a touch. This book waited 20 years to get to me, found it in a second hand deal on Amazon purchased it immediately, turns out it was printed in 1998 and was in someones archive for a very long time until it was handed over to a secondhand dealer and there it waited for a very long time, I checked it from time to time waiting for...
  • João Reis
    2016-11-13
    Aprecio apenas o valor da obra enquanto testemunho histórico do cerco a Sarajevo. Não gostei do traço de Kubert, e o seu desenho não se adequa, de todo, ao tom de um livro destes. A sua narrativa é também muito fraca. Não acredito que tal se deva ao facto de Kubert narrar uma guerra que não viveu, pois é possível fazê-lo na perfeição, como o comprova o fantástico livro «Foi Assim a Guerra das Trincheiras», de Tardi.
  • Janet
    2017-09-06
    I was in middle school when the war broke out and only have foggy memories and a very vague understanding of the politics and true horrors that took place. The graphic novel format is gripping and Ervin’s story is undeniably powerful. I had a difficult time remembering that this wasn’t a comic-book hero but a real man with a real family who could have suffered devastatingly real consequences.
  • Rangarajan
    2018-01-07
    It's a realistic portrayal of the Bosnian conflict, which closely follows one family's story of escape. It's full of relentless suffering and constant reports of shelling and bombing. The focus is only on the family's escape. For some reason, it is not as gripping as it could have been.
  • Alycia
    2018-07-01
    "If someone was killing and massacring penguins the way Serbs are massacring Bosnian people, the world would have intervened." How true.
  • Tomas
    2017-11-24
    Well-written, well-drawn, emotional and honest.
  • Emma
    2017-12-03
    Upsetting and amazing. Why do people do these things to each other?!
  • Vittorio Rainone
    2017-09-27
    Una storia vera, un'incredibile storia su come la guerra possa essere disumana. Una storia di speranza, di sacrificio, di amicizia, di follia. Il teatro dei Balcani, l'assurdo conflitto Serbo Bosniaco, consumato sotto gli occhi impassibili di un mondo "civilizzato" che si rifiutava di intervenire. Ervin Rustemagic è un esempio di come una vita possa essere distrutta e riconquistata a pezzo a pezzo e con ogni mezzo. Ma è anche un esempio di come...
  • Anysha
    2016-11-29
    Komiks, který poutavě připomíná hrůzy bosensko-srbského konfliktu z počátku 90. let - události, která jako kdyby v současnosti vypadala z učebnic dějepisu, v kterých se více prostoru věnuje snad i ošacení v době pravěku. Příběh nás nezahlcuje fakty a daty, přesto si z něj můžeme udělat představu o strůjcích etnické čistky, o roli, kterou v konfliktu hráli (resp. možná spíš nehráli) mezinárodní organizace...
  • Ignacio
    2017-07-01
    Es una pena que Kubert como guionista sea tan torpe que convierta los textos de algunos de los momentos más dramáticos de esta tragedia en descripciones más propias del Capitán América de Simon y Kirby. Simplones, caricaturescos, maniqueos. Y digo bien es una pena porque la carga de la historia vivida por Ervin Rustemagić y su familia durante más de un año en la Sarajevo asediada por los serbios es terrible. Los ataques indiscriminados so...
  • Henrique Vogado
    2017-06-12
    Livro brutal! Uma guerra que nos passou ao lado. Na Europa, um conflito que foi uma selvajaria e neste livro percebo melhor o inferno que foi. Trata-se do cerco da cidade de Sarajevo no início dos anos 90, quando cá víamos os jogos olímpicos de Barcelona e a feira de Sevilha, lá as pessoas morriam com os tiros dos snipers e limpezas étnicas.Custou a habituar a ver o desenho mais adequado aos super-herois a mostrar a realidade. Depois de int...
  • Jakub Kovář
    2018-03-12
    Mrazivý komiks z válkou zmítaného Sarajeva, který vypráví příběh jedné jediné rodiny. Nechybí spousta autentických setkání, zajímavých detailů ze života obyčejných lidí v obléhaném městě a samozřejmě spousta napětí, vzteku a hlavně: bezmoci.Z hlediska vyprávění jde o správně dramatický příběh soustředící se na jednoho hrdinu, s velmi zajímavou kresbou.Přečetl jsme primárně kvůli služebním cestá...