To Afghanistan and Back: A Graphic Travelogue by Ted Rall

By Ted Rall

A e-book concerning the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan, a piece of comics journalism, and a mixed-media paintings comprising “graphic novella,” photographs and essays.

When bombs begun falling at the Taliban within the fall of 2001, cartoonist Ted Rall traveled to northern Afghanistan, the place he spent 3 weeks protecting the U.S. bombing crusade for The Village Voice and KFI, a l. a. radio station. In day-by-day dispatches that reviewers from The Washington publish and The kingdom referred to as “excellent” and “the top conflict reporting from Afghanistan via an American journalist,” he portrayed the horrors of warfare, the damaging path of U.S. intervention and the risks confronted via conflict correspondents in a clash that grew to become the main deadly in smooth historical past. 3 contributors of his convoy of forty five reporters have been killed.

Rall has been writing and reporting greatly from critical Asia and Afghanistan for the reason that 1997, and he used to be one of many first American reporters to notice the significance of the principal Asia to American company and political pursuits. To Afghanistan and again is a glance on the U.S. bombing crusade, its results on usual humans, the politics of the sector and the way the battle and its aftermath impact americans. The booklet contains either new and reprinted struggle stories for The Village Voice and foreign syndication, in addition to editorial cartoons and pictures from front by no means released at any place else.

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It belongs to me! No!!! Too late. We’re done for! 38 Give it the crown, Princess! Now! We have to get out of here! 39 On Shellworld... But you can’t eat roses, so why are you interested in them, Mr. Shinh Joh? According to the Little Prince, roses are living beings that we must take care of. Tell me, is it true what people are saying? The Firebird won’t be back? We can go out during the day again? Ha ha ha! Ha ha ha! Wha... wa-watch out! It’s... Yes. That nightmare is over. 40 Help! Hold on tight, children!

So, Feng defended you. She often acts rashly, but never forget that it’s always out of love for you. 31 You’ve realized the misery that your pride has caused? I’m so sorry, sister. I’ve been weak. I should never have betrayed you. I’ll do whatever’s necessary to make amends. Just wait for us while we return the crown to the Firebird! Don’t be so hard on your brother, Princess. It’s going to be very hard for him to live with this guilt. But it’s really the Snake’s fault. Then it’s decided. We’ll leave right away!

We couldn’t have succeeded without the Little Prince and Fox. Where’d they go, anyway? We didn’t even have a chance to thank them . . 49 It’s incredible! Our planet is just like it used to be! Little Prince, how did you know that the Firebird only wanted Huang and Feng to return the crown together? He finally listened to me, of course! When the Firebird refused to let me give the crown back, I realized it was waiting for something else from Feng and Huang. The pact was only to make them understand the importance of trusting each other.

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