Baghdad Journal An Artist in Occupied Iraq HC (2005) comic books
1st printing. By Steve Mumford. In the long tradition of war artists, Mumford documents the everyday scenes of Iraq in bold, breathtaking watercolors and drawings and paints a human side of the war that can be lost in the immediacy of photographic and broadcast images. Not overtly political, Bagdad Journal presents portraits of life from all sides of the polarizing conflict. With sketch pad and notebook in hand, Mumford illuminates the routine activities of a nation in turmoil-from the individual soldiers of American platoons to Baghdad residents going about their daily lives amid the chaos surrounding them. Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 12 1/2-in. x 10-in., 192 pages, full color. Cover price $34.95.