Seattle’s the Stranger website chats with Joe Sacco, creator of But I Like It and Safe Area Gorazde:
Did you really want to be a punk musician and you just got sidetracked into being a journalist?
I think everyone and his brother has gone through a phase of wishing he were rock star but, uh, never seriously. I don’t like being onstage for one thing and I don’t have any musical talent, so at some point I decided to remove myself from the running. After touring with the Miracle Workers, a band from Portland and L.A., I stayed on in Europe and was doing rock posters. And that’s sort of how I got involved, by way of making art in the rock scene, not by way of music.