comics, autobiography, and history

satrapi1.184.jpg Seth sent me this review of a graphic novel, Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi.

Satrapi’s book combines political history and memoir, portraying a country’s 20th-century upheavals through the story of one family. Her protagonist is Marji, a tough, sassy little Iranian girl, bent on prying from her evasive elders if not truth, at least a credible explanation of the travails they are living through.

I think I’ll be adding this work, along with Love and Rockets, to my summer pleasure reading list.

I’m also eager to attend Sequence, the Kansas City Independent Sequential Art Exposition.

Update, May 19: Interview with Satrapi in the UK Telegraph.

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