Archive - May 21, 2003
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 21, 2003 - 12:51
The NY Times has an article on Marjane Satrapi's comic book memoir, "Persepolis," which was published in an American edition last month by Pantheon. Her story has sold more than 120,000 copies in France and has been translated from French into six languages; it recently won the Fernando Buesa Blanco Peace Prize in Spain. The American edition combines the first two volumes of this four-part series, which uses woodcutlike drawings with touches of classical Persian art to set Ms. Satrapi's childhood against the backdrop of Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution and its eight-year war with Iraq.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 21, 2003 - 11:03
Keith Giles' latest SF column on writing for comics covers the very important issue of research.
Research is what separates good writing from great writing. It's what makes your writing stand above the crowd and it lends your writing a degree of credibility that "un-researched" writing lacks. It doesn't matter how cool your concept, if you don't have good research to inject the story with a degree of believability, then you're sunk.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 21, 2003 - 10:48
The plot of Scott Maddix's Psychic Dyslexia Institute (PDI) returns home from a year-long epic adventure abroad in Egypt and places even more distance. Now the cast of PDI must catch up with and deal with everyday life: jobs, love, and the psychic power to identify the presense of cheese.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 21, 2003 - 10:41