Persepolis Comic Chronicles Life Through the Iranian Revolution and Iran-Iraq War

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.

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Wandering webcomic ronin. Created Comixpedia (2002-2005) and ComixTalk (2006-2012; 2016-?). Made a lot of unfinished comics and novels.

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  1. I just saw this book out on the “new” table at Olssons. With all of the other books. It was kind of cool to see a graphic novel out there with all of the other novels. I’m not sure you’d even know it was a comic from the outside cover until you opened it (that’s neither good nor bad I guess)

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