Fixed Navigation Bar

Friday, March 21, 2008

Persepolis and Other Works of Art

The graphic novel is no longer restricted to manga-crazed teens as the popularity of Marjane Satrapi’s memoir Persepolis, and its sequels, demonstrate.

The author, who also created the Academy-Award nominated film, will discuss her work at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at the Alden Theatre in the McLean Community Center. Free tickets will be available at the theater beginning at 7 p.m. the evening of the event, four per person, first come, first served.

Satrapi grew up in Tehran, but later moved to Paris and was introduced to many of France’s “new wave” comic book artists. Persepolis is the story of her youth in Iran in the 1970s, during the Islamic Revolution and the war with Iraq.

To browse more of this literary art form, you can try these books for adults.

We Are On Our Own by Miriam Katim

300 by Frank Miller

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman

Maus 2: A Survivor’s Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman

The Tale of One Bad Rat by Brian Talbot

Read any good graphic fiction or non-fiction lately? Share your favorites.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I recommend "Palestine" by Joe Sacco. You may not view the the middle east conflict in the same way after reading this.