Persepolis is a graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi which, over the course of its two volumes, chronicles the life of a girl as she grows up in Iran and then moves into Western Europe. The novel is fascinating and has wonderful black & white art which tells the story in a completely unique way. The author is also co-director, along with Vincent Paronnaud, of the Oscar-Nominated animated film. There is an online movie about the making of the Persepolis film which is narrated by Satrapi and Paronnaud. I give the graphic novel and its beautiful film adaptation the highest of recommendations. This work is far beyond the level we are used to because when you find something like Persepolis you have found an actual artist with something to communicate.
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