Tag: satrapi

Un-framed Potential: Persepolis

Persepolis, by Marjane Satrapi is a graphic novel that follows Satrapi’s life as a child growing up during the Iranian war.   The majority of the book is drawn in standard rectangle panels with gutters between them. Any deviation in this pattern calls attention to the speed or intention of the lack of frame.   These particular pages are an… Read more →

Why Large-Scale Conflict fits Graphic Novel Genre

In my short time studying Graphic Novels, I’ve noticed a trend in which many storytellers are choosing to describe large-scale conflict in the style of a comic. The most recent example of this practice is David Axe’s new graphic novel, Army of God: Joseph Kony’s War in Central Africa.  The book was released in March, according to The Guardian, and… Read more →