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Persepolis is a French-language autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi that describes her childhood in Iran during the overthrow of the Shah. It is followed by Persepolis 2, which details Satrapi's life afterwards, during the war between Iran and Iraq. Simply drawn in black and white it found great popularity following its release (Time Magazine included it in its Best Comix of 2003 list). There also exist Persepolis 3, which describes her high school years in Austria, and Persepolis 4, which describes her return to Iran, where she went to college, got married, and later got divorced, before moving to France, where she lives now. Sabre (1978), one of the first graphic novels. ... Marjane Satrapi self portrait Marjane Satrapi (Persian: مرجانه ساتراپی) (born November 22, 1969 in Rasht, Iran) is a contemporary graphic novelist and illustrator. ... Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran (Persian: ‎ - Mohammad Rezâ Pahlavi) (October 26, 1919, Tehran – July 27, 1980, Cairo), styled His Imperial Majesty, and holding the monarchial titles of Shāhanshāh (King of Kings) and Aryamehr (Light of the Aryans), was the ruler of Iran from September 16, 1941 until... Persepolis 2 is a French-language autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi covering the Iran-Iraq War years. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ...


In the U.S., the Persepolis series is published by Pantheon, who saw it as a natural progression from their success with graphic novels like Art Spiegelman's Maus. The English edition of the first 2 French books was translated by Satrapi's husband, Mattias Ripa, and by Blake Ferris. Persepolis 3 and Persepolis 4 were combined into a second book, Persepolis 2. Since Persepolis and Persepolis 2 are therefore different books in different markets, referring to any of the six different versions is a source of confusion. Maus: A Survivors Tale is a memoir presented as a graphic novel by Art Spiegelman. ...


The Story is slated to be adapted as an animated feature.


Satrapi's book Embroideries is also set in Iran and follows the lives of different women of her mother's generation.


Persepolis is named after the ancient Persian city Persepolis. Persepolis aerial view. ...


Persepolis 2

Marji, Satrapi's young alter ego, grows in a country of deep political and personal repression. Still having the freshness of the first Persepolis, this graphic novel is highly rated and has won the Angoul√™me International Comics Festival Prize for Scenario in Angouleme, France, for its script and in Vitoria, Spain, for its commitment against totalitarianism. It has been translated into English, Spanish, and other languages. This Prize for Scenario is awarded to comics authors at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. ... Angoulême is a town in southwestern France, préfecture ( capital city) of the Charente département. ... Vitoria (population: 224,965 (2004 est), is the capital city of the province of Álava and of the Comunidad Vasca Spanish autonomous region, though it is the second city of the region by population. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


In the United States, Persepolis 2 is the name given to a compilation of Persepolis 3 and Persepolis 4, the sequels to Persepolis 2. Persepolis and Persepolis 2 are compiled into the single volume Persepolis in the U.S.


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A graphic novel (GN) is a long-form work in the comics form, usually with lengthy and complex storylines, and often aimed at mature audiences.
In contrast to the familiar comic magazines, a graphic novel is typically bound using materials of more durable qualities, using a light card stock for softcover bindings or a heavier card for the hardback editions, enclosed in a dust jacket.
Graphic novels generally are sold in bookstores and comic book shops, rather than on comic books' original point of sale, newsstands.
Persepolis (graphic novel) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (368 words)
Persepolis is a French-language autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi that describes her childhood in Iran during the overthrow of the Shah.
Persepolis, this graphic novel is highly rated and has won the Angoulême International Comics Festival Prize for Scenario in Angouleme, France, for its script and in Vitoria, Spain, for its commitment against totalitarianism.
In the United States, Persepolis 2 is the name given to a compilation of Persepolis 3 and Persepolis 4, the sequels to Persepolis 2.
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