Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Comic Book Review

Persepolis: The Story of a ChildhoodErica gives this comic five stars

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi is very engaging. I sat down and read the memoir in a couple days; I couldn’t put it down. Satrapi’s story isn’t just that of a young girl growing up in Iran, but also a historical viewpoint on the Iranian Revolution in 1979.

Satrapi’s art fits perfectly with the story. It reflects the youth in the story, and the stark black inking works well with the dourness of Marji and her family’s story. But at times, Satrapi’s illustrations are masterful with showing the warmth and love that Majri and her family have for one another. Continue reading “Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Comic Book Review”