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Guy Delisle’s Graphic (Travel-Narrative) Comic

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Guy Delisle is a Québécois animator and  has documented in spare, whimsical black-and-white line drawings his visits to North Korea and China. See example below.


I find that the graphic novel is a very interesting form for Mr. Delisle to make use of. Delisle from the two prior graphic novels I’ve read, visits places that are considered by most countries in the world to be unstable and politically dangerous: North Korea, China, and his latest collection, chronicles Burma (Myanmanr). Delisle is fair and balanced in his critique of how these nations operate.  Considering the fact that I am a poor university student and lack the funds to visit many of these places, this is a wonderful way to view these nations. I would reccomend these books to anyone who is interested in foreign countries and anyone who wants an inside look at a different way of living in political states that by western democratic standards are cruel or harsh and uncivil. Worth the time and the money.

Written by thebeliever07

March 21, 2009 at 3:59 pm

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  1. Market this stuff. It’s really good and more people should see it.


    On the Money

    March 21, 2009 at 5:55 pm

  2. […] Burma by Guy Delisle [ Graphic Novel ] […]

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