Image of Marjane Satrapi
Meet the Writers
Contemporary illustrator Marjane Satrapi has chronicled her life in two innovative graphic novels -- Persepolis, which describes her childhood in Iran during the overthrow of the Shah, and Persepolis 2, which covers her life during the war between Iran and Iraq. In our interview, Satrapi discusses the challenges of telling her story in the graphic novel format. "The drawing in a comic is like writing," she observes. "It's a very special way of considering the image."