Webcomic Interview of Persepolis Creator
Even though I don’t live in Portland, OR, where CulturePulp creator Mike Russell’s "journalism comic strip" is based, I find his work to be an endless source of amusement. That’s why I was so pleased to see this recent comic based on an interview with Marjane Satropi, the creator of the critically praised graphic novel Persepolis.
Over the course of the interview, Satrapi takes Russell on a philosophical tour of both her celebrated graphic novel and the animated film based on the book that opened this week. It’s a wonderful bit of comics-on-comics appreciationand contains this highly quotable, made-to-be-sloganized piece of wisdom, courtesy of Satrapi:
I know one thing: culture and instruction are really weapons of mass construction.
In addition to Russell’s comic-based version of the interview, he also provides the full transcript of his 40-minute discussion with Satrapi.
Also worth checking out: this 2005 CulturePulp strip about the upcoming (at that time) release of the film Aeon Flux.