Monday, July 6, 2009

Extended Persepolis

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Interesting post on eye magazines blog drawing attention to the recent appropriation of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel Percepolis. This breakout graphic novel, a coming of age story telling the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq garnered much critical and commercial success and was subsequently adapted into a faithfully rendered and successful (and Oscar nominated) animated movie.

Now her story has been furthered adapted, tweaked or re-imagined to reflect the political and social uprisings following the recent elections in Iran. This has been done by a third party apparently without the authors permission. Although I'd imagine she probably is happy for her work to be used in this way as she obviously feels the elections were rigged.

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