by Katie Johncock
A comic about life in 20th century Iran? No really! Marjane Satrapi retells the story of her life growing up in Iran first under British puppet Shah and then later Ayahtolla Komeini in her illustrated novel, Persepolis. The strength of Satrapi’s work is in her ability convey the politics and massive social change in 20th century Iran with humanity and, importantly, from a woman's perspective. Her graphic novel has recently been made into a film, Persepolis.
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marjane_Satrapi for more information.