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About Marjane Satrapi

Marjane Satrapi was born in Rasht, Iran in 1969 and grew up in Tehran. When she was younger, she attended Lycée Français a bilingual school that was later closed down during the Islamic Revolution. As Marjane was growing up, she saw/witnessed the effects war, protesting, demonstrating, going to prison and other problems had an impact on the people of Iran. Marjane illustrates these problems and issues in her books and her graphical novels. She lost many that she loved a lot. For example, she lost her uncle Anoosh, who she adored a lot. Marjane Satrapi is the author and illustrator of "Persepolis" and "Persepolis II". She wrote these books to give her opinion and insight about what had happened in Iran. She currently lives in Paris, where she is at work on the sequel to Persepolis and where her illustrations appear regularly in newspapers and magazines.

This website shows the books she has worked on.
Marjane Satrapi's Memoir is written in the form of a graphic novel. When asked why she chooses this style of writing Marjane says "Image is an international language. The first writing of the human being was drawing, not writing. That appeared much before the alphabet. And when you draw a situation—someone is scared or angry or happy— it means the same thing in all cultures. You cannot draw someone crying, and in one culture they think that he is happy. He would have the same expression. There's something direct about the image. Also, it is more accessible. People don't take it so seriously. And when you want to use a little bit of humor, it's much easier to use pictures"
Marjane has written other books then Persepolis I and Persepolis II including:
Chicken with Plums
Monsters are afraid of the Moon

Marjane Satrapi Interview

Here is a article of how much Marjane cares about art: Art imitates life for Marjane Satrapi__