Showing posts with label Marjane Satrapi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Marjane Satrapi. Show all posts

Sunday, March 30, 2008

April 1: Marjane Satrapi in Baltimore; April 2 in McClean

She's well worth going to hear.

April 1, 20087 P.M. Iranian-born writer and artist Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis (her memoir of Iran's Islamic Revolution told in graphic novel form and the basis for an Oscar-nominated animated film), delivers the 2008 Baldwin Lecture in Humanities at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. A book signing follows. For details, call 410-532-5516 or visit

She will also speak on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va. Admission to this event, sponsored by the Fairfax County Public Library (part of its "Perspectives" series), is free. Tickets will be distributed (limit four per person) beginning at 7 p.m.; call 703-324-8428 for details.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Persepolis finally opens in DC; newspapers take note

The Express ran an LATimes review, although they did publish this picture yesterday. The print version of the Onion has a review too.

The other local freebie, a paper that used to run comics, had "Oscar-nominated ‘Persepolis’ is beautiful to behold," by Sally Kline, The Washington Examiner Jan 25, 2008.

and another positive review is from another paper that used to run comics - "Menace, Anyone? Politics are a threat in Persepolis, but the danger's even more monstrous in Cloverfield," By Tricia Olszewski, Washington City Paper January 25, 2008: 42,

And in a paper that still runs comics, we find a bit harsher "Beautiful 'Persepolis' needs soul," By Kelly Jane Torrance, Washington Times January 25, 2008.

But we wrap up positively - "'Persepolis': A Stranger in Her Own Land: Film Deftly Animates Cultural Conflict in Iran," By Stephen Hunter, Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, January 25, 2008; Page C05.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Persepolis opens in DC

Apparently it opens on Friday, January 25th at the Landmark in Georgetown. Anyone want to go see it on Saturday or Sunday?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Quick bits from weekend's Post UPDATED

In Saturday's paper, our man Thompson's got a Romney finger puppet (but not at this link!), this week's Style Invitational contest (note the Bob Staake Opus) is in response to Berkeley Breathed using old ones in Opus, and there's a letter complaining about inaccuracies in Flashbacks.

Sunday's paper recommends Trondheim's Little Nothings in the Source section which is not online. In the comics, Lio shows what really happened to Calvin and Hobbes, and there's a major Satrapi and Persepolis article in Style. Finally, there's a wire service obit for the founder of the East Village Other Newspaper which provided jobs for many early underground cartoonists which is not online, so here's a link to the LA Times article.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Post squishes SpongeBob

See "'SquarePantis': Squeezing The Life Out of SpongeBob" by Tom Shales, Washington Post Staff Writer, Monday, November 12, 2007; Page C01.

And just to put an aposite image in your head, yesterday I missed this Persepolis review: "Artful Women" by Nora Krug, Washington Post Book World Sunday, November 11, 2007; Page BW11

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Oct 31 - Satrapi signing and article; DC caricaturist

Marjane Satrapi's signing Chicken with Plums about her musician granduncle tonight at Politics and Prose in the District.

An article about her is in today's Express -

Rosenberg, Scott. 2006.
A life in 8 days: Graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi traces family history.
[Washington Post] Express (October 31): 17

There's also an article of interest in the Post's Health section. Mike Caplanis writes about changing his career from advertising to being a caricaturist.

Truth in Advertising -- And Art

Live Reports from the Midlife Adventure
Washington Post Tuesday, October 31, 2006; Page HE03

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Oct 31 - Marjane Satrapi booksigning REPOST

Politics & Prose Bookstore
October 31, 7 pm
Her new book is Chicken with Plums.

Given that it's Halloween, I won't be there unfortunately. She's an entertaining speaker. However, I have ordered a signed copy and an audio cd of the event. These are a nice innovation by P&P - for $7.50 you can get a recording of the talk. I've bought cds of the Attitude 3 group, Scott McCloud and Alison Bechdel in the past 2 weeks. The Feiffer audio was substandard so that's not available.