Just as this year's comics-centric Banned Books Week was coming to a close, an Illinois school board has unanimously voted to keep Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel Persepolis on the reading list of a local high school.
According to the State Journal-Register, a Glenwood High School parent complained to Principal Jim Lee (yes, that's his name) about the book, questioning why a teacher would ask students to read a book about Muslims on September 11. The parent also complained about a scene that shows a dismembered body and a man being tortured. Thankfully Lee just plain wasn't having it.
Chicago booksellers have reported increased sales of Persepolis following last week's controversy that saw the Marjane Satrapi 2003 graphic novel about the Iranian Revolution removed from some public schools over concerns of the depiction of torture. Teachers and students joined together to
The trailer for Chicken with Plums, the second collaboration between cartoonist (and Persepolis creator) Marjane Satrapi and co-direct Vincent Paronnaud, has made it online, and it looks amazing. Check it out past the jump.
According to an article in Variety magazine, the film version of Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel Persepolis has been dropped from the Bangkok International Film Festival due to political pressure from the Iranian Embassy.
Chattan Kunjara Na Ayutthaya, the chief officer of Iran's Tourism Authority stated that "It is a good movie in artistic terms, but we have to consider other issues that might arise here." The main iss
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