Persepolis is an autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi depicting her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic revolution. The title is a reference to the ancient capital of the Persian Empire, Persepolis. [1]

Persepolis was released in comic form from 2000 – 2003. There is also a Persepolis 2 now as well.

It was made into a feature length animated film in 2007 and stayed very loyal to the art style from the graphic novel. I really like the black and white style used for Persepolis, although its not colourful and it uses simple lines and inking (no shading really) i think it looks good and the style works well with the content. It won the Jury Prize at Cannes film festival and also was nominated for an academy award in 2007 for best animated feature.


(film poster)









[1] [accessed on 11/11/15]

Stuff to access: [accessed 12/11/15]

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