An Iranian Metamorphosis

An Iranian Metamorphosis

Graphic Novel - 2014
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Can a children's cartoon cause riots? One of Mana Neyestani's cartoons sparked riots, shuttered the newspaper he worked for, and landed the cartoonist and his editor in solitary confinement inside of Iran's notorious prison system. But that's not the whole story. Neyestani exposes the complex interplay between art, law, politics, ethnic sensitivities, and authoritarian elements inside of Iran's Islamic Republic. In his journey to escape imprisonment, the artist travels from Iran to Dubai, Turkey, Malaysia, all the way to China. Along the way he shines a light on the dangerous and convoluted measures taken by refugees in their attempts to find safety and freedom. Mana Neystani's story is at once unique, universal, and truly Kafkaesque.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Uncivilized Books, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780988901445
Branch Call Number: 955.054 NAY
Characteristics: 201 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Mosadeq, Ghazal - Translator


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Nov 10, 2015

Attractive cross-hatch drawings, but the story lacked tension, in spite of the subject matter.

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