Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Ten essential non-fiction graphic novels

At the B&N Reads blog Brian Boone tagged ten "of the most profound and fascinating non-fiction graphic novels," including:
Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

Great journalists observe first and then report, making sense of their subject along the way. In that regard Guy Delisle is a journalist and a cartoonist, providing de facto reports about what daily life is like in the far-flung locals where he travels with his wife, a physician with Doctors Without Borders. In addition to works about Myanmar (Burma Chronicles) and China (Shenzen: A Travelogue from China) is Delisle’s most revelatory work: Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. He’s the right man for the job: Delisle wasn’t allowed to use a camera or smuggle out photos, but he could draw his experiences there and bring back to the West to demonstrate what life is really like for regular people in the closed-off nation.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue