comic con loot

Alex went to Comic Con last weekend. I wasn’t able to join him, but he brought me back some goodies: The third volume of Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis (the French edition–it’s not out yet in English.) This one talks about her four years in Vienna in the 1980s, after her parents sent her off to live with a friend to attend high school there, in the aftermath of the 1979 revolution. Her sharp observations about what it’s like to be a foreigner (a Middle-Eastern woman to boot) in Kurt Waldheim’s Austria is laced with her trademark humor. I’m looking forward to the next book, which talks about her return to Iran as a young woman. Alex also got me Broderies, a humorous little book about the women in her family. It’s so delectable that I’m rationing myself to ten pages a day.

Update: Why didn’t I hear about this before? Grant Morrison (of X-Men fame) is writing an “Islamic sci-fi love story” for DC comics, titled Vimanarama and due out in the Spring. Link via Bookslut.