Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea
A westerner's visit into North Korea, told in the form of a graphic novel.Famously referred to as one of the "Axis of Evil" countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to... show more
A westerner's visit into North Korea, told in the form of a graphic novel.Famously referred to as one of the "Axis of Evil" countries, North Korea remains one of the most secretive and mysterious nations in the world today. In early 2001 cartoonist Guy Delisle became one of the few Westerners to be allowed access to the fortresslike country. While living in the nation's capital for two months on a work visa for a French film animation company, Delisle observed what he was allowed to see of the culture and lives of the few North Koreans he encountered; his findings form the basis of this remarkable graphic novel. Pyongyang is an informative, personal, and accessible look at a dangerous and enigmatic country.
Publish date: September 1st 2005
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Pages no: 184
Edition language: English
This is an odd book. It brings together the graphic novel and North Korean austerity. Canadian animator Guy Delisle spent time in North Korea, which has apparently become the new favored source for cheap animation labor. In this book Delisle captures the absurdities of life in Pyongyang, more throug...
Aww man. Completely disappointing. Review to come.
Not bad. The graphics are good. But having said that, Guy Delisle's work fails to shed any new light about the life of people living in North Korea. It might have been a revealing work when it was first published but almost all the things mentioned in the book about North Korea could be found easily...
actually three stars, but gets one extra for the corto maltese references. :D
Good, but slight. I read it as a companion to Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea. They cover some of the same ground in describing life in North Korea, but Delisle never manages to get out of Pyongyang and Ordinary Lives goes into more detail. And it's more compelling to read anyway. Pyo...