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Monday, July 30, 2012

7 Years Later, Revisiting Guy Delisle's Graphic Novel, Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea

Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. Source:
Pyongyang, by Guy Delisle

Canadian Québécois cartoonist and animator Guy Delisle's graphic novel Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea (English-language edition published by Drawn & Quarterly, Montréal, Québéc, Canada, 2006) is an eye-opening, delightful, and strange tale. Delisle's two-month stay in North Korea's reclusive capital of Pyongyang serves as both the setting and the story-line for the book. The title alone is enough to pique interest, and readers won't be disappointed. Delisle's short stay in "the Hermit Kingdom" provides sufficient laughs and insights to last 176 beautifully rendered pages.