Guy Delisle discusses his book 'Hostage'

MON, MAY 15, 2017 (53:27)

Cartoonist and animator Guy Delisle, author of Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem, Pyongyang, and Shenzhen, joins comics scholar Hillary L. Chute, author of Outside the Box, Graphic Women, and Disaster Drawn, for a discussion of Delisle’s latest book, Hostage. This tour is supported by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States.

+ BIO: Guy Delisle

Guy Delisle (born January 19, 1966) is a Canadian cartoonist and animator, best known for his graphic novels about his travels, such as Shenzhen (2000), Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea (2003), Burma Chronicles (2007), and Jerusalem (2011).

+ BIO: Hillary Chute

Hillary Chute is Professor of English at Northeastern University. Formerly an Associate Professor of English at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists (University of Chicago Press). She is also the author of Graphic Women: Life Narrative and Contemporary Comics (Columbia University Press) and Associate Editor of Art Spiegelman’s MetaMaus (Pantheon). She recently co-edited both the Critical Inquiry special issue on “Comics & Media” and Daniel Aaron’s Scrap Book (Pressed Wafer). She has written for publications including Artforum, Bookforum, The Believer, and Poetry.

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