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nine eleven Graphic Novels

9-11: Artists Respond
by Will Eisner
    With a cover by The New Yorker artist Eric Drooker, 9-11: Artists Respond features a collection assembled by Chaos! Comics, Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics and other publishers offering observations on the events surrounding September 11 by illustrators and comic aritsts.

Persepolis : The Story of a Childhood
persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
    Satrapi's autobiography is a timely and timeless story of a young girl's life under the Islamic Revolution. Descended from the last Emperor of Iran, Satrapi is nine when fundamentalist rebels overthrow the Shah. While Satrapi's radical parents and their community initially welcome the ouster, they soon learn a new brand of totalitarianism is taking over.

by Joe Sacco, Edward Said
towers     Sacco's insightful reportage takes place at the front lines, where busy marketplaces are spoiled by shootings and tear gas, soldiers beat civilians with reckless abandon, and roadblocks go up before reporters can leave. Sacco interviewed and encountered prisoners, refugees, protesters, wounded children, farmers who had lost their land, and families who had been torn apart by the Palestinian conflict.

In the Shadow of No Towers
by Art Spiegelman
    Pulitzer Prize–winning cartoonist Spiegelman's new work is an inventive and vividly graphic work of nonfiction. It's an artful rant focused on the events of 9/11 and afterward by a world-class pessimist ("after all, disaster is my muse"). The artist, who lives in downtown Manhattan, believes the world really ended on Sept. 11, 2001—it's merely a technicality that some people continue to go about their daily lives.