Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Animation to Graphic Novels

We didn't think graphic novels would get a mention on the fabulous Alternet site – which publishes articles on "alternate" viewpoints on the subjects of media, immigration, human rights, Iraq, environment, water, health, drugs, sex and relationships, corporations & work, democracy and books – but yes they did. Check out Waltz with Bashir: Popular Animated Film Released as a Graphic Novel, which is about a "... 19-year-old Israeli soldier, Ari Folman [who] took part in the 1982 invasion of Lebanon and was on duty in Beirut during the notorious massacre in the Palestinian refugee camps of Sabra and Shatila". Quite topical in view of recent Israeli activities.

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