During the "WPR Live" event Saturday at the Wisconsin Book Festival, graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi explains why she finds working in her chosen medium so irresistible.
In this sequence, Satrapi recounts her introduction to comics as a vehicle for graphic narrative, and explains her immediate and enduring enthusiasm for a medium that allows her to combine her passion for writing with her gusto for drawing. The short video follows below.
Drawing one of the Wisconsin Book Festival's largest and most enthusiastic audiences to the Wisconsin Union Theater on Saturday, graphic novelists Marjane Satrapi and Chris Ware sat for an interview with "To the Best of Our Knowledge" host Jim Fleming. The segment is scheduled for broadcast next month on To the Best of Our Knowledge. This clip only hints at the engaging quality of the conversation listeners will hear as a result of Fleming's thorough research and wide-ranging line of questions, and of Satrapi's and Ware's enthusiastic participation.