The Independent has an interview with PERSEPOLIS graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi by Robert Chalmers. She's formed a production company to produce a movie version of her graphic novel.
The Iranian artist, widely recognised as the most significant new talent in the world of the graphic novel, is at that most exhilarating stage of a career: still unknown to many, even in France, but on the verge of major international fame.
The interview has some explicit language and Ms. Satrapi does not mince words nor suffer fools.
Above: an unsold cartoon I drew. I remember showing it to Bob Mankoff, and he asked who Marjan [sic] Satrapi was. That was over a year ago. I don't think he'd ask that today!
Hat tip Comics Reporter.