Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China

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Jonathan Cape, 2006 - Graphic novels - 152 pages
The follow-up graphic novel to the acclaimed "Pyongyang: A Journey to North Korea"
"Shenzhen "is entertainingly compact, with Guy Delisle's observations of life in a cold urban city in southern China that is sealed off from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. With a dry wit and a clean line, Delisle makes the most of his time spent in Asia overseeing outsourced production for a French animation company. By translating his fish-out-of-water experiences into accessible graphic novels, Delisle is quick to find the humor and point out the differences between Western and Eastern cultures. Yet he never forgets to relay his compassion for the simple freedoms that escape his colleagues by virtue of living in a Communist state.

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User Review  - albertgoldfain - LibraryThing

I enjoyed Delisle's earlier drawing style and this travelogue had a much deeper dive into the profession of animation. Even boredom and discomfort are made into art in this piece. Read full review

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User Review  - questbird - LibraryThing

An amusing fish-out-of-water tale about the author's stay in China. Guy Delisle found himself posted in various third world backwaters as part of his work overseeing animation production for a French ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Guy Delisle was born in Quebec City in 1966 and has spent the last decade living and working in France. He has written and drawn four graphic novels including Pyongyang, an account of his experiences in North Korea.

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