Persepolis is a great example of Harvey Pekar's observation that comics are "words and pictures... you can do anything with words and pictures." And what Marjane Satrapi has done is to tell both the broad story of her homeland, Iran, over the twentieth century and of her own very personal and idiosyncratic story from childhood to the end of her first marriage. It's been critically acclaimed out the wazoo and it was nice to discover that it was warranted.

FuzzyCo grade: A