I finally Netflix-ed Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi's moving autobiographical graphic novel turned animated film. Some of the night scenes outside with the tanks and the marches as well as the scene of Persepolis' family going down the stairs of their building towards the basement, with their expressionist shadows, were reminiscent of the illustrator David Cowles' work; the sharp angled silhouettes against the charcoal textured background. The entire movie is hand drawn, giving each line so much character and personality, and mostly done in black and white. It's nice to be reminded of the power of a stripped down color palette and amazing to know that in this computer generated era, there is still work being done in the old fashioned way.

Alice Alves, Deputy Art Director Fortune





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