In my Tracing Persepolis Project, I focused on two particular pages that I traced individually. Because Persepolis is a graphic novel, I made sure to keep the majority of the focus on what the drawings depict than the text. Although, I made sure to connect what I saw from the drawing to the content.
While taking a moment to concentrate examining the uniqueness of the pages that I traced, I found that they gave so much more significance than from reading it for the first time. The use of graphics, had much more expression to get her meaning across than if it were completely in text. Initially I chose the pages that I would later draw, because I knew that they were distinctly contrasting events from the story but it had soon started to unfold after tracing that their were unique differences in the how the panels were designed and structured to get the message across. The facial expressions of the characters, size and structure of the panel(s), and the styles of the settings’ designs all offer aid in better comprehending her story which were goals I got out of doing the assignment.
Work Cited: Satrapi, Marjane, and Marjane Satrapi. The Complete Persepolis. New York: Pantheon Books, 2007. Print.