Marjane Satrapi. Marjane Satrapi (Persian: مرجان ساتراپی) (born 22 November 1969) is an Iranian-born French graphic novelist, illustrator, film director, and children's book author.
Biography Satrapi was born in Rasht and grew up in Tehran in a middle-class Iranian family. Her well-to-do parents were highly educated members of an urbanized stratum of Iranian society. Satrapi is related to the Qajar Dynasty through her maternal grandfather, a prince of the dynasty who was imprisoned for a time after his family was overthrown. Her parents were both politically active and supported Marxist causes against the monarchy of the last Shah. When the Iranian Revolution finally took place, they were dismayed and intimidated by the Muslim fundamentalists who took power. During her youth, Marjane was constantly exposed to the growing brutalities of the various regimes. Satrapi is married to Mattias Ripa, a Swedish national. Career Graphic novels Films Public appearances Interview with Marjane Satrapi. January 28,2008 - Rick Warren. Iran–Iraq War. More on Iran. Movie Preview. Scott McCloud.
Scott McCloud on comics.