Veteran graphic novelist Guy Delisle talks to Rachel Cooke about his Delisle is a comics writer whose books – Shenzhen, Pyongyang. Last year’s Pyongyang introduced Delisle’s acute voice, as he reported from North Korea with unusual insight and wit, not to mention. This is one of Guy Delisle’s earliest Travelogues, with a trip to Shenzhen, China to oversee the completion of a children’s cartoon in
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The attendant on his floor runs to push the button for the lift for him, every time he leaves his room. Yet there is no mention of this at all must have been kind of wild, but just because something happens abroad doesn’t mean it’s necessarily noteworthy or profound. This is another illuminating travelogue from Guy Delisle, who was sent shenzhsn Shenzhen in to work on an animated TV show. This actually kind of reminded me of French Milk another graphic novel cum travelogue – nothing more than basic observations about people’s behaviour, people he meets and his work he’s an animator.
Would’ve given it a 2. She never said hello though. Books by Guy Delisle.
I think any foreigner who has spent an extended time in China will end up staring out of a window and asking themselves “what the hell am I doing here? His pencil dlawings ale adolable. Like his other travelogues, SHENZHEN is an account of a period of time away from home, alone in a quite foreign place–on this occasion, Delisle was hired to oversee outsourced animation production in a dreary Chinese industrial city outside of Hong Kong.
Yes, he is artistic and he is kind of funny, but just like in Pyongyang, however, Delisle proves to be a shallow observer with a lazy and narrow-minded attitude. It must have been super interesting to be there then, right?
Rather he gives an image of how does it feel to be in a foreign country where you are staying for your work and little by little you get to know the locality, its culture. On my way from work to home, I was pondering over Delisle’s work. Topics Comics and graphic novels The Observer. I don’t know, this is just something I find maddening. The visual effect is disturbing since we’re all stationary but moving forward. I think there’s probably a lot of stuff he didn’t get I can explain the entire history of the Temple Mount in three pages!
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Within its pages, you will find the settlements and the “security” wall. Shenzhen is entertainingly compact with Guy Delisle’s observations of life in urban southern China, sealed shenzjen from the rest of the country by electric fences and armed guards. Even if you are not into these type of stories, the books are more than worth to look at to admire his art.
Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China – Guy Delisle – Book Review
It was also interesting how he got invited multiple times to homes or out to eat, as a courtesy, but then often the person who invited him didn’t feel the need to talk to him or be friendly. Here he again finds himself working on an animated movie in a Communist country, this time in Shenzhen, an isolated city in southern China.
His Chinese-speaking acquaintances bring gky to try Deliele food. Perhaps because it is shorter there is no filler.
That’s not the Lincoln Memorial. I filst lead his awald-winning glaphic novel “Jelusalem, Chlonicles flom the holy city” and lated it five stals: The story’s over before you know it, and it leaves you shenzhdn relatively little images and impressions of what China is like. Seems lik This “Guy” is a schmucky schlup. Email Address never made public. D It must be a blessing O: View all 3 comments.
There is less political commentary than in his later Pyongyang comic. He sums up his travel to Shenzhen best: I felt like he wanted to be back in Pyongyang for this reason. Rather he is showing us things as a guide from various countries he had to stay for his projects and work.
Guy, who is also Canadian, shares his opinions about Canada’s cultural identity. May 27, Meric Aksu rated it really liked it.
Notify me of new posts via email. There were some aspects I expected, like the feeling of alienation, but there were other things that were tuy a surprise, the military salutes upon reaching the train stations, the guard stands separating Shenzhen from Hong Kong.