Apr 03, 08
Read in August, 2005
Fun story about this book...
Back in the day, I used to frequent the message board of writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina). I was something of a regular. Well, back in early 2005, BKV sold or optioned the film rights for Y, and as a treat to the loyal Caballeros (as we were called on the BKV Cabal) he and comic co-creator Pia Guerra decided to use some of their movie cash to buy pretty much everyone on the boards one graphic novel of their choice from a list of ten over-looked gems that BKV recommended (I think he ended up capping it at the first 100 people - still pretty cool). This is how I first heard of Persepolis. It sounded very interesting, and I decided that would be my choice. The deal was everyone was supposed to put their choice on their Amazon Wish List with a comment on it saying it was from the boards, and Brian or Pia would purhcase it from there. I did, and some time passed. During that time, my mother once again decided to use my Wish List to get me some birthday gifts. Out of the four pages of items to choose from, she of course chose Persepolis...what are the odds, right? (1 out of 40?). So here I was, expecting to receive two copies of Persepolis...well, BKV decided he would rather share the love with one of his local comic shops, and the reason for the delay in books was because he was trying to figure out the details. Understanding some folks may have already purchased their choices, he let everyone re-submit a pick. I ended up going with It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken by Seth (which I'll have to add on here, now).
So that's how I ended up with my copy of Persepolis. It was four stars good.