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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Guy Delisle: ‘The challenge is not to explain too much’ | Books | The Guardian

These insights almost slip through the seams, and are just part of the story like any other. Guy Delisle is a Canadian animator-cartoonist who’s based in Paris and who does very quiet, lovely travelogues often with a hidden bite.

And you can realize that many of the oddities of your country that piss you off every now and then – are more or less present in the cities of these countries too.

Taken out of context, even boredom can probably sublimate itself and seem entertaining. Books of the Week. Delisle also makes the oh so unique observation that Chinese people eat everything and that some of those things are gross. Delisle delixle comes across as a decent guy, but often he’s portraying himself as a prick with no tact Whereas Pyongyang had a theme and more or less of a plot, Shenzhen seems like a whole bunch of anecdotes strung together.

Like all great travel writing, the pleasures of this book come as much from how Delisle re-thinks himself when isolated in an exotic locale as they do from the observations of hsenzhen locale itself. I previously read Jerusalem, and it invited me to explore Delisle’s other work.


She stands furiously hitting the button, until the lift arrives, while he casually waits behind her. His skills as an illustrator are best observed in his drawings of guh and architecture. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Delisle not only takes readers through his daily routine, but also explores Chinese custom and geography, eloquently explaining the cultural differences city to city, company to company and person to person.

At times, Delisle seems to believe that good coffee, hi-tech gadgets, acid jazz CDs and sexily dressed women are crucial to an evolved society, and that the communal responsibility celebrated by collectivist cultures is worthless. Man, what a good read. Guy’s drawings are in black and white, and this book was darker and more melancholy than his other graphic travelogues.

Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China – Guy Delisle – Book Review

Shenzhen em Portugal foi publicado por Biblioteca da Alice. He struggles with boredom, the difficulties of outsourcing and the culture shock of a Westerner in this profit-oriented Chinese city.

The artwork by Delisle is fascinating with its charm and level of detailing and his use of shadows and darkness to contribute a layer of added meaning to the frames is laudable. His day to day chore is to try to control a studio of Chinese animators.

Return to Book Page. Delisle is an interesting figure creating a new genre in comic books and is a must read for any serious comic fan. As the first and therefore earliest of his travelogues, the art is grittier than in subsequent volumes.

Every meal or basic interaction is a battle and he struggles to get by on sign language and using pictures.


Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China

Guy’s d This is another illuminating travelogue from Guy Delisle, who was sent to Shenzhen in to work on an animated TV show. It’s intimate in its detailing in a strange way thus.

That’s not the Lincoln Memorial. Delisle seems to spend most of his time going to the gym and lying on his hotel bed. So, I liked that I could relate to some of his feelings and thoughts.

I love Guy Delisle. Back at home, I waited for two months, I read back all my notes, looked at all my sketches and then I did as I always do. Same old travelogue style but with a narrator who seems to go out of his way to huy connect with the locals. The bar is set extremely high when it comes to graphic books and the Middle East: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China – Guy Delisle – Book Review – No More Workhorse

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. There are several pages devoted to Guy’s experiences going bicycling in Shenzhen. Does he rearrange things, the better to improve his narrative? I don’t know, this is just something I find maddening.