Friday, July 31, 2015

Influences of Marjane Satrapi (U.G)

Marjane believes that everyone has something to say, but the true art is in how you say it. The influence for Marjane has to be her family, because in her family, everyone plays music or draws. So, from the beginning she was raised in a family that is very artistic and supportive of Marjane. Her mother always supported her and had firm believes that Marjane will succeed in whatever she will do. 

Marjane was raised in a country that went through many changes, due to which families were affected greatly and each family Marjane believes has a story to tell. I believe Marjane gets inspiration from the time period and the country she was raised in and the events had a big influence on Marjane's work. 

Dravula Vs Batman poster
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Marjane in her childhood enjoyed many comics such as Dracula and Batman and eventually went to a studio, where she was surrounded by other artists, who encouraged Marjane to draw comics. 

All these surroundings and events had an influence on the artist that encouraged her to succeed in her work. 

Here is a link to a very interesting video on the making of Persepolis, which I believe might influence some to get into film making. Making of Persepolis

Beginnings: Marjane Satrapi. (2012). Retrieved from Nowness:


  1. In the following interview video of Marjane Satrapi, she talks about what things have influence on her work and how she gets ideas.

  2. Here's another video of her influences! I enjoyed the way she talked about the influence of her mother- very relatable.

  3. I have found an interview where Marjane Satrapi goes over what influenced her to write her story as a graphic novel, additionally she goes over the huge difference from her first volume to her second volume.