Marjane Satrapi On Images

02b60438-73e4-4121-9bc8-8ed780ab2a8bMarjane Satrapi (November 22, 1969 -)

Image is an international language. The first writing of the human being was drawing, not writing. That appeared much before the alphabet. And when you draw a situation — someone is scared or angry or happy — it means the same thing in all cultures. You cannot draw someone crying, and in one culture they think that he is happy. He would have the same expression. There’s something direct about the image. Also, it is more accessible. People don’t take it so seriously. And when you want to use a little bit of humor, it’s much easier to use pictures.