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Enjoyed Guy Delisle’s artwork? Want a graphic novel guide to everywhere? Check out his website for info on his world travels and his other works.
It’s not a painful torture method; it’s a publishing company. They have other graphic novels by Delisle, on subjects from parenting to Jerusalem.
Movie or TV Productions
Gore Verbinski of Pirates of the Caribbean fame is set to bring Pyongyang to the big screen. The script is rumored to be about an animator accused of espionage. Is that a worthy addition to the script, or will it just add unnecessary Hollywood drama?
Articles and Interviews
Guy Delisle discusses what he researched before traveling to North Korea. Resource Numero Uno? 1984. You might already be prepared to travel there.
Guy Delisle says his goal is “not to explain too much.” Do you think he explained just enough in Pyongyang?
Delisle’s website includes tons of videos from behind the North Korean curtain, including that turtle Guy gets to know during his hotel stay.
Want to know what’s it like to drive through the streets of Pyongyang? There’s not an app for that, but there are a few YouTube videos. It’s not as nerve-wracking as a Russian dash cam, but it’s worth a look.
Here’s a taste of highly choreographed Korean propaganda: the funeral of Kim Jong-Il in 2011. Bring a tissue. North Korea requires you to mourn.
Not only does Guy Delisle speak with Steve Inskeep about his visit to Pyongyang in this interview, but we also learn that his name is pronounced Ghee Duh-leel. You always learn something when listening to NPR.
In this interview, Guy talks about his fine arts education, and how he uses that artist’s eye to capture what he sees all over the world.
You’ve seen Guy as a cartoon, now you can see what he really likes. Do you see the resemblance?
Knowing that this giant hotel is hollow on the inside makes Pyongyang’s skyline a little less impressive, doesn’t it?
If it weren’t for the horrible human rights violations, we’d love to travel on the Pyongyang subway. We’re just afraid it might be a one-way ticket to a gulag.