Guy Delisle

Guy Delisle is a cartoonist and author of books like The Burma Chronicles and Hostage.
Canadian cartoonist Guy Delisle poses at the Angoulême International Comics Festival on January 29, 2015. (Pierre Duffour/Getty Images)

Guy Delisle is celebrated around the world for graphic travelogues like Burma Chronicles, Jerusalem and Pyongyangin which he explores the complex history and politics of a country while also describing his day-to-day experiences immersed in a new culture. His most recent book is Hostagethe true story of a Médecins Sans Frontières administrator named Christophe André who was held captive for three months while on a mission in the Caucasus region.

Delisle has been nominated for several Doug Wright Awards throughout his career and, in 2012, won the prize for best album for the French edition of Jerusalem at the Angoulême International Comics Festival, the world's pre-eminent comics festival.

Books by Guy Delisle

​Interviews interviews with Guy Delisle

In recent decades, there has been an explosion of comics and graphic novels dealing with subjects like grief, war, foreign politics and even the Holocaust. Kevin Sylvester speaks with cartoonists Guy Delisle and Sarah Glidden about their new books.


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