Burma is a country notorious for its use of concealment and isolation as social control, where scissors-wielding censors monitor the papers, the de facto leader of the opposition has been under decade-long house arrest, insurgent-controlled regions are effectively cut off from the world, and rumor is the most reliable source of current information.
Guy Delisle turns his gaze to the everyday for a sense of the big picture. Burma Chronicles is drawn with a minimal line, and interspersed with wordless vignettes and moments of Delisle's distinctive slapstick humor.
Author/Artist: Guy Delisle
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Page Count: 280pp
Size: 6 x 8
Notes: paperback, b/w
Date of Publication: December 1, 2010