Graphic Novel About Cambodian Acid Attacks

I haven’t read more than the first few pages, but this is a very cool-looking project. From Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing:

Tom sez, “Our Stanford Creative Writing class wrote and illustrated a 224 page Graphic Novel this past quarter, and now it’s up on the web. The story concerns the phenomenon of acid attacks in Cambodia, especially against women. We made the Graphic Novel in 6 weeks, with a collaboration among 17 students in creative writing, art, and design.”

A very very neat idea. Here’s page 8, which I like as a natural (and correct-sounding, to me) reverse-anthropology of foreigners in Cambodia:

Go to the website to read the entire thing, free, online. [link]

UPDATE: I’ve read the entire thing, now, and really, really, want to encourage everyone to take a good read – I found it to be deeply affecting.


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