Chronicles from the Holy City
Simple yet expressive drawings and a clever narrative present candid tales about the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim populations that call the city home—from an even examination of the impact of the conflict on both sides of the wall, to checkpoints, traffic jams, and holiday celebrations.
“Delisle, a former animator, has a knack for visual shorthand…and for drawing environments: religious shrines and settlements, but also grocery stores, playgrounds and checkpoints—lots of checkpoints. The cultural and physical barriers among the Jewish, Muslim and Christian communities in and around Jerusalem, and the compromises and work-arounds the city’s residents have been forced to devise, become the source of dark but gentle comedy: absurdity teetering on the edge of tragedy.”
—New York Times
Drawn and Quarterly
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