EW Staff
June 25, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

MUSTWORTHINESS Artist-writer Marjane Satrapi, 34, follows her debut about growing up in Iran during the Islamic revolution — heralded as the most relevant comic-book memoir since Holocaust masterpiece ”Maus” — with an equally witty graphic novel (out Aug. 31) about her stoner school years in Europe and feisty return to her homeland.
HER ”MAUS” PROBLEM ”I called [author Art Spiegelman] to apologize — to tell him that it’s not me who is comparing myself to him. I said, ‘If I were you, I would hate me.’ That’s the way we became friends.”
NEXT ”Embroideries,” in which a group of women sip tea and talk about sex; directing an animated ”Persepolis” for early ’07.

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