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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.

Originally posted Jun 25, 2004 Published in issue #771-772 Jun 25, 2004 Order article reprints