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.