Our Story Studio houses bookshelves full of colourful and engaging graphic novels brought in by our CEO.
The team regularly take these books to enjoy, spreading our love of a great story.
We’ve decided to spread this joy of storytelling further.
Every few weeks we’ll be focusing in on one of the graphics novels which line the shelves of our Story Studio, focusing on their story and sharing why we loved it. You can catch the latest instalment which looked at ‘Hostage’ by Guy Delisle here.
‘Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City’ by Guy Delisle
Our CEO is a big fan of Guy Delisle and his work. This week we’re focusing on another one of his graphic novels, ‘Jerusalem: Chronicles from the Holy City‘.
The novel is a travelogue and memoir in which Delisle recounts his trip to Jerusalem, parts of Palestine and the West Bank, as well as within Israel. Delisle travelled there with his two young children and his partner, Nadège, who was there for work with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
The style used by Delisle in this novel is simple. He uses simple line drawing. ‘Jerusalem’ is his first book that uses colour. This is used sparingly and only to bring attention to important objects in the story.
The book also touches on aspects of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict that Delisle and his family encounter. Arguments from both sides are shown, but the audience never knows the authors political standing.
The impact of the conflict on the lives of people on both sides of the wall is eloquently retold.
‘Jerusalem’ showcases Delisle’s immense skill of writing, drawing and bringing a travelogue to life.