Zodiac: A Graphic Memoir

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World-renowned artist Ai Wei Wei tells his story about his childhood and what it was like growing up in China. His personal stories about his childhood, his family, his career, and his philosophies are told along with the legends of the twelve Chinese zodiac symbols. Read this book to get a glimpse of his childhood, struggles, and his fight for freedom.

Although I don’t know much about the artist, I found his life and stories very fascinating. I liked how he connected his stories with the Chinese zodiac. I was a little confused by some of his stories and felt some of the panels and stories were disjointed. Sometimes, I didn’t know who the people were in the stories or panels. It was rather confusing.

I was hoping the art in this graphic novel would be illustrated by Ai Wei Wei himself, so I was a little disappointed that he didn’t illustrate this book. I recommend this graphic novel for readers or artists who are interested in learning about Ai Wei Wei’s philosophies and personal life.

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Author Weiwei Ai, Elettra Stamboulis, Gianluca Costantini
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 176 pages
Publisher Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
Publish Date 30-Jan-2024
ISBN 9781984862990
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Issue February 2024
Category Sequential Art