Burma Chronicles Burma Chronicles
The lovely Burma Chronicles is another fortuitous creative byproduct of Doctors Without Borders. Comic book artist Guy Delisle travels around the world with his wife, Nadège, an MSF doctor, tours which previously resulted in two other gorgeous works of graphic nonfiction -- Shenzen: A Travelogue from China, and Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea. Delisle lives the atypical life of an NGO house husband-cum-cartoonist, alternating between inking panels and daily perambulations near Nobel Prize winner's Aung Sang Suu Kyi's home, where the opposition figure was still under house arrest at the time he was in the country.
What makes Burma Chronicles so charming is its balance of quotidian domestic life and international affairs. Delisle's growing knowledge of the country's culture plays off the constant development of his infant son, lending the whole work (and the world) refreshing perspective.