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bluepaper · 2013-01-19 · Original thread
In the 'other media' category I can highly recommend 'Pyongyang: A Journey In North Korea' by Guy Delisle[1] which is a graphic novel detailing his few months working in North Korea for a more serious look and into the lives of those who actually live/have lived in North Korea is 'Nothing to Envy' by Barbara Demick[2] which is a detailed, if not somewhat harrowing insight.

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drumdance · 2011-12-20 · Original thread
I found this graphic novel by a French cartoonist who worked in North Korea to be fascinating:

zeugma · 2011-01-28 · Original thread
There is also a very good french comics book :

The author describe 3 month of life there.

I knew they did animation ( is amazing), so that might be a logical next step.

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