Speaking of follow-up volumes, this is a follow-up to Delisle's Pyongyang: A Journey to North Korea, that was released last year at this time, then as now in conjuction with Tatsumi's collection. We're not sure what D & Q is trying to say with these dual releases, but we presume it has something to do with Asia. In any event, Deslisle, a Québec native currently residing in France, has abandoned a decade long career working in animation to devote himself full time to comics, and his devotion is starting to reap dividends. Shenzhen offers the reader a super cut-rate fare to this up and coming Chinese metropolis situated close to Hong Kong ( One caveat to keep in mind when reading this: the visit this travelogue records took place in 1997 -- the city has grown quite a bit since then) . He communicates his feelings of isolation as a non-Chinese speaking westerner who is there for work (he was overseeing an animation production) and offers an engaging look at the city's culture and people that doubles as a historical snapshot.