oh, got a review on the artblog!
June in Amsterdam: Beldan Sezen’s ‘Zakkum’ etc.
June 22, 2011
"... Sezen is sophisticated about visual story-telling and employs various conventions of comics and film to tell her story, such as changes of focus, jump cuts, and first-person narrative where the protagonist’s internal life parallels the larger story. Her details tellingly set the story variously in Amsterdam, Vienna and Istanbul and while her characters are informally – drawn, each is well developed, with individual characteristics. This may be her first graphic novel (her previous work was in shorter formats), but she has mastered the form."