Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea - Guy Delisle

Animator Delisle is sent to the last Stalinist outpost in the world to oversee an animation project (the great thing about bankrupt dictatorships is their abundance of cheap labor). He writes and draws about the surreal nature of the country and tries to come to terms with a society that is absurdly detached from the rest of the planet, and, while we do, indeed, laugh along side him, the issue of the horrors of such an existence (dare we call it a life?) is not overlooked or forgotten.