Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Artist Lecture: Craig Thompson
A while back a co-worker recommended Blankets (Craig Thompson's memoir) to me, which I basically devoured. It was honestly one of my first ventures into the world of graphic novels, and after reading this wonderful story, I will definitely be reading more of this genre. If you haven't read Blankets, please do. It's fantastic.
Last night I was lucky enough to see Craig Thompson speak at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is so talented, my goodness! His new graphic novel just came out last week, and it is truly a work of art. Habibi took seven years to make, but once you see it, you will understand why. He does everything himself, by hand. It's pretty incredible to see the amount of detail and research that went into this masterpiece.